UAV Safety – Page 6

Aerotenna Grabs Top Spot in UTM Drone Sense-and-Avoid Competition

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 11, 2016

Aerotenna, a provider of radar sensing and system-on-chip (SoC) flight control technologies for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), has won first prize at the Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) Preliminary Drone Sense & Avoid technology competition, part of the UTM Convention 2016. [Read More]

Fruity Chutes Rolls out New Mechanism for UAV Parachute Deployment

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 10, 2016

Fruity Chutes has announced the availability of the new Hawk CO2 release valve, used for the company’s parachute deployment system for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The valve can be integrated with the company’s Peregrine UAV Ballistic Parachute Launcher. “We have [Read More]

Echodyne’s UAV Detect-and-Avoid Radar Test Goes off Without a Hitch

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 10, 2016

Echodyne Corp. has completed what it says is the first-ever successful test of airborne detect-and-avoid (DAA) radar on a small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Over a period of several days, the drone, equipped with Echodyne’s radar, flew multiple missions below [Read More]

AirMap, Kongsberg Provide Real-Time Airspace Awareness for UAS Pilots

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 10, 2016

Kongsberg Geospatial, an Ottawa, Ontario-based developer of real-time, mission-critical, geospatial visualisation software, and AirMap, an airspace management platform for drones, recently announced a new collaboration: AirMap’s real-time airspace services will be delivered to users of the Kongsberg Geospatial IRIS unmanned [Read More]

GoPro’s Karma Drone Takes a Hit: All Units Recalled

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 09, 2016

Uh-oh: GoPro is recalling approximately 2,500 Karma drones, which, in a very small number of cases, lost power during flight, the company says. GoPro’s new Karma quadcopter made its official debut in the consumer unmanned aircraft systems world back in [Read More]

Drone Insurance Comes to Professional Photographers of America

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 08, 2016

Professional Photographers of America (PPA) has partnered with its insurance provider, Lockton Affinity, to offer a new drone insurance package for its members. The new package comes in two forms: liability and equipment coverage. The drone photography liability insurance is [Read More]

Safety Audit a Success for North Dakota UAS Company

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 07, 2016

Grand Forks, N.D.-based SkySkopes says it has earned a passing grade on a safety audit conducted by the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence and Innovation and Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service. SkySkopes says the National Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems [Read More]

Wyvern, Ascend Form Partnership for Pay-as-You-Fly UAS Insurance

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 03, 2016

Wyvern and Ascend have linked up to offer pay-as-you-fly insurance coverage for unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operators. Building on its 25 years of experience in delivering risk management to the aviation community through its flagship Wingman Program, Pennsylvania-based Wyvern has [Read More]

Birmingham Company Now Offering UAS Training Program

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 28, 2016

Birmingham, Ala.-based Viper Drones, a company specializing in the integration of thermal imaging systems on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), is expanding its offerings to include a comprehensive UAS training program. From those with no prior aeronautical knowledge to students already [Read More]

Texas Group Hit With Cease and Desist Letter for Drone Ops

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 27, 2016

A district in Natalia, Texas, is ordering Save Medina Lake to stop unmanned aircraft flights over a local dam, as well as destroy photos taken of the landmark.