Emily Aasand

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July 29, 2015

Small Business Committee hears from UAS entrepreneurs

Small Business committee members heard from various industry personnel who presented to help the committee examine the innovative use of the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) by small businesses. READ MORE

July 29, 2015

Dual-engine remotely piloted aircraft takes initial flight

Singular Aircraft’s Flyox I completed its first maiden flight in Hofn, Iceland this month. Flyox I is equipped with a twin engine and has capabilities to land and take off on unpaved runways or on water, ice and on snow. READ MORE

July 22, 2015

Farm Bureau, drone service unveil ROI calculator for precision ag

The American Farm Bureau Federation, Informa Economics and Measure, a drone as a service company, have released a study that identifies and quantifies the benefits of drone technology in precision agriculture. READ MORE

July 21, 2015

Software Co.’s augmented reality app overlays info on UAV flights

The new software allows sUAS operators to view augmented reality overlays, such as way points and geographic points of interest during a flight. The AR overlays also include parcel numbers and airspace boundaries. READ MORE

July 21, 2015

Forensic engineers receive FAA exemption

RTI Group LLC, a forensic engineering firm, has joined the list of businesses who have received a U.S. Federal Aviation Administration Section 333 exemption to use unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for forensic investigations. READ MORE

July 20, 2015

First UAS delivery drops medicine in Virginia

In a first-of-its-kind operation, industry and government partners joined to use UAS to deliver medical supplies to a health clinic in Wise, Virginia. The Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership, led by Virginia Tech, oversaw the research flights. READ MORE

July 16, 2015

HySight Tech turns police work into UAV business

HySight Technologies was conceptualized at the end of 2014 when police officers Ryan Anschutz and John Bartoloucci saw how beneficial unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV) technology could be for the public safety sector. READ MORE

July 16, 2015

Workhorse Group creates UAV-equipped delivery truck system

Workhorse Group Inc. has filed a Section 333 exemption with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to deliver packages using its wireless recharging HorseFly octocopter unmanned aircraft vehicle that will fly to and from the truck. READ MORE

July 09, 2015

Drone Analyst provides comprehensive look at UAS industry

Drone Analyst, a research and consulting firm, released a report that outlines research innovations, business applications, key ecosystem companies and UAS market forecasts. READ MORE

July 08, 2015

Sky-Future certifies first round of US remote pilots

Sky-Futures has approved three new remote pilots, including the first two Sky-Future U.S. remote pilots. The two new U.S. members will join Jay Forte, vice president of operations, in Houston, Texas, to form the core of the U.S. business. READ MORE