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AiroCollect makes aerial measurements available for everyone and is ready to conquer international markets

AiroCollect makes aerial measurements available for everyone and is ready to conquer international markets

AiroCollect, a product from DronePort resident Airobot, has seen an exponential boom in sales in the latest months. This innovative software has revolutionized the way aerial measurements are conducted in various industries, particularly in the measuring of roofs, gardens and ground volumes. It has clearly demonstrated its potential for a global expansion due to its scalability and multi-language availability.

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DronePort partners with SkeyDrone to create a safe and future-proof drone airspace

DronePort partners with SkeyDrone to create a safe and future-proof drone airspace

DronePort has set up a strategic partnership with SkeyDrone. This partnership will allow DronePort Sint-Truiden to integrate SkeyDrone’s cutting-edge Unmanned Traffic Management solution, enabling the safe and efficient coordination of all drones operating in the different testing zones. Additionally, DronePort will leverage SkeyDrone’s advanced Traffic Information Service to obtain full situational awareness of all air traffic operating within its airspace.

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DronePort resident Cosmic Aerospace selected as one of the top 5 companies in the aerospace track of the Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge

DronePort resident Cosmic Aerospace selected as one of the top 5 companies in the aerospace track of the Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge

In the realm of deep tech startups, the Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge stands as a beacon of innovation and opportunity. Since its inception in 2014, this international startup competition has been a transformative platform for early-stage deep tech ventures across a myriad of industries. Cosmic Aerospace’s recent achievement of being selected as one of the top 70 finalists from over 4,500 applicants, and notably one of the five frontrunners in the aerospace track, is a testament to the competition’s caliber and Cosmic Aerospace’s groundbreaking potential.

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100 participants for the DronePort Connect session on agricultural drone applications

100 participants for the DronePort Connect session on agricultural drone applications

On November 13, 2023, DronePort came alive with the buzz of innovation and collaboration as it hosted the DronePort Connect session, a day dedicated to exploring the use of drones in the agro-food sector. Organized in partnership with EUKA / Flanders Make, PC Fruit, ILVO, VITO, and Boerenbond, the event marked a significant gathering of professionals from the broad spectrum of the agrofood industry and developers or providers of drone applications.

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DronePort granted new permit to double flight capacity to 30,000 movements

DronePort granted new permit to double flight capacity to 30,000 movements

Limburg Regional Airport at DronePort in Sint-Truiden has been granted a new permit, allowing it to handle up to 30,000 flights annually. Flemish Minister for the Environment, Zuhal Demir (N-VA), aims to secure the airport’s future with this permit. “This environmental permit is designed to enable DronePort to realize its growth plans within the confines of its environment,” she states.

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Passenger drone transports for the first time medical cargo through European airspace at DronePort

Passenger drone transports for the first time medical cargo through European airspace at DronePort

On July 25, 2023, a large two-seat passenger drone transported heavy medical cargo through European airspace for the first time, adjacent to populated area. The drone flight, a completely unmanned and automated mission, transported ten blood bags over 1-kilometer distance through DronePort’s proving airspace in Sint-Truiden, Belgium. The operation and test flights were coordinated by Belgian company Helicus, which is known for developing drone applications and technologies for aerial medical transport.

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Aviation expert Ward Decaluwe new CEO at DronePort

Aviation expert Ward Decaluwe new CEO at DronePort

The Board of Directors of DronePort nv has appointed a new CEO. Ward Decaluwe (56) is an aviation expert with a long career within Brussels Airport Company, Sabena and Brussels Airlines. He takes over the helm at DronePort, which aims to further grow into a benchmark in the European drone and aviation innovation industry.

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Cosmic Aerospace develops motor for new electric aircraft at DronePort

Cosmic Aerospace develops motor for new electric aircraft at DronePort

Cosmic Aerospace, an innovative startup with American-Belgian roots that recently raised €1.5 million in venture capital, is building a new electric aircraft. Therefore it develops revolutionary technology for a new type of engine at DronePort, the leading innovation center for aviation in Sint-Truiden, Belgium. The collaboration between Cosmic Aerospace and DronePort highlights the unique value that DronePort offers as a facilitator for cutting-edge aerospace research.

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Brussels Airport continues to focus on drone innovation and plans to invest in DronePort

Brussels Airport continues to focus on drone innovation and plans to invest in DronePort

The drone and advanced air mobility sector is evolving rapidly and offers new development opportunities for the aviation industry. That is why Brussels Airport wants to invest in DronePort, a unique ecosystem focused on research, innovation and development in the drone and Advanced Air Mobility market. With this investment, Brussels Airport wants to further support innovation and development in the field of drones.

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