Archive for bvlos

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 Team Goes Beyond Line of Sight with Cloud-Seeding Drone

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 17, 2017

Nevada’s unmanned cloud-seeding research team has realized another fundamental capability in its effort toward enhancing snowfall in mountainous regions of the West. On Feb. 15, the team completed a one-hour drone flight that took place beyond the visual line of [Read More]

FAA, Xcel Energy Partner to Advance UAS for Utility Inspections

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 16, 2017

In an effort to research the safe operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for inspecting critical infrastructure, Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy is partnering with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The agreement involves using UAS to inspect more than 20,000 miles of [Read More]

senseFly Nabs ‘Anytime BVLOS’ Drone Approval in Home Country

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 09, 2017

senseFly has received Switzerland’s very first approval for “anytime beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS)” drone operations. According to the Swiss drone company, the country’s Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) granted senseFly permission to fly any of its eBee-branded [Read More]

Detect-and-Avoid UAS System Successfully Trialed Beyond Line of Sight

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 27, 2017

Oklahoma City-based Vigilant Aerospace has completed beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) flight testing of its new FlightHorizon detect-and-avoid (DAA) system for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The tests took place at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif. The flights tested the [Read More]

‘Wi-Fi in the Sky’ Under Development for Enterprise Drone Fleets

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 17, 2016

Ubiqomm has unveiled a high-speed data connectivity solution designed especially for enterprise unmanned aircraft system (UAS) fleets. Ubiqomm’s wireless solution encompasses a network of base stations on the ground and communications devices mounted on drones. Each base station is capable [Read More]

Xcel Energy Kicks off Drone Survey Beyond the Visual Line of Sight

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 03, 2016

Xcel Energy, an electricity and natural gas company with regulated operations in eight western and midwestern states, is partnering with Environmental Consultants Inc. and FLōT Systems to fly an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) [Read More]

Insitu, BNSF Railway Conduct Commercial BVLOS Drone Flights

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 28, 2015

In partnership with BNSF Railway and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Insitu says it has completed the first FAA-approved, commercial, beyond visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) operation with an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) in the contiguous 48 states. The Oct. 25 event near [Read More]

Delair-Tech Adds 3G Connectivity for BVLOS Drone Operations

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 16, 2015

France-based unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) company Delair-Tech has signed a partnership with Telefonica Business Solutions, a provider of integrated communication solutions, to connect the DT18 and DT26X drones to a 3G network. With an embedded Telefonica 3D SIM card, Delair-Tech [Read More]

ASSURE Partner Creates UAS Safety Technology for BVLOS Flight

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 27, 2015

Ottawa, Ontario-based Kongsberg Gallium, a subsidiary of Kongsberg Defence Systems and a provider of geospatial visualization software, has developed a new safety display technology for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Kongsberg Gallium is a partner of the Alliance for System Safety [Read More]