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Nick Goundry NEW Feature: Introducing Mission Export

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.

Callum Holland Integrating SOARIZON into your operational workflow

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.

Michael Oliver Innovation in the Drone Industry: What’s next?

Head of Soarizon by Thales, Mike Oliver, considers what’s in store for the future of the drone sector.

Callum Holland New EU Drone Regulations – what are they and what do they mean for you?

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. 

Karim Cosslett What are VLOS, EVLOS and BVLOS? Why do they affect drone operations?

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? 

Francesca Oliver What is Drone Surveying? What are the benefits?

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 UX adventures in lockdown and beyond

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.

Ben Orcan Democratising land ownership with drone-captured data and AI

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. 

Shubhankar Choubey What is Innovation Week and why do we need it?

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. 

The SOARIZON Team SOARIZON by Thales and Consortiq join forces to offer services to enterprise drone users

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.

Karim Cosslett 3 golden rules for starting a drone programme in your business

What’s all the buzz around drones?

No, I’m not talking about male bees, I am of course talking about Unmanned Aircraft, specifically small, commercialised drones, that everyone keeps talking about!

Kayla Kerr At the Controls: Karol Krupa and Dronez Access

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.

The SOARIZON Team SOARIZON and HELIGUY.com announce partnership to offer discounted services

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.

Ben Orcan Building a drone-captured traffic intelligence service – a joint innovation

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

The SOARIZON Team SOARIZON by Thales and Moonrock Drone Insurance form partnership to offer discounted services.

We are thrilled to have teamed up with Moonrock, leading provider of drone insurance, to offer discounted services to drone pilots and operators.

Kayla Kerr Delivering critical medical supplies in the Scottish Highlands

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.

Karim Cosslett Opening up Enterprise Airpace

For organisations with large-scale responsibility for infrastructure and land, managing flight requests from unmanned aircraft can be a challenging manual task.

The SOARIZON Team Demonstrating powerful 3D data processing on Mount Snowdon

Last summer, members of the SOARIZON team headed to the top of Wales' highest mountain, Snowdon, to capture data for a 3D modelling project.

Brijesh Soni 9 tips to keep your Agile team motivated and productive at home.

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.

The SOARIZON Team SOARIZON by Thales to support CAA Regulatory Sandbox trials alongside Skyports.

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 SOARIZON Team Thales and Skyports partner to conduct drone delivery trial for NHS Scotland to support UK COVID-19 response

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.

Kayla Kerr Announcing SOARIZON's new partnership with Iris Automation

We are delighted to to announce the latest in our programme of strategic partnerships with leading Detect and Avoid manufacturer, Iris Automation.

Kayla Kerr SOARIZON announces strategic partnership with CG labs

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.

Karim Cosslett Drones in Europe: What is really going on?

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. 

Michael Oliver & Karim Cosslett If Santa's Sleigh was a Drone...

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?

Francesca Oliver Your Guide to Travelling with a Drone

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.

The SOARIZON Team SOARIZON launches across Europe

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.

The SOARIZON Team New feature - Spatially Enriched NOTAMs

SOARIZON recently integrated a new feature provided by our aviation data provider, Snowflake Software.

The SOARIZON Team Do you need to register your drone?

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.

Karim Cosslett Building the future of unmanned flight in the UK

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

The SOARIZON Team SOARIZON integrates with what3words

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.

Tom Sargent Emergency services deploy drones faster with SOARIZON

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.

Callum Holland The Rise and Rise of Drones

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.

Michael Oliver The value of drones in business and society.

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.


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