News Article | April 25, 2017
AS9110 is an extension of the AS9100 aerospace standard with additional requirements specific to aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul. This certification goes beyond M1 Composites' existing Transport Canada, FAA, and EASA approvals by providing customers with a global standard for quality and service. The achievement of MACH 4 and AS9110 has had tangible benefits to M1 Composites' customers worldwide with improved quality, reduced turnaround times, and lower cost. "M1 Composites' commitment to safety, quality, and continuous improvement is highlighted by these accomplishments. Having the agility to quickly become a strategic supplier, while maintaining international standards for quality and service is key to our success going forward. M1 Composites has its sights set much higher; MACH 4 and AS9110 will solidify our foundation for continued growth." said Lorenzo Marandola, President – M1 Composites. About M1 Composites: M1 Composites Technology provides a wide range of comprehensive aerospace services, including: engineering, manufacturing, and repair of composite and sheet metal components. M1 is ISO9001, AS9100 & AS9110 certified and a Canadian Controlled Goods (CGP) accredited organization. With proven capabilities, M1 serves the aerospace industry and is a recognized Transport Canada & European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Approved Maintenance Organization, and Transport Canada Design Approval Organization. For further information regarding M1 Composites' services, please contact Walter Chan at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.m1composites.com/en/
News Article | May 4, 2017
Cheetah Air - Logistics Technology Booth #1143 Press Kit: xponential.vporoom.com/Cheetah-Air Cheetah Air, a division of Cheetah Software Systems, has successfully developed and tested its fully autonomous UAV platform. It is integrated with Cheetah's LOOP, which plans, dynamically manages, adapts and optimizes fleets and drivers, resulting in companies requiring fewer vehicles, driving less miles, and making more on-time deliveries. Insitu Booth #2411 Press Kit: xponential.vporoom.com/Insitu Insitu is an industry-leading provider of information for superior decision making. With offices in the U.S., U.K., and Australia, the company creates and supports unmanned systems and software technology that deliver end-to-end solutions for collecting, processing and delivering information. We proudly serve the diverse needs of our global customers in the defense, government and commercial industries. Insitu is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company. MANNARINO Systems & Software Inc. Press Kit: xponential.vporoom.com/MANNARINO MANNARINO provides safety-critical systems, software and programmable hardware engineering services to the aerospace, defense, space, simulation, space, power generation and rail industries. We are highly specialized in the design, verification and validation of safety-critical systems with particular expertise in the following areas: MANNARINO has been authorized as a Design Approval Organization (DAO) for Airborne Software & AEH by the National Aircraft Certification Branch of Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) ~ a first for a Canadian service-based organization. maxon precision motors, inc. Booth #1514 Press Kit: xponential.vporoom.com/maxonmotorusa maxon precision motors is a leading supplier of high-precision DC brush and brushless servo motors and drives. maxon's rhombic wound ironless rotor motors provide exceptionally high efficiency, low EMI emissions, fast acceleration, no preferred rotor position, linear speed and torque constant (accurate control) and long life. These motors range in size from 4 – 90 mm. We combine electric motors, gears and DC motor controls into high-precision, intelligent drive systems that can be custom-made to fit the specific needs of customer applications. Microdrones Press Kit: xponential.vporoom.com/microdrones microdrones was founded in Germany in 2005, with the launch of groundbreaking and reliable unmanned aerial vehicles. As the pioneer of Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) drones for professional applications, the heritage of German engineering is a part of every solution they create. The company has sold several thousand drones for professional applications worldwide, spanning Europe, Asia, Russia and North America. By integrating the most capable and reliable UAV platform with the latest knowledge in sensors, photogrammetry, photography and data interpretation technology, the newly expanded company is positioned to serve new geographic and vertical markets. MilSource Booth #3132 Press Kit: xponential.vporoom.com/MilSource MilSource is the proud official US distributor of Techaya's MILTECH line of military-grade switching, routing and other communications solutions. These IP-based communication solutions are ideal for extreme conditions and unique tactical requirements. Developed for military and harsh mobile applications, Techaya's military-grade communications solutions feature mechanical packaging enhancements designed for MIL-ST D-810F and IP67 airborne, ground and marine environmental compliance and for high reliability. Leading the industry in size, weight, power and cost (SWAP-C) Techaya's compact and ultra-compact switches, routers and hubs are gaining fast industry traction for applications such as UAV data acquisition and transmission, battlefield communication C4ISR, mobile communications, combat vehicles, avionic, and shipboard systems. Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems Press Kit: xponential.vporoom.com/NIAS-UAS On behalf of the Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development, NIAS helps to grow the Autonomous Systems Industry through business teaming, partnerships, research and development, and education awareness in order to bring in business and jobs to the State of Nevada. NIAS plans Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) flight and Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) ground missions, collects Big Data, develops airspace and ground control measures, and recommends lessons learned to the FAA, NASA, and DOT in order to facilitate full and safe UAS and UGV integration into the National Airspace (NAS) and across Nevada highway and road lines of operations. Northwest UAV Booth #2031 Press Kit: xponential.vporoom.com/NWUAV Northwest UAV is America's industry leader in UAS Propulsion System Manufacturing, providing quality, made in the USA products to clients around the globe. At NWUAV we understand UAS requirements inside and out, incorporating a total lifecycle approach that provides top quality, high-performance solutions to enhance any system platform. Our onsite Engineering Group is dedicated to our company mission of delivering reliable, cost effective UAS systems, and their experience is proven. When you need to get in the air and stay there, you need Northwest UAV. NWUAV|AS9100 certified. Phoenix International Press Kit: xponential.vporoom.com/PhoenixInternational Phoenix International is an AS 9100 /ISO 9001 certified, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) manufacturer of Rugged COTS data storage products. Phoenix developed state of the art enabling technology provides users with mass data storage products that ensure the highest performance storage and data network systems. These systems range in size and application from multi-terabyte Fibre Channel RAID, NAS and Storage Area Network (SAN) configurations to conduction cooled plug-in VPX and VME solid state disk storage modules. Teledyne DALSA Booth #1231 Press Kit: xponential.vporoom.com/TeledyneDALSA Teledyne DALSA is an international technology leader in sensing, imaging, and specialized semiconductor fabrication. Our image sensing solutions span the spectrum from infrared through visible to X-ray; our MEMS foundry has earned a world-leading reputation. In addition, through our subsidiaries Teledyne Optech and Teledyne Caris, we deliver advanced 3D survey and geospatial information systems. Headquartered in Waterloo, Canada, Teledyne DALSA employs approximately 1400 employees worldwide. For more information, visit www.teledynedalsa.com. The above press kits will continue to be updated throughout the show. Please check back during AUVSI's XPONENTIAL 2017 for the latest news. Virtual Press Office (http://www.vporoom.com/) is a PR Newswire company. Follow us on Twitter @VPOEventZone or subscribe to our RSS feed for more trade show news. If you have questions about Virtual Press Office services, or if you would like to offer feedback on this exhibitor profile roundup, please email email@example.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/virtual-press-office-exhibitor-profiles-auvsis-xponential-2017-300451073.html
News Article | April 26, 2017
A Bombardier Commercial Aircraft divulgou hoje que a Transport Canada e a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) concederam à aeronave CS100 certificado de aproximação íngreme. A capacidade de operação da aeronave CS100 em aeroportos com difícil acesso como o da Cidade de Londres (LCY) foi validada pelo programa abrangente de testes de voos da Bombardier. A Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) será a primeira empresa aérea a operar o C Series no aeroporto LCY. "O processo de certificação de aproximação íngreme da aeronave CS100 ocorreu sem problemas porque a C Series é a única aeronave comercial projetada especificamente para operações em aeroportos de acesso difícil", disse Rob Dewar, Vice-Presidente, C Series Aircraft Program, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. "A C Series tem capacidade imbatíveis que nenhuma outra aeronave da sua categoria tem - ela oferece novas possibilidades para empresas aéreas que queiram operar em aeroportos de acesso difícil em todo o mundo. A CS100 também tem autonomia dupla, permitindo a abertura de novas rotas de LCY para as empresas aéreas e passageiros". "A mais recente tecnologia de sistemas aurais e de display de head-up a bordo da aeronave CS100 é usada pela tripulação durante as fases de aproximação e aterrissagem do voo", disse Francois Caza, Vice-Presidente, Desenvolvimento de Produtos e Engenheiro Chefe, Bombardier. "Para obter um certificado para operar no aeroporto de LCY, tivemos que mostrar que a aeronave tinha capacidade de aproximação e aterrissagem com ângulos maiores nas pistas de pouso curtas do aeroporto e ainda estar em conformidade com as exigências locais de ruído baixo. A nossa tripulação fez uma demonstração de sucesso da capacidade geral e de manobras da aeronave CS100. A aeronave agora entra para o grupo de aeronaves turboélice Q400 e os jatos executivos Challenger 650, Global 5000 e Global 6000 que já acessam este aeroporto de acesso difícil regularmente". "A