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How the New FAA Reauthorization Bill Facilitates UAS Integration into U.S. Airspace
dronelife | 05/21/2024
Bill paves the way for integrating UAS into U.S. airspace system
The Future of Data and Drones: AI and Big Data are useless unless you have the Key Metric for your drone program or drone business
Commercial UAV News | 05/17/2024
The key metric for your internal drone program or your drone business is the Cost Per (Flight) Minute or CPM.
Powering Solutions for Your Drone in 2024: New Fuels
Commercial UAS News | 05/13/2024
The focus is on new fuels, such as hydrogen fuel cells and solar panels, and how their use can improve the future of the drone industry.
Michigan Supreme Court Allows Drone Surveillance Evidence in Civil Case
dronelife | 05/08/2024
the Michigan Supreme Court had ruled that drone footage of a couple's private property should not be excluded as evidence in a civil action against them.
How Drones Are Making Construction Projects Safer
Commercial UAV News | 05/06/2024
Here's a look at a few ways the construction industry is turning to drones to enhance overall safety
Powering Solutions for Your Drone in 2024: Electric Options
Commercial UAS News | 05/06/2024
In this new three-part series, we will explore some of the companies that are actively contributing to improving drone flight times through electric, hybrid, and alternative fuel powering solutions.
Leveling the Playing Field, Drone Data and More - Five Takeaways from AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2024
Commercial UAV News | 05/03/2024
The drone industry is defined by people who are committed to the technology and unlocking the value it can create for individuals and society as a whole,
Navigating New Horizons: NASA’s Research on Autonomy and Human Factors in Aviation
dronelife | 05/02/2024
Exploring the Future of Human-Aircraft Interaction with NASA Researcher Andy Lacher at AUVSI Xponential 2024
Harnessing Weather for Safer Skies: A Deep Dive with NASA’s Nancy Mendonca on Advanced Drone Flight Safety
dronelife | 04/26/2024
As the aviation industry expands into increasingly automated technologies, the need for precise weather data becomes undeniably crucial, particularly for drone operations.
DJI Publishes Security White Paper
dronelife | 04/22/2024
Company Provides Details of DJI's Security Enhancements and Certifications in Response to Global Data Safety Concern
How Are Unmanned Traffic Management Systems Being Implemented Around the World?
dronelife | 04/17/2024
UTM is not a single system: it's a complex structure of regulations, technologies, and relationships working together to provide new levels of airspace awareness to all participants.
FAA Over People – FAA approves AVSS’s Means of Compliance
sUAS News | 04/05/2024
The FAA has approved the AVSS Means of Compliance (MOC) for Category 2 and Category 3 flight over people operations.
FAA Annual Drone Safety Day is Saturday, April 27, 2024
FAA | 04/01/2024
Drone Safety Day (DSD) is an annual campaign designed to educate  drone users of the importance of flying safely, inspiring fun drone activities and connecting a community of enthusiast.
Drone in a Box Solutions for Industrial Inspections: What are the Options?
cUAS News | 04/01/2024
With the arrival of Drone in a Box (DiaB) solutions, routine inspections have become faster, more accurate, and cost-effective.
How Do You Evaluate Your Real Risk from Rogue Drones? DL Exclusive from Drone Detection Experts AeroDefense
dronelife | 03/28/2024
Companies and agencies from all sectors are evaluating their risk: and deciding on the appropriate response.  Current regulations around the authorized use of counter drone technology may additionally complicate the situation.
Vertiports: electrical and digital infrastructure
Airports International | 03/21/2024
Unless vertiports have the necessary electrical and digital infrastructure, they are unlikely to fulfil the promise of the new urban air mobility (UAM) revolution.
Electric Aircrafts Will Need Powerful Ports
NREL | 03/17/2024
An NREL Study Shows That Grid Upgrades Are Needed for eVTOL Charging, But On-Site Generation and Storage Can Help
U.S. Congress Set to Mandate FAA Establish UAV BVLOS Final Rule
Commercial UAS News | 03/13/2024
Both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate versions of FAA reauthorization bills direct the agency to develop a UAV BLVOS notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) within 4-6 months of the legislation's passage, setting a path to adoption of a final rule within two years.
Drone Innovation Skyrockets with Open Source Software: A Report from Dronecode Foundation
dronelife | 03/11/2024
Through its commitment to open-source software, the foundation is driving advancements in aerial robotics, a term that has become synonymous with drones, reflecting their growing capabilities and the blending of robotics communities.
Applications for the Inaugural Oregon UAS Accelerator Cohort are Open
sUAS News | 03/02/2024
The Oregon UAS Accelerator is thrilled to announce the opening of applications for its inaugural cohort, commencing June 3rd and concluding on September 10th with the Pendleton Investor Roundup. Participants can extend their stay at the Pendleton UAS Test Range until the end of 2024 to continue testing their innovation.
