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Kentucky UAS Services Company Cleared for Night Flying

Lexington, Ky.-based Unmanned Services Inc. (USI) has inked a waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration for nighttime drone flights.By being able to operate at...

3DR Drones Being Brought in for Queensland’s Storm Season

Australian telecommunications company Telstra will be using drones to help restore mobile services in disaster-hit communities in northern Queensland this coming storm season.Telstra’s CEO,...

Ann Arbor Drone Company Inks Federal Grant for Turbine Inspection Research

SkySpecs, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based provider of autonomous drones for the inspection of wind turbines, has received a small-business voucher (SBV) from the U.S....

N.H. Utility Employs UAV for Infrastructure Inspection

Power provider Eversource has completed upgrades to electric lines in Nashua, N.H., after using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to identify the infrastructure in...

Sky-Futures Presenting Webinar on Confined-Space UAV Inspections

Sky-Futures, a provider of drone-based data collection and analysis services for the oil and gas industry, is holding a webinar on confined-space inspections using...

Sharper Shape Bringing Drones to Utility Asset Inspections in India

Sharper Shape - a Finland- and California-based provider of automated, drone-based asset inspections - and Indian transmission company Sterlite Power have announced a strategic...

Total Safety Links Up With Helicopter Company for Expanded UAS Services

Total Safety U.S. Inc., a provider of industrial inspection and integrated safety solutions, has expanded its commercial unmanned aircraft system (UAS) offerings and announced...

Researchers Tackle Drone Power Line Inspections Beyond Line of Sight

Officials from the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP), Dominion Virginia Power and HAZON Solutions recently conducted drone test flights to determine the need...

AT&T Says It Is ‘Pushing the Envelope’ on UAV Possibilities

Earlier this year, AT&T and Intel teamed up to test how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can function on a long-term evolution (LTE) network. Now,...

DroneDeploy, DJI Aim to Increase Solar Panel Inspection Efficiency

In an effort to increase the efficiency of solar panel inspections via unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), DroneDeploy and DJI have teamed up to deliver...

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