C Series é um divisor de águas para o único aeroporto de Londres. É uma notícia fantástica que um dos jatos comerciais mais silenciosos e de consumo eficiente da sua categoria tenha recebido esta aprovação. A aeronave da próxima geração da Bombardier trará a possibilidade de abertura de novas rotas para o benefício dos passageiros executivos e de lazer, que terão oportunidades de serviço direto, inclusive para a costa leste dos EUA, Rússia, Oeste da África e Oriente Médio", disse Declan Collier, CEO do Aeroporto da Cidade de Londres. "Após o projeto de expansão de GBP 350 milhões planejado do aeroporto, esperamos que a C Series venha a ser uma visão familiar no Aeroporto da Cidade de Londres e esperamos o voo inaugural da C Series na SWISS ainda em 2017". O sucesso da validação dos voos no Aeroporto LCY há algumas semanas atrás, após o marco do voo direto de LCY ao JFK, demonstrou a capacidade excepcional da aeronave CS100. Este primeiro voo transatlântico direto de uma aeronave comercial do aeroporto LCY confirma o desempenho superior em campo e uma autonomia de voo inigualável da C Series em uma pista curta A CS100 é a aeronave comercial mais eficiente e econômica. A CS100 viabilizará que as empresas aéreas ofereçam voos intercontinentais diretos do Aeroporto LCY para a América do Norte e para o Oriente Médio, além da abertura de oportunidades de rotas na Europa, Rússia e África do Norte, que não eram possíveis com as aeronaves das gerações antigas. Com o mais baixo ruído e emissões de qualquer aeronave comercial da sua categoria, a aeronave C Series é ideal para operações urbanas e aeroportos com restrições ao nível de ruído. A aeronave CS100 tem o índice de ruído muito mais baixo comparado com outros jatos comerciais e oferece um ambiente de melhor qualidade para os residentes de Londres por ser a aeronave comercial mais silenciosa em produção. A aeronave C Series é fabricada pela C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership, uma afiliada do segmento Bombardier Commercial Aircraft da Bombardier Inc. Bombardier, C Series, CS100, Q400, Challenger 650, Global 5000, Global 6000 e The Evolution of Mobility são marcas comerciais da Bombardier Inc. ou de suas subsidiárias.
News Article | May 16, 2017
According to the documents released this morning by Transport Canada, the "Transportation Modernization Act proposes to amend the Railway Safety Act to mandate the installation of LVVR in locomotive cabs to further enhance the safety of the rail transportation system in Canada," including allowing for federally-regulated companies "to conduct analysis via random sampling in order to identify safety concerns as part of ongoing safety management; to determine the cause of a reportable accident/incident not being investigated by the TSB; and to address a prescribed safety threat." CP, led by Mr. Creel, has taken a leadership role in advocating for LVVR for years, but only if the technology can be used in a proactive way to shape behaviours and prevent accidents before they happen. "By implementing LVVR as a preventative, proactive, behaviour-changing tool we will promote safe behaviours and improve safety," Creel said. "We recognize the need to use this technology in a way that is respectful of our employees, and are committed to working closely with government, regulators and the unions to do so." Earlier this year, CP launched an awareness campaign, www.cprailsafe.ca, that highlights the safety benefits of the proactive use of inward-facing cameras. CP uses LVVR technology in 50 of its locomotives in the U.S. The technology is also being used successfully by others in the U.S. with studies showing a 40-percent reduction in collisions per million miles travelled. CP continues to review the full details of the Transportation Modernization Act and is working closely with the Ministry of Transport to better understand all of the details before providing further comment. This news release contains certain forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws relating, but not limited to, proposed future legislative changes, railway and public safety, our operations, priorities and plans, anticipated financial performance, business prospects, planned capital expenditures, programs and strategies. This forward-looking information also includes, but is not limited to, statements concerning expectations, beliefs, plans, goals, objectives, assumptions and statements about possible future events, conditions, and results of operations or performance. Forward-looking information may contain statements with words or headings such as "financial expectations", "key assumptions", "anticipate", "believe", "expect", "plan", "will", "outlook", "should" or similar words suggesting future outcomes. Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking information as actual results may differ materially from the forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance. By its nature, CP's forward-looking information involves numerous assumptions, inherent risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward looking information, including but not limited to the following factors: changes in business strategies; general North American and global economic, credit and business conditions; risks in agricultural production such as weather conditions and insect populations; the availability and price of energy commodities; the effects of competition and pricing pressures; industry capacity; shifts in market demand; changes in commodity prices; uncertainty surrounding timing and volumes of commodities being shipped via CP; inflation; changes in laws and regulations, including regulation of rates; changes in taxes and tax rates; potential increases in maintenance and operating costs; uncertainties of investigations, proceedings or other types of claims and litigation; labour disputes; risks and liabilities arising from derailments; transportation of dangerous goods; timing of completion of capital and maintenance projects; currency and interest rate fluctuations; effects of changes in market conditions and discount rates on the financial position of pension plans and investments; and various events that could disrupt operations, including severe weather, droughts, floods, avalanches and earthquakes as well as security threats and governmental response to them, and technological changes. The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. These and other factors are detailed from time to time in reports filed by CP with securities regulators in Canada and the United States. Reference should be made to "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations - Forward-Looking Information" in CP's annual and interim reports on Form 10-K and 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Forward looking information is based on current expectations, estimates and projections and it is possible that predictions, forecasts, projections, and other forms of forward-looking information will not be achieved by CP. Except as required by law, CP undertakes no obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. About Canadian Pacific Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to eight major ports, including Vancouver and Montreal, providing North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit cpr.ca to see the rail advantages of CP.
News Article | May 19, 2017
OAKVILLE, ON--(Marketwired - May 19, 2017) - Whether you are opening the cottage, heading out on the boat or kicking back on the deck or patio this Victoria Day long weekend, MADD Canada and Allstate Insurance Company of Canada are urging everyone to leave impaired driving out of the mix. "We want to wish everyone a happy and fun holiday long weekend," said MADD Canada National President Patricia Hynes-Coates. "Most importantly, we urge everyone to keep safety top of mind and be sure to arrange a sober ride home." Impaired driving kills hundreds of people and injures tens of thousands every year. Every single one of those deaths and injuries is preventable. MADD Canada and Allstate Canada are encouraging Canadians to keep themselves and one another safe as they celebrate the upcoming long weekend: The risk for impaired driving can be high on long weekends and throughout the summer months. That is a key reason MADD Canada launched its Campaign 911 program, and promotes it heavily through the summer months. Sponsored by Allstate Insurance Company of Canada and Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines Limited, and supported by police and community partners, Campaign 911 encourages the public to call 911 to report a suspected impaired driver. For more information, visit the Campaign 911 pages of MADD Canada's web site at: http://madd.ca/pages/programs/awareness-campaigns/campaign-911/ "Safe roads and safe communities are a priority for Allstate Canada, and we are proud to work with MADD Canada to share the sober driving message," said Ryan Michel, President and CEO of Allstate Insurance Company of Canada. "By planning ahead and looking out for one another, we can ensure this holiday weekend is free from the tragic consequences of impaired driving." The Campaign 911 message also applies on the water. For everyone getting their boats in the water for the summer season, please remember that impaired boating is impaired driving. With generous funding and support from Transport Canada, MADD Canada has worked with police services, municipalities and marine organizations to place more than 900 Report Impaired Boaters - Call 911 signs at harbours, marinas and boat launches across the country. MADD Canada has also produced public service announcements and other awareness materials highlighting the dangers of boating while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. About MADD Canada MADD Canada (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) is a national, charitable organization that is committed to stopping impaired driving and supporting the victims of this violent crime. With volunteer-driven groups in more than 100 communities across Canada, MADD Canada aims to offer support services to victims, heighten awareness of the dangers of impaired driving and save lives and prevent injuries on our roads. To learn more, visit www.madd.ca. About Allstate Insurance Company of Canada Allstate Insurance Company of Canada is one of the country's leading producers and distributors of home and auto insurance products, serving Canadians since 1953. The company strives to keep its customers in "Good Hands®" as well as its employees, and has been listed five years in a row on the Best Employers in Canada list. Allstate Canada is committed to making a positive difference in the communities in which it operates and has partnered with organizations such as MADD Canada, United Way and Junior Achievement. To learn more about Allstate Canada, visit www.allstate.ca.
