Public, Private Sectors Promote Drones as 'Tool for Good'
on April 21, 2015 by print the content item
The American Red Cross and Measure, a 32 Advisors Company, have released a study detailing how drones can help first responders and improve disaster-relief efforts.  Based on input from partners and extensive field research, the report details humanitarian, safety and economic reasons to use drones for emergency response and disaster relief.The study is the result of a coordinated effort by More
Time Almost Up to Comment on FAA's Proposed UAV Rules
on April 21, 2015 by print the content item
The 60-day public-comment period for the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) proposed rules for small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is soon coming to a close. Input on the Noticed of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) must be submitted on or before Friday, April 24. Comments can be faxed, hand-delivered, mailed or posted electronically here. As of April 21, more than 3,500 comments have More
Drones to Augment Life-Saving Missions in the Northeast
on April 21, 2015 by Betsy Lillian print the content item
With a newly granted Section 333 exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Down East Emergency Medicine Institute (DEEMI), a nonprofit search-and-rescue organization, is now adding unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to its fleet of life-saving aircraft. Through the FAA approval, DEEMI - which is based in Maine and conducts searches throughout New England - can operate a VK-FF-X4 multi-rotor More
Quadcopter Goes up 20K Feet to Top of Kilimanjaro
on April 21, 2015 by print the content item
Cheetah Air, a division of Cheetah Software Systems, recently operated its specially built, high-altitude quadcopter to record a team's trek to the summit of Tanzania's Mt. Kilimanjaro. The Kilimanjaro Climb for Valor, organized by Tusker Trail and led by Eddie Frank, returned safely after a nine-day trek from Feb. 17-25. The Kilimanjaro Climb for Valor is an organized climb with More
New Video and Data Solution for Commercial Drones Launching
on April 20, 2015 by print the content item
KSI Data Sciences, a provider of live IP video transmission solutions, has released a new video and data solution for commercial drones and other robotic platforms. The MissionCaster - which delivers near-real time video to anyone, anywhere - works with any drone or robotic platform and holds up to 512 GB of local storage. The hardware component, MissionCaster HD, accepts More
Sky-Futures Approves Three New Remote Pilots
on April 20, 2015 by print the content item
Sky-Futures, a global provider of unmanned aerial system (UAS) inspections in the oil and gas industry, has approved - under its Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) National Qualified Equity (NQE) status - three new remote pilots. Two join Sky-Futures following distinguished military careers: Mike Belither from the British Army and Javier Teofilo-Sanchez from the Royal Marines. Their previous roles included the More
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
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
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
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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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