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North Carolina DOT Requires Permit for Commercial, Government Drones

At the direction of the North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has launched a permitting system for commercial and...

Dept. of Education Grant Goes Toward Oregon School’s sUAS Classes

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) has awarded statewide Career and Technical Education (CTE) Revitalization Grants, including $390,745 for the Pendleton School District to...

Intact Insurance Launches Drone Coverage for Canadian Businesses

Intact Insurance, which touts itself as Canada's largest home, auto and business insurance company, has launched unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) coverage for small and...

Global Drone Inspections Company Shortlisted for U.K. Award

Cyberhawk Innovations, a provider of industrial drone inspections, says it has been shortlisted for this year's Offshore Achievement Awards in the safety innovations category.Now...

Sentera, University of Minnesota Create Open-Source UAS Autopilot Toolkit

Minneapolis-based Sentera LLC and the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering have developed a high-precision autopilot toolkit for use with unmanned aircraft...

Sen. Encourages DoD, DHS, FAA and NASA to Work Together on Drones

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., has called on four federal agencies to work together to mitigate the safety and security risks associated civilian unmanned...

Sen. Jackson Creates Another Bill Limiting Drones Near Certain CA Properties

Her previous bill restricting UAVs over private property was recently vetoed by Gov. Brown, but Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson has proposed new legislation setting "comprehensive limits" on the technology.

Skyward’s January Update Streamlines Your Drone Operations

For our latest round of updates, my team and I sat down and took a look at feedback from our customers and their business...

‘The DRONE Act of 2016’ Would Mandate License Plates for Unmanned Aircraft

California State Assemblyman Mike Gatto, D-District 43, has announced what he calls a comprehensive solution to the challenges that drones pose: The Drone Registration/Omnibus...

Some Airports Offering Web-Based Notification Form for UAS Operators

Under Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules, unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operators must notify an airport if they plan to fly within five miles. Now,...

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