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Over 2,700 Commercial Attendees at Drone World Expo
The 2nd Annual Drone World Expo attracted 2,711 commercial drone professionals this week to the San Jose Convention Center. The exhibit hall featured nearly 100 exhibiting companies showcasing the newest products and solutions with a world-class education program featuring a stellar line up of 120 end users, industry and government experts.
“The energy and excitement at Drone World Expo was fantastic, fuelled by the new product announcements, unique educational content and incredible networking opportunities. We would like to thank our exhibitors, attendees, speakers and partners for making this event more than a trade-show but a true community gathering in the heart of Silicon Valley,” said Joelle Coretti, Event Director, Drone World Expo. “We heard a lot of great buzz on the show floor from the commercial end users who were discovering many innovative and dynamic new products and solutions for their needs.”
The exhibitors responded enthusiastically about their experience at the trade show with many already renewing booth space for the 2017 Show which will take place October 3-4, again at the San Jose Convention Center.
John Sheehan, Leader, Commercial Aviation Inspection Service, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company said, “This was our first time at Drone World Expo and we were very impressed with the audience which was the right mix of users, operators and producers. This event is what the industry needs – an opportunity for real businesses to find solutions for their real needs. We will definitely be back in 2017.”
Rosalie Bartlett, Marketing Manager, Kespry said, “We were thrilled to have met with end users in all of our target markets agriculture, construction, insurance and mining. So many of the attendees walking the floor did their research about the industry and came ready to buy seeing the huge ROI in using drone technology. The Drone World Expo education program was great – providing end users with compelling and informative reasons to invest in drone technology. We couldn’t be happier with the results.”
Steve Snow, Marketing Specialist, Esri said, “Drone World Expo delivered an excellent conference which brought us a lot of good leads. The event is helping to build a stronger community.”
Steve Gitlin, Vice President Corporate Strategy, AeroVironment said, “Drone World Expo was very productive from an integration of ideas standpoint. We launched our new Quantix™ drone at the show and now the operators who were in attendance can see the benefits of the range, reliability and efficiency of the product and the commercial applications.”
In addition to the exhibits, Drone World Expo offered a world-class education program which kicked off with an opening day keynote presentation on The Future of Drones: Clearing the Flight Path to a Connected World. Prior to the keynote Gretchen West of Hogan Lovells, provided an overview of the last year for the drone industry where UAS/drone user registration topped 600,000 by the end of September 2016 compared to 250,000 manned aircraft registrations. West discussed the key factors driving the growth in the industry which have been fuelled by the implementation of the long-awaited/anticipated Part 107; as well as; recommendations for the FAA Micro UAS ARC; the creation and adoption of the NTIA and Industry Privacy Best Practices; and the Congressional Extension of FAA Reauthorization Act to name a few.
On Wednesday morning, attendees had a chance to hear from Zipline International, Crisfield Clinic, X (formerly Google x) and the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership who discussed the implementation of drone delivery, and the realities and challenges the industry faces. Lawrence Williams of Zipline showcased the work they are doing in Rwanda delivering medical supplies and said, “Instant delivery is what people expect and in healthcare logistics it can save lives. Currently our drones in Rwanda are capable of delivery of life saving medical products, in a 15 to 35-minute time frame, which is truly transformative.” He and Dr. Kerry Palakanis of Crisfield Clinic discussed the work they are doing toward bringing this technology to rural areas in the United States.
2017-04-28Drones Listen in on Bats to Reveal their In-Flight Secrets
Bat-detecting drones could help us find out what the animals get up to when flying. Ultrasonic detectors on drones in the air and on the water are listening in on bat calls, in the hope of discovering more about the mammals’ lives beyond the reach of ground-based monitoring devices.
2017-04-27Virginia Tech Aviation Partnership Test BVLOS Flights
Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership, Ligado Networks, AeroVironment, Inc., and Dominion Virginia Power evaluated communications strategies and other parameters to help build a safety case for unmanned aircraft flights beyond the visual line of sight of a pilot or observer.
2017-04-27Lockheed Martin Continues Successful Fury Flight Tests
Lockheed Martin‘s advanced tactical Group 3 unmanned aerial system (UAS), Fury, is regularly flying long-range endurance test missions as the company prepares it for low-rate production.
2017-04-26Air-to-Ground UAV Teaming – Singapore Style
Operating as a team, an autonomous vehicle with an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flying overhead as surveillance could go deep into complex and unfamiliar terrains such as dense forests to deliver supplies to the battlefield.
2017-04-25Second Generation Hydrogen Fuel Cell Drone
This year at FAMEX, Chinese manufacturer MMC introduces its new technology of hydrogen UAS HyDrone 1800 with upgraded specifications to meet higher standards in professional applications. The Feria Aeroespacial México 2017 (FAMEX 2017) kicks off at Mexico City on 26 April.
2017-04-24US Army Releases Counter-Drone Manual
Having developed and utilized unmanned aerial systems (UAS, or drones) for surveillance, targeting and attack, the US military now finds itself in the position of having to defend against the same technology.
2017-04-20US Army Purchases Dronebuster C-UAS System
Radio Hill has just finalized a contract initiated by the Army’s Rapid Equipping Force (REF) to purchase a large lot of block 3 Dronebusters. This hand-held drone detection and jamming systems for use in the battle against ISIL.
2017-04-19Controlling Drones via LTE Network
KDDI and Terra Drone have announced the completion of inventing “4G LTE control system”, the system allows operators to control drones via LTE network. This system also helps drone businesses by managing the information on each drone and operator and providing detailed flight logs of each flight.
2017-04-18Hydrogen Drone, HyDrone 1550, Successfully Tested at High Altitudes
Search and rescue is a valued application for drones, but mountain rescues at high altitude have been difficult due to the technology barriers created by the use of lithium batteries. Commercial drone manufacturer MMC addresses that issue with the hydrogen-powered HyDrone 1550.
2017-04-17New Software Simplifies Oil and Gas Inspections
Industrial Skyworks has announced the official launch of Blue VU advanced software for the accurate and efficient inspection of buildings, and oil and gas infrastructure. Industrial Skyworks’ new Blue VU software will relieve inspectors, engineers and technicians from sifting through thousands of images while providing safe visual access to hard to reach locations, such as the roofs of buildings, flare stacks, and storage tanks.
Swarms of Drones Test New Dogfighting Skills
Swarms of Drones Test New Dogfighting Skills
2012-04-05 Hydrogen-powered Fuel Cell Flies ScanEagle