News Article | April 17, 2017
Transport Canada, which is working on a “Passengers’ Bill of Rights” to set rules for flight changes, airline fees and lost bags, will add bumping rules to the bill. The announcement came in the wake of the United Airlines incident in which a passenger on a United Express flight was grabbed by a Chicago airport policeman and dragged off the plane. The airline was trying to make room for four deadheading crewmembers who needed to get to Louisville, Ky., to work on another flight. But United originally characterized it as a case of overbooking, and that impression went viral, along with graphic videos of the event. Transport Canada, which is working on a “Passengers’ Bill of Rights” to set rules for flight changes, airline fees and lost bags, will add bumping rules to the bill. The announcement came in the wake of the United Airlines incident in which a passenger on a United Express flight was grabbed by a Chicago airport policeman and dragged off the plane. The airline was trying to make room for four deadheading crewmembers who needed to get to Louisville, Ky., to work on another flight. But United originally characterized it as a case of overbooking, and that impression went viral, along with graphic videos of the event. Transport Minister Marc Garneau said he had seen the video and “was very disturbed by what happened. Certainly we want to make sure that it does not happen in Canada.” He said the new regulations would be effective in 2018. When he introduced the plan last fall, Garneau said, “This will create a more predictable and reasonable approach that will ensure that Canadians understand better what their rights are as they travel by air.” But as eruptions over the United incident continue on social media, it has become clear that an alarming number of Americans, despite having consumer protection rules for airline passengers in place for years, are unaware of their rights – or lack of them. Debates continue over the fact – for some a revelation – that an airline can for any reason remove a passenger who has paid for his ticket, has created no disturbance and has violated no rules. It’s perfectly legal. “It’s part of a document that no one ever looks at called the Contract of Carriage,” Rick Seaney, chief executive officer of FareCompare, said. That document spells out that the airline, pilot and flight attendants “can pretty much do what they want,” he said. Legal or not, United CEO Oscar Munoz vowed that the airline will never again take an incident this far. “This can never, will never happen again on a United airlines flight,” he said in an interview with ABC News. Specifically, he said, the use of law enforcement aboard an aircraft “has to be looked at very carefully.” Munoz also seemed to be weighing whether the industry might be better off forfeiting a sliver of its all-encompassing power. He noted that the process of dealing with overbooking generally works well when it is conducted gateside. “But to remove a booked, paid, seated passenger … we can’t do that. No one should be treated that way.”
