UAV Safety

Insurer Launches UAS Services for Enhanced Risk Management

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 21, 2017

Allied World North America, part of Allied World Assurance Co. Holdings AG, is expanding its risk management offerings to policyholders to include access to discounted unmanned aircraft system (UAS) services through drone services provider DataWing Global. Allied World is a global [Read More]

Sense-and-Avoid UAS Tests Bring Together Feds, Industry and Academia

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 31, 2017

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Northrop Grumman, and Aviation Communication & Surveillance Systems (ACSS) have announced a series of successful flight tests of a sense-and-avoid avionics system designed for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The flight tests, led by Northrop Grumman, [Read More]

New Partnership Mates Autonomous Drone Inspections, On-Demand Insurance

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 30, 2017

Loveland Innovations, the maker of IMGING, an autonomous drone inspection solution built specifically for property insurance, has partnered with Verifly, a provider of on-demand insurance policies for drone operators. According to the companies, the new partnership will make it easier [Read More]

DJI Comes up with a New Way to Identify Drone Owners

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 27, 2017

The electronic system would be similar to that of automotive license plates, says DJI, which explains that the proposal balances the privacy of drone operators with the concerns of authorities.

Sky-Futures and Bristow Prove Interoperability of Helicopter and UAS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 27, 2017

Drone inspections company Sky-Futures and Bristow Group, a provider of industrial aviation services, recently went to Galliano, La., to conduct an interoperability test between a helicopter and an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) – representing a milestone in the companies’ joint [Read More]

Utah Gov. Signs Drone Livestock Harassment Bill into Law

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 24, 2017

Gov. Gary R. Herbert, R-Utah, has signed into law H.B.217, a bill that keeps unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operators from “harassing” livestock. Rolled out earlier this year by chief sponsor Rep. Scott Chew, R-District 55, and floor sponsor Sen. Don [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]

AirMap Forms New Partnership to Accelerate Japan’s Drone Industry

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 15, 2017

A new joint venture has been launched between Santa Monica, Calif.-based AirMap, which provides an airspace management platform for drones, and Rakuten Inc., a Tokyo-headquartered Internet services company. The joint venture will provide unmanned traffic management (UTM) solutions to drone [Read More]

Shooting Down UAS Would be A-OK Under Proposed Oklahoma Law

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on March 13, 2017

Citing privacy issues, State Sen. Ralph Shortey, R-Okla., has proposed a bill that would give immunity to those who “voluntarily damage or destroy” a drone under certain circumstances.