Luke Geiver

Luke Geiver is Managing Editor of UAS Magazine. Since joining the UAS team, he’s strived to cover the most relevant, useful and pressing issues on all things UAV-related from precision agriculture to U.S. FAA regulations. Geiver also oversees another industry-leading magazine based in the energy sector. He received a bachelor’s degree in English from South Dakota State University and a master’s degree in English from the University of North Dakota.

Latest Posts by Luke Geiver

May 24, 2017

Shipping giant adds ship-to-dock drone service

A Norwegian shipping giant has turned to small unmanned aircraft systems to reduce costs and streamline operations during anchorage. Wilhelmsen Holding announced this month that it intends to deploy drones this year. READ MORE

May 24, 2017

Drones reveal potential for precision forestry

The open-air expanses above agriculture fields aren't the only places for precision drone work. A Seattle-based startup and a timber giant from Finland are now working to bring precision drone applications to forests. READ MORE

May 24, 2017

Court’s ruling on hobby drone registration creates new questions

A hobbyist drone pilot from Washington D.C. has altered the regulatory landscape for small unmanned aircraft vehicle flights across the entire U.S. Through his case, drone hobbyists no longer need to register their sUAVs. READ MORE

May 10, 2017

Microsoft research team creates unique drone training simulator

Ashsih Kapoor and his Microsoft research team have created a simulated world for unmanned aircraft systems that can provide data for machine learning, autonomous flights and how to avoid crashes. READ MORE

May 10, 2017

Drone delivery report: last-mile economics make drones desirable

A new report on the feasibility of drone package delivery explains that it is only a matter of when not if. The economics of using drones for last-mile delivery are simply too compelling, the report states. READ MORE

May 09, 2017

Lockheed introduces new version of sUAS Indago

Lockheed Martin has released an enhanced version of its Indago 3 small unmanned aircraft system. The Indago 3 is now capable of providing long-range, secure intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance for 50 minutes. READ MORE

April 27, 2017

Super heavy-lift drone to be made at Florida plant

Florida is set to become home to the next wave of unique commercial drones to operate in the U.S. GRIFF Aviation, a Norwegian-based unmanned aircraft systems designer and manufacturer of a heavy-lift drones wants to open a plant in Tampa. READ MORE

April 27, 2017

Mini-ADS-B maker set to release newer, smaller versions for sUAS

The maker of a miniature ADS-B transceivers and navigation products has announced plans to debut a new line of small unmanned aircraft systems products that are lighter and better than previous versions. READ MORE

April 27, 2017

ATL airport deploys drones for runway maintenance

The busiest airport in the U.S. has turned to small unmanned aircraft vehicles to enhance and maintain day-to-day operations. Michael Baker International, an engineering and consulting service has deployed a drone to monitor heavy aircraft runways. READ MORE

April 13, 2017

3DR shares progress updates on commercial sUAS work

The issue with 3D Robotics efforts to move from serving the hobbyist market to the commercial enterprise space hasn't been related to its unmanned aircraft system or software performance. The highly publicized drone entity has the stories to prove it READ MORE