News Article | April 25, 2017
From aerial inspections and site surveys to real estate flyovers and special event photography, company is ready to help Canadian clients make the most of UAV technology, Sky Experts reports MISSISSAUGA, Ontario - April 25, 2017 /MarketersMedia/ — The global unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industry is booming, as a recently published survey of the market by GPS World has made clear. With new Transport Canada rules governing commercial and recreational UAV use now in effect, important foundations are being laid for the future. As a UAV service Canada businesses and individuals work with regularly, Sky Experts offers access to a full range of what modern drones can do. From aerial building or agricultural inspections and site surveys to airborne photography and videography for real estate and special events like weddings, Sky Experts is a Drone service Canada companies and residents can rely on to cover the whole range of possibilities. With complete packages that include video post production and other services, Sky Experts makes it simpler and more affordable than ever before for Canadian companies and residents to leverage the power and potential of UAV technology. "Many Canadians have by now personally experienced the excitement of flying drones for fun," said Sky Experts representative Stan Martynenko. "While the recreational side of the industry is important and still growing quickly, UAVs can also provide an impressive amount of value on a wide range of commercial projects. Here at Sky Experts, we regularly tackle everything from the aerial inspection of buildings, site surveys, and agricultural operations to special events photography, real estate videography, and more. Our UAVs can achieve amazing things in an incredibly cost-effective fashion, as our clients consistently agree." Although military buyers worldwide still account for the largest share by far of UAV purchasing activity, according to a Business Insider report, other kinds of spending are growing steadily, as well. In particular, analysts predict that recent and future regulatory developments in many countries will help boost the commercial segment of the industry as new opportunities for business-related applications open up. With its December 2016 issuance of new rules governing commercial use of UAVs, for example, Transport Canada helped provide direction that is already influencing the domestic industry. As one of Canada's leading UAV companies, Sky Experts offers a full range of services that allow clients to take advantage of everything that technology has to offer. From aerial inspections or search and rescue operations to real estate videography and the kinds of Aerial Photography Canada weddings and other special events benefit from so much, Sky Experts is well positioned to provide any UAV-related service that might be needed. About Sky Experts: From agriculture, security, and power-industry aerial inspections to real estate videography, special event photography, and more, Sky Experts offers a complete range of UAV services and packages. Contact Info:Name: Stan MartynenkoOrganization: Sky ExpertsAddress: P.O.Box 29552, 377 Burnhamthorpe Rd East, Mississauga, ON, CanadaPhone: (844) 946-4746Source URL: http://marketersmedia.com/as-canadas-commercial-uav-industry-surges-sky-experts-soars-even-higher/190052For more information, please visit https://www.skyexperts.ca/Source: MarketersMediaRelease ID: 190052
News Article | May 25, 2017
Budget Cuts Have Left Many Canadian Aviation Experts Worried About the Possibility of a Future Accident NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / May 25, 2017 / Canada has one of the best aviation safety rankings in the world, and Air Canada is widely considered one of the safest airlines to fly. However, a recent survey of aviation inspectors for Transport Canada reveals that budget cuts have left many Canadian aviation experts worried about the possibility of a future accident. Canadian Aviation Inspectors Worry Financial Cuts Could Put Passengers in Danger The survey, which was released by the Canadian Federal Pilots Association, shows that an alarming eight in 10 aviation inspectors predict that Canada will see a major flight disaster within the next few years. Furthermore, inspectors say that many of Transport Canada's pilot inspectors lack the training to perform their duties. According to survey respondents, licensed pilot inspectors are supposed to maintain their own flight licenses. However, many fly so infrequently that they have been "grounded," meaning they are themselves unable to fly. Respondents claim that a 60 percent budget cut in the Civil Aviation Flying Program is partly to blame for the decrease in qualified pilot inspectors. The survey also reveals that just 70 percent of the inspectors surveyed said they had received the proper training to do their jobs. The national chair of the Canadian Federal Pilots Association also claimed that some of the inspectors tasked with overseeing helicopter companies don't actually know how to fly a helicopter. The last major Canadian aviation accident occurred in 2015, when an Air Canada flight hit an antenna array and crash landed at a Halifax airport, injuring 25 passengers. The last fatal aviation accident involving a Canadian aircraft occurred in 1983, when a fire broke out on a flight, killing 23 passengers. New York City airline accident lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter states, "In industrialized countries like Canada and the United States, most people assume that aviation safety is a top priority. However, safety inspectors can only do their jobs if they're properly trained. When government agencies charged with overseeing aviation inspector training are denied the funds they need to properly train their people, tragedies can happen." If you have been injured in an aviation accident, or you have lost a loved one in an airline crash, protect your rights as soon as possible. Talk to a New York City airline accident lawyer today to discuss your options.
