Aeryon Labs has been selected as a finalist in two of seven categories (Emerging Exporter and Consumer Products & Technology) for the Ontario Export Awards. The winner of the Ontario Export Awards Exporter of the Year will be selected from the group of finalist companies and announced at the Ontario Export Awards Gala Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 in Toronto.
Presented by the Canadian Manufactures & Exporters (CME) and Glacier Media, the Ontario Export Awards are a division of the Canada Export Awards. The Ontario Export Awards highlight the innovative approaches and contributions of Ontario export companies and the individuals who create those success stories.
Read more on the Ontario Export Awards website.
Recently at UAS 2014, industry leaders highlighted the diverse uses for unmanned aerial vehicles over a wide variety of applications. The following article summarizes the topics featured, including discussions that described how public safety organizations in the UK are using the Aeryon SkyRanger to support the work that they do.
The following is an excerpt from the article:
As the search continues for missing University of Virginia student, Hannah Graham, police were granted an Emergency COA for the Aeryon SkyRanger sUAS to get a closer aerial view of the search area, not possible with police helicopters.
Albemarle County Police deployed the Aeryon SkyRanger sUAS to aid in the search for a missing University of Virginia student. This is the first time that UAS technology has been used by a Virginia law enforcement agency.
Waterloo, ON – October 2, 2014 – Aeryon Labs Inc. announced today that the Aeryon SkyRanger small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) has been deployed to aid in the search for missing University of Virginia student, Hannah Graham.
The Albemarle County Police Department was granted an emergency Certificate of Authorization (COA) by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). John Coggin, chief engineer of the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership at Virginia Tech, was asked to oversee the flight missions with the university’s Aeryon SkyRanger in order to collect real-time aerial imagery of the hard-to-reach, forested search area.
Pendleton, OR – The Pendleton Unmanned Aircraft Systems Range (PUR) achieved Initial Operating Capability on September 30 2014, successfully operating an Aeryon Scout system in accordance with a Federal Aviation Administration Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA), within the University of Alaska, Fairbanks’ Pan Pacific UAS Test Range Complex (PPUTRC). The flights took place at Hill Ranches, about 5 miles northeast of the Eastern Oregon Regional Airport.
The event highlighted the type of aeronautical research which the Pendleton UAS Range is chartered to perform under agreements with the FAA and PPUTRC, by verifying the Scout’s ability to support first responders in identifying and locating residual hot spots of rangeland wildfires. The crew performed two short capability flights this morning. “These first flights are testimony to the tremendous cooperation and support of the City of Pendleton, OR, the Pan Pacific UAS Test Range Complex, the FAA, Aeryon Labs and Hill Ranches” said John Stevens, Pendleton UAS Range Manager. “We’re very excited to continue to develop this, and other relationships in the UAS industry, in order to further the FAA goal of UAS integration into the National Airspace System”.