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The commercial drone industry is projected to be worth more than $20 billion in the next 10 years. Commercial Drones FM is the podcast for the drone industry. Your host, Ian Smith—a helicopter pilot and international drone operator—analyzes the drone industry, guides you in discovering the people who power it, the concepts that drive it, and the global industries who already use drones in their businesses today. The podcast also explores eVTOL aircraft, urban air mobility, and flying cars (a ...
 
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TransportUP welcomes Bruno Mombrinie, CEO and Founder of Metro Hop. In this episode, Bruno describes the process and design thinking behind his company's eSTOL - an electric short take-off and landing aircraft. Notably, the aircraft will be able to take off and land on urban rooftops, and carry the equivalent of two standard truckloads of cargo.…
 
Pegasus Universal Aerospace is developing the 'Vertical Business Jet', which uses four massive ducted fans embedded in the wings for vertical take-off. In this ‘Quick Take’ 10-minute episode, Pegasus Founder Dr Reza Mia tells us about his aircraft’s development process, challenges, and outlook for the future.…
 
TransportUP Welcomes Harrison Wolf, Project Lead of Aerospace and Drones at the World Economic Forum. In this episode, Harrison walks us through the key principles of aerial mobility safety and airspace regulations, and outlines how aerial vehicles may soon become a part of our everyday lives. Find the link to Harrison's report, 'The Principles of …
 
Vertical Aerospace is a leader in eVTOL and air taxi technology in the U.K. Since 2017 and before, Vertical has worked tirelessly to create an aircraft that can bring the convenience and effectiveness of aviation to more people, in an environmentally safe way. Most notably, Vertical recently announced the ‘Seraph’ eVTOL, which broke the record for …
 
"Founded in June of 2020 by five former members of the Airbus Vahana project, Airflow is the developer of a short take-off and landing electric aircraft that will utilize distributed electric propulsion to complete essential middle-mile cargo missions within the aerial mobility industry. In this episode, Marc tells us about Airflow’s mission and pu…
 
Transport UP hosts Kaydon Stanzione, the founder of Jaunt Air Mobility. Jaunt is one of the newer aerial mobility companies, and is a partner to Uber Elevate. Jaunt's aircraft features a unique slowed lift-rotor design, and is built for commercial air taxi use in the near future. In this episode, Kaydon explains how Jaunt came to be, how its single…
 
Skydio CEO, Adam Bry, joins the podcast to discuss the company's newest product, Skydio 2—the world's smartest drone. Bry explains the big differences between R1 and Skydio 2, the underlying technology, and commercial applications from partners like Ware, who build on top of Skydio 2 to automate warehouse inventory tracking. In the second half of t…
 
Impossible Aerospace is a US startup that manufactures an all-electric, high-endurance multirotor drone called US-1. The drone platform is marketed mainly towards first responders—law enforcement, firefighters, and more. US-1 boasts a flight time of 78 minutes on a total vehicle weight of 17 pounds. Keenan Johnson, one of Impossible Aerospace's co-…
 
Episode 11 of The Aerial Mobility Podcast features Matt Pearson, Co-Founder of Alauda Racing. TransportUP's Editor, Naish Gaubatz, talks with Matt about his plan to create a Formula 1 style Flying Car Grand Prix, how the GP will advance eVTOL technology, and how his experience in running a space startup has helped guide Alauda Racing's path to succ…
 
In Episode 10 of The Aerial Mobility Podcast, we welcome Bob Labelle, CEO of XTI. XTI is developing the XTI tri-fan, a hybrid electric vertical take off and landing aircraft that can seat up to six people and has a range of over 1000 nautical miles. Bob covers topics such as the design of the aircraft and the company's market strategy. To learn mor…
 
Learn more about Uber Elevate, Uber Copter, and the full slate of aerial mobility plans that Uber is working to enact in the coming years from Head of Product for Aviation, Nikhil Goel. In this episode of The Aerial Mobility Podcast, we learn about the rate of progress of UAM, discuss the advantages of early deployment of mobility technologies on h…
 
Drew Baustian, Business Development Manager at MicaSense, joins Ian to explain the finer points of multispectral drone cameras and imagery for precision agriculture. The pair discuss data capture, the science behind the tech, and use cases where multispectral imagery has been a difference-maker for agriculture end users. MicaSense recently released…
 
