Archive for uavs

Indiana Bill Seeks to Create Four New UAV-Related Misdemeanors

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 21, 2017

Having passed the Indiana General Assembly, a bill creating misdemeanor offenses specifically related to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is on its way to the desk of Gov. Eric Holcomb for his final consideration. According to author Sen. Eric Koch, R-Bedford, [Read More]

University ‘Drone Data Race’ Incorporates Environmental Mapping

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 21, 2017

Tomorrow, the aerial and aquatic robot research group of the California State University Channel Islands (CI) is hosting a “drone data race” in Camarillo, Calif. The event is based on a traditional drone race but incorporates the collection of environmental [Read More]

Embry-Riddle Brings in UAS Training and Simulation Classroom

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 21, 2017

Prescott, Ariz.-based Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) has received an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) training and simulation classroom from Simlat, an Israel-based provider of next-generation training solutions for drone operators. Simlat says its ISR Multi-Purpose Advanced Class Training (IMPACT) classroom is [Read More]

Insurer Launches UAS Services for Enhanced Risk Management

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 21, 2017

Allied World North America, part of Allied World Assurance Co. Holdings AG, is expanding its risk management offerings to policyholders to include access to discounted unmanned aircraft system (UAS) services through drone services provider DataWing Global. Allied World is a global [Read More]

Sky-Futures Unveils AirMap-Powered ‘Flightdeck’ for Drone Ops Management

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 20, 2017

Drone-based industrial inspections provider Sky-Futures has launched Flightdeck, the latest addition to its Expanse software suite for professional drone missions. According to Sky-Futures, Flightdeck offers drone operators an integrated cloud-based solution to safely plan and execute commercial drone operations – [Read More]

How to Make it in the Industrial Drone Inspections Biz

Posted by UAO Staff on April 19, 2017

A drone photographer turned drone inspections provider discusses the importance of understanding your data.

Flyability’s Collision-Tolerant, Caged Drone Arrives in North America

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 19, 2017

Flyability, a Swiss company making collision-tolerant drones, recently announced its first authorized reseller in the U.S., MFE Rentals Inc., an inspection equipment provider headquartered in Dripping Springs, Texas. In turn, Flyability’s Elios drone is now available for purchase from any [Read More]

New DroneDeploy Solution Performs Real-Time Drone Mapping in the Field

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 18, 2017

In coordination with the spring growing season, DroneDeploy has announced the beta release of its new Fieldscanner product for real-time drone mapping. With Fieldscanner, which is available as part of DroneDeploy’s iOS app, farmers can use any DJI drone to [Read More]

The Police Foundation: Tips for Agencies Bringing sUAS on Board

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 18, 2017

The Police Foundation has released a new infographic suited for law enforcement agencies looking to establish a program for small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). The infographic, entitled “sUAS and Public Safety,” provides an overview of operational, training, and legal and [Read More]

UAS Tech Forum Comes to Wichita in August

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 18, 2017

A “Shark Tank”-style unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) event is coming to Wichita, Kan., this summer. Regarded as the annual anchor event for the UAS Cluster Initiative for Oklahoma and south Kansas – a collaborative funded by the U.S. Small Business [Read More]