Business Operations – Page 3

Drone Team Grabs $1M Grand Prize in N.Y. Business Competition

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 16, 2017

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D-N.Y., has announced AutoModality, a drone team originally out of California, as the winner of the $1 million grand prize from GENIUS NY, a business competition focused on unmanned systems, cross-connected platforms and other technology-based sectors [Read More]

Drone Operator Association UAVUS Announces Updates

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 06, 2017

The U.S. Association of Unmanned Aerial Videographers (UAVUS) recently announced a new gold member program and new partnerships with BWI Aviation Insurance and TrackBill. The gold member program, which costs $19 annually, offers a UAVUS gold member ID card, a [Read More]

Saturday Night’s Alright for Flying: The Ins and Outs of Drone Ops in the Dark

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on March 01, 2017

Since the FAA’s Part 107 was announced last summer, many companies have been reaping the benefits of their additional drone waivers, especially for operations taking place beyond the daylight hours.

Another Massachusetts Start-Up Makes Mark in Drone Biz

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 01, 2017

Massachusetts start-up Dronegenuity has announced its entry into Babson College’s annual BETA challenge. Dronegenuity, based out of Hudson, Mass., and led by Babson business school alum Dan Edmonson, provides drone services to businesses throughout the U.S. The company believes it is [Read More]

UAS Training Company Emerges Victorious on ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 27, 2017

Another drone start-up has successfully secured a big investment – not to mention, airtime to millions of viewers – via ABC’s “Shark Tank.” On Friday night’s episode, 26-year-old Abby Speicher, founder and CEO of DartDrones, made an impressive pitch to [Read More]

AirMap Announces Big Funding Round Led By Microsoft

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 23, 2017

Santa Monica, Calif.-based AirMap, which offers an airspace management platform for drones, has announced a $26 million Series B funding round led by Microsoft Ventures. Additional participants included Airbus Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Rakuten, Sony and Yuneec, as well as existing investors [Read More]

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Further Embraces UAS Community

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

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]

National Business Aviation Association Adds Unmanned Offering

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) says its online “Small UAS Ground School” has been approved for participation in the National Business Aviation Association’s Professional Development Program (PDP). According to USI, this is the only PDP-approved offering on the topic of [Read More]

UPS Tests out Truck-to-Home Autonomous Drone Delivery

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 21, 2017

In collaboration with Workhorse Group, UPS has successfully tested a drone that launches from the top of a UPS car, autonomously delivers a package to a home and then returns to the vehicle – while the delivery driver continues along [Read More]

Louisiana sUAS Company Gets Extra Oomph from Texas A&M Program

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 17, 2017

Baton Rouge, La.-based LandBros Aerial has received credentialing under Part 107 through the National Unmanned Aircraft Systems Credentialing Program (NUASCP) in Texas. The program was developed by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) and the Lone Star UAS Center [Read More]