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AUVSI’s New Trusted Operator Program Gives Extra ‘Seal of Approval’ for Remote Pilots

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has launched the Trusted Operator Program (TOP), a new certification program available to remote pilots and...
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DJI Makes Big Changes to Drone Geofencing System

DJI has announced updates to its drone geofencing technology, including a data provider switch from AirMap to PrecisionHawk.DJI says it is improving its geofencing...

DJI Condemns ‘Agenda-Driven’ Drone-Plane Collision Study

The University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) in Ohio recently conducted tests to explore the potential impact of a midair collision between a drone...

DroneDeploy Adds In-App Insurance Options

REIN's DroneInsurance.com, a digital drone insurance portal, has formed a long-term collaboration with drone software platform DroneDeploy.Through the collaboration, commercial drone operators will be...

FAA Selects Nine New LAANC Service Providers

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced nine new drone industry partners for its Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) initiative.LAANC (pronounced "lance")...

AT&T, Dedrone Work on Solution to Track Unauthorized Drones

AT&T and Dedrone, a San Francisco-based drone detection technology start-up, are teaming up on a solution designed to help protect facilities from unauthorized drone...

FAA Issues Info for Drone Operators During Hurricane Florence

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is warning drone operators that they could face significant fines if they interfere with emergency response operations in the areas affected...

AirMap Adds In-App Drone Insurance Option

AirMap, an airspace management platform for drones, and DroneInsurance.com, a digital drone insurance portal from insurtech company REIN, have announced a collaboration that will...

Feds Green-Light Echodyne’s Detect-and-Avoid Radar for UAS

Echodyne has received Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certification for its EchoFlight, a detect-and-avoid radar for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).Previously available only for experimental purposes,...

DHS Calls for Action After Explosive Drone Incident in Venezuela

On Saturday, consumer unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) carrying explosives were deployed over a rally in Caracas, Venezuela, during a speech by the country's president,...

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