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DJI Rolls out Holiday Deals on Drones, Accessories

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 13, 2016

DJI has launched a Christmas promotion, which the company says features price reductions, free accessories with purchases and special holiday gifts. DJI’s “Xmas Promotion” commenced on Dec. 12 and will end at 3 a.m. EST on Jan. 5, 2017. The [Read More]

Drone-Equipped Autonomous Car Among Ford’s Slew of 2016 Patents

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 12, 2016

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted Ford approximately 1,500 U.S. patents to Ford employees so far this year; this includes an invention for equipping autonomous vehicles with drones. The manufacturer’s system deploys a drone from an autonomous vehicle [Read More]

Giving a Drone for the Holidays? State DOT Offers Helpful Gift Tag

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 09, 2016

In anticipation for the large number of drones expected to be sold this holiday season, the aviation division of North Carolina’s Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has put together a printable tag that can be included with gifted drones to be [Read More]

Maryland’s First Community College Rolls out UAS Education

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 08, 2016

Hagerstown Community College (HCC), a two-year, public college based in Hagerstown, Md., is getting into unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) education: Starting in the spring 2017 semester, the college will offer a credit class entitled “Introduction to Drones.” The class will [Read More]

New Data Center to Augment North Dakota’s UAS Business Park

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 08, 2016

Grand Sky, an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) business and aviation park in North Dakota, has a signed a letter of intent with Grand Forks, N.D.-based EdgeData LLC to establish a 16,000-square-foot data center at Grand Sky. Construction of the facility [Read More]

Osteopathic Physician Introduces Medical Disaster Drones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 07, 2016

Two new disaster drones delivered telemedical packages to victims and rescue personnel in a simulated mass casualty event yesterday at John Bell Airport in Bolton, Miss. The technology debuted before an audience that included Gov. Phil Bryant, R-Miss., and representatives [Read More]

Edmonton Police Service Announces First UAV-Related Charge

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 07, 2016

The Edmonton, Alberta, Police Service (EPS) has charged a man in relation to what it calls the “unsafe and dangerous operation” of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). According to a Dec. 7 press release from the police, on Wednesday, Sept. [Read More]

Inspector General Audits FAA on Drones: How Does the Agency Measure Up?

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Written by Betsy Lillian on December 07, 2016

According to the OIG, the Federal Aviation Administration, rather than “proactively identifying and mitigating risks,” is taking a “reactive approach to UAS oversight.”

Drone USA Forms Strategic Partnership with NASA Contractor

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 06, 2016

New York City-based Drone USA Inc., a developer, manufacturer and distributor of low-altitude unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and related technologies, has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with Empirical Systems Aerospace Inc. (ESAero). Headquartered in San Luis Obispo, Calif., ESAero [Read More]

Aussies Bring in UAVs to Combat Illegal Dumping, Polluting

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 06, 2016

In an effort to capture video evidence of illegal dumping and polluting in the state, Australia’s Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) has launched a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) program. According to Damian Wells, executive director of regional services, the [Read More]