UAV Safety – Page 9

MITRE Reveals Winners of Counter-UAS Technology Challenge

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 15, 2016

The MITRE Corp., a nonprofit organization that operates research and development centers sponsored by the federal government, has announced the winners of its Countering Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS) Challenge on Sept. 8. Eight finalists competed in one or more of [Read More]

Insurance Company Rolls Out New Drone CGL Coverage

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 14, 2016

General Star Management Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of General Reinsurance Corp., has announced the availability of commercial general liability (CGL) coverage specifically designed to protect manufacturers, distributors and operators of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). In addition, contingent coverage for [Read More]

Commercial Drone Pilot Training Kicking off at Kansas State Polytechnic

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 12, 2016

Kansas State University’s Polytechnic Campus is expanding its unmanned aircraft systems program (UAS) to now include a weeklong course centered on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) new Part 107 regulations. The course, designed to prepare professionals for remote pilot in [Read More]

PrecisionHawk’s LATAS Platform Makes Drone Operators Aware of Surroundings

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 09, 2016

PrecisionHawk Inc. has announced the launch of its low-altitude traffic and airspace safety platform (LATAS), which links drones, 3D ground data and live manned aircraft data from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) into a single system that tells a drone [Read More]

AT&T, Qualcomm to Test sUAS on Commercial 4G LTE Networks

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 06, 2016

Qualcomm Technologies Inc. (QTI) – a subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc. – has announced a partnership with AT&T in which the two will test small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) on commercial 4G LTE networks. The trials will analyze how UAS can [Read More]

New Operations Manual Helps Journalists Get a Leg up on Drones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 02, 2016

To help newsrooms get started on using drones for journalism, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s (UNL) Drone Journalism Lab is releasing an operations manual that covers everything from pre-flight checklists to ethical considerations. According to UNL, the first-of-its-kind, free manual is [Read More]

Calif. Bill Addressing Drones in Emergency Zones Makes its Way to Governor

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 02, 2016

California State Sen. Ted Gaines, R-El Dorado, says his legislation granting civil immunity to emergency responders who damage unmanned aircraft has passed out of both houses and is now headed to Gov. Jerry Brown. According to the senator, S.B.807 would [Read More]

Aviation Maintenance School Rolls out UAS Training in Virginia

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 31, 2016

The Virginia Beach, Va.-based Aviation Institute of Maintenance has rolled out an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) training course at two of its Virginia campuses. The two-day courses, held in Manassas and Chesapeake in September and October, respectively, are designed to [Read More]

United States Aircraft Insurance Group Rolls out UAS Program

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 30, 2016

New York City-based United States Aircraft Insurance Group (USAIG) recently introduced a safety program, Performance Vector Unmanned, which is designed specifically for policyholders who insure unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The program’s predecessor, Performance Vector, was established in 2011 to provide safety-supportive [Read More]

Kansas State Polytechnic, PrecisionHawk Get to Work on EVLOS Drone Ops

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 29, 2016

As the new regulations (Part 107) for commercial operations of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) take effect today, the UAS program on Kansas State University’s Polytechnic Campus is joining a research effort to assist the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with [Read More]