UAV platforms

WWD Podcast Episode #23 – Matt Nanney from AECOM

Published August 1, 2019

Our guest is Matt Nanney, who is a Mobile Technology Lead & UAS Manager at AECOM!  After I spent nearly 8 years with AECOM in the Burnaby office in Canada, I thought I would check back in with the company that gave me a great start to my career.  Matt joined me from the Raleigh, North Carolina office – one of many ...

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WWD Podcast – Episode 13: Mauricio Ortiz at Aeromao

Published March 2, 2018

Our guest is Mauricio Ortiz, who is the Owner of Aeromao!  As a Canadian leader in fixed-wing UAV manufacturing, they have exported to more than 45 countries in less than 4 years! The biggest standout features for these drones is the long flight time, ability to carry multiple sensors, and the affordability ...

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The Latest Wave in the Commercial Drone Market

Published on July 12, 2017

Here in BC when we operate our UAVs, we aren’t often dealing with flat farmer’s fields, endless sight lines and perfect weather.  We are operating in areas with steep terrain, coastal conditions, high winds and challenging takeoff and landing areas with tall timber and limited space.  With these factors to manage, the traditional skid landing that many fixed wing UAVs perform becomes problematic.  I’ve been researching ...

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Flooded with Options: Selecting Your First Commercial UAV Platform

Published on June 23, 2016  |  Last updated January 27, 2019

If there’s one constant in the UAV industry today, it’s that the number of platforms is continually on the rise.  Since I began seeking out my first commercial drone platform back in 2011, the industry has exploded, growing in an exponential fashion. Learning about commercial drones available on the market today and making a final choice can be a daunting task, a maze that is easy to lose yourself ...

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