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AT&T Flying COW Drone Provides Cell Service in Puerto Rico

In the wake of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says it recently approved the first unmanned aircraft operation of...
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Ingeteam Initiates Drone Program for Solar PV Inspections

Spain-based Ingeteam Power Technology SA is leading a research project involving the use of drones to optimize solar photovoltaic (PV) plant performance.The project will...
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Maine College Incorporates UAS into Wind Power Tech Curriculum

Now federally licensed to fly unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), a wind power technology instructor is bringing drone education to his students at Northern Maine...
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Airbus Aerial Tries Out Drone, Satellite Combo for Utility Inspections

Airbus Aerial, Airbus' newly launched division for commercial aerial services, recently partnered with utility Southern Co. to conduct a demonstration of power line inspections...
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North Dakota Companies Deploy UAS to Help Construct Power Lines

In cooperation with an investor-owned utility, North Dakota-based companies Sharper Shape and SkySkopes recently executed a power line construction mission using an unmanned aircraft...
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Companies Complete BVLOS Drone Demo Along 10 Miles of Power Lines

Rockwell Collins, working closely with Black & Veatch, has successfully demonstrated a beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) flight along almost 10 miles of...
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Sharper Shape Rolls out New Drone Inspection Service for Electric Utilities

Sharper Shape Inc., a provider of drone-based inspections, has announced that its new automatic detail inspection (ADI) service is now available for commercial use...
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Avion Unmanned Helps Local Utility Get UAS Program Off the Ground

With the help of Avion Unmanned, Huntsville Utilities in Alabama will soon be able to employ unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in their daily operations.Avion...
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ULC’s Fixed-Wing, VTOL Drone Designed for Utility Inspections

Last week, ULC Robotics Inc. says its new aerial services division successfully tested its newly developed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), a fixed-wing, vertical takeoff...
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Texas Utility Bringing in UAVs to Inspect Five-Plus Miles of Power Lines

New Braunfels Utilities (NBU), a community-owned, nonprofit utility in New Braunfels, Texas, is bringing in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to perform inspections on three-phase...

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