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Betsy Lillian
Betsy Lillian has been the editor of Unmanned Aerial Online since 2014. She also serves as an associate editor of sister publications North American Windpower and Solar Industry magazine. She has been with Zackin Publications since 2012.
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Unmanned Safety Institute Introduces Drone STEM Curriculum

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 30, 2017

The Orlando, Fla.-based Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), a portfolio company of ARGUS International, has launched a new science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curriculum focused on drones. The career and technical education (CTE) workforce development initiative is being launched in [Read More]

3DR Expands Site Scan Drone Solution in AEC Industry

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 30, 2017

Diversified technology company Advanced Solutions Inc. has announced a partnership with commercial drone technology provider 3DR. 3DR is the developer of Site Scan, a drone data platform for construction. It enables consumers to inspect, survey and scan worksites in order [Read More]

Proposed Drone Bill Threatens to Upend Privacy Standards, Stifle UAS Industry

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 29, 2017

The Commercial Drone Alliance argues that the “Drone Aircraft Privacy and Transparency Act” would create an additional layer of regulation that departs significantly from our existing technology-neutral standards.

FAA Unveils Drone Stats, New Rulemaking Committee

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 29, 2017

During his opening remarks at this week’s UAS Symposium in Reston, Va., Michael Huerta, administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), laid out some notable statistics on the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry, as well as announced a new drone [Read More]

‘Drone Territory’ Brings Hobbyist Flying to Canada’s First Nations

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 29, 2017

Drone Territory will soon be launching as a franchise business providing equipment, training, insurance and marketing to Canada’s First Nations to establish recreational drone parks. Drone Territory was created in partnership Klahoose-owned Qathen Xwegus Management Corp. with the support of Indigenext, [Read More]

Remote GeoSystems Offers Google Earth Extension for UAV Footage

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 29, 2017

Fort Collins, Colo.-based Remote GeoSystems Inc., a geospatial software and hardware company, has released its LineVision Google Earth Extension, software for aerial projects – including from drones – requiring georeferenced video playback, analysis, collaboration and reporting. Unlike its stand-alone predecessor, [Read More]

Canadian Trio Developing Vision-Based Navigation for UAVs

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 29, 2017

Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) recently established a partnership with the University of Toronto and Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) to jointly develop a vision-based navigation solution for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) so that they can safely navigate without the [Read More]

HAZON Launches Drone Development Program for Enterprise Clients

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 28, 2017

HAZON Solutions, a Virginia Beach, Va.-based provider of drone inspection services, has launched the HAZON Drone Capability Development (DCD) program, a suite of services designed to support enterprise clients who are establishing an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operation program. The [Read More]

DJI, Loveland Innovations Roll out Drone Solution for Insurance Biz

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 28, 2017

Alpine, Utah-based Loveland Innovations, maker of an autonomous drone inspection solution for the insurance industry, has announced a new partnership with DJI, which will be supplying the Mavic Pro, Phantom 4 Pro, Inspire 2.0 and the Matrice 200 families of [Read More]

Rochester Institute of Technology Hosting Another UAS Workshop

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 28, 2017

A researcher at upstate New York’s Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) has won a grant from the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society to host a workshop on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) at RIT this fall. Emmett Ientilucci was awarded [Read More]