Top Flight COO & Co-Founder John Polo introduces Fully Autonomous Mission Industrial Airborgs for Heavy Lift, Long Range Inspection, Cargo Transport & Ops at Tokyo MIT Startup Exchange ConferenceJan 23, 2020 - 09:30 am
John Polo, COO of Top Flight Technologies, and former SVP Gartner, introduces the company's Airborg heavy-lift, long-range (HELO) Inspection/Surveillance and Cargo-Transport UAVs and related Simulation & Fleet Management software designed specifically for industrial missions and the need to operate up to 10 UAVs with a single pilot operating simultaneously from a remote location console. He will also cover Top Flight UAV services currently offered in Japan.MORE
Top Flight CEO & Co-Founder Dr. Long Phan introduces UAV Autonomous Missions to address Dull, Dirty and Dangerous Work at MIT R&D ConferenceNov 13, 2019 - 09:30 am
Dr. Long Phan, CEO & Co-Founder of Top Flight Technologies, introduces the company's Airborg heavy-lift, long-range (HELO) Inspection/Surveillance and Cargo-Transport UAVs and related Simulation & Fleet Management software designed specifically for highly autonomous industrial missions and the need to operate up to 10 UAVs with a single pilot operating simultaneously from a remote location console.MORE
Top Flight introduces Heavy-Lift, Long-Range Autonomous Mission Airborgs at Hyundai Mobility Innovation Conference for Automotive and Transportation Thought LeadersNov 07, 2019 - 09:30 am
The current wave of innovations in transportation and automotive industries will play a major role in shaping human civilization.
The Mobility Innovators Forum is a conference where leaders from different disciplines - technology, energy, policy, design, and academia - will convene to discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead. Our goal is to create a thought leadership platform where a wide range of perspectives and opinions about the future of mobility can be heard.
John Polo, COO of Top Flight Technologies, and former SVP Gartner, introduces the impact of extended flight, enhanced payload UAVs including Top Flight's Airborg 10K Micro Generator Hybrid powered UAV platform driving new revenues and cost efficiencies in global logistics, as well as future flying cars.MORE
Top Flight COO & Co-Founder John Polo introduces Airborg Heavy Lift, Long Range Inspection, Cargo Transport UAV & Ops Software at MIT Eurozone ConferenceSep 25, 2019 - 09:30 am
John Polo, COO of Top Flight Technologies, and former SVP Gartner, introduces the company's Airborg heavy-lift, long-range (HELO) Inspection/Surveillance and Cargo-Transport UAVs and related Simulation & Fleet Management software designed specifically for industrial missions and the need to operate up to 10 UAVs with a single pilot operating simultaneously from a remote location console.MORE
Energy Drone CoalitionJun 12, 2019 - 08:00 am
The Top Flight Technologies product team joins aerial data collection and analysis partner DataWing Global introducing the extended flight, enhanced payload Airborg(R) 10K H8 at the Energy Drone Coalition in Houston, Texas. Nothing is better than being able to see this commercial hybrid-electric powered UAV close-up. No batteries to charge. 4kg payload up to 2 hour missions. 10kg payload up to 1 hour missions. 1,000+ watts of continuous excess power for datacoms or other power hungry sensors. The modularity and scalabilty of the Airborg creates a new powerful tool for a wide range of industry-specific applications. Airborgs preconfigured for inspection and/or cargo-transport available mission-ready in 60-days from order. The companion Top Flight Simulation & Fleet Management System product accelerates pilot training in simulation, is a sensor field-of-vision planning tool, allows testing of BVLOS missions, allows real-time remote control operations of multiple-UAV including monitoring/fail-safes backup missions. DataWing Global helps companies integrate aerial data into routine operations with expertise in Oil & Gas, Insurance, Telecom, Construction, Emergency Response and UAV Training and Program Management.MORE
Top Flight Co-Founder John Polo Joins Other Autonomous Industry Experts on Panel on the Topic of Future of Mobility at the UBS Investment Transportation Conference in NYCJun 06, 2019 - 09:00 am
The panel tackles the topics of:
- Cargo to Taxis (payload/people)
- Autonomous (land, air)
- Industries most disrupted
- New manpower roles/skills
- Technology readiness vs. public readiness
- Countries quicker to adopt
- First to market advantages
- Substitution for existing solutions or totally new markets
Top Flight Named MIT Top 25 Startup; CEO, Co-Founder Dr. Long Phan Introduces BVLOS Heavy-Lift, Long-Range Airborg(R) 10K - Samberg Conferenc Center, MIT, BostonMay 30, 2019 - 09:00 am
MIT selected Top Flight Technologies to become part of the STEX25 accelerator program for growth stage startups. STEX25 is a startup accelerator within MIT Startup Exchange, featuring 25 “industry ready” startups that have proven themselves exceptional with early use cases, clients, demos, or partnerships, and are poised for significant growth.
