Unifly News

Jan 1, 2019

With Drone Delivery on Horizon, Europe Prepares Ground Rules

Two years after Amazon completed its first delivery by commercial drone, the idea of routinely using unmanned devices to drop off items at front doors remains a distant, if not far-fetched, dream. The recent shutdown of London’s Gatwick Airport, caused by sightings of drones near the runway, underscored the risks and complexities of the efforts.

But as e-commerce continues to grow, drones have the potential to reduce the time, cost and energy needed for many everyday deliveries — assuming they are managed well and used safely.

Before a commercial drone industry can thrive, particularly in the crowded urban areas of Europe, different kinds of drones must be able to fly along their delivery routes without crashing into one another — and under a standardized set of regulations, experts say — not unlike cars on the road.

The path to proving that drones can operate together and be tracked in crowded skies has brought a group of companies to a former military airfield outside Brussels, where they will test their unmanned aviation technology. The project, known as Safir, will help the European authorities devise a set of rules for the commercial use of drones.

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Dec 21, 2018

DFS invests in Unifly

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Belgium, 22 December 2018 - Unifly, the leading drone traffic management provider, has raised a total of 14,6 mio Euro ( 16,8 mio US$  ) in a B-round, bringing the total invested capital so far to 21 mio Euro ( 26,5 mio US$ ) .

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Nov 20, 2018

Unifly nominated for CANSO Global Safety Achievement Award

CANSO has announced the nominees for the CANSO Global Safety Achievement Award 2018. The award is given to a company or team that has made a significant contribution to reducing aviation risk in the past 12 months. 

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Nov 15, 2018

Unizo Provincial Award "Promising SME of the Year" 2018

Unifly is the provincial winner of the "Promising SME of the Year" award, presented by Unizo, the Belgian Union of Entrepreneurs.

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Oct 29, 2018

SAFIR consortium chosen to carry out U-space drone demonstrations in Belgium

The SAFIR consortium, a group of 13 public and private organisations, has been selected by Single European Sky ATM Research Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU) to demonstrate integrated Drone Traffic Management for a broad range of drone operations in Belgium. The goal of the SAFIR project is to contribute to the EU regulatory process for drones and drive forward the deployment of interoperable, harmonised and standardised drone services across Europe.
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Oct 5, 2018

Unifly and Terra Drone co-develop UTM system with Hitachi 

Translated by Unifly and Terra Drone, read the original article here: http://www.hitachi.co.jp/New/cnews/month/2018/10/1002.html

Hitachi has launched a drone platform solution expanding their existing infrastructure inspection services portfolio with an AI assisted, drone-based service.

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Oct 2, 2018

Unifly certified by FAA to offer LAANC service

LAANC is the Low-Altitude Authorization & Notification Capability. This service automates the application and approval process for UAS pilots wishing to get access to controlled airspace near airports under Part 107, through near real-time processing of airspace authorizations below approved altitudes in controlled airspace. If approved, pilots now receive their authorization in near-real time, compared to periods up to 60 or even 90 days for the manual process. Since September 2018, LAANC is available at nearly 300 air traffic facilities covering approximately 500 airports in the United States. The complete list of facilities taking part in LAANC is available here.

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Sep 21, 2018

Governor Cuomo Announces Successful Expansion of Drone Industry in NY

Agreements with Six Innovative UAS Companies Will Create Nearly 200 New Jobs and $40 Million in Private Investment

Funding Announced for Rounds Four and Five of GENIUS NY Accelerator

Investment is Centerpiece of "CNY Rising" - The Region's Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy

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Aug 28, 2018

NUAIR Alliance announces partnership with Unifly

Strategic Partnership Complements “CNY Rising” – The Region’s Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy

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Aug 17, 2018

Unifly finalist for Most Promising Company of the Year Award

Unifly is incredibly proud to be one of three finalists for the prestigious award of Most Promising Company of the Year, selected by Belcham, the Belgian American Chamber of Commerce.

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