Preparing for eVTOL takeoff
Vertical | 02/17/2024
How legacy airports are getting ready for the arrival of air taxis.
FAA Aviation Rulemaking Committee Issues Final Recommendations for UAS Detection and Mitigation
dronelife | 02/08/2024
The FAA recently received the final recommendations from the UAS Detection and Mitigation Systems Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC). This milestone follows the directive outlined in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 to address the safe integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the National Air Space (NAS).
Drone Industry Visionaries Interview: Exploring the importance of transparency and situational awareness for public safety agencies with Vern Sallee
Commercial UAV News | 02/06/2024
While we've explored what it means to build a drone program, success with doing so always depends on the approach and industry. Those distinctions are especially evident in the public safety sector, where success isn't just about a given task or project, but also about policy, process and the general public.
FAA designates Las Vegas Area a ‘No Drone Zone’ for Super Bowl LVIII
FAA | 02/02/2024
llegiant Stadium in Las Vegas is a 'No Drone Zone' for Super Bowl LVIII. Drones also are prohibited around several additional locations during the days leading up to the event. Drones will be restricted during the following times and days:
Expanding Horizons: Choctaw Nation’s BEYOND Program Receives Expanded BVLOS Authorization
dronelife | 01/18/2024
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma BEYOND program recently announced that it had received an expanded beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) use authorization from the FAA, expanding the original waiver to include an approximately 43-mile long area encompassing CNO medical clinics, the Emerging Aviation Technology Center test site, and various other facilities. This waiver is the largest of its kind in the United States, covering a total area of over 377 sq. miles, and was originally approved in January of last year.
Revolutionizing Agriculture: How Advanced Drones are Cultivating Sustainable Farming Practices
dronelife | 01/17/2024
Over the past several years, drones have played an increasingly important role in ensuring that farmers can maintain high crop yields in an environmentally sustainable manner, the CEO of agricultural drone company Hylio said in an interview.
Drones in Disaster Response: Harnessing the Potential of Unmanned Aerial Systems
dronelife | 01/16/2024
The Role of Drone Technology in Crisis Management and its Impact on Communities
FAA’s proposed MOSAIC rule for Light Sport Aircraft could slash electric aircraft development costs
Aviation Today | 12/05/2023
A proposed rule modification from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) could benefit electric aircraft developers as it would allow new types of aircraft to fly without costing hundreds of millions of dollars for certification.
PG&E Revolutionizing Utility Operations Through Cutting-Edge Drone Technology: Beyond Inspections
dronelife | 12/05/2023
PG&E Explores Cutting-Edge Drone Technology to Elevate Utility Operations
Silent lightning: US develops EW drone swarms
Asia Times | 09/19/2023
US aims to achieve affordable and expandable potential in a great power conflict
Seven Reasons Why Drone Pilots Fail in Business
sUAS News | 09/14/2023
The world of commercial drone operations is an exhilarating one, filled with opportunities to capture stunning aerial imagery, conduct inspections, and provide valuable services to various industries. However, despite the exciting potential, many drone pilots struggle to thrive in this business.
In this article, we will explore the seven common reasons why drone pilots fail in business and provide practical strategies to help them overcome these challenges. Whether you're a seasoned drone operator or just starting, these insights can guide you towards a prosperous future in the drone industry.
Air Force bullish on drone future: ‘We’re gonna need them around just about everywhere’
Breaking Defense | 09/12/2023
Drones dominated the discussion during the first day of the Air and Space Force Association's Air, Space and Cyber conference, where officials were eager to talk up all the ways the new technology could change the nature
Two Innovative Canadian Drone Companies Join Forces to Fight Kelowna Wildfires
dronelife | 08/30/2023
As wildfires raged in Canada, two innovative Canadian drone companies joined forces to provide responders with critical aerial data.
Choctaw Nation Utilizes Botlink’s XRD2 for BVLOS Drone Ops Over Cell Network
sUAS News | 08/18/2023
Choctaw utilized the XRD2 as the cellular component for FAA sanctioned, BVLOS operations
From Ground to Sky: The Integration of Unmanned Traffic Management into Smart City Infrastructure
Fagen Wasanni Technologies | 07/29/2023
The integration of Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) into smart city infrastructure is a revolutionary development that is set to redefine urban mobility from the ground to the sky.
Q&A with Daniel Sloat, JD/MBA
The University of Oklahoma | 06/29/2023
Dan Sloat embodies the essence of a modern-day Renaissance Man. From a young age, an entrepreneurial spirit has been an intrinsic part of his character. As a prior United States Air Force Captain, drone pilot, novice sommelier, stand-up comedian, English teacher, filmmaker, oil painter, horse wrangler, day sailor and humanitarian, Sloat embraces new challenges and champions multi-disciplinary innovations. 
