Patrick C. Miller

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February 15, 2019

Hydrogen fuel cell-powered drone sets new flight time record

MetaVista Inc., a South Korean company specializing in hydrogen power, flew a quadcopter drone for nearly 11 hours by pairing its technology with an Intelligent Energy fuel cell module. It's believed to be the longest flight time of its kind. READ MORE

February 13, 2019

Whitepaper outlines economic impact of BVLOS drone operations

A recently released whitepaper produced by PrecisionHawk and Skylogic Research highlights the economic impact of commercial BVLOS drone operations on the utility, insurance and oil and gas industries. Cost savings and safety are key factors. READ MORE

February 13, 2019

Drone Graffiti Project launched at Mexico City street art fair

Earlier this month, the Drone Graffiti Project was launched during Mexico City’s Art Week, one of the top street art festivals in Latin America. Innovative technology enabled graffiti artists to reach places never before possible. READ MORE

February 13, 2019

Delair releases new cloud-based aerial intelligence platform

Commercial drone technology developer Delair has released a new cloud-based platform for converting drone images into actionable business insights. It provides optimized analytics for a wide variety of industries. READ MORE

February 04, 2019

Drones track bees to improve pollination and crop production

A collaboration between Bee Innovative, an Australian startup company, and the University of North Dakota's UAS program will use drones to track bees. The technology has been used successfully by Australian farmers to increase crop yields. READ MORE

January 30, 2019

FLIR Systems acquires Aeryon Labs for $200 million

FLIR Systems Inc. has acquired Canadian drone developer Aeryon Labs for $200 million to reinforce its long-term strategy aimed at becoming a provider of complete UAS solutions. FLIR will continue expanding its UAS capabilities into other markets. READ MORE

January 30, 2019

FAA proposes new rules to move UAS industry forward

The FAA has published notices of proposed rulemaking for drone flights over people and nighttime operations without requiring waivers from the agency. The Department of Transportation is also moving ahead to develop UAS traffic management technology. READ MORE

January 29, 2019

General Atomics collaborates with businesses in UK, Belgium

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. is collaborating with businesses in the United Kingdom and Belgium to support its operational and new remotely piloted aircraft systems. The Belgian team includes five businesses while the UK group has 12. READ MORE

January 29, 2019

Amazon testing commercial UAS traffic management system

A team at Amazon Prime Air is working with NASA and Single European Sky ATM Research to develop a traffic management system for small UAS conducting commercial operations in the same airspace. The goal is safe operations for all drones. READ MORE

January 14, 2019

Canada set to launch new drone regulations in June

Canada will implement new drone regulations in June this year for both recreational and commercial UAS pilots. The regulations provide serious penalties for those who break the rules. A small UAS operator said the rules could put him out of business. READ MORE