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China is the world leader in drones. US drone makers want to change that - CNN
Impossible Aerospace will engineer and assemble its drones in the country, breaking from the trend of US tech companies manufacturing overseas.

Gore, who previously worked as a battery engineer at Tesla, saw firsthand the benefits of a company manufacturing a product alongside its engineers. He said the proximity makes employees more accountable to each other and boosts innovation.
drones  uav-aerospace  Aerospace  u.s.-manufacturing  competitiveness  this-week-435 
september 2018 by areadevelopment
U.S. drone program taps Apple, passes over Amazon, China's DJI - Reuters
Among the winners were microchip maker Intel Corp, plane maker Airbus SE, ride services company Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL], delivery company FedEx Corp and software maker Microsoft Corp.

The contest drew 149 bids from locales looking to host flights at night, flights over people and other drone operations that U.S. rules prohibit. The applicants listed companies they would partner with in the experiments, and the winners may have a head start at the billions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs the young industry expects to create.
uav-aerospace  Aerospace  industry-reports  public-private-partnerships  research&development  applied-research  Around-the-web  research-commercialization  this-week-424 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
How Drone Use Could Impact the Warehouse Sub-Sector - National Real Estate Investor
Technology has been at the forefront of the resurgence of the industrial sector in the past few years, and soon the warehouse industry may get a boost from the use of automated inventory drones.
warehouse-facility  logistics  warehousing  drones  uav-aerospace  supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-360 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Walmart Looks to Drones to Speed Distribution - The New York Times
Walmart, the country’s largest retailer, is testing the use of flying drones to handle inventory at its large warehouses, which supply the thousands of Walmart stores throughout the nation. In six to nine months, the company said, the machines may be used in one or more of its distribution centers.
logistics-center  warehousing  drones  uav-aerospace  walmart  arkansas  Around-the-web  this-week-348 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Drone Disruption: The Stakes, The Players, And The Opportunities - Forbes
Even if you have no immediate plans to buy a drone (yet), a lot of people do. In a few years we’ve gone from a hobbyist niche to an estimated one million consumer-class or small-business drones sold last year in the U.S. alone. Such a steep growth curve has all the earmarks of a new product category.
this-week-348  Around-the-web  Matt  drones  uav-aerospace  aviation  advanced-technology  manufacturing 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
A Silicon Valley for Drones, in North Dakota - The New York Times
Silicon Valley has the big money and know-how, Mr. Muehler and others say, but North Dakota can take unmanned aerial vehicles, as the officials prefer to call drones, from a fast-growing hobby to an industry. And just as Silicon Valley got its start with military contracts, entrepreneurs and cooperative universities, they believe they can do the same with drones.
uav-aerospace  north-dakota  innovation-hubs  industry-clusters  Around-the-web  this-week-335 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
World's First Droneport Under Construction Near Las Vegas - Fast Company
regional-reports  Nevada  uav-aerospace  innovation-hubs  Around-the-web  this-week-334 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
States Seek Slice of Growing Unmanned Aircraft Industry - SSTI
As the Federal Aviation Administration continues to propose regulations around the fledging unmanned aircraft system (UAS) industry in order to ensure that it integrates into the current system as well as possible, states are beginning to act in order to improve their own competitiveness.
industry-reports  Aerospace  uav-aerospace  Around-the-web  government-policy  this-week-324 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
California's commercial drone industry is taking off - LA Times
Dozens of California firms are jumping into the nascent business of selling drones to consumers and companies
uav-aerospace  california  industry-clusters  startup  this-week-310  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
First North Dakota-manufactured drone unveiled in Wahpeton - Washington Times
State and industry officials have unveiled the first unmanned aircraft manufactured in North Dakota in Wahpeton.
regional-reports  industry-reports  uav-aerospace  north-dakota  this-week-307  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Northwest Drone Businesses Get FAA Clearance For Takeoff - Boise State Public Radio
The Federal Aviation Administration has recently granted clearance for takeoff to big batches of commercial drone operators.
