The Nordex Group, a German wind turbine manufacturer, has formed a partnership with Lufthansa Aerial Services (LAS) for unmanned aircraft system (UAS)-supported inspections of wind turbines. According to Nordex, an important part of the technology is being able to conduct [Read More]


Working with Danvers, Mass.-based drone company CyPhy Works, UPS has begun testing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for package deliveries. UPS says its goal is to use the technology to make commercial deliveries to remote or difficult-to-access locations. Testing began yesterday: [Read More]

Commercial drone solutions provider Airware has bought Redbird, a Paris-based company that develops solutions to collect, process and deliver drone data for construction sites, quarries, mines and landfills. Founded in 2011, San Francisco-headquartered Airware offers enterprise drone solutions built on [Read More]

The City of Claremont, N.H., is looking to implement a policy that would keep consumer unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from flying over cemeteries. According to coverage from the Eagle Times, the Claremont City Council will vote on Oct. 12 to [Read More]

PCI Geomatics, an Ontario-based developer of remote sensing and photogrammetric software and systems, has entered into a long-term partnership with PrecisionHawk to deliver improved data analytics to its customers. PrecisionHawk, based in both Ontario and North Carolina, is a terrestrial [Read More]

The inaugural meeting of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) newly established Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) took place on Friday, Sept. 16, in Washington, D.C. According to a summary from the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA) – which was charged [Read More]

Next Tuesday, the U.S. House’s Small Business Committee is holding a hearing entitled “Opportunity Rising: the FAA’s New Regulatory Framework for Commercial Drone Operations.” Taking place at 11:00 a.m. at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C., the hearing [Read More]

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