Author Archives: Jess Brown

Medical Drone Delivery Service Gets UK Space Agency Backing

A medical drone delivery service that makes it possible to carry Covid-19 samples, test kits and personal protective equipment between hospitals has been backed by the UK Space Agency. Apian, an organisation that was founded by NHS staff as part of the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme, aims to establish… Read More

UK Police Air Service Test Potential Use of Drone Technology

The National Police Air Service (NPAS), in partnership with Israel-based international defence electronics company Elbit Systems, have conducted an initial evaluation of remotely piloted aircraft technology, in order to explore how drones may be able to be used to deliver public safety in support of the police forces… Read More

Scottish Drone Port to Service Offshore Wind

The UK government has agreed to invest in the development of a Drone Port at Montrose in Scotland, setting aside £5.6 million out of the £26.5 million Angus Fund to promote North Angus and Montrose as a clean growth zone where new technologies can be used to improve energy efficiency. Read More

Drones Reforesting The Planet Faster Than Humans

There are a number of reasons why we need to reforest Planet Earth. Less than one fifth of the Earth’s original forests have survived the rise of the human race since the last glaciation. The biggest effect from loss of forests is loss of habitat and the resultant loss of… Read More

Coverdrone Launch Online Portal for Insurance Brokers

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new online portal for insurance brokers. The new portal enables agents, based within the UK or European Union, to immediately quote and bind Coverdrone insurance policies – including both commercial and recreational drone insurance on a short-term or annual basis. Read More

Drones Assisting UK Councils To Address Road Pothole Crisis

According to Confused.com, the UK’s total number of potholes reached a depth of over 30km – almost three times as deep as the Pacific Ocean – in 2019, with compensation pay-outs amounting to £2,810,306. Amey, a Surrey based highways and infrastructure specialist, is looking to use drone technology to… Read More

Coverdrone Launch European Online Management System

Over the last couple of months, the Coverdrone team have been extremely busy working on our latest project which we are pleased to announce has now officially launched – our European Online Management System! We know that drone operators are extremely busy people and are conducting flights at various locations,… Read More

Australian Drone Registration To Open End of September

Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) mandatory drone registration and pilot accreditation will open later on this month – Wednesday 30th September. This was originally set to open earlier in the year however was deferred due to COVID-19. The new drone registration and pilot accreditation will require everyone using a… Read More

5 Ways Drones Are Improving Our Lives

Technology is consistently developing and improving the way in which we live our lives. However, it has become increasingly apparent that drones are becoming key in changing the world as we know it. More and more people are beginning to understand the true potential of this incredible form of technology. Read More