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Finland Introduces Some of World’s ‘Most Liberal’ UAS Regulations

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 13, 2015

Trafi, the transportation safety agency of Finland, has introduced what it says is one of the most liberal aviation regulatory systems in the world in regards to the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The level of regulation depends on [Read More]

CyPhy Works Raises $22M, Reveals Product Commercialization Plans

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 13, 2015

Danvers, Mass.-based drone start-up CyPhy Works has closed a $22 million Series B investment round, led by global firm Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP). The new financing includes participation from Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund and Draper Nexus. [Read More]

‘SAFE DRONE Act’ Would Make Reckless Drone Operations a Federal Offense

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 08, 2015

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., has introduced the SAFE DRONE Act, which would make it a misdemeanor offense for an individual to knowingly operate a drone within two miles of a fire, an airport or other restricted airspace. According to [Read More]

Legislators & Industry Stakeholders Mull Unmanned Aircraft Safety

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on October 08, 2015

At a House hearing on drone safety, some witnesses brought up the concept of a “tombstone mentality”: We cannot take action to properly regulate UAS only if a tragedy occurs.

FAA Proposes $1.9M Penalty Against UAS Company for ‘Unauthorized Operations’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 06, 2015

The agency alleges that Chicago-based SkyPan International conducted 65 drone flights between 2012 and 2014 that endangered the safety of the National Airspace System.

Sentera Launches Data-Management Solution for Tower Inspectors

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 05, 2015

Sentera LLC, a drone, sensor and software company, has launched its OnTop platform, a proprietary software solution for inspection imagery of the cellular and broadcast tower industry. The OnTop platform comprises a mobile app and desktop client that automatically sync [Read More]

Pilot of Crashed Drone at U.S. Open Gets Community Service Sentence

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 02, 2015

Daniel Verley, whose unmanned aircraft system (UAS) recently crashed into an unoccupied area of the Louis Armstrong stadium during play at the U.S. Open in Queens, N.Y., has been ordered to perform five days of community service, according to Richard [Read More]

Opening Brief Filed in EPIC’s Lawsuit Against FAA

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 30, 2015

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), having cited a failure for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to establish privacy safeguards for commercial drones in the U.S., has filed an opening brief in its lawsuit against the federal agency. In 2012, [Read More]

Utility Drone Usage Poised for Major Growth, Says Report

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 24, 2015

Navigant Research predicts that drones and robotics technologies for transmission and distribution in every region of the world will skyrocket in the coming years.

Mid-Atlantic Company Goes with senseFly eBee UAS for Mapping

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 24, 2015

Caron East Inc., a dealer of surveying equipment in the Mid-Atlantic region, has received a Section 333 exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration to commercially operate the senseFly eBee unmanned aircraft system (UAS). According to the company’s petition for exemption [Read More]