Austrian company develops parachute rescue system for DJI drone


Austrian company Drone Rescue Systems has developed an emergency parachute system for the widely used DJI M600 drone. The lightweight system is designed to deploy a parachute in the event of a drone malfunction or total failure.
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Intel's UAS technology inspects Minnesota, Kentucky bridges


Intel collaborated with transportation departments in Minnesota and Kentucky to demonstrate how its UAS technology can make bridge inspections safer and more efficient, as well as improve the reliability of data collection.
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Utility successfully conducts 60-mile BVLOS inspection flight


A 60-mile BVLOS transmission line inspection test flight was successfully conducted last month by Ameren Corp., a utility with customers in Missouri and Illinois. Black & Veatch and Collins Aerospace collaborated with Ameren on the project.
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Kansas State Polytechnic offers scholarships to first responders


The Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is offering $500 scholarships to first responders interested in attending its 2019 small UAS commercial pilot training course. The course includes three days of training and the FAA exam.
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AeroVironment aids National Park Service wildfire recovery effort


AeroVironment Inc. is working with the National Park Service on a comprehensive drone-based aerial imaging and environmental impact study to assess fire damage in key areas of the Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area.
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FAA campaign reminds new drone owners to fly safely


To help those who purchase or receive new drones during the holiday season, the FAA has created "Buzzy the Drone." The agency's animated character uses social media to give new drone pilots hints and tips on safe and responsible flying.
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