Dr. Long Phan, CEO & Co-Founder introduces the Airborg(R) 10K Cargo-Transport BVLOS UAV that can multifunction as an inspection and cargo-transport UAV simultaneously carry up 4kg over 2 hours and 10kg over 1 hour, at 34 mph, sustain winds of up to 35 mph, range 100 miles; powered by Top Flight's patented Micro Generator Hybrid-electric engine. Refuel and go. No batteries to recharge. See the Airborg UAV up-close at the conference.MORE
Top Flight Introduces BVLOS Cargo-Transport Airborg(R) 10K at MIT Digital Frontiers Conference - Boston Marriott CambridgeApr 09, 2019 - 09:00 am
Top Flight Technologies introduces the Airborg(R) 10K Cargo-Transport BVLOS UAV that can multifunction as an inspection and cargo-transport UAV simultaneously carry up 4kg over 2 hours and 10kg over 1 hour, at 34 mph, sustain winds of up to 35 mph, range 100 miles; powered by Top Flight's patented Micro Generator Hybrid-electric engine. Refuel and go. No batteries to recharge. See the Airborg UAV up-close at the conference.MORE
United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research InstituteApr 02, 2019 - 03:00 pm
The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) through its Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics and INTERPOL’s Innovation Centre, organized the first global meeting to examine the opportunities and risks of AI and robotics for law enforcement.
Recent technological advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, including UAVs, have moved these technologies away from the realm of science fiction and into our daily lives. The massive growth in computational power and increasing abundance of data have vastly improved the capabilities of AI and robotics, giving them more real-world applications.
The technological advances taking place in the fields of AI and robotics can also have many positive effects for law enforcement and security agencies. At the same time however, these technologies are only as good as the user that employs them. In the hands of criminals or terrorist organizations such dual-use technologies could equally enable new digital, physical or even political threats.
Top Flight will introduce the Airborg(R) 10K Heavy-Lift, Long-Range Hybrid-Electric UAV as a clear example of "The Future, Today" in autonomous BVLOS 24x7 surveillance solutions.MORE
Top Flight CEO Dr. Long Phan joins panel of experts at Tech Crunch Tokyo the topic on Flying CarsNov 15, 2018 - 08:00 am
Dr. Long Phan, CEO & CTO of Top Flight Technologies discusses flying cars from the standpoint of leveraging hybrid-powered engines, a core patented innovation Top Flight is already delivering in autonomous cargo transport with range over 100 miles, missions in hours, and no batteries to recharge with the scalable Airborg(TM) UAV platform.MORE
Aerial Futures: The Drone Frontier@Hubweek - Top Flight Airborg H8 10K global innovation example of UAS with multiple hour Inspection, Surveillance and Cargo Transport BLOS capabilitiesOct 08, 2018 - 08:00 am
The Top Flight Technologies team joins Swissnex creating meaningful connections between Switzerland and North America @Hubweek 2018 exhibiting the physical Airborg(TM) 10K H8. Nothing is better than being able to see this commercial UAV close-up. No batteries to charge. 4kg payload for over 2 hour missions. 10kg payload for over 1 hour missions. 8,500 watts of continuous excess power for datacoms or other power hungry sensors. Software simulators for pilot training, sensor field-of-vision planning, mission planning, real-time multiple-UAV operations/monitoring/fail-safes backup missions. The modularity and scalabilty of the Airborg creates a new powerful tool for a wide range of industry-specific applications.MORE
AgTech Top Flight Airborg 10K Hybrid powered UAV New Tool for Prescriptive FarmingSep 26, 2018 - 08:30 am
