UAV Safety

Sky-Futures and Bristow Prove Interoperability of Helicopter and UAS

Drone inspections company Sky-Futures and Bristow Group, a provider of industrial aviation services, recently went to Galliano, La., to conduct an interoperability test between...
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Utah Gov. Signs Drone Livestock Harassment Bill into Law

Gov. Gary R. Herbert, R-Utah, has signed into law H.B.217, a bill that keeps unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operators from “harassing” livestock.Rolled out earlier...
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Leidos Launches UAS Notification Service; BNSF Railway Puts it to Work

Leidos, a Reston, Va.-based science and technology solutions and services provider, recently created an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) service that the company says helps...
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uAvionix, Kongsberg Geospatial Join Forces to Boost UAV Situational Awareness

In an effort to increase drone safety, Kongsberg Geospatial, an Ottawa, Ontario-based developer of real-time geospatial visualization software, has partnered with uAvionix, a Palo...

AirMap Forms New Partnership to Accelerate Japan’s Drone Industry

A new joint venture has been launched between Santa Monica, Calif.-based AirMap, which provides an airspace management platform for drones, and Rakuten Inc., a...

Shooting Down UAS Would be A-OK Under Proposed Oklahoma Law

Citing privacy issues, State Sen. Ralph Shortey, R-Okla., has proposed a bill that would give immunity to those who "voluntarily damage or destroy" a drone under certain circumstances.
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Global Insurer Launches Coverage for Drones in Construction

Starr Companies, a global insurance and financial services organization with headquarters in New York City, has launched primary and excess liability coverage for drones...

DJI Finds FAA’s Weight Standard for Low-Risk UAS to be ‘Deeply Flawed’

In a newly released white paper, drone manufacturer DJI has concluded that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) set its weight standard “far too low”...

Texas A&M Forest Service Speaks out on Drone Interference

With the Texas winter wildfire season in full swing, officials at Texas A&M Forest Service are responding to an increase in wildfire frequency across...

FAA Changes Tone in Latest ‘Drone Sightings’ Report

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released its latest report on “potential encounters” with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) as reported by pilots, air traffic...

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