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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.

Georgia Drone Summit Arrives with UGA, CNN AIR Support

Registration is now open for the inaugural Georgia Drone Summit, to be held Oct. 20-21 at the Classic Center in Athens, Ga.The summit, sponsored...

Verisk’s Geomni Offers New UAV Service for Properties

Geomni, a Verisk Analytics business, has announced a new service that allows property professionals to dispatch a licensed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) pilot to...

Iowa Emergency Management Agency Trained and Ready to Deploy New Drone

The Floyd County, Iowa, Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has brought on board a drone dubbed “Storm Trooper 1.”According to a Facebook post from the...

NOAA Deploys Raytheon Coyote UAVs for Hurricane Maria

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), an agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, recently used six Coyote unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from...

DELAIR Debuts Large-Area Mapping UAV With 3G/4G Communications

DELAIR has introduced a new fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for survey-grade photogrammetric mapping: the UX11.The small drone, capable of 59 minutes of flight,...

Commercial UAV Expo Europe Moves to Amsterdam

Following its inaugural show in Brussels, Belgium, in June, Commercial UAV Expo Europe is coming to Amsterdam, the Netherlands, next year.The organizers of Commercial...
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New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation Launches 22-Drone Fleet

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has kicked off its new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) program. The agency is deploying a...

Massachusetts Judge Sides With Drone Operator in Federal Preemption Case

In a landmark case addressing the long-standing argument of federal preemption and local authorities’ power when it comes to drone regulations, a Newton, Mass.,...
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Drone Systems International Provides Hurricane Relief at Shell Petrochemical Plant

To help with Hurricane Harvey relief in Texas, Drone Systems International (DSI) assisted Shell Deer Park Manufacturing Complex, one of the largest petrochemical plants...

Drone Volt Acquires Majority of Bankrupt Aerialtronics

Drone Volt, a France-based manufacturer of drones, has announced it is buying the assets of Dutch unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) company Aerialtronics, which recently...

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