With the ability to fly missions in hours, not minutes, no batteries to recharge, refuel and go, the Top Flight Airborg(TM) hybrid-powered UAV is a game-changer for larger commercial prescriptive farming – moisture mapping, insect infestation tracking (infrared), animal tracking (motion in crops), flying over crops that could freeze, measuring harvests, plus the ability to carry up to 10kg of payload at the same time.MORE
Top Flight Airborg 10K Autonomous Demo Planned as Part of National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) Taiwan Aero Astro EventJun 15, 2018 - 02:00 pm
The UAV marketplace continues to evolve. Traditional pilots are given new tools to be UAV Data Monitors. Missions are planned and tested in simulators. Ground operators can oversee several UAV missions simultaneously. Emergency safety missions are preprogrammed. Operations can be fully assisted with weather and other real-time data to maximize successful missions. Dr. Long Phan, CEO, Top Flight Technologies, will use the highly capable Airborg(TM) 10K, actually more than one Airborg UAV, to illustrate these capabilities on the grounds of NCKU in Taiwan for invited guests.
Top Flight CEO Dr. Long Phan to Key Note International Taiwan Drone Forum 2018 on how Extended Flight, Enhanced Payload and In-Flight Real-time Data Analysis will further disrupt global applications.Jun 14, 2018 - 08:00 am
Dr. Long Phan, CEO & VP, Engineering for will introduce to the forum attendees how Top Flight Technologies is helping address the disruptive new world of drones by extending missions Beyond Line of Sight, enhancing the ability to carry cargo and people, and processing on-board data in near-team. He will also address from a customer perspective "what it takes to get in the game" to exploit this new technology into business solutions.
Top Flight COO John Polo Joins MIT Aero Astro Professor and Other Panelists on the Topic of Autonomous Vehicles at the UBS Investment Transportation Conference in NYCJun 13, 2018 - 09:00 am
The panel tackles the topics of:
- Why autonomous? The concept of dull, dirty, dangerous tasks to humans…
- The logistics aspect of planning and flying a mission. A different operations structure – no pilot…..what’s the same; what’s different…
- Ownership vs. services in an autonomous task world – is it cargo or near-real time data (inspection/surveillance) vs. (cargo/air taxi)….do we care who flies?
- Transition to 3-D transport; fixed “approved” air routes…..how do we see this rolling out globally….
- Other 3-D industries - 3-D construction, 3-D public safety – moving a portion of these industries into the agile aerospace (0-500’ above the earth), unmanned.
Airborg H8 10K Up Front & Center to AUVSI New England Robotica USA Summit 2018 as a Game Changer in UAS Strategy for Multiple Hour Inspection, Surveillance and Cargo Transport BLOS MissionsJun 07, 2018 - 08:00 am
The Top Flight Technologies team is pleased to exhibit the physical Airborg(TM) 10K H8 at the AUVSI New England ROBOTICA USA Summit 2018 event. Nothing is better than being able to see this commercial UAV close-up; the micro hybrid generator engine with 10KW of power being generated from gasoline, and a UAV that requires a simple refuel and go, no batteries to charge. 4kg payload for over 2 hour missions. 10kg payload for over 1 hour missions. 8,500 watts of continuous excess power for datacoms or other power hungry sensors. Software simulators for pilot training, sensor field-of-vision planning, mission planning, real-time multiple-UAV operations/monitoring/fail-safes backup missions.MORE
Top Flight introduces the impact of the Airborg 10K Hybrid powered UAV 2+ hour flight, up to 10kg BLOS missions, addressing the needs for multiple industry applications at MIT Startup Eco System Conference.May 15, 2018 - 09:30 am
Top Flight Technologies will join the 2018 MIT Industrial Liaison Program Startup Eco System Conference innovating in AI, Data and Hard Technology introducing the Airborg(TM) 10K Hybrid-powered UAV with its abilities to extend flight, carry enhanced payload, and provide extensive power for onboard computing, accessory equipment, onboard computing and datacom.MORE