LAFD is one of the largest fire departments in the world. Derrick Ward, a firefighter with 30 years of experience, is spearheading the use of drones as Lead UAS Pilot at LAFD. As Derrick reveals, there are many ways to use drones in fighting fires and on search and rescue missions. But the way to truly supercharge them is by sticking thermal camera…
 
Travis Mason is VP and Head of Certification & Regulation, Urban Air Mobility at Airbus. Travis most recently was MC at AUVSI's XPONENTIAL Conference 2019—the largest global gathering of unmanned systems technology in the world. Travis previously was Chief of Staff at Google X and worked with the Wing team on delivery drones. He's passionate about …
 
AirMap is a California-based startup that has raised $43.6M to help companies coordinate and scale drone operations in ever-changing airspace conditions. David Hose is AirMap's current CEO. Ian and David discuss: AirMap's history and current offerings LAANC, BVLOS, Remote ID, UTM DJI replacing AirMap with PrecisionHawk's airspace product AirMap's s…
 
Indoor drone inspections have become an enormous ROI booster for energy companies who own and operate industrial assets. Patrick Thevoz is CEO of Flyability, a Swiss company who specializes in building indoor inspection drones. Their latest drone, Elios 2, is an impressive feat of engineering. Patrick joins Ian to discuss the value that indoor insp…
 
You’re about to hear an in-the-field, or rather, “around-the-pool” compilation of quick-take interviews with people with different backgrounds from 15 drone companies at Commercial UAV Expo 2018. The UAV Expo it’s a great place to be in October and perfectly situated and spaced 6-months from AUVSI’s XPONENTIAL so if you wanted, you can hit those tw…
 
Episode 8 of The eVTOL Podcast, by TransportUP, features Andrew Tierney, Partner at IMP Drones. Andrew is an avid outdoorsmen and mountaineer, drone pilot, and commercial drone operator, as well as an entrepreneur and ex-consultant. As referenced in the Episode, if you're in Seattle, WA on June 1st, you're invited to meet Andrew and myself at Drone…
 
Jono Millin is co-founder and Chief Customer Officer (CCO) at DroneDeploy, a software company that specializes in building solutions for mapping business assets with drones. Jono goes in-depth into how DroneDeploy is leveraging computer vision, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to augment their in-house photogrammetry pipeline, Map Engi…
 
Can you imagine yourself buzzing around the urban landscape in a flying car in 2025? Bell—and companies such as Uber and Airbus—really want you to be. Whether you call it a flying taxi, a flying car, eVTOL aircraft, passenger drone, or air taxi, it all means the same thing—the future of urban mobility is approaching and it will manifest in electric…
 
Why did Verizon, a $30+ billion telecommunications company, acquire Skyward, a 4-year-old drone startup out of Portland? Mariah Scott, President of Skyward, joins Ian to discuss exactly that—the decision behind the Verizon acquisition, her thoughts on the direction of the drone industry in 2019, and why the future of UTM (Unmanned Traffic Managemen…
 
Join Felipe Varon, CEO of Varon Vehicles, for Episode 7 of The eVTOL Podcast, by TransportUP as he talks about Varon Vehicle's urban aircraft - the Varon Vehicles V200. We talk about the design, certification, and testing process for Varon Vehicles, and also dive into Felipe's motivation for starting the company. Learn more about Varon Vehicles at …
 
Join Ben Marcus, Co-Founder and CEO of AirMap, for Episode 6 of The eVTOL Podcast, by TransportUP as he talks about the world's leading low-altitude airspace management platform. Millions of drones and hundreds of commercial operators use AirMap to safely and efficiently integrate with existing airspace control systems worldwide. Before co-founding…
 
Ian is joined by Greg Agvent, the Senior Director of CNN's Aerial Imagery and Reporting Unit—known as CNN Air. When evaluating drones for business, it's easy to think of all the things they can replace. For aerial journalism and newsgathering, helicopters are the first thing that come to mind. But if you think national media organizations are going…
 
Join Denis Dancanet and Andrei Evulet, CEO and CTO of Jetoptera, for Episode 5 of The eVTOL Podcast, by TransportUP. Jetoptera is an urban aviation company based in Edmonds, Washington working to advance hybrid and eVTOL designs utilizing their fluidic propulsion technology. Be sure to follow us for notifications when new episodes are published, an…
 
Join Kespry's CEO, George Mathew, and host, Ian Smith, for a deep dive into Kespry's enterprise drone hardware and software offerings and outlook on where the industrial use of drones is heading. And would you like to know what the CEO of one of Airware's direct competitors thinks about them going out of business? Listen on and find out.…
 
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