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Aerialtronics UAS Joins Police Force in Belgium
on April 17, 2015 by print the content item
The MidLim police in Belgium are adding an Aerialtronics Altura Zenith unmanned aerial system (UAS) to their operations in the Limburg region. The police force decided to purchase a new drone after their successful completion of an experimental phase lasting two years. They have already deployed the Altura Zenith more than 70 times in various situations, ranging from monitoring traffic More
Airware Reveals New Commercial Drone Operating System
on April 16, 2015 by print the content item
San Francisco-based Airware has announced the release of its operating system for commercial drones, the Aerial Information Platform (AIP); its first large enterprise customer, GE; and an investment from Intel. The Airware AIP combines hardware, software and cloud services to enable enterprises to safely operate drones at scale, comply with regulatory and insurance requirements, and rapidly develop industry-specific drone solutions. More
Resource Group Debuts Portal to Streamline RPAS Operations
on April 16, 2015 by print the content item
Resource Group, a U.K. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) National Qualified Entity (NQE) training organization, has launched a new portal for remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) operations. RPAS Portal is an integrated, Web-based software solution created to dramatically streamline the day-to-day activities of RPAS pilots and operators, says Resource Group.RPAS Portal is designed to provide a central location and actively promotes More
New Commercial Exemptions for service-drone UAS
on April 16, 2015 by print the content item
Hawk Aerial LLC and Unmanned Systems Inc. have been granted Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exemptions to conduct commercial operations of the MULTIROTOR service-drone Eagle V2 and Skycrane, respectively. "We are thrilled to now see our industrial-grade, mission-proven UAS deployed in the United States after years of successful commercial operations in Europe without any reported crashes since the introduction of the More
UAVs Declared Prohibited at Kentucky Derby, Boston Marathon
on April 16, 2015 by print the content item
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are unwelcome at two upcoming public events in the U.S. - the Kentucky Derby and the Boston Marathon. Churchill Downs Racetrack says it is prohibiting remote-controlled aircraft from the Kentucky Derby on May 2 and the Longines Kentucky Oaks on May 1. According to Churchill Downs Racetrack, the addition of UAVs - as well as selfie More
Michigan Gov. Signs Bills to Prohibit UAVs in Hunting
on April 15, 2015 by print the content item
Under bills signed by Gov. Rick Snyder, R-Mich., unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will be banned from interfering with hunting and fishing on Michigan lands. S.B.54 and S.B.55 - sponsored by state Sens. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, and Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, respectively - prohibit the use of UAVs for taking game or interfering with hunting or fishing. Using a drone More
DroneDeploy, DJI Join Drone World Expo as Platinum Sponsors
on April 15, 2015 by print the content item
DroneDeploy and DJI have signed on as platinum sponsors of the Drone World Expo, scheduled for Nov. 17-18 in San Jose, Calif. The companies will showcase their newest technologies on the exhibit floor and demonstrate the capabilities live at the event. Gretchen West, vice president of business development and regulatory affairs at DroneDeploy, notes the company’s recently formed partnership with More
AMA Honored by State Legislature for Drone-Education Efforts
on April 15, 2015 by print the content item
The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) says it has been recognized by the Alaska state legislature as an official community-based organization. The resolution also applauds AMA's central role in model aircraft and drone education. House Joint Resolution 5, sponsored by State Rep. Shelley Hughes, passed the Alaska House in February and was recently approved by the Alaska state Senate. This More
Delivery Drones Being Tested by Nordic Company
on April 15, 2015 by print the content item
Mekonomen Group, a chain of spare-car-part suppliers in the Nordic region, is testing out deliveries via drone. This new shipping method will facilitate faster deliveries and increased cost savings, the group says, adding that the drone is particularly suitable in inaccessible areas where the difference between the road and the straight-line distance is significant. Because the aircraft reduce the usage More
Insurance Group OK'd for Drones, the 'Next Chapter in Claims Innovation'
on April 15, 2015 by print the content item
Erie, Pa.-based Erie Insurance Group is planning to use its recently granted Section 333 exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate drones for claims and underwriting processes. Erie, which is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, offers insurance exclusively through local independent agents.According to the exemption grant, the approved drone is a DJI Phantom 2 Vision+. "At Erie, More
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Are you comfortable with the use of the term "drone" to describe commercial/civil UAS?

Yes; a UAS is a drone.
No; it gives the technology a negative connotation.
No opinion; it's not important what they are called.

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