Top Flight Extended Flight, Enhanced Payload Airborg 10K with ability to fly over 2 hours, carry up to 21 pounds of payload and with 10,000 watts of on board power to be on hand for MIT Advanced Tech event.Mar 22, 2018 - 05:30 pm
Innovation continues to be a focus of strategic discussions within the Department of Defense as they increasingly confront nimble drone and autonomous technologies on the battlefield and are seeking advanced counter technologies to support our troops. Our panel of experts from Raytheon, the U.S. Air Force AFwerX, Draper Labs and MIT Lincoln Laboratory will discuss how recent and future innovations in commercial detection, tracking, identification, characterization, and mitigation technologies can and will benefit the military with quicker adoption and reduction in procurement prices.MORE
Top Flight VP/Software Engineering & Autonomous Systems Dr. Paul DeBitetto speaks on development of trustworthy autonomous systems at Cognizant Autonomous Systems for Safety Critical Applications (CASSCA) WorkshopJan 29, 2018 - 09:30 am
Dr. Paul DeBitetto, an authority on trusted autonomous systems and former MIT Draper Laboratories Group Leader discusses the opportunities and challenges with developing fully autonomous systems for safety critical applications.MORE
Top Flight COO John Polo introduces extended flight, enhanced payload UAVs, including the Top Flight Airborg 10K Hybrid powered UAV on global industry business models at Japan MIT ConferenceJan 26, 2018 - 09:30 am
John Polo, COO of Top Flight Technologies, and former SVP Gartner, introduces the impact of extended flight, enhanced payload UAVs including Top Flight's Airborg 10K Micro Generator Hybrid powered UAV platform on global industry business models driving new revenues and cost efficiencies.MORE
Top Flight's Dr. Paul DeBitetto Shares Top Flight Expertise with Hybrid-Electric VTOL Platforms with Attendees at AHS Aeromechanics Design for Transformative Vertical Flight 2018, San FranciscoJan 16, 2018 - 08:00 am
Dr. Paul DeBitetto, VP, Software Engineering & Autonomous Systems and team member of the recently released Top Flight Airborg 10K VTOL UAV shares the opportunities and challenges in this game-changer technology with other subject matter experts.MORE
Top Flight CEO Dr. Long Phan addresses the question of Drones are Flying High, but what is their impact on Valuations, at DC Finance's High Technology Family Office Meeting in NYCNov 08, 2017 - 08:00 am
Dr. Long Phan, CEO & CTO of Top Flight Technologies addresses an invited audience representing 120 of the Ultra & High Net Worth individuals and family investment, with over $100 Billion of high tech investment capital, on the topic of valuations for drone company innovations and their global industry and application financial impact.MORE
Top Flight's VP/Software Engineering Dr. Paul DeBitetto Addresses Hybrid-Electric VTOL Topics at AHS Aeromechanics Design for Transformative Vertical Flight 2018, San FranciscoVTOLMay 25, 2017 - 02:45 pm
John Polo, Chief Operating Officer of Top Flight Technologies, and former SVP, Gartner, introduces the trillion+ global market place for companies and aerial data acquisition and analytics service partners as cost-effective industrial strength commercial UAV become available; specifically for new and lesser known hybrid-powered UAVs that can fly multiple hours, carry enhanced payloads and provide ample power for sensors and electronics in obvious, and not-so-obvious applications.MORE
Join Top Flight speakers Dr. Samir Nayfeh, Dr. Matt Sweetland & Dr. Paul DeBetitto, along with speakers from the Siemens Corporation at the AUVSI webinar: Increasing Endurance: How Increasing Power Sources Can Improve Your Bottom LineMar 15, 2017 - 11:00 am
This AUVSI webinar explores improvements in UAV technology for commercial drone; specifically the ability for long endurance missions and availability of alternative energy options increasing flight time and ability for enhanced payload.MORE