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San Francisco Drone Developer Shutting Down, Facing Lawsuit

Written by Betsy Lillian on January 16, 2017

A suit representing “the people of the state of California” alleges that Lily Robotics Inc. conducted “unlawful business practices” and used false advertising in a promotional video for its Lily Camera drone.

Iowa News Station Deploys its Own ‘SkyLink 4’ Drone

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 16, 2017

KTIV, a television news station based in Sioux City, Iowa, is launching its new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), dubbed the SkyLink 4 drone. According to its own report, KTIV’s Federal Aviation Administration-certified drone pilot, Jake Rains, also serves as the [Read More]

Seattle Court Makes Decision on 2015 Parade Drone Crash

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 16, 2017

A Seattle Municipal Court jury has convicted an Oak Harbor man of reckless endangerment for losing control of his drone at the Gay Pride Parade in 2015, according to an announcement released by the City of Seattle. On Friday, after [Read More]

Arizona City Chats with the Public on UAVs in Parks

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 16, 2017

The City of Tempe, Ariz., is seeking public input on the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the city’s parks. According to an announcement from the city’s government, Councilmember Joel Navarro is inviting the community to a Jan. 17 [Read More]

You’re Invited: DJI, EENA to Talk Drones for Emergency Response

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 16, 2017

DJI and the European Emergency Number Association (EENA) are presenting a webinar this Friday on using drones for emergency response. DJI and EENA will discuss the results of their recently completed yearlong project conducted with the emergency-response community in Europe. [Read More]

Amateur Radio Group Voices ‘Urgent Complaint’ to Feds on Drone Transmitters

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 13, 2017

In what it calls an “extremely urgent complaint” to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio, has targeted the interference potential of a series of audio/video transmitters used on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and marketed [Read More]

LA County Sheriff’s Dept. Ready to Deploy New UAS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 13, 2017

Now approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) is bringing on board an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to be used in what it calls “dangerous, hostile and life-saving operations.” At a press conference [Read More]

West Seneca, N.Y., Police Officers Win State-Funded Drone

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 12, 2017

The town board of West Seneca, N.Y., has green-lighted the purchase of a $10,000 unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to be used by the town’s police force. According to the West Seneca Bee, four police officers will receive training on how [Read More]

Sky-Futures Launches Basic Drone Certification Course in U.K.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 12, 2017

Sky-Futures, a global provider of industrial inspection services via unmanned aircraft, is launching a new course that will enable persons and organizations in the U.K. to reach the basic standard required to operate drones under Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) permission. In [Read More]

Mizzou’s Journalism School Establishes its Own Drone Guidelines

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 12, 2017

The University of Missouri’s School of Journalism recently passed its first set of guidelines for the use of drones for students and staff. According to the university, the standards promote a “safe, legal and responsible protocol for students, faculty and [Read More]

Drones Take the Blame in Another False-Alarm Plane Incident

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 11, 2017

Following a suspected collision in Mozambique and the subsequent colorful media headlines stating something to the effect of “Drone Hits Plane In Mozambique,” officials reportedly later found no evidence of an unmanned aircraft strike.

senseFly and Agribotix Join Forces for Agricultural Drone Solution

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 11, 2017

Agribotix, a provider of drone-enabled agricultural intelligence, and senseFly, a producer of fixed-wing drones and a subsidiary of Parrot Group, have joined forces to offer an agricultural solution combining the eBee SQ agricultural drone and the Agribotix FarmLens software. By [Read More]

UAV Carrying Magnetic Sensor to Help with Gold Exploration

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 11, 2017

Rockcliff Copper Corp., a Canadian resource-exploration company, will be deploying a drone for a magnetometer survey to identify high-grade gold mineralization. The company will use the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) over its entire Laguna Gold property, which hosts the Laguna gold [Read More]

New CEO Named at Drone Software Company Kespry

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 11, 2017

Kespry, an aerial intelligence platform provider based in Menlo Park, Calif., has announced an executive shakeup: George Mathew, formerly with self-service analytics software provider Alteryx, is now the company’s chairman and CEO. Mathew, who was most recently president and chief [Read More]

Drone-Detection Developer Secures Another Big Investment

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 11, 2017

Dedrone, developer of the DroneTracker, a platform for the detection of civilian unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), has secured a seven-figure investment from Silicon Valley investors. Investing in the San Francisco-based start-up are Dominic Orr, CEO of Aruba Networks; Selina Lo, [Read More]

Save the Date: FAA Invites Public to Next Drone Advisory Committee Meeting

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 11, 2017

The next meeting of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) will be held Jan. 31 at the University of Nevada in Reno. Last year, the FAA established the long-term DAC in an effort to help shape the [Read More]

New Tool Allows Farmers to Live-Stream NDVI Drone Video to Phone

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 10, 2017

Sentera has announced the upcoming release of LiveNDVI video: live-streamed normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) video via the company’s Double 4K sensor for drones. According to Sentera, the technology will offer agronomists a fast way to make decisions and specify [Read More]

Drone Delivery Canada Brings its Work to Alberta UAS Test Site

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 10, 2017

Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) has formalized an agreement to expand its testing from the Waterloo, Ontario, region to Foremost, Alberta, which has an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test range. DDC, based out of Vaughan, Ontario, focuses on the design, development [Read More]

FAA Highlights ‘Revolution and Evolution’ of UAS Industry

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 09, 2017

“We have to approach our challenges with the same kind of creativity and open-mindedness that is fueling the drone revolution,” said Michael Huerta, FAA administrator, at last week’s CES 2017.

Parrot Reorganizing Drone Business, Reducing Workforce

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 09, 2017

As of the end of the fourth quarter of 2016, Parrot has reported revenues of around EUR 85 million, which is below its target of around EUR 100 million, as announced at the end of November. In turn, as part [Read More]