NASA completes first phase of tests, readies for next phase

With the final round of flight tests completed on a detect-and-avoid system for large UAS, NASA will fund a second four-year phase of tests set to begin in 2018. The General Atomics Ikhana served as the UAS workhorse for the project.
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Xcel Energy UAS program lead explains expansion efforts

Eileen Lockhart, UAS program lead at Xcel Energy, has helped the major utility provider transform what was once a good idea into a company-wide UAS initiative and soon-to-be operational UAS team.
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Bill gives FAA test sites a three-year extension

The FAA reauthorization bill expected to be voted on by Congress this week or next contains a provision to extend authorization of the agency’s UAS test sites for another three years.
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Boeing opens new unmanned vehicle lab in Missouri

Boeing opened a new research laboratory in St. Charles, Missouri, for collaborative autonomous technology development with academic institutions and research partners, including government agencies and other companies.
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Samsung's new memory card designed for high-res images, drones

Samsung Electronics is now working to serve the drone market. The company has developed a removable memory card for use in high-resolution mobile shooting devices, specifically DSLRs and drones. The memory card has 256GB.
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Geospatial drone service gears up after Part 107 release

After five years of drone mapping consulting and being one of the first survey-focused U.S. Federal Aviation Administration section 333 exemption holders, CompassDrone is gearing up for expansion.
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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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