Munich Re Launches U.S. Drone Liability Solution

New Jersey-headquartered Munich Reinsurance America Inc. (Munich Re, US) has launched a new product that the company says offers a customized liability solution for insurance companies and their customers that are commercially flying drones under the Federal Aviation Administration’s Part 107. The company’s drone liability endorsement can be attached to an existing commercial general liability […]

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It’s a Drone, It’s a Car… It’s Both.

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) are developing drones that can both fly and drive. MIT News reports that a team of graduate students is working on robots that optimize the benefits of both modes of travel.  While the team is working on small robots, the idea is to create technology […]

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FAA’s New UAS Committee Holds Inaugural Meeting

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given a brief update on the first meeting of the newly established UAS Identification and Tracking Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC), which came together on June 21-23. According to the agency, which remains mum on many details, the first meeting “advanced key policies of concern to the FAA, industry and […]

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CyPhy Works Tethered Drone Provides Security for Boston Pops Fireworks

The PARC tethered drone system from MA-based CyPhy Works provided security for the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular this year. The company’s Persistent Aerial Reconnaissance and Communications platform – PARC™ – uses CyPhy’s patented microfilament tethered system to provide secure communication and power.  The tether, which is “thin as a headphone cord,” anchors the drone in […]

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FAA Updates Registration Requirements Following Court of Appeals Decision

Drone pilots operating in compliance with section 336 of FAA Modernization and Reform Act are not required to register their aircraft. This section applies to aircraft used solely for recreational and hobby purposes. The text of the section can be found at the link below. Users in compliance are qualified for a refund and can […]

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Drone Film Festival Australia and New Zealand Open for Entries

2017 will see Drone Film Festival Australia and New Zealand screen across 11 major cities in ANZ including Darwin, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, Hobart, Adelaide, Brisbane, Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington during 15 September – 05 November. DFFANZ will officially kick off during the Darwin International Film Festival, with activities, workshops and the official selection of […]

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Canadian UAