Drone News – Page 2

FAA Administrator Huerta to Address This Year’s UAS Symposium

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 22, 2017

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has announced that Michael Huerta, administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), will address the annual FAA UAS Symposium, which is being held March 27-29. The event, taking place at the Hyatt [Read More]

FAA Predicts the Future of Commercial, Hobbyist UAS Industry

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on March 21, 2017

“The commercial drone sector is very dynamic and appears to be at an early stage of growth,” says the federal agency, which has laid out the numbers for both the recreational and commercial UAS sectors.

Drone, Thermal Camera Combo Proves Effective at Florida Brush Fire

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 21, 2017

Florida’s Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue recently deployed a FLIR-equipped unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to help fight a large brush fire in less-than-ideal conditions. According to FLIR Systems Inc., James Ippolito, deputy chief of the department, used a DJI Zenmuse [Read More]

Virginia Firm Rolls out ‘Human-Centered’ UAS Solutions Suite

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 21, 2017

Falls Church, Va.-based Evans Inc., a provider of human-centered consulting solutions, including for aviation and healthcare, has launched a new unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) suite dubbed CAARMA. Evans, with 23 years of aviation experience, says its new suite addresses the [Read More]

Security for Multirobot Systems

Written by Larry Hardesty on March 20, 2017

Cybersecurity work being conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology could have “important implications” for technology such as autonomous cars and unmanned aircraft systems.

With Federal Green Light, ATL Deploys Drone Over Runway

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 20, 2017

Having inked permission from the Federal Aviation Administration, the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), which touts itself as the world’s busiest airport, was recently able to survey a runway by using an unmanned aircraft system (UAS). According to ATL, a subcontractor [Read More]

Leidos Launches UAS Notification Service; BNSF Railway Puts it to Work

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 20, 2017

Leidos, a Reston, Va.-based science and technology solutions and services provider, recently created an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) service that the company says helps safeguard the airspace by sending automatic notifications of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations to relevant groups. [Read More]

uAvionix, Kongsberg Geospatial Join Forces to Boost UAV Situational Awareness

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 20, 2017

In an effort to increase drone safety, Kongsberg Geospatial, an Ottawa, Ontario-based developer of real-time geospatial visualization software, has partnered with uAvionix, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based company that creates lightweight, automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) transponders for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). [Read More]

UAV Helps Sheriff’s Office Recover Loads of Stolen Construction Goods

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 17, 2017

Maryland’s Cecil County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) is crediting its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with leading to the arrest of a man who had stolen nearly $400,00 worth of construction equipment. As described in a Facebook post from the sheriff’s office, [Read More]

UAV Biz Comes to New Jersey Airport’s Industrial Park

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 17, 2017

The Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) has announced that the County of Cape May, N.J., will be leasing an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) incubator space in a new building at the Cape May County Airport Industrial Park. The county [Read More]