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Early Commercial Drone Adopter Woolpert Expands UAS Team

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 15, 2017

Woolpert, an architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm based out of Dayton, Ohio, has expanded its pool of federally certified unmanned aircraft system (UAS) pilots. Kris Froiland, Ethan Schreuder, Joel Doughty and Rich Gerdeman have joined Woolpert’s UAS team, which [Read More]

DJI Releases Data on Lifesaving Drone Operations

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 15, 2017

Between May 2016 and February 2017, 38 lives were saved over 42 weeks; that means unmanned aircraft systems saved almost one life per week, on average, according to the drone manufacturer.

AirMap Forms New Partnership to Accelerate Japan’s Drone Industry

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 15, 2017

A new joint venture has been launched between Santa Monica, Calif.-based AirMap, which provides an airspace management platform for drones, and Rakuten Inc., a Tokyo-headquartered Internet services company. The joint venture will provide unmanned traffic management (UTM) solutions to drone [Read More]

Extreme Mapping: SwiftTrainer sUAS Goes up 14,000-Foot Mountain

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 14, 2017

Black Swift Technologies (BST), a specialized engineering firm based in Boulder, Colo., recently demonstrated that a small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) can successfully be deployed at extreme altitudes and deliver geo-referenced aerial images. Using its SwiftTrainer, a turnkey sUAS flight [Read More]

Quadcopter Design Challenge Mates 3D Printing, Cloud Software and CAD Modeling

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 14, 2017

Boulder, Colo.-based Frustum, a provider of generative design and topology optimization software, has announced the winners of its “Generate Quadcopter Challenge: A GrabCAD Challenge for Topology Optimization.” Hosted on the GrabCAD Community platform, the challenge invited participants to use Frustum’s [Read More]

InterDrone Acquired by Longtime Trade Show Producer

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 14, 2017

InterDrone, The International Drone Conference & Exposition, has been acquired by Emerald Expositions LLC, a North American producer of trade shows, from BZ Media LLC. The 2017 event, taking place in Las Vegas on Sept. 6-8, will be managed and [Read More]

QuadH20 Unveils its Latest Waterproof Drone

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 13, 2017

QuadH20, a drone company based out of the U.K., has unveiled what it says is a waterproof unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that can fly in the rain and snow and even land on water. Featuring DJI’s 4K X3 camera and [Read More]

University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Kicks off First UAS Course of Many

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 13, 2017

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith (UAFS) is rolling out the first of what the university plans to be many future courses on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The class, offered through the Center for Business and Professional Development at [Read More]

uAvionix Brings Global Maintenance Support to ADS-B UAS Solutions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 13, 2017

uAvionix Corp., a provider of automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast (ADS-B) solutions for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), has partnered with Robotic Skies for installation and maintenance services. Through its global network of aircraft service centers, Robotic Skies will provide sales, [Read More]

AUVSI Gives the Rundown on Eight States Coming to XPONENTIAL

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 10, 2017

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) is highlighting eight states that will be exhibiting and discussing their respective unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) initiatives at this year’s XPONENTIAL, taking place in Dallas on May 8-11. The states that will [Read More]