In March 2014, Aeryon Labs’ Business Development Manager, Andy Buck, visited the company’s reseller partner, TEK Chile. The following is a translated (from Spanish) excerpt from an article on the TEK Chile website.
Rob McMillan brings to Aeryon Labs extensive manufacturing and supply chain program management and leadership experience – most recently as Director of Manufacturing Programs for BlackBerry.
A mini quad coptor will be used by Sussex Police to help make Gatwick Airport and the area around it even safer. From this month officers are running a trial using a small unmanned aerial system (UAS) at and around the airport that will give them an eye in the sky to deal with potential incidents.
The system will be able to beam live high-quality pictures to officers on the ground, allowing them to more quickly assess locations and film incidents from above.
An officer will control the aircraft from the ground, in line of sight, using a portable console from up to 500 metres away. The trial of the Aeryon SkyRanger system is being funded by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) to test how effective it could be in policing.
On Sunday March 16, 2014, the CBS 60 Minutes program included a 13-minute segment, Drones Over America, that explored the growing commercial Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) industry, the value of the technology, the regulations and the concerns that the public and regulators have regarding privacy and safety of the systems in a variety of applications and environments.
The Aeryon Scout made a cameo appearance in the background of an interview hosted by Morley Safer, 60 Minutes with Missy Cummings, Professor, MIT and Duke University.
The Aeryon Scout was on display during a congressional hearing held at the William J. Hughes, FAA Technical Center on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. The hearing focused on the important the role the facility plays in modernizing aviation and the integration of unmanned aircraft into US national airspace.
To learn more about the hearing, read (and watch the video) Unmanned Aircraft focus of Congressional Hearing at FAA Tech Center.