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Are Low-Altitude Weather Services Ready for Drones and Air Taxis?

By Brian Garrett-Glaser | April 26, 2020Send Feedbackdrone delivery, low-altitude flight, microweather, urban air mobility The development of low-altitude weather services and regulation may be falling behind the progress of drone delivery services and passenger air taxis. (Credit: Don Berchoff) As the Federal Aviation Administration continues down its “crawl, walk, run” path of incorporating drone delivery, passenger air taxis and…
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Ohio supports UAS operations with USD1.4 million research contract for BVLOS drone operations

By Katherine Jerome•26 Mar, 2020 The Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN) has awarded CAL Analytics, a information fusion specialist, a USD1.4 million contract to lead the development of a contingency management platform (CMP) for beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) drone operations. The Interoperability, Resiliency and Contingency Management for Ohio UAS Operations is one of six projects awarded…
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UAS Industry Safety and Profit Margins Depend on Bold Weather Policies and Solutions

Last week I attended and participated in the NBAA Friends and Partners of Aviation Weather meeting in Las Vegas.  First, I want to acknowledge several folks who arranged for the Unmanned Autonomous Systems session—a full afternoon dedicated to this topic!  Rex Alexander, Joel Siegel, Matthias Steiner and Matt Fronzak—outstanding job unmasking the elephants in the…
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Having TruWeather as an Integral Team Member Pays Dividends for NUAIR

Gary Graeff, TruWeather Solutions Operations Manager I personally started working with NUAIR and the consortium of drone industry partners at the New York Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Test Site Corridor in April. During that time, I spent many hours identifying and learning the weather pain points affecting the UAS industry and demonstrating how targeted weather…
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Micro Weather Analytics Firm Focused On Drones Gains Investors

TruWeather Solutions, Inc., a micro weather data and analytics company successfully raised a Series Seed investment from Kluz Ventures, through its The Flying Object and The Next Impact funds.

UAS-Specific Weather Data Lacking

The current weather tools and weather training for the UAS industry are woefully inadequate. That’s the assessment of Don Berchoff, a former U.S. Air Force meteorologist and the CEO of TruWeather.

N.Y. Test Site Assesses Weather Effects on UAS

Don Berchoff, co-founder of TruWeather, says, “TruWeather envisions a day when weather alerts and predictions are specifically tailored for each drone. A weather simulator to test and certify drones in varying weather conditions can enable development of drone-specific weather analytics to increase drone safety, productivity and revenue generation.”

TruWeather Is Recognized As Contributors For Job Growth In CNY

November 10, 2018 TWS is deeply embedded in Central NY, participating in pilot programs and testing to accelerate and refine decision platforms for the UAS industry. It is a rewarding experience for us to invest in the Central NY Region and bring STEM jobs to the local and regional economy.Read More:http://www.centerstateceo.com/news-events/centerstate-ceo-celebrates-2018%E2%80%99s-economic-champions

For Fleet Operators and Truckers, Safe Journey Planning Takes a Weatherperson To Know Which Way the Wind Blows

July 26, 2016by Nathan Green Every driver knows the dangers weather can pose on your journey. Businesses and workers, whose office is on the road, are familiar with the typical examples of bad weather—snow, ice, rain, and fog. However, there is an invisible threat that is easy to overlook…wind.A study by the Kansas Department of…
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Startup Using Weather Data To Improve Drone Flight

May 14, 2018by Lisa Tinnesz From the Albany Business Review: https://www.bizjournals.com/albany/news/2018/05/04/startup-using-weather-data-toimprove-drone-flight.htmlMay 4, 2018, 2:40pm EDT Updated: May 4, 2018, 3:25pm EDT A weather startup is creating jobs in upstate New York, and partnering with University at Albany to get better forecasts for drone operators.TruWeather Solutions LLC, uses technology to cut costs for weather-sensitive businesses, such…
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