We are excited to announce that ScaleFlyt's weather service provider is now Microsoft Azure Weather, replacing Dark Sky Weather which will soon be integrated into the Apple Weather service on 31 March 2023. Our new weather service, powered by Microsoft's partner AccuWeather, has been designed with all types of drone services in mind, providing even more accurate and detailed weather information than ever before.
As a result of your engagement, we are pleased to announce that the next generation release of ScaleFlyt will go live at 09.00 am CEST on thursday 18th of August.
Transferring the program from the UK to France means a new team has taken over the development. In each "Zoom on the Team" article you'll get to know the team behind ScaleFlyt. Today, for this first article we introduce our new Product Owner (PO), Vincent Villatte, who came right back from the outback to replace Nick, our esteemed SOARIZON PO, who did a wonderful job at maintaining customer happiness for 3 consecutive years from the UK To get to know Vincent better, here's a Q&A that introducing our new PO.
In our interview series "At The Controls" we talk to our community of drone pilots and operators about their experiences of working with drones and using ScaleFlyt to manage their operations. For our third instalment, we caught up with Chris Flannagan, a British Army Veteran who has also served with Wiltshire and Thames Valley Police. Chris is the CEO of TLP - Drone Security Specialists, a commercial drone company specialising in drone security and public safety solutions.
Here at SOARIZON, we work with organisations of all sizes that have big ambitions for their enterprise drone operations, but what are the first steps to starting a drone programme in your business?
For every company in the power and utilities sector, safety is critical. Within inspection and monitoring, drones can provide remote solution in hazardous or hard to reach areas in a fraction of the time, eliminating the need to put workers in harm’s way.
2020 was quite the year. From Zoom quizzes, to budding bakers, to an even greater appreciation for our NHS; there is no question that this year will be, undoubtedly, a memorable one.
I have been working in the drone industry now for around 4 years, and I find the speed of technology development and ambition is second to none when it comes to Innovation. There are some businesses out there achieving truly amazing things with drone technology, and one of those businesses is Zipline.
In our interview series, At The Controls, we talk to our community of drone pilots and operators about their experiences of working with drones and using SOARIZON to plan drone missions.
We are delighted to announce our biggest ever upgrade to SOARIZON's intelligent mapping functionality.
Up and down the country a quiet revolution is taking place. We stand at the dawn of a new Age of Drones. Within a few years they will become a ubiquitous frontline resource of the UK's emergency services.
Drones are increasingly being used in the agricultural sector to help reduce error by providing more accurate data and facilitating a quicker response to adverse weather conditions and disasters, such as floods or droughts. Drones can be used in various aspects of agricultural work, including seeding, livestock, spraying, maintaining insecticide and pesticide levels, and monitoring irrigation systems.
SOARIZON Elevate makes it easy for you to collaborate with your team members or others within your organisation. Simply choose the number of seats you need for your team, and start working together on projects and missions within your organisation.
We are thrilled to announce that, today, we have released our most comprehensive suite of new features to date: SOARIZON Organisations.
Emergency response teams are often working against the clock and in conditions that greatly reduce their mobility across the ground.
We're delighted to announce that our most-requested feature, Mission Export, is now live! SOARIZON Product Owner Nick Goundry tells us a bit more about what users can expect from the new feature.
When submitting your Operations Manual and/or Operating Safety Case to your respective National Aviation Authority (NAA), it is critical that it demonstrates compliance to the NAA Inspector reading and judging your documentation. Our Flight Operations Manager, Callum Holland, shares his tips for integrating SOARIZON into your drone planning processes.
Head of Soarizon by Thales, Mike Oliver, considers what’s in store for the future of the drone sector.
Callum Holland, Flight Operations Manager for SOARIZON takes a look at the new EU drone regulations coming into force across the European Union in January 2021.
The terms Visual Line of Sight (VLOS), Extended Visual Line of Sight (EVLOS) and Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) are used regularly by the drone industry, but what do they mean? And why do you need to know these terms when considering a drone programme?
The adoption and use of drones is becoming so widespread across a huge spectrum of industries; PwC has predicted that the drone industry could provide 628,000 jobs and a £42 billion increase to UK GDP by 2030.
Mia Bromige, one of SOARIZON's UX designers, shares her experiences working with SOARIZON users during lockdown, her favourite tools, and why it's important to ensure that channels of collaboration remain open.
