UAV Safety

Fruity Chutes Rolls out New Mechanism for UAV Parachute Deployment

Fruity Chutes has announced the availability of the new Hawk CO2 release valve, used for the company’s parachute deployment system for unmanned aerial vehicles...

Echodyne’s UAV Detect-and-Avoid Radar Test Goes off Without a Hitch

Echodyne Corp. has completed what it says is the first-ever successful test of airborne detect-and-avoid (DAA) radar on a small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).Over...

AirMap, Kongsberg Provide Real-Time Airspace Awareness for UAS Pilots

Kongsberg Geospatial, an Ottawa, Ontario-based developer of real-time, mission-critical, geospatial visualisation software, and AirMap, an airspace management platform for drones, recently announced a new...

GoPro’s Karma Drone Takes a Hit: All Units Recalled

Uh-oh: GoPro is recalling approximately 2,500 Karma drones, which, in a very small number of cases, lost power during flight, the company says.GoPro’s new...

Drone Insurance Comes to Professional Photographers of America

Professional Photographers of America (PPA) has partnered with its insurance provider, Lockton Affinity, to offer a new drone insurance package for its members.The new...

Safety Audit a Success for North Dakota UAS Company

Grand Forks, N.D.-based SkySkopes says it has earned a passing grade on a safety audit conducted by the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence...

Wyvern, Ascend Form Partnership for Pay-as-You-Fly UAS Insurance

Wyvern and Ascend have linked up to offer pay-as-you-fly insurance coverage for unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operators.Building on its 25 years of experience in...

Birmingham Company Now Offering UAS Training Program

Birmingham, Ala.-based Viper Drones, a company specializing in the integration of thermal imaging systems on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), is expanding its offerings to...

Texas Group Hit With Cease and Desist Letter for Drone Ops

A district in Natalia, Texas, is ordering Save Medina Lake to stop unmanned aircraft flights over a local dam, as well as destroy photos taken of the landmark.

FAA Kicks off First Meeting of Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team

Last week in Washington, D.C., the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) convened the first meeting of its Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team (UAST).According to the FAA,...

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