Unifly News

Jul 23, 2019

ICAO Innovation Fair 2019

The ICAO Innovation Fair aims to serve as the global forum of States for international civil aviation. The broad objective is to display and educate the sector on the opportunities that innovation brings.

It also has the goal to provide key insights to key decision makers in the industry, and to inspire innovation in each respective Member State.

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Jul 22, 2019

New York UAS Symposium 2019

Unifly partner NUAIR will be hosting the second annual New York UAS Symposium later this year in September. Last year's edition saw 300 participants joining the event, with even more participants expected for this year's edition.

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Jul 22, 2019

InterDrone 2019

InterDrone is an international drone conference and exposition featuring a comprehensive conference program with the industry's top speakers from leading organizations and institutions such as DJI, the FAA and more.

Artfully designed to maximize your time, explore 4 days of pre conference workshops as well as panels, sessions, over a dozen industry keynotes and special events.

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Jul 2, 2019

Global drone traffic leader Unifly raises €17m ($19.3m) in B-round

Unifly NV, provider of the world’s leading unmanned traffic management (UTM) software for drone enablement, has completed a €17m Series B capital raise bringing in investors including Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS - the national air traffic control authority of Germany) and FPIM (sovereign wealth fund of Belgium).

Unifly's most recent investor is Belgium's Federal Holding and Investment Company (SFPI-FPIM). FPIM centrally manages the federal government’s shareholdings, cooperates with the government on specific projects and pursues its own investment policy in the interests of the Belgian economy. It acquires equity in companies that are of strategic importance.

Existing investors Terra Drone (drone solution provider in Japan), QBIC and PMV (Belgian early stage investors) also participated in the round. Bryan, Garnier & Co., Europe’s growth investment bank, advised Unifly on this transaction.

Unifly is the leading provider of UTM software worldwide, enabling the tracking and management of drones alongside commercial aviation in order to provide visibility on where drones can fly, request and provide flight approvals, manage potential conflicts and implement regulations including no-fly zones.

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Jun 26, 2019

Unifly wins A1 IoT Challenge

On June 25th, Unifly had the honor of winning A1 Telekom Austria's Internet of Things Challenge. The challenge consisted of an initial remote pitch and a final pitch of the top 5 companies in front of a jury to determine the winner.

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Jun 14, 2019

Unifly supports 7 simultaneous UTM demonstrations across Europe

Great organisations rise when faced with a challenge.  And what a challenging week it was!

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Jun 14, 2019

Taiwan tests Terra Drone and Unifly's drone traffic management system

Terra Drone Corporation, one of the world’s largest providers of industrial drone solutions, has successfully demonstrated to Taiwanese government officials an unmanned traffic management (UTM) system developed jointly with Unifly, a leading drone traffic management provider from Europe and a portfolio company of Terra Drone.

The test run of the UTM was conducted at Fukushima Robot Test Field in Japan in the presence of more than a dozen officials from Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of the Interior, Industrial Technology Research Institute, National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology, and Taiwan Association of Information and Communication Standards. Several leading private companies, such as Drone Dynamics and C-Link Technology, were also a part of the delegation.

The demonstration showcased how real-time tracking and controlling of multiple drones could help to bridge the gap between manned and unmanned airspace and ensure safe drone operations for all. A brief outline of the demonstration is illustrated in the image below:

As industrial drone solutions gather steam in the Asia-Pacific region, many countries are quickly realizing the importance of having a robust UTM system in place. Taiwan also understands that poorly-handled drone operations can lead to severe economic losses. In December 2018, drone intrusions caused hundreds of flight cancellations at the United Kingdom’s Gatwick Airport, while a drone loaded with explosives led to a fire in Saudi Arabia’s national oil facility last month.

Yosuke Kaneko, Head of UTM at Terra Drone, said, “The Taiwanese government realizes how important UTM is for safe and efficient drone operations, and is exploring the possibility of deploying our UTM system in the country. In the future, no country will allow drone operations without knowing who is flying the drone and where.”

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Jun 1, 2019

UVSI RPAS Conference 2019

RPAS 2019 is an international conference focusing on civil RPAS operations, taking place in Brussels, Belgium. In the context of the upcoming European Union RPAS regulation, and in anticipation of the required integration of U-space & ATM, it will address current & future drone operations (commercial & non-commercial).

As well as U-space capability demos, UTM/U-space airspace integration matters, standard operational scenarios, operational experience (commercial & non-commercial), operator qualification, pilot training & qualification, test range safety rules, data protection & privacy.

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May 29, 2019

Energy Drone & Robotics Summit 2019

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May 24, 2019

Are you the Sales Manager or Operations Manager we are looking for in Syracuse, NY?

Can you relate to TGIF memes way too much? Are you relieved it’s Friday, so you can finally leave the office for the weekend? Already dreading those Sunday evening blues, when you realize it’s almost Monday again? Perhaps it’s time to find a job that has you entering and leaving the office with a smile!

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