SOARIZON by Thales and IMGeospatial recently joined forces in an open innovation project to develop a service to aid in the creation of land cadastre with of drone-captured data and AI.
For developers within the SOARIZON team, innovation week is an important and highly anticipated part of the team's calendar. Shubhankar Choubey, Full Stack Engineer at SOARIZON, tells us more about the developers' ways of working, and why innovation week is so valuable for the team.
SOARIZON by Thales, Europe’s leading drone operations and compliance management technology provider and Consortiq, leading UAS consultancy and training provider have joined forces to offer businesses and organisations the very best advice, operational support and training.
In our brand new series, At The Controls, we talk to our community of drone pilots and operators about their experiences of working with drones and using SOARIZON to plan drone missions.
We are delighted to announce that we have formed a partnership with leading CAA drone training provider, HELIGUY.comTM. The partnership will help to promote the importance of safe drone planning, coupled with high quality training for drone pilots and operators.
When major global events, such as the UN Climate Change Conference, are hosted in a city they can bring tens of thousands of extra people.
While the prestige of such events brings welcomed extra footfall to local businesses, it can cause havoc for commuters, crippling the flow of the city’s road network for those that call the area home
We are thrilled to have teamed up with Moonrock, leading provider of drone insurance, to offer discounted services to drone pilots and operators.
In May 2020, with the world in the grips of the global COVID 19 pandemic, the SOARIZON by Thales team was working in partnership with drone deliveries provider Skyports, on a ground-breaking, first of a kind, medical drone delivery trial.
For organisations with large-scale responsibility for infrastructure and land, managing flight requests from unmanned aircraft can be a challenging manual task.
Last summer, members of the SOARIZON team headed to the top of Wales' highest mountain, Snowdon, to capture data for a 3D modelling project.
Agile working is all about moving quickly, empowering colleagues to make decisions and learning together. Face to face interactions are a huge part of making it work, so how do you stay Agile remotely? SOARIZON's Scrum Master, Brij Soni, shares his top tips.
We are delighted to announce the SOARIZON by Thales, and Thales UK have been selected to support Regulatory Sandbox trials for drone deliveries in non-segregated airspace.
The aim of the trial is to prove the feasibility of transporting urgent medical cargo, such as COVID-19 test kits and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), between remote medical facilities by delivery drone.
We are delighted to to announce the latest in our programme of strategic partnerships with leading Detect and Avoid manufacturer, Iris Automation.
At SOARIZON, we are proud to announce the first in a series of strong strategic partnerships with CG Labs, experts in the capture and processing of data.
On 14th and 15th January 2020 SOARIZON's Head of Growth, Karim Cosslett, attended the 8th European Civil RPAS Operators and Operations Forum, known as RPAS CivOps 2020 in The Hague, Netherlands.
Imagine a world where Santa Claus decided to embrace autonomy. He hangs up his boots, pours himself a glass of milk (whisky), and addresses modernisation through the use of drones. So, what would Santa's main challenges be?
Are you planning to travel abroad with your drone? Read our handy guide to help you on your travels so you can spend less time worrying, and more time flying.
SOARIZON is designed to help drone operators scale by streamlining drone operations. We've combined all aspects of planning and flying drone missions, historically done using separate apps and manual processes, into one intuitive platform.
SOARIZON recently integrated a new feature provided by our aviation data provider, Snowflake Software.
It is a legal requirement in the UK that drone pilots or operators are registered with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). This reqirement became law on 30th November 2019.
The CAA drone registration service requires those who own or fly a drone in the UK to register and pass an online safety test. You will need to renew your registration every year at: register-drones.caa.co.uk/my-registration
The report’s main focus is to begin to prepare UK airspace for the growing commercial drone industry and allow it to operate safely and effectively, whilst not posing undue risks to other air and ground users
Here at SOARIZON by Thales we’re passionate about emerging technologies and how they can help solve real life problems. One of the most influential recent advances has been the rise of location phenomenon what3words.
As part of our open innovation ethos SOARIZON® by Thales recently worked with Essex Police Drone Unit, alongside Essex Search and Rescue and SkyBound Rescuer to run a simulated rapid response operation utilising drones to locate a vulnerable missing person.
It is often the smallest of technological developments that make the largest impact on society and culture: books, telephones, personal computers. In keeping with homo sapiens need to know and thirst for knowledge, they usually help spread information more quickly.