More than a dozen Northwest companies are among the beneficiaries of a quickened approval process.
uav-aerospace  government-policy  industry-reports  research&development  research-commercialization  regional-reports  pacific-states  Idaho  this-week-306  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
ComDel Innovation-Altavian To Manufacture Unmanned Aircraft Systems In Wahpeton, North Dakota - Area Development
ComDel Innovation and Altavian signed a $3.2 million agreement to manufacture unmanned aerial systems and UAS components at ComDel’s high-tech manufacturing plant in Wahpeton, North Dakota.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  aerospace  uav-aerospace  north-dakota  plains 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
Front Line: Preparing for Takeoff in the Drone Industry - Area Development
As drones become smaller, more affordable, and easier to operate, they’re being eyed for use in everything from agriculture to construction and real estate.
area-development-features  frontline  matt  manufacturing  aerospace  nevada  mountain-states  uav-aerospace 
november 2014 by areadevelopment
Nevada’s Mission To Build The Detroit Of Drones - Fast Company
The primary competition for Reno and the rest of northern Nevada is San Diego, a city with a strong defense manufacturing sector whose drone industry had ballooned to as much as an estimated $2 billion in 2013. San Diego’s drone industry benefits mightily from several big military facilities and leading drone makers like Northrup Grumman.
reno  san-diego  industry-clusters  aerospace  industry-reports  this-week-283  around-the-web  nevada  california  uav-aerospace 
november 2014 by areadevelopment
The drone wars - Week In China
In more traditional parts of the aerospace world the Chinese have struggled to close the gap on their rivals and the latest attempt at making a wide-bodied jet capable of challenging Airbus and Boeing – the C919 (see WiC253) – is well behind schedule. But with UAV technology, Chinese firms could be poised for “leapfrog development.”
uav-aerospace  this-week-283  china  around-the-web 
november 2014 by areadevelopment
Turn Detroit into Drone Valley - POLITICO Magazine
But the biggest advantage of the 50-different-Silicon Valleys approach isn’t just in what it affords isolated regions or entrepreneurs—it’s in accelerating innovation everywhere.
this-week-267  around-the-web  unmanned-vehicles  detroit  michigan  midwest  aerospace  silicon-valley  matt  innovation  uav-aerospace 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
North Carolina Drone Legislation is Critical to these Startups - Triangle Business Journal
Specifically, Lift's drones take still and video shots of everything from landscape architecture projects to festival crowds to stills of a potential real estate deal.
this-week-267  around-the-web  matt  north-carolina  south-atlantic  unmanned-vehicles  startup  uav-aerospace 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
WorkPlace Now - UAV Technology - Johnson Controls Inc.
Look up. You may see one of the hottest new technologies about to impact the facilities management industry – drones.
uav-aerospace  facility-planning  facilities-management  this-week-263  around-the-web  workplace-trends 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
UNLV to Roll out Drones Minor in Fall - Las Vegas Review-Journal
It’s kind of like playing Xbox, but with real-life applications: monitoring gas pipelines and electrical grids, investigating nuclear explosions, policing the streets, delivering pizza.
this-week-255  around-the-web  matt  nevada  mountaiin-states  las-vegas  unmanned-vehicles  education  workforce  uav-aerospace 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Facebook Looking Into Buying Drone Maker Titan Aerospace - TechCrunch
Facebook, one of the primary backers of the initiative, which aims to bring affordable Internet access to the 5 billion people in the world who still lack connectivity, is in talks with a company that could help further that agenda.
this-week-252  around-the-web  matt  aerospace  facebook  internet  uav-aerospace  unmanned-vehicles 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
U.S. Names Domestic Test Sites for Drone Aircraft -
The Federal Aviation Administration will authorize test sites for drone aircraft in upstate New York, New Jersey and at least eight other states, the agency said on Monday, but integrating the aircraft into the nation’s airspace, set by Congress for 2015, will be phased in gradually.
unmanned-vehicles  uav-aerospace  government-policy  research&development  this-week-243  around-the-web 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
States await FAA drone testing decision - SFGate
States submitting bids are counting on a major economic boost if they become a test site. They also hope it will set them up in the long term as major players in the burgeoning industry.
uav-aerospace  aerospace  innovation-hubs  research&development  government-policy 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
Amazon Says Testing Delivery by Drone - CNBC
Online retailer is testing package delivery using drones, the company's CEO Jeff Bezos told CBS television program "60 Minutes" late Sunday.
