Rakuten and AirMap Announce Joint Venture to Bring Unmanned Traffic Management Platform to Japan

Rakuten and AirMap Announce Joint Venture to Bring Unmanned Traffic Management Platform to Japan

Rakuten, Inc., a leader in internet services and global innovation headquartered in Japan, and AirMap, the world’s leading airspace management platform for drones, today announced the launch of a joint venture, Rakuten AirMap, Inc. The joint venture will provide Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) solutions to drone operators and airspace managers in Japan. The partnership follows Rakuten’s participation in AirMap’s recent Series B investment round in February 2017. Drones have the […]

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Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) releases drone safety research report

Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) releases drone safety research report

The ATSB has today released a research report into the safety of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) or drones. The report finds the number of encounters is increasing. While there have been no reported collisions between RPAS and manned aircraft in Australia, and given the variables, the potential consequences of collisions are not yet fully understood. “Our report seeks to better understand the implications for transport safety associated with the […]

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