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PrecisionHawk Drone Platform Incorporates Sierra Wireless LTE Connectivity

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 23, 2017

Sierra Wireless, a provider of device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), has been selected by PrecisionHawk to provide technology for the drone company’s low-altitude traffic and airspace safety (LATAS) platform. Specifically, Sierra Wireless will be supplying its AirPrime [Read More]

AirMap Announces Big Funding Round Led By Microsoft

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 23, 2017

Santa Monica, Calif.-based AirMap, which offers an airspace management platform for drones, has announced a $26 million Series B funding round led by Microsoft Ventures. Additional participants included Airbus Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Rakuten, Sony and Yuneec, as well as existing investors [Read More]

UAV Helps Search-and-Rescue Crew with Successful Mission

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has been credited with helping to locate five missing persons at a ski resort in British Columbia. According to a report from CTVNews, Kamloops Search and Rescue (KSAR) – a volunteer rescue group based in [Read More]

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Further Embraces UAS Community

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), a general aviation group that has been around since 1939, is further embracing the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) sector by offering new membership options. According to an article from AOPA’s Jim Moore, aviation [Read More]

Golden State Met With Yet Another Proposed Drone Law

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Written by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson has rolled out another bill that continues the age-old confusion surrounding federal preemption for UAS regulations.

Colorado DOT Puts Drone, Photogrammetry Software to Good Use

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) recently deployed a DJI Phantom 3 drone and Datumate’s site surveying solution to quickly assess a water pond in order to ensure the safety of travelers on a nearby highway. The pond was located [Read More]

InterDrone Seeks Speakers for This Year’s Show

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

BZ Media LLC, the organizer of InterDrone 2017, has announced an open call for speakers for this year’s show, taking place Sept. 6-8 in Las Vegas. BZ Media says last year’s program included more than 180 speakers from the commercial [Read More]

National Business Aviation Association Adds Unmanned Offering

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) says its online “Small UAS Ground School” has been approved for participation in the National Business Aviation Association’s Professional Development Program (PDP). According to USI, this is the only PDP-approved offering on the topic of [Read More]

UPS Tests out Truck-to-Home Autonomous Drone Delivery

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 21, 2017

In collaboration with Workhorse Group, UPS has successfully tested a drone that launches from the top of a UPS car, autonomously delivers a package to a home and then returns to the vehicle – while the delivery driver continues along [Read More]

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]