Archive for aircraft

‘Portable, Foldable’ Hover Camera Passport Drone Now Available

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 13, 2016

Robotics start-up ZeroZero Robotics has announced the availability of its Hover Camera Passport drone. With a maximum flight time of 10 minutes and a weight of 242 grams (roughly .55 pounds), the Hover Camera Passport is an “autonomous, self-flying camera [Read More]

DARPA Sets out to Develop Tracking Tech for UAS in Large Cities

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 15, 2016

The U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched its Aerial Dragnet program, which seeks new technologies to provide persistent, wide-area surveillance of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operating below 1,000 feet in large cities. DARPA says [Read More]

Airogistic Introduces Expanded DroneDome for Netted UAV Testing

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 15, 2016

Airogistic LLC – a Dripping Springs, Texas-based provider of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) infrastructure products and services – has introduced its newer version of the DroneDome, an outdoor, netted shelter for UAV testing. The company says the latest model has [Read More]

Insurance Company Announces New Forms, Rules Filings for UAS Coverage

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 22, 2016

American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS), a not-for-profit national insurance advisory organization, has announced new filings of Unmanned Aircraft Liability Coverage forms and rules in its Agricultural General Liability Program (AgGL) in response to consumer demand for unmanned aircraft systems [Read More]

Thanks to Federal Grant, University Launches Summer Drone Program

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 27, 2016

The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.2 million to Tuskegee, Ala.-based Tuskegee University to bring drone technology to high school students and their teachers during an annual summer program. Spearheaded by the university’s computer science department, the project will engage [Read More]

Start-Up Adds New Spin to a Drone’s Motor – Literally

Written by Betsy Lillian on May 31, 2016

By redesigning a standard electric motor, CR Flight is looking to boost an unmanned system’s flight performance across several key areas.

Textron Expands UAS Training & Maintenance Hub to Support Industry Growth

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 13, 2016

Textron Systems Unmanned Systems, a Textron Inc. business, has announced the grand opening of its new unmanned aircraft system (UAS) training and maintenance facility, the Unmanned Systems Service & Support Center, in Blackstone, Va. With assistance from Virginia Tech’s Mid-Atlantic [Read More]

Investigation Closes on Reported Drone/Airplane Hit: Object Still Unknown

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 28, 2016

It turns out that an object police “believed to have been a drone” that reportedly hit the front of a British Airways (BA) plane in the U.K. was not a drone after all. According to the Associated Press, Patrick McLoughlin, [Read More]

‘Drone Systems and Counter Drone Technologies’ Symposium Comes to D.C. in June

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 28, 2016

Technology Training Corp. has announced the “Drone Systems and Counter Drone Technologies” symposium, to be held June 23-24 in Washington, D.C. According to Technology Training, the program agenda will offer the latest information on government plans for drone integration into [Read More]

Federally Approved SkyBEAM Drone to Help ‘Set the Standard’ for Nighttime Inspections

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 26, 2016

The SkyBEAM UAV can locate where structures may have energy leaks, rooftop damage or deteriorating façades – both at night and during the day.

USAA Deploys Drones to Survey Roofs After Texas Hailstorm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 26, 2016

The United Services Automobile Association (USAA) recently deployed unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to assess roof damage in a San Antonio neighborhood after a destructive hailstorm hit the city. According to a report from KSAT 12, last week’s hailstorm caused approximately [Read More]

Lone Star UAS Center Deems NASA Research Test Flights a Success

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 26, 2016

In collaboration with NASA, each of the six Federal Aviation Administration unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test sites recently participated in the largest test yet of NASA’s unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) traffic management (UTM) research platform. The test included up to [Read More]

Drone World Expo Announces Multidisciplinary Partnerships

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 26, 2016

Drone World Expo has announced partnerships with several groups, including the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA); the American Farm Bureau Federation; the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; and MAPPS, an association of photogrammetry, mapping and geospatial firms. Drone World [Read More]

Va. Community College Develops sUAS Training for Public Safety

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 25, 2016

Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC), headquartered in Charlottesville, Va., has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct research and development of aircraft and sensors, including small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), for public safety. According to the college, the [Read More]

Amazon Prime Air VP to Keynote at AUVSI’s XPONENTIAL

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 21, 2016

Gur Kimchi, co-founder and vice president of Amazon Prime Air, will be delivering a keynote at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s (AUVSI) XPONENTIAL 2016, held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans on May 2-5. [Read More]

InterDrone Announces Call for Speakers for September Show

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 20, 2016

Conference host BZ Media LLC has announced the call for speakers for InterDrone, the International Drone Conference & Exposition, being held at the Paris Las Vegas on Sept. 7-9. According to BZ Media, the number of classes, panels and keynotes [Read More]

Senate Overwhelmingly Passes FAA Reauthorization Bill

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 19, 2016

According to AUVSI, the legislation’s Senate passage is a “critical milestone” for advancing the commercial and civil drone industry.

Object ‘Believed to Have Been a Drone’ Reportedly Hits Plane, Leaves No Damage

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 19, 2016

An object that was “believed to have been a drone” reportedly struck the front of a British Airways (BA) plane on Sunday, according to the British Metropolitan Police. The police say they are working with partners from BA, the Air [Read More]

In Coordination with NASA, FAA Test Sites to Simultaneously Fly 24 Drones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 18, 2016

In a test of its unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) traffic management (UTM) research platform, NASA is organizing 24 simultaneous UAS flights, which will take place at the six Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) test sites around the U.S. Participating UAS operators [Read More]

This Year’s NAB Show Features Extensive Focus on Drones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 18, 2016

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) says its annual conference and expo, held April 16-21 in Las Vegas, is featuring a broad slate of sessions and exhibits dedicated to trends in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). On Wednesday, April 20, NAB [Read More]