Content Category: Business Operations
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
Ohio, Ontario Companies Partner for Industrial UAV Distribution
on April 15, 2015 by print the content item
Event 38, an Akron, Ohio-based manufacturer of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for industrial use, has partnered with National Air Services, a supplier of drone-based photography, inspection, and search and rescue services, as well as flight training schools. Under this agreement, National Air Services, located in Auroroa, Ontario, will offer Event 38's E384 drone and proprietary software to clients throughout Ontario More
Amazon's FAA Drone Authorization: Take II
on April 14, 2015 by print the content item
A few weeks after receiving its experimental airworthiness certificate, Amazon has been given the OK - a Section 333 exemption - to move forward with its unmanned aerial system testing for package deliveries, Amazon Prime Air. The UAS, to be used for outdoor "aerial data collection," is "an Amazon-manufactured multi-rotor small UAS that has been described to the FAA in More
AIG Announces FAA Approval for Commercial Use of UAVs
on April 08, 2015 by print the content item
American International Group Inc. (AIG) says it has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to conduct inspections for risk assessment, risk management, loss control and surety performance for U.S. customers. The exemption also permits AIG to implement a research and development (R&D) program to explore new ways to employ UAVs for More
Bechtel Integrating Drones into Construction Projects
on April 07, 2015 by print the content item
Bechtel has been granted permission from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the commercial use of unmanned aerial system technology. This allows Bechtel to operate a Skycatch UAS for construction projects in the U.S. Founded in 1898, the engineering, project management and construction company has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. The company More
Utah Organizations Come Together to Form UAS Alliance
on April 06, 2015 by print the content item
In an effort to establish Utah as a viable hub for the commercial use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS), several organizations in the state have partnered to form the Mountain West Unmanned Systems Alliance (MWUSA). The group comprises the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), the Utah Film Commission, Rocky Mountain Unmanned Systems, Utah Valley University, and several local More
B2B Drone Delivery Takes Flight in the U.K.
on March 24, 2015 by print the content item
FPS, a U.K.-based supply-chain solution provider, has completed what it believes to be the first U.K. business-to-business delivery made by a drone. The product delivered was a Gates belt tensioner from the FPS automotive aftermarket product range. The item was delivered from FPS' national distribution center in Sheffield to local customer Brakeline.FPS partnered with Yorkshire-based Droneflight for the project. A More
Amazon Prime Air Makes Headway on Delivery-by-UAV Plans
on March 20, 2015 by print the content item
Amazon has received a Federal Aviation Administration experimental airworthiness certificate to test an unmanned aerial system design that the company will use for research and development and crew training. Under the provisions of the certificate, all flight operations must be conducted at 400 feet or below during daylight hours in visual meteorological conditions. The UAS must always remain within visual More
New Commercial UAS Exemptions Involve Myriad Industries
on March 17, 2015 by print the content item
Six more commercial entities - spanning several industries - have landed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Section 333 Exemptions to operate unmanned aerial systems (UAS): Aetos Group Inc., BNSF Railway Co., Build Imagery LLC, FalconSkyCam, Quiet Creek Corp. and Sky-Futures UAS Inc. According to the FAA, Aetos Group’s approval covers aerial inspections of plant infrastructure. This includes “flare stacks, elevated pipelines, More
State Farm is Ready to Put its Drone Authorization to Use
on March 17, 2015 by print the content item
With its recent Section 333 Exemption, State Farm says it is the first insurer in the U.S. to receive Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) permission to test unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for commercial use. The approval provides the insurer the opportunity to research this new technology and potentially deploy it in ways that could benefit customers. State Farm plans to explore 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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