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Robb The Robot Guy Publishes Market Report on FPV Drone Racing

8 hours 18 min ago
Robb the Robot Guy, a research and advisory firm supporting all participants in the robotics industry, has compiled an in depth report on the field of First Person View (FPV) drone racing. Over the last 2 years, Robb has studied the field of FPV drone racing and identified the market scope, trends, drivers, challenges, opportunities, […]

Transportation Safety Board Canada to investigate Québec City incident

October 18, 2017 - 8:34am
skyjetAviation Investigation A17Q0162 On 12 October 2017, a Beech King Air A100 operated by Skyjet M. G. was on an instrument flight rules flight from the Rouyn-Noranda (Quebec) airport (CYUY) to the Jean Lesage International Airport (CYQB) in Québec City, Quebec with 2 crew members and 6 passengers on board. The aircraft was approaching runway […]

TerraLogic Sustainable Solutions and Wohnrade Civil Engineers, Inc. Win Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Award

October 18, 2017 - 8:32am
Boulder, CO – (October 18, 2017) – TerraLogic Sustainable Solutions, an environmental consulting firm specializing in infrastructure and transportation, and Wohnrade Civil Engineers, Inc., a full-service engineering firm leading the way in both the development of precision aerial mapping, and incorporating Unmanned Aerial System data into civil engineering design, announced today that they have been […]

VTOL ​Drone ​Company ​Wingtra ​Announces ​Partnership ​With Photogrammetry ​Giant ​Pix4D

October 18, 2017 - 12:11am
WingtraoneIn a welcome move for professional drone users, VTOL drone company Wingtra announced its official partnership with Pix4D. With WingtraOne, Wingtra’s main product, fast emerging as an industry favorite for aerial data collection, this partnership with Pix4D aims to augment its status with a full end-to-end solution including 2D map and 3D model construction from […]

Strix Imaging successfully maps largest area ever attempted by commercial drone in the U.S.

October 17, 2017 - 9:43pm
In August 2017, northern Nevada-based Strix Imaging used drone technology to map an 18,000-acre mine exploration site, south of Elko, for Contact Gold LLC — about 28 square miles — in the largest commercial drone mapping project ever completed in the United States. Strix provided Contact Gold with topographic products at 6-inch accuracy over the […]

GA-ASI Signs MOU with Huneed Technologies

October 17, 2017 - 9:31pm
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Huneed Technologies Co. Ltd. (Huneed) establishing potential areas of future collaboration. GA-ASI is the leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems. Huneed is a Korean developer and manufacturer of airborne systems, defense communication systems, and commercial IT systems. GA-ASI and Huneed […]

Pacific Drone Challenge™: 4500 Miles Across the Pacific – Non-Stop and Unmanned

October 17, 2017 - 9:23pm
Two competing teams from the United States and Japan will fly their drones across the Pacific Ocean to test the endurance and capability of their vehicles to fly long distances – unmanned. The event, dubbed the “Pacific Drone Challenge” will pit the technology of an American team – Sabrewing Aircraft Company in the Silicon Valley […]

Skyward Approved to Give Commercial Drone Operators Instant Access to Controlled Airspace with LAANC

October 17, 2017 - 3:40pm
Skyward, a Verizon company has been approved to give commercial drone operators instant access to controlled airspace with the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) services from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The program will roll out this fall at Cincinnati International Airport (CVG), Reno (RNO), San Jose (SJC), and Lincoln (LNK) among others. LAANC will enable businesses to access […]

The CUAS Coalition Announces Directors & Research Team

October 17, 2017 - 11:31am
The CUAS Coalition is announcing our Coalition Directors & Research Team who have signed on to solve a very complex problem that affects the future of many people in the United States and abroad. Globally, this is becoming an increasing problem with the advent of cheap equipment and easy to control platforms, drones are allowing […]

Guernsey, Drone destroyed and £1500 fine for operator

October 17, 2017 - 10:25am
GuernseyDane Wicks (27) had a flyaway in Guernsey that left him out of pocket and without a drone. Guernsey is an island in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy, France. Mr Wicks pleaded guilty yesterday to using a surveillance drone within 150 metres of a congested area on 21st May 2017. That congested area was […]