Expanding Corridors, New Waivers: Is BVLOS Within Sight?
inside unmanned systems | 05/01/2023
It's been over a year since the Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Aviation Rulemaking Committee published its report and recommendations, which ran to nearly 400 pages.
Although the FAA has remained relatively silent on its stance regarding those recommendations, it has increasingly leveraged its various authorities to allow complex BVLOS operations across a range of use cases. Additionally, key players within the private sector continue to collaborate on the required physical and digital infrastructure needed for persistent BVLOS across the country.
The future of drone and robot delivery: Opportunities and challenges
Logistic | 04/22/2023
Last-mile delivery is undergoing perhaps the biggest transformation in its history, especially with robots and drones emerging as potential game-changers in the rapidly evolving segment.
MatrixSpace Radar: Cell-Phone Sized, High Performance, AI Sensor
dronelife | 04/18/2023
As MatrixSpace has developed a name in the industry, their engineers have developed a ground-breaking product.  Today, they've launched a radar  – small, lightweight, and incredibly powerful.  The ability to detect the size, precise location, and the movement of objects could be a game changer for advanced drone operations and airspace awareness systems.
Sharing Airspace Between Future Air Taxis & Current Airliners: The Challenges & Solutions
Simple Flying | 04/11/2023
An Unmanned Traffic Management system will facilitate the safe integration of existing commuter aircraft and future air taxis and delivery drones.
Swiss-Based WindShape Establishes Tulsa, Oklahoma, Drone Testing-Validation Center
Area Development | 04/10/2023
WindShape, a Swiss-based company operating in the drone industry, will open an indoor drone testing and validation operation at the Skyway36 Droneport and Technology Innovation Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Could Drones Come Jump Start Your Car When You’re Stranded? Ford’s New Patent
dronelife | 03/29/2023
A patent originally filed on April 12th, 2017 by Ford Motor Company for multiple drones which could be used to jump start future Ford vehicles has been published and assigned serial number 11614063, as reported by Ford Authority.
Enabling the Future of Advanced Air Mobility and Drone Operations in the U.S.
Aviation Today | 03/27/2023
A U.S. House hearing held last week on the topic of advanced air mobility featured a discussion of the future of unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, in the United States. It also served as a legislative hearing for The National Drone and Advanced Air Mobility Act. This is a bill that would enable a coordinated Federal initiative to accelerate civilian UAS operations. The act would also support research and development related to advanced air mobility (AAM).
Making Sense in Low Altitude
AFCEA | 03/01/2023
Companies offer emerging technology solutions for the urban air mobility market.
How Fast is the Open Source Drone Ecosystem Growing? Dronecode Publishes Year in Review
dronelife | 03/01/2023
As the drone industry grows and new manufacturers enter the market, is the use of open source drone platforms growing?  The Dronecode Foundation, the organizing force behind the PX4 open source drone ecosystem, has published their Year in Review report for 2022: and the metrics tell an interesting story.
NASA Leveraging TerraPoiNT for BVLOS UAM Testing In GPS-Denied Environments
inside unmanned systems | 02/21/2023
NASA's Ames Research Center will leverage NextNav's TerraPoiNT commercial grade network to capture inflight data on drone navigation, detection and collision avoidance as part of BVLOS testing for its urban air mobility (UAM) program.
Confronting Drone Threats: Why New Technology Requires Action
Newsweek | 01/31/2023
If the FBI thinks drones are a threat, why doesn't congress?
Choctaw Nation Beyond Program obtains FAA approval for Beyond Visual Line of Sight operations with uAvionix Installation
sUAS News | 01/25/2023
uAvionix today announced that the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO) Beyond Program received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations using uAvionix SkyLine™ Managed C2 and Detect & Avoid sensors on the Emerging Aviation Technology Center UAS Test Range. This marks the second BVLOS waiver by the FAA for the combination of uAvionix SkyLine software and SkyLink™ hardware in as many months and allows drone pilots operating at the CNO range to leverage only an Electronic Observer while meeting requirements to remain well-clear of crewed aircraft while the uncrewed aircraft is beyond the pilot's visual range of sight.
Future air mobility: Major developments in 2022 and significant milestones ahead
McKinsey & Company | 01/19/2023
The future air mobility industry made steady progress in 2022, but stakeholders must maintain the momentum to help the industry gain scale and meet certification timelines.
Berry Aviation, Inc. New Hire Announcement - Vice President of Unmanned Aerial Systems Division
Cision | 01/12/2023
Berry Aviation, Inc. is pleased to announce the expansion of their executive leadership team by welcoming Tom Ballenger as Vice President of its Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) group.

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