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Avidrone Aerospace exhibits flagship 210TL Tandem drone integrated with Iris Automation’s Casia onboard detect and avoid technology at IDEX 2021

United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, Canada Pavilion stand 11-C11 (February 18, 2021) – Iris Automation is showcasing its innovative Detect-and-Avoid (DAA) Casia system with partner and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) technologies leader Avidrone Aerospace at this week’s IDEX exhibition. Avidrone Aerospace manufactures the world’s only commercialized tandem rotor, electric powered, fully automated […]

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Iris Automation Launches Canada Pathfinder Program to Advance Commercial Drone Operations Readiness, Approvals

Partners with Canada’s leading RPAS testing centers CED Alma and Foremost to jumpstart BVLOS operations   San Francisco, Calif. (February 16, 2021) – Recognizing the challenges organizations face advancing commercial drone services to perform long distance and remotely piloted missions, Iris Automation has launched the Canada Pathfinder Program, an all-in-one solution to streamline the complex steps […]

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Iris Automation joins World Economic Forum’s Global Innovators Community

Computer vision-based technology innovator for commercial drones joins Shaping the Future of Mobility platform San Francisco, Calif. (February 9, 2021) – Iris Automation has been invited to join the World Economic Forum’s Global Innovators community, an invitation-only group of the world’s most promising start-ups and scale-ups that are at the forefront of ethical technological and business […]

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Congress Recognizes Onboard DAA Technology as Essential Tool for Safe Commercial Drone Integration into National Airspace

San Francisco, Calif. (December 22, 2020) – Iris Automation, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), and the Helicopter Association International (HAI) applaud the U.S. Congress for its continued support for the safe integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace. With the passage of the end of year government FY’21 funding legislation, H.R. […]

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Reno Partnership Aims to Equip Fire Department with Drones to Conduct Life-Saving River Search and Rescue Operations

Iris Automation conducts live demonstration flights of air safety solution for Reno Fire Department under FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program RENO, NEVADA (October 23, 2020) – Under the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP), earlier this week Iris Automation conducted a live drone flight demonstration for the […]

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Transport Canada approves Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Commercial Drone Operations with Iris Automation’s Casia Safety Technology

Iris Automation partners with CED Alma and MVT Geo-solutions to conduct commercial BVLOS missions in Quebec SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – October 14, 2020 – Transport Canada has issued the second Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) flights in uncontrolled airspace utilizing infrastructure masking and Iris Automation’s onboard detect-and-avoid (DAA) […]

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Iris Automation WINS Technology & Innovation Category, and Places Third in Commercial Enterprise Operation or Solution Category at 2020 AUVSI XCELLENCE Award

Announced at AUVSI XPONENTIAL awards ceremony on October 6 ARLINGTON, Va. — October 6, 2020 – Iris Automation has been named first place winner in the Technology & Innovation category and third in the Commercial Enterprise Operation or Solution category of the 2020 XCELLENCE Awards by the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI). Iris […]

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Iris Automation Appoints Aerospace Veteran Jon Damush as CEO

San Francisco, Calif. (October 5, 2020) – Commercial drone safety technology innovator Iris Automation announces its new CEO, Jon Damush, effective immediately. Co-founder Alexander Harmsen has been promoted to Chairman of the Board where he will guide strategy for the company and provide thought leadership on beyond line of sight (BVLOS) drone operations. The move […]

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Iris Automation selected as exclusive Detect-and-Avoid provider for Avidrone Aerospace

Avidrone Aerospace to provide Iris Automation’s Casia to power safe beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) operations for long-range UAS cargo delivery San Francisco (August 19, 2020) — Iris Automation today announced it has been selected as the exclusive airborne detect-and-avoid (DAA) provider to Avidrone Aerospace, a leading OEM of long-range, cargo delivery and sensor payload aircraft and autopilot […]

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