GE to sell commercial drones through Microdrones partnership

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General Electric (GE) is entering into the commercial drone market space through a partnership with Microdrones, an aerial mapping technology company with German roots. And in addition to inheriting the existing Microdrones technology portfolio, GE is also announcing the launch of a new long-range LiDAR drone, mdLiDAR1000LR.

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How to make $100K in revenue as a commercial drone pilot

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says there are 234,605 certified remote pilots in the United States, as of June 30, 2021. How much do these pilots earn? And which industries are paying the most? Let’s find out…

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SkyWatch data reveals DJI, Autel, Skydio market share; escalating drone prices

Drone insurance company SkyWatch.AI has been providing flexible insurance coverage to thousands of commercial drone pilots in the United States since 2018. This month, the company decided to take a deep dive into its policy data to date and dig out drone industry trends. Here’s what they found out…

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Utilities can save millions with this drone water sampling system

Every year, New York City spends over $1.4 million to collect water quality samples. But now, a new drone-based solution can help NYC, and over 50,000 other water utilities in the United States, to slash their water sampling costs by up to 90%, and sample collection time by 75%.

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Elistair announces $6 million Series B to accelerate expansion

Tethered drone manufacturer Elistair has secured around $6 million (€5 million) in a Series B funding round. The money will allow the company to accelerate its expansion plans in the United States while reinforcing its presence in Europe.

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DroneBoy lights up night sky for amazing commercial spot

You’ve probably seen some of the smaller LEDs that you can attach to drones for light painting or other cool effects. In fact, we wrote about this recently. But did you know that some professionals can put really bright lights in the air? Just wait until you see what DroneBoy did in Canada.

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