Archive for uavs – Page 4

DJI, Magic Sky Bringing Retail Store to San Francisco

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 21, 2017

Magic Sky, an official partner of DJI, is opening up what it says will be California’s first DJI-authorized retail store. The store will be located on the corner of Montgomery St. and Jackson St. in San Francisco. The grand-opening event [Read More]

Louisiana sUAS Company Gets Extra Oomph from Texas A&M Program

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 17, 2017

Baton Rouge, La.-based LandBros Aerial has received credentialing under Part 107 through the National Unmanned Aircraft Systems Credentialing Program (NUASCP) in Texas. The program was developed by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) and the Lone Star UAS Center [Read More]

Verizon Acquires Drone Operations Management Company Skyward

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 16, 2017

Some big M&A action is happening in the commercial unmanned aircraft systems space: Portland, Ore.-based Skyward is now a Verizon company.

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]

DJI Mates with AMA for New sUAS Program

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 15, 2017

DJI and the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) are jointly launching a new program that they say will help promote the safe and responsible use of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). DJI and AMA plan to develop and promote a [Read More]

Nebraska College Brings K-12 Students STEM and Drone Experience

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 15, 2017

Young students are learning about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in a hands-on drone project hosted by Nebraska’s Metropolitan Community College (MCC). The CEENbot Drone course, which began earlier this month, allows students to use 3D-printed parts to construct [Read More]

AUVSI Reveals Semi-Finalists for Unmanned Systems Tech Competition

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 15, 2017

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has announced the semi-finalists for its second annual “Startup Showdown.” The winner, which will receive a $15,000 grand prize, will be chosen at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2017, taking place at the Kay Bailey [Read More]

Think Tank Photo Rolls out Updated DJI Phantom Backpack

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 14, 2017

As quadcopter designs continue to evolve, so, too, do Think Tank Photo’s backpacks: The company has upgraded its Airport Helipak V2.0 to fit the DJI Phantom 4 (or a similarly sized drone) and accessories. Think Tank Photo, which is based [Read More]

AeroVironment Works Extensively with Farmers on UAS Integration

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 14, 2017

AeroVironment Inc., a provider of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both military and commercial applications, is sharing the details on its ongoing pilot programs with farmers and universities. The programs, which are entering their third year, have guided the development [Read More]

Partners Working on Drone for Marine Industry Inspections

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 03, 2017

AkzoNobel, a Netherlands-based producer of specialty chemicals, is teaming up with DroneOps and oil and gas tanker operator Barrier Group to develop a drone capable of remotely inspecting enclosed spaces. According to AzkoNobel, the project will use advanced virtual reality [Read More]