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Why drone delivery is a pipe dream – and what you need to know about the government’s plans

- December 5, 2022 4 MIN READ

In early November, the Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure invited public comment on proposed Australia-wide “drone delivery guidelines” it has been quietly developing with industry stakeholders. A slick new website – drones.gov.au – boasts of the supposed benefits of delivery drones. It claims they will create jobs, provide cost-efficiency and be environmentally sustainable. The draft guidelines… Read more »

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Drone startup Aerologix raises $4.2 million Seed round

- May 23, 2022 2 MIN READ

Sydney drone startup Aerologix, which describes itself as “Uber for drones”, has raised $4.2 million in Seed capital. The round led by Ellerston Capital and Lindsay Phillips’ Nightingale Partners, following on from an earlier pre-seed raise   Aerologix will use the capital to invest in additional research and development, bolster its commercial team and to launch overseas. … Read more »

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Sydney drone startup Propeller Aero raises US$3.1 million to take advantage of relaxing regulations

- September 28, 2016 4 MIN READ

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has finally made changes to Australian commercial drone laws and as of tomorrow people will be able to fly drones in commercial situations without a license. The relaxing of these regulations coincides with Sydney drone startup Propeller Aero raising US$3.1 million to become one of the first startups to take advantage of these new laws.

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Australian startup Flirtey and NASA team to execute the first FAA-approved drone deliveries in America

- June 18, 2015 3 MIN READ

Today marks a significant milestone in not just the Australian startup’s journey, but the US drone industry as well, with Flirtey and NASA both anticipating the green light to conduct the first Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved deliveries by drones on US soil in Wise, Virginia as part of an event being labelled ‘Let’s Fly Wisely’.