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Betsy Lillian

Betsy Lillian
Betsy Lillian has been the editor of Unmanned Aerial Online since 2014. She also serves as an associate editor of sister publications North American Windpower and Solar Industry magazine. She has been with Zackin Publications since 2012.

Florida Utility Preps for Drone Use Ahead of Storm Season

This week, as part of its storm-season preparations, Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) hosted a "staging site" training program, which included the use...

Drone Federalism Act Would Bring Regulation to Local Level

Once again, a proposed bill is attempting to bring the regulation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) down to the local level. The bipartisan legislation,...

When Exploring an Underground Abyss, Take a Drone

Last weekend, Flyability, a maker of caged, collision-tolerant unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) took part in an expedition that deployed a drone inside a cave...

World of Drones Congress Comes to Asia-Pacific Region

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk of Queensland, Australia, has announced that Brisbane will host “the world’s first Asia-Pacific congress on drone technologies” this summer.According to a...
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Companies Creating ‘Complete Architecture’ for Solar/Battery Hybrid UAVs

Alta Devices and PowerOasis are partnering to develop what they call “the world’s first reference design” for integrated solar and lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery power...

Airware Names a Number of New Executives

Airware, which provides end-to-end solutions that turn aerial drone data into actionable business intelligence for enterprises, has announced several new additions to its executive...
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The New DJI Spark Drone: ‘It Truly Feels Like Magic’

Today in New York City, DJI introduced its newest drone, the DJI Spark, a palm-size, $500 aircraft capable of being controlled by a user’s...

3DR Rolls out ‘Perimeter Scan’ on Drone Data Platform for Construction

3DR, maker of Site Scan, a drone data platform for engineering and construction, has announced perimeter scan, a new flight mode on the Site...

Infrared Camera Maker FLIR Appoints New CEO

FLIR Systems Inc. has named James (Jim) J. Cannon its new president and CEO, effective June 19. Cannon will succeed Andy Teich, whose retirement...
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Congressional Hearing Delves into Drone Delivery

Yesterday, the House Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, chaired by Rep. Bob Latta, R-Ohio, held a hearing to discuss how businesses are...

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