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Everything related to Unifly's journey in the quest of aiding in the safe integration of drones into airspace. Read all about it here.

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

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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May 10, 2019

Unifly in top three 'hottest' European scale-ups at TNW Conference 2019

Unifly has been named as one of Europe’s top scale-ups as part of the ‘Tech5’ Awards at TNW Conference 2019, alongside Too Good to Go (Denmark) and Unbabel (Portugal).

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Apr 29, 2019

Fortem Technologies and Unifly Collaborate to Keep Airspace Safe and Secure in a Drone-Enabled World

PLEASANT GROVE, UT - April 29, 2019 - Fortem Technologies, Inc., the leader in airspace awareness, safety and security for a drone world, and Unifly, a leading unmanned traffic management (UTM) provider, announced they will collaborate to develop a joint airspace safety and security solution for a drone-enabled society. This new end-to-end solution will allow UTM and U-space architectures to be used by public safety officers, military groups and other government agencies to secure airspace around critical infrastructure, airports, stadiums, public venues and more.

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Apr 26, 2019

NUAIR integrates Unifly among 4 other USS into NY UAS Test Site

Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research (NUAIR) and the New York UAS Test Site at Griffiss International Airport, have successfully deployed and integrated five unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) service suppliers into the New York UAS Corridor: AirMap, ANRA, AGI/OneSky, Thales and Unifly.

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Apr 23, 2019

GUTMA welcomes four new members

The Global UTM Association (GUTMA) recently added four new members: Airbus, Avinor ANS, D-Flight S.p.A and Skywings Inc.

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Apr 1, 2019

Unifly accelerates growth with Danish subsidiary: Unifly ApS

Unifly is proud to announce its expansion through the establishment of its subsidiary Unifly ApS, which is located in Copenhagen, Denmark. The firm welcomes two new employees; Peter Byrn and Tobias Lundby. This expansion allows for more intense support of the Scandinavia and Baltics region.

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Mar 12, 2019

Unifly launches e-Identification and tracking for drones

At the World ATM Congress in Madrid Unifly presented an e-Identification and tracking solution for drones. The device works in a completely independent fashion, with its own power source and sensors for position, altitude, temperature, pressure, speed and direction. As soon as the pilot attaches it to a drone, it is ready for use.

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Feb 27, 2019

Unifly partners with State of Nevada Test Site for Milestone FAA UTM Pilot Program

New York, NY - The UTM Pilot Program (UPP) is an initiative jointly led by the FAA and NASA. In January 2019, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced the selection of the service entities that will develop and demonstrate technology to manage the airspace for the safe deployment of drones in the US National Airspace System (NAS).

For the FAA, the UPP’s primary goal is twofold: on the one hand, to gather data that can be used for future rulemakings; on the other hand, to develop, demonstrate, and provide enterprise services that will support the implementation of initial UTM operations. In this way, the UTM Pilot Program bridges the research activities and operational deployment of future UTM capabilities.

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