News Article | May 29, 2017
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 29, 2017) - Deveron UAS Corp. (CSE:DVR)(CSE:DVR.CN)(CNSX:DVR) ("Deveron" or the "Company"), is pleased to announce that it has been granted approval as a Compliant Operator under its Special Flight Operations Certificate ("SFOC") for the operation of a small unmanned airborne vehicle ("UAV" or "Drone") system within visual line-of-sight, issued under the authority of the Minister, Transport Canada, pursuant to the Aeronautics Act. The certificate is valid for aerial data collection and surveying throughout Canada, and meets the highest level of approvals under Transport Canada's regulatory environment related to UAV activities. Deveron is one of the first companies in the country to receive this Compliant status as well as one of the first to receive Compliant approval using the senseFly eBee UAV system. "Our focus is to grow a standardized network of drones to enable scalable data collection at the enterprise level in agriculture," commented Deveron's Co-founder and Head of UAS Agriculture, Norm Lamothe. "Being one of the first nationally compliant operators in Canada is a huge achievement for us and we look forward to continuing to provide commercial feedback in safely operating a national drone data service company. Additionally, we couldn't be more thrilled to achieve compliance with the senseFly platform and are excited about continuing to bring their global leadership in the drone space directly to our customers". "This award of national compliance is excellent news for Deveron UAS. The company has rapidly become a major and respected player on the North American agricultural scene and its SFOC will give it the flexibility required to continue servicing clients at scale," said Jean-Christophe Zufferey, the CEO of senseFly. "From our side, we are delighted to play a small part in the company's ongoing success through producing fleet-friendly, end-to-end eBee drone platforms that Deveron's team can rely on for accurate, consistent data collection across Canada and beyond." Deveron is a Transport Canada Compliant Operator enterprise drone data services company focused on agriculture, offering the opportunity to increase yields and reduce costs using sophisticated Unmanned Aerial Systems ("UAS" or "drones"), sensors, software and analytics. Deveron's drone data service network allows enterprise level customers to obtain on-demand, actionable data without exposure to technology and capital risks. The Company is focused on building a standardized constellation of drones and sensors to provide data in North America. For more information and to join our community, please visit www.deveronuas.com This news release includes certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of that phrase under Canadian securities laws. Without limitation, statements regarding future plans and objectives of the Company are forward looking statements that involve various degrees of risk. Forward-looking statements reflect management's current views with respect to possible future events and conditions and, by their nature, are based on management's beliefs and assumptions and subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, both general and specific to the Company. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in our forward-looking statements. The following are important factors that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements: changes in the world wide price of agricultural commodities, general market conditions, risks inherent in agriculture, the uncertainty of future profitability and the uncertainty of access to additional capital. Additional information regarding the material factors and assumptions that were applied in making these forward looking statements as well as the various risks and uncertainties we face are described in greater detail in the "Risk Factors" section of our annual and interim Management's Discussion and Analysis of our financial results and other continuous disclosure documents and financial statements we file with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities which are available at www.sedar.com. The Company undertakes no obligation to update this forward-looking information except as required by applicable law. The Company relies on litigation protection for forward looking statements.
News Article | May 10, 2017
The Edmonton International Airport will soon be using robotic falcons and eagles to chase away pesky flyers who don't have tickets. On Tuesday, the airport announced that it will be the first in the world to be using drones called Robirds to discourage real birds from flying and nesting near flight paths. The robotic birds of prey will be incorporated as part of the airport's daily operations. These Robirds come from Clear Flight Solutions and AERIUM Analytics, which will provide unmanned aerial system mapping and inspection services, too. "This is truly a historic moment for our company but especially for the entire aviation industry," said Nico Nijenhuis, CEO of Clear Flight Solutions, in a press release. "To now officially start integrating our operations at a major Canadian airport is absolutely fantastic." As to why Edmonton's airport has decided to use drones as a sort of roboticized scarecrow, Tim Bibby, the managing director or AERIUM Analytics, said that airports have requirements for wildlife management programs (including bird control) set out by Transport Canada, a federal agency. Robird is the next generation of that, said Bibby in a phone interview. Read More: Raptor Drones Will Save Birds from Themselves He acknowledged that drones around airports are perceived as a risk, but Robird has built-in measures to ensure that safety is a top priority. "There are fail-safes within the units," he said. These include geofencing, a return-to-home option, and the fact that the birds never fly across a runway, but in figure-eight patterns nearby. The Robirds aren't autonomous. Pilots who will be flying the birdies have already been selected, but Bibby said they'll be hiring more. Bibby said there is no specific date as to when the Robird will take flight because they don't want to rush into anything. But if you find yourself flying in or out of Edmonton sometime in the near future, you may see a robotic army of raptors in the sky. Subscribe to Science Solved It, Motherboard's new show about the greatest mysteries that were solved by science.