Outreach Activities

Some of the U-Flyte team members went to visit a primary school as part of SFI Science Week to introduce the children to drones and their applications in the wider world.

U-Flyte at INFOMAR 2018

Members of the U-Flyte team presented at the INFOMAR Seminar 2018 in Kinsale on November 9th on "Recent developments in Autonomous Drones: Sensor Technologies, Operations & Applications".

U-Flyte at Atlantic Ireland 2018

 U-Flyte had a stand at the Atlantic Ireland conference on Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st October. Lots of interesting discussions about applications of drones to marine observations and monitoring! 

EU Network for U-Space demonstrators

 U-Flyte is now a member of the EU Network for U-Space Demonstrators. U-Flyte was one of the 32 European signatories of the Manifesto, formally launched by EU Transport Commissioner Ms Violeta Bulc in Antwerp on Friday 19th Oct 2018, where U-Flyte was briefly presented to the Commissioner. 

Marine Watch Phase 2 completed

Read about the recent Marine Watch Phase 2 Demonstrator and see video footage of the completed tests. 

Unmanned Airspace interviews U-Flyte Project Lead -Dr Tim McCarthy

Read the interview here where U-Flyte Project Director Dr Tim McCarthy speaks to Unmanned Airspace about the future role of machines in urban based BVLOS operations.

Collaboration and training with 3D Laser Mapping

 We recently collaborated with 3D Laser Mapping and acquired their Robin Mobile Mapping System to help us develop our UTM system. Read their blog on the partnership here.  

e-VTOL for BLOS operations


Members of the U-Flyte team traveled to Quantum Systems HQ in Munich in Sept 2018 to test their Trinity and Tron models. e-VTOL drones such as these allow for longer endurance flights to be carried out and will facilitate improved BLOS operations in the future.

Marine Watch

 We are preparing for the Marine Watch Phase 2 Demonstrator taking place this September in Waterford. Phase 1 was carried out in partnership with SFI, Airbus, Irelandia Aviation, Intel and Maynooth University. 

GUTMA, Madrid, June 2018

 U-Flyte attended GUTMA's annual conference held in Madrid between 5-6 June 2018.  

Drone Information Day

Key Irish stakeholders gathered in Maynooth University for a Drone Industry Day on May 30th 2018.

Irish Aviation Authority Away Day

 The U-Flyte team were invited to the IAA staff away day in Weston Airport in June 2018 to present our research activities.  

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