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FDNY Deploys Tethered Unmanned Aircraft at Bronx Fire

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 07, 2017

Having conducted training over the last several months, the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) says it has deployed an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) for the first time for a fire operation. Specifically, the department put its drone to use [Read More]

Farming Retailer Signs Long-Term Drone Deal with Deveron

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 07, 2017

Toronto-based Deveron UAS Corp., a drone-based data provider to the agricultural industry in North America, has announced a multiyear commitment to working with Thompsons Ltd., a farming retailer that has been in business since 1924. Under the contract, which is [Read More]

Topcon Brings Bentley’s Reality-Modeling Software to UAS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 07, 2017

In collaboration with Bentley Systems, Livermore, Calif.-based Topcon Positioning Group has introduced Topcon ContextCapture, a reality-modeling software solution that will be offered with the company’s unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The system, powered by Bentley, is designed for mapping, construction and [Read More]

Another Sinclair Broadcast Group Station Brings UAS On Board

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 06, 2017

ABC News 13 WLOS, a news station covering western North Carolina, has unveiled its Sky View 13, an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) the station will use to enhance newsgathering. WLOS is a station of U.S. telecommunications company Sinclair Broadcast Group, [Read More]

DJI Finds FAA’s Weight Standard for Low-Risk UAS to be ‘Deeply Flawed’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 06, 2017

In a newly released white paper, drone manufacturer DJI has concluded that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) set its weight standard “far too low” for determining which drones pose the lowest risk to people. The FAA’s 2015 registration task force [Read More]

This UAV ‘Swarm’ Could Help out After an Oil Spill

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 06, 2017

Inspired by the dynamics of a flock of birds, researchers from the University at Buffalo are devising a method for drones to record data over oil spills.

Drone Operator Association UAVUS Announces Updates

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 06, 2017

The U.S. Association of Unmanned Aerial Videographers (UAVUS) recently announced a new gold member program and new partnerships with BWI Aviation Insurance and TrackBill. The gold member program, which costs $19 annually, offers a UAVUS gold member ID card, a [Read More]

UT Knoxville Lays Down the Law for UAS Operations on Campus

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 03, 2017

The University of Tennessee Knoxville (UT Knoxville) is making its own rules regarding unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) on “university property or in connection with university employment.” According to an announcement from the university, anyone planning to operate a UAS on [Read More]

Maine Tools Manufacturer Rolls out Portable UAV Repair Kit

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 03, 2017

Xuron Corp., a manufacturer of electronics-grade, ergonomic hand tools, has introduced a portable tool kit designed for making wiring field repairs to small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Packed in a canvas travel pouch, tools in the Xuron Model TK 3300 [Read More]

Sentera Brings TrueNDVI Sensor to DJI Mavic Drone

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 03, 2017

Turning DJI’s Mavic drone into a precision scouting tool, Sentera, a Minneapolis-based provider of remote sensing technologies, has added its trademarked TrueNDVI capabilities to the aircraft. The lightweight Sentera NDVI Single Sensor is now integrated onto the portable Mavic drone, [Read More]