Project Wing delivers real stuff in Australian real locations

October 17, 2017 - 7:01am
wingProject Wing (X’s drone delivery project), are testing their drone delivery technology with households in south-eastern Australia. For the first time anywhere, they have made drone deliveries directly to the yards of testers (deliveries for their last pilot took place in an open field at Virginia Tech). And starting this week, testers will be able […]

DJI Opens Its First Drone Arena In Japan

October 17, 2017 - 7:00am
DJI, the world leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, will open its first Japan DJI Arena in Tokyo, “DJI Arena By JDRONE Tokyo,” on Saturday, October 21. The 5,759-square-foot arena will not only consist of a flying area, but also feature a retail store and offer technical support. The Tokyo DJI Arena will […]

See through the surface of ground, ice or any structure with a drone equipped with Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)

October 17, 2017 - 6:52am
Riga – October 17, 2017 – To bring technically advanced solutions for surveyors, land engineers, researchers, rescue service providers and sappers – SPH Engineering – the developer of leading drone mission planning software UgCS and Radarteam Sweden AB – the manufacturer of Ground Penetrating Radars completed test flights combining Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV, drone) and GPR technologies. […]

DARPA Software Defined Radio (SDR) Hackfest Selects Teams to Explore Cyber-Physical Intersection of SDR and Drone Technology

October 17, 2017 - 6:00am
Yearlong roadshow culminates in finale event where eight teams will convene to explore the emerging confluence of radio and information technology [email protected]   The increased use of wireless and Internet-enabled devices – from computers to home appliances – and the data they generate are creating opportunities and challenges for the defense and commercial sectors. To […]

Flyability announces a new certification and training program

October 17, 2017 - 1:00am
Lausanne, Switzerland, October 17th, 2017 – Flyability Ltd announces a new certification program meant to provide Elios owners with a way to assess the skills of their pilots versus mission requirements, and to give to the multitude of pilots, recognition for their skills at flying Elios. Flying a collision resilient drone such as the Elios, […]

Daedalus Drone Services Awarded Unprecedented Airspace Waiver for Routine Commercial Operations in Boston’s Restricted Airspace

October 16, 2017 - 11:41pm
Boston, Massachusetts – After months of review, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently awarded Daedalus Drone Services with unprecedented approval to fly in and around Boston. With the waiver, Daedalus Drone Services now offers on-demand commercial drone services throughout the greater Boston area. Without this first of its kind waiver, it can take more than […]

Altitude Angel – Communication and Marketing Manager

October 16, 2017 - 10:29pm
altitudeAltitude Angel is excited to announce the creation of a new role within our Corporate Strategy team, leading our communications and marketing strategy. Widely regarded as a technical leader in the emerging field of Drone Traffic Management (UTM), Altitude Angel develops cloud-scale systems to facilitate the safe integration of unmanned vehicles into national airspace worldwide. […]

MQ-9 UAS Used to Support Fire Fighting Efforts in Northern California

October 16, 2017 - 2:05pm
The California Air National Guard’s 163d Attack Wing operating out of March Air Reserve Base is using MQ-9 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), with full-motion video (optical and infra-red) and ground imaging Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) capability, in support of CAL FIRE’s firefighting efforts in Northern California. SAR is able to see clearly though both clouds […]

Statement by Minister of Transport about a drone incident with a passenger aircraft in Quebec City

October 15, 2017 - 10:29pm
The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today made the following statement about a drone incident in Quebec City: “On October 12, 2017, a Skyjet flight was struck by a drone while inbound to Jean Lesage International Airport in Québec City. This is the first time a drone has hit a commercial aircraft in Canada […]

Drones and Federal Preemption – RCAPA writes to the President

October 13, 2017 - 11:18am
Friday, October 13, 2017 RE: Drones and Federal Preemption President Donald J. Trump 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington, DC 20006 Dear President Trump, I am writing you today to appeal not only to the President of our great country but also as a businessperson that has personal experience with the Federal Aviation Administration. The notion that […]