This-week-240  around-the-web  amazon  logistics  matt  online-retail  uav-aerospace 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
Drones flying high at Farm Science Review -
Springfield at center of Ohio’s unmanned aerial systems efforts.Precision agriculture expected to generate billions to the economy.
regional-reports  ohio  around-the-web  industry-reports  agriculture  this-week-230  uav-aerospace 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Utah Wants to be Test Dite for FAA-Approved Unmanned Drones - The Salt Lake Tribune
Drones could soon be zipping around some regions of Utah to help spray crops, survey wildfire damage and eventually, deliver cargo to far-flung areas.
aerospace  around-the-web  utah  economic-development  site-selection  matt  uav-aerospace 
august 2013 by areadevelopment
Drone Manufacturers Confident Domestic Industry Will Grow - NPR
Gathering in Washington, D.C., drone manufacturers say they are optimistic about their business, despite a downturn in defense spending. The unmanned vehicle industry is hopeful the domestic market will open up. But they first must address privacy concerns exacerbated by the NSA spying scandal.
aerospace  around-the-web  industry-reports  this-week-226  uav-aerospace 
august 2013 by areadevelopment
What is the Importance of Unmanned Vehicles to our Economy? - IndustryWeek
Efforts to integrate unmanned aircraft into US airspace could result in more than 34,000 manufacturing jobs in three years.
around-the-web  industry-reports  uav-aerospace  this-week-223 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
Minnesota Hopes to Cash in on Drone Testing - Northland's NewsCenter
A recent study, conducted by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, shows drone testing in Minnesota could lead to a thousand new jobs and nearly $150 million being pumped into the economy over a two year period.
aerospace  minnesota  government-policy  around-the-web  industry-reports  this-week-222  uav-aerospace 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
Flight of the Drone Maker - strategy+business
How a small firm named AeroVironment is changing the course of airplanes, automobiles, and warfare. 
aerospace  this-week-221  automotive-industry  around-the-web  industry-reports  electric-vehicle  unmanned-vehicles  uav-aerospace 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
Drone Industry Set to Soar When FAA Gives Nod - Crains Detroit Business
As they continue to become easier to fly and drop in price, drones are expected to be embraced by anyone who wants an eye in the sky -- farmers who want to know where crops need water or fertilizer, companies that want to inspect equipment in hard-to-reach places and videographers who want to get stunning shots of subjects on the cheap.
aerospace  this-week-221  around-the-web  matt  uav-aerospace 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
Springfield to Get Drone Headquarters - Aviation Pros
An office on Springfield's eastern edge will serve as the base of operations for Ohio and Indiana's joint effort to become a test site for unmanned aerial systems, an industry that's predicted to create thousands of new jobs.
aerospace  indiana  ohio  around-the-web  uav-aerospace 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
Opinion: Drone industry in New Jersey: The Sky is the Limit -
Drones are a hot-button, high-flying issue today, whether related to Obama’s war on terror, tracking felons on the run or monitoring illegal immigration from Mexico.
aerospace  manufacturing  defense  new-jersey  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  economic-development  this-week-218  matt  uav-aerospace 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
Mississippi submits proposal for drone test site - AP via SFGate
Mississippi is bidding for one of six sites nationwide to test unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones.
aerospace  economic-development-news  government-policy  research&development  uav-aerospace  mississippi 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
States compete to become FAA drone test sites - Fox News
In search of an economic boost, more than half the country is looking toward the sky -- expected to be buzzing in the near future with pilotless aircraft. Before that can become reality, the Federal Aviation Administration last month put out a call to test fly drones at half a dozen to-be-determined sites before they can share the same space as commercial jetliners, small aircraft and helicopters.
aerospace  government-policy  around-the-web  research&development  uav-aerospace  this-week-214 
may 2013 by areadevelopment

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