The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), a general aviation group that has been around since 1939, is further embracing the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) sector by offering new membership options. According to an article from AOPA’s Jim Moore, aviation [Read More]
Dedrone, a developer of software to detect unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) near critical infrastructure, has secured another investment, which the company will use to increase marketing and sales efforts, as well as global research and development (R&D). Led by Joerg [Read More]
As in years past, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reminding the public that the airspace around NRG Stadium in Houston for this year’s Super Bowl is a strict no-drone zone. According to the agency, temporary flight restrictions will prohibit [Read More]
Golden, Colo.-based Juniper Unmanned Inc., a provider of training and support for commercial drone operators, has partnered with Ascentium Capital LLC and Airsure Ltd. to offer new drone insurance and customized finance packages in the U.S. As a direct lender, Ascentium [Read More]
Police in Pacifica, Calif., recently arrested a man for allegedly flying an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) near the scene of a helicopter rescue and subsequently delaying the operation. On Jan. 27 at approximately 10:15 p.m., first responders from the North [Read More]
Palo Alto, Calif.-based uAvionix Corp. has developed and tested a dime-size automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) receiver for consumer unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Weighing less than 1 gram, the prototype module for drones with transmission power between 0.01 W to 0.25 [Read More]
Oklahoma City-based Vigilant Aerospace has completed beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) flight testing of its new FlightHorizon detect-and-avoid (DAA) system for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The tests took place at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif. The flights tested the [Read More]
Dedrone recently deployed its drone-defense technology at the 47th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. From Jan. 17-20, police in the canton of Graubünden, where the forum was held, used Dedrone’s DroneTracker system to monitor critical [Read More]
It’s probably a no-brainer, but the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reminding the public that Washington, D.C., is a strict no-drone zone for this Friday’s presidential inauguration. The Know Before You Fly campaign says unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operators should [Read More]
Under the terms of the agreement with the agency, Chicago-based aerial photography company SkyPan International will cough up $200,000.
A Seattle Municipal Court jury has convicted an Oak Harbor man of reckless endangerment for losing control of his drone at the Gay Pride Parade in 2015, according to an announcement released by the City of Seattle. On Friday, after [Read More]
In what it calls an “extremely urgent complaint” to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio, has targeted the interference potential of a series of audio/video transmitters used on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and marketed [Read More]
The University of Missouri’s School of Journalism recently passed its first set of guidelines for the use of drones for students and staff. According to the university, the standards promote a “safe, legal and responsible protocol for students, faculty and [Read More]
Following a suspected collision in Mozambique and the subsequent colorful media headlines stating something to the effect of “Drone Hits Plane In Mozambique,” officials reportedly later found no evidence of an unmanned aircraft strike.
Dedrone, developer of the DroneTracker, a platform for the detection of civilian unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), has secured a seven-figure investment from Silicon Valley investors. Investing in the San Francisco-based start-up are Dominic Orr, CEO of Aruba Networks; Selina Lo, [Read More]
Virginia Tech, a longtime unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) researcher and home to one of the federal test sites for the technology, is using dummies to test the potential impact of drone crashes to humans. According to a press release from [Read More]
It’s now 2017. Have we gone beyond the days of avoiding the word “drone” – versus “UAS” or “UAV” – in the commercial and civil industry?
uAvionix Corp. says its Ping200S Mode S transponder with automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) has received approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Weighing just 50 grams, the transponder’s power consumption is low enough to be powered by battery pack for [Read More]