Operations

January 16, 2020

Idaho researchers work to show promise of drones and fruit trees

BY Luke GeiverA team of researchers from the University of Idaho has created a list denoting the most promising ways drones can be used at tree nurseries. The list, along with other outreach is part of their work to educate growers on the promise of drones. READ MORE

January 14, 2020

EVTOL drone developer launches BlackFly with new CEO

BY OPENER OPENER, a developer of aerial vehicles for consumer travel, has announced the appointment of Ben Diachun as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). OPENER is producing BlackFly, an electric vertical take off and landing vehicle. READ MORE

January 02, 2020

US DOT sets path for drone remote ID systems

BY U.S. Federal Aviation Administration These efforts lay the foundation for more complex operations, such as those beyond visual line of sight at low altitudes, as the FAA and the drone industry move toward a traffic management ecosystem for UAS flights. READ MORE

January 02, 2020

NASA, South Dakota State students work on human-carrying drone

BY South Dakota State University Engineering students at South Dakota State University are designing a drone large enough to carry a human for their capstone senior design project through a nearly $80,000 grant from NASA. READ MORE

January 02, 2020

States now forming agreements with UAS service firms

BY Luke GeiverAn Alabama-based unmanned aircraft systems company has agreed to work with the state of Connecticut. Avion Unmanned out of Huntsville, Alabama, signed a participating addendum with Connecticut. DroneUp, from Virginia, is now working with New Mexico. READ MORE

January 02, 2020

New hydrogen gas, tank supply service formed by drone firm

BY ReadyH2 ReadyH2, a newly formed subsidiary of Fortress Solutions and Fortress UAV, has announced a new compressed hydrogen gas distribution service that will enable hydrogen-powered drone flights. READ MORE

December 18, 2019

Sentera, Anheuser Busch partner for use of drones, ag data

BY Luke GeiverAnheuser Busch InBev is turning to drones to ensure the stability of its barley acres. Through a long-term partnership with Minneapolis-based Sentera, AB InBev will utilize the expertise of Sentera to capture drone data for barley growers. READ MORE

December 18, 2019

American Aerospace acquires long-range drone maker

BY Luke GeiverLong-endurance unmanned aircraft systems service provider American Aerospace Technologies Inc. is adding to its aircraft fleet. Through a financing deal with Riva Ridge Capital Management, the New York company is adding a BVLOS platform. READ MORE

December 18, 2019

UAV Turbines expands engine design into electric drones

BY UAV Turbines UAV Turbines Inc., a pioneer of microturbine technology, has successfully demonstrated its Monarch Hybrid Range Extender (HREX), a microturbine powered generator technology that extends the range of a drone, into electric platforms. READ MORE