Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Swoop Aero obtains CASA approval for its Remote Operations Centre

Swoop Aero, the Aussie drone-powered logistics firm, has obtained approval from Australia’s Civil Aviation and Safety Authority (CASA) to operate their drone logistics Remote Operations Centre (ROC), allowing them to pilot up to five aircraft across three continents beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS). Pilots can operate their drones beyond the physical view of the aircraft. Announced at the AWS Summit 2022 in Sydney, the CASA-approved ROC will permit Swoop Aero to operate like an airliner, centralising resources in one facility for visibility and network operations efficiency globally. The ROC can allow Swoop Aero to scale up operations with much higher ratios of remote pilots to remotely piloted aircraft (30 aircraft to one pilot).

Amanda Holmes named on CRN’s 2022 Women of the Channel List

The CRN Women of the Channel list honors exceptional women for their strategic vision, thought leadership and channel advocacy that impacts growth and innovation in the channel. The annual CRN Women of the Channel list is the official guide to the top female leaders across all corners of the IT channel - including vendors, distributors, and solution providers whose vision, expertise and contributions make an impact on the industry every day.

ExaGrid nominated a finalist for the 2022 Network Computing Awards

ExaGrid®, the industry’s Tiered Backup Storage solution, announced that it has been nominated in seven categories for the annual Network Computing Awards. Winners of this year’s awards will be announced at the awards ceremony in London on June 23, 2022.

Sintavia elected to represent AM supply chain for aerospace & defense

Sintavia, LLC, an additive manufacturer of advanced propulsion and thermodynamic systems for the Aerospace, Defense, & Space industry, announced that it had been chosen to represent the AM supply chain in the launch of a major White House initiative called “AM Forward”. The initiative, unveiled on May 6th by President Biden in Cincinnati, is a voluntary compact between large, iconic manufacturers and their smaller U.S.-based suppliers.

Icon Agency expands Sydney office, announces new hires and promotions

Icon Agency has grown its Sydney footprint with an expanded office while also announcing four new appointments across the organisation. The new, two-storey office is located on the water at Pyrmont’s Jones Bay Wharf and houses an expanded Sydney team. Leading recent hires based in Sydney Icon Angency welcomes Carly Vale, formerly at Ogilvy Public Relations, joining Icon as Senior Program Director on the Department of Health project. Carmen Famularo joins the Digital team as the Senior UX/UI Designer and the Sydney PR team welcomes two new Account Executives, Zoe Benham and Giorgia Rapella.

World View hits booking milestone for its flight to the edge of space program

World View, the stratospheric ballooning and space tourism company, has reached a new milestone: reaching 1000 reservations for its space tourism program taking participants to the edge of space in a zero-pressure stratospheric balloon and pressurized space capsule. The company has now sold the greatest number of seats in the space tourism category. World View’s reservations for Spaceport Grand Canyon have also been sold out for the first year, with commercial flights slated to begin in 2024. World View’s reservations come from 32 countries with the US, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom leading the list.

VIQ Solutions honored in the 2022 Best World Changing Ideas Awards

VIQ Solutions Inc., a provider of secure, AI-driven, digital voice and video capture tech and transcription services, announced that its FirstDraft solution was selected as an honoree in the Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards. The recognition highlights VIQ’s innovative approach leveraging AI to drive transparency in courtrooms around the world. VIQ, in partnership with courts in the UK, Australia and the US, transforms how courts create and distribute transcripts of court proceedings. With the addition of FirstDraft automated transcripts, courts easily create, store and distribute court proceedings within hours.

Procore opens APAC Headquarters in Sydney, plans to create 100+ jobs

Procore Technologies, Inc., a provider of construction management software, announced the opening of its APAC headquarters in Sydney. The continued investment in the region follows significant local demand, with business nearly doubling across APAC from 2020 to 2021. Five years since opening its first office in Australia, the investment in a new, larger space demonstrates Procore's ongoing commitment to Sydney as its regional headquarters.

ePac Flexible Packaging unveils its $10m Australian manufacturing plant

ePac Flexible Packaging (ePac) celebrated the grand opening of its first Aussie manufacturing facility in Melbourne’s industrial district, Coburg North. The $10m investment is projected to create 40 jobs and up to 160 jobs by 2026, offering a boost to the Australian economy. As an industry leader in digital print tech, ePac delivers fast, cost-effective, flexible packaging to local businesses, earning them a spot next to big brands on supermarket shelves.

Adrenaline and GoPro announce the winner of their Best Job campaign

Adrenaline and GoPro announced the winner of the Best Job campaign, which saw 30 Aussie content creators vie to join the Adrenaline Crew on a 12 month contract worth $100K. The campaign was launched in March, with a shortlist of 30 creators announced earlier in April. Josh Hickie from the Sunshine Coast impressed the judging panel with a selection of creative photos and carefully crafted video edits of him and friends foil-boarding.