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FAA Changes Tone in Latest ‘Drone Sightings’ Report

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 24, 2017

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released its latest report on “potential encounters” with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) as reported by pilots, air traffic controllers, law enforcement and citizens. The latest data, which covers February through September 2016, reports 1,274 [Read More]

Seattle Court Orders Jail Time for ‘Reckless Endangerment’ Drone Incident

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 24, 2017

Judge Willie Gregory of the Seattle Municipal Court has sentenced the owner of an aerial photography company to 30 days in jail for “reckless endangerment” stemming from a 2015 drone accident. According to the Seattle Municipal Court, Paul M. Skinner [Read More]

senseFly Brings AirMap’s Airspace Management Services to its Drones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 24, 2017

senseFly, a Parrot company, is now delivering AirMap’s airspace management services in its eBee fixed-wing drones and albris quadcopter. AirMap’s airspace platform services will be directly integrated into senseFly’s eMotion flight and data management software. AirMap’s situational awareness data includes [Read More]

Canadians Fly Multi-Rotor Drone Beyond Line of Sight

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 24, 2017

Unmanned Systems Canada has announced what it says is the country’s first federally approved unmanned aircraft system (UAS) flight taking place beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS). Flying at the Foremost UAS Range in Alberta, Ventus Geospatial – based [Read More]

Nevada Carries out 39-Mile UAV Delivery Test Beyond Line of Sight

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 24, 2017

Using a Drone America unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), a Nevada-based consortium has completed a long-distance UAV package delivery whose operation took place beyond the line of sight (BLOS) of the operator. In an urban environment near Walker Lake in western [Read More]

PrecisionHawk Drone Platform Incorporates Sierra Wireless LTE Connectivity

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 23, 2017

Sierra Wireless, a provider of device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), has been selected by PrecisionHawk to provide technology for the drone company’s low-altitude traffic and airspace safety (LATAS) platform. Specifically, Sierra Wireless will be supplying its AirPrime [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]

UAV Helps Search-and-Rescue Crew with Successful Mission

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has been credited with helping to locate five missing persons at a ski resort in British Columbia. According to a report from CTVNews, Kamloops Search and Rescue (KSAR) – a volunteer rescue group based in [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]

Golden State Met With Yet Another Proposed Drone Law

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson has rolled out another bill that continues the age-old confusion surrounding federal preemption for UAS regulations.