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Five cities selected to develop future of drone operations

Written by Kathy Nothstine

February 7, 2018

Today, we are pleased to announce the five pioneering cities that we are partnering with this year to design how drone technology could operate in complex city environments to address local needs. This announcement follows an open call launched in... read more

Second set of Flying High use cases published

Written by Olivier Usher

January 12, 2018

As the deadline for cities to apply to the Flying High Challenge draws closer, we are now publishing the remaining seven use case briefing documents. Before Christmas we published an Introductory Pack and the first six detailed briefing documents. Together... read more

First Flying High use cases published

Written by Olivier Usher

December 20, 2017

The Flying High Challenge is now live, with cities preparing their applications. The vision of Flying High is both to understand how drone systems will operate at scale – and to develop and guide the key applications for drones that... read more

Key use cases for drones in your city

Written by Olivier Usher

December 15, 2017

There are many, many uses that drones can be put to. Some are happening already, like fire brigades inspecting the sites of fires. Others are more speculative, such as widespread use for delivering packages or transporting passengers. These uses cover... read more

A challenge to cities to shape the future of drones

Written by Kathy Nothstine

December 14, 2017

As unmanned, autonomous aviation technology progresses rapidly, the prospect of drones crisscrossing our cities – performing anything from parcel delivery to health care services to infrastructure maintenance – is becoming increasingly viable. Drones are part of a global tide of complex technological change that will require a... read more

Watch the Flying High Challenge Informational Webinar

Written by Richard Duffy

December 12, 2017

We recently hosted an informational webinar for cites to introduce the Flying High Challenge programme. The presentation included a summary of the programme vision and structure, our work on urban use cases for drones, and the application procedure. It was... read more