FAA releases rule for small UAS commercial operations

The FAA's release of a rule to govern commercial operations for UAS weighing less than 55 pounds was greeted with a positive reaction from industry and government.
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Commercial drone developer, service provider earns $16 million

California-based unmanned aircraft system (UAS) developer and service provider Kespry is in full ramp-up mode. The commercial drone system company is expanding after receiving $16 million through a Series B financing round.
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Sentera captures 25 million acres of precision ag images

Minneapolis-based Sentera LLC says it has captured more than 25 million acres of images from UAS since its start in 2014. The company also added new software and hardware to its product line.
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Attorney: FAA’s small UAS rule gives operators more flexibility

UAS attorney James Mackler breaks down the pluses and minuses of the FAA's recently released rule for the commercial use of unmanned aircraft. He believes it means more businesses will be getting into the UAS business.
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Nevada site to test UAS for monitoring radiation levels

The Nevada National Security Site has added two Sandstorm UAS to a research and development program that will test sensors to measure radiation in situations too dangerous for humans.
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RED Consultants opens UAS training academy

A new training academy opening in Silver Springs, Nevada, will assist UAS pilots in obtaining remote pilot certificates needed to operate under the FAA's small UAS rule.
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Industry Events

UAS Summit & Expo

August 22-24, 2016
Alerus Center
Grand Forks, North Dakota

InterDrone

September 7-9, 2016
Paris Hotel - Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada

Drones by Zagora

September 21-22, 2016
Centre des Sciences
Montreal, Quebec

Age of Drones Expo

October 14-15, 2016
Schuppen 52 Expo Center
Hamburg, Germany

3rd Commercial UAV Show

October 19-20, 2016
ExCel
London, United Kingdom

Commercial UAV Expo

October 31-2, 2016
MGM Grand
Las Vegas, Nevada

Arizona UAS Summit & Expo

November 7-9, 2016
We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center
Scottsdale, Arizona

International Drone Expo (IDE)

December 9-10, 2016
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, California





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