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Global Insurer Launches Coverage for Drones in Construction

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 10, 2017

Starr Companies, a global insurance and financial services organization with headquarters in New York City, has launched primary and excess liability coverage for drones in the construction industry. A joint initiative between Starr’s aviation and excess construction divisions, the product [Read More]

Senate Holding UAS Meeting on ‘Innovation, Integration, Successes and Challenges’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 09, 2017

On March 15, U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D. – chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation – will convene a full committee hearing entitled “Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Innovation, Integration, Successes and Challenges.” According to the senate committee, [Read More]

Finnish Cleantech Company Makes the Case for Emissions-Detecting UAS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 09, 2017

Aeromon, a cleantech start-up based in Finland, recently demonstrated the effectiveness of drone-mounted platforms for measuring industrial emissions. A pilot program at the Ämmässuo waste treatment center, which is operated by the Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority (HSY), compared historical [Read More]

Jaguar Land Rover Teams with Red Cross for Drone-Equipped SUV

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 08, 2017

The new “Project Hero” car, which will be used to support disaster relief for the Red Cross, is based on the Land Rover Discovery luxury vehicle.

CyPhy Works Adds UAV Services to Texas Company’s Oil and Gas Biz

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 08, 2017

Danvers, Mass.-based CyPhy Works Inc. is bringing its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) services to oil and gas customers of Pilot Thomas Logistics, a Fort Worth, Texas-based provider of fuel, lubricants and chemicals to the energy, marine, mining and industrial markets [Read More]

John Deere Bringing Kespry’s Automated Drone System to Job Sites

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 08, 2017

John Deere has forged a strategic alliance with Menlo Park, Calif.-based Kespry, which provides a fully automated drone system that takes off, flies a designated path and lands – all without operator intervention. Under the new global partnership, which will [Read More]

SkySkopes Academy Offers its First UAS Training Course

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 08, 2017

SkySkopes Academy, an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) flight training academy based in Grand Forks, N.D., has launched its online “Remote Pilot Ground School Course.” According to the company, the class is a self-paced, comprehensive course designed to give students knowledge [Read More]

Silent Falcon’s Solar-Electric UAS to Go Beyond Line of Sight

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 07, 2017

Precision Vectors Aerial Inc. has chosen Silent Falcon UAS Technologies’ unmanned aircraft system (UAS) for operations taking place beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) in Canada and the U.S. Focusing on the oil and gas, forestry, wildfire, mining, and [Read More]

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]