Operations

February 12, 2020

Reality show to highlight role of drones in difficult survey ops

BY MicroDrone "Down to Earth," a new reality series, reveals the challenges and hazards that professional surveyors face while out in the field. The series, sponsored by MicroDrones, shows how challenging survey operations can be overcome by drones. READ MORE

February 12, 2020

Chinese ag-drone spayer maker helping with coronavirus

BY Luke GeiverAn agricultural-focused drone platform and systems developer from China has shifted its focus to helping stop the spread of Covid19, the novel coronavirus that has caused a global health emergency. READ MORE

February 12, 2020

SkyGrid now gives drone pilots hyper local weather

BY SkyGrid SkyGrid, a Boeing, SparkCognition company, has announced it is integrating multiple data layers, including hyper-local weather data, into its aerial operating system to enable safer drone operations. READ MORE

February 12, 2020

Drone delivery firm Flirtey gains crucial safety patent

BY Luke GeiverLess than a month after releasing a new video detailing a Flirtey drone delivery operation, the innovative unmanned aircraft systems company has announced the receipt of a crucial new patent. READ MORE

February 12, 2020

New payload will make stratosphere drone flights possible

BY Loon Alphabet's Loon LLC and HAPSMobile Inc. have announced the development of a communications payload for HAWK30, a solar-powered unmanned aircraft system designed to fly in the stratosphere. READ MORE

February 05, 2020

Xcel Energy, eSmart, drone maker partner on AI-powered system

BY eSmart Systems ESmart Systems, Xcel Energy and EDM International have announced the first phase of a strategic initiative to deploy AI-based collaborative intelligence for 3,300 miles of Xcel's transmission lines. READ MORE

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