AUVSI Partners with Aero-News Network to Produce “Airborne Unmanned”

Longest-running aviation online daily news network adds unmanned vehicle program

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and the Aero-News Network (ANN) today announced the next step in comprehensive aviation and aerospace video news coverage: ”Airborne Unmanned,” a program dedicated to all things unmanned.
The unmanned systems industry is growing by the hour, and it requires news coverage that can keep up. The partnership between AUVSI and ANN will help provide that coverage, with the latest unmanned systems news, strong production values, and timely interviews.

“Since it was founded in 1973, AUVSI has been dedicated to the advancement of the unmanned systems and robotics community. Today, the association remains committed to those founding principles by fostering the technical and commercial success of its members,” says AUVSI President and CEO Brian Wynne. “’Airborne Unmanned’ and our partnership with ANN will complement our existing communications channels, including ‘Unmanned Systems’ magazine and the ‘Daily eBrief,’ to keep AUVSI members and the entire community informed of the latest technology innovations, business opportunities, and public policy affecting unmanned systems throughout the world.”

”Airborne Unmanned” is produced by ANN, the first 24/7, real-time online aviation news service, now entering its third decade of daily news production. ANN has produced more than 300,000 news stories, 7,000 podcasts, 3,000 Aero-TV features and just over 1,000 episodes of ”Airborne Unlimited,” a daily aviation/aerospace news program.

The program is available through AUVSI, ANN, YouTube, Vimeo, and dozens of syndication partners. It is hosted by Bri Cross, Laura Hutson and Christopher Odom, under the direction of Aero-TV Producer Nathan Cremisino.

“’Airborne Unmanned’ is among the first of a series of special-topic news programs we have on tap for 2017-2018. As an extension of the Airborne Partnership Initiative, which represents nearly 120 aviation associations, organizations and other important players in the Aero-Verse, we couldn’t be more pleased that we get to work with the exceptional staff and leadership of AUVSI,” says ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell. “I’ve long admired their skills and abilities and working with them on the first of our expanded news programs is about as good as it gets. This is a team that is destined to bring better information, education and cooperation to the unmanned vehicle community.”

In addition, AUVSI and ANN will partner on special projects related to XPONENTIAL, AUVSI’s annual convention and tradeshow, to be held May 8 to 11, 2017, in Dallas, Texas. ANN will produce an “XPONENTIAL Innovation Preview” program outlining the most innovative new offerings for this year’s event, as well as several days of live Aero-TV coverage during XPONENTIAL. Details and schedules for this programming will be announced soon.

Manufacturers, personnel, educators, and companies working in the unmanned vehicle systems industry are encouraged to contact ANN to learn more about the “Airborne Unmanned” programming. News and story suggestions may be submitted to ANN at Editor@aero-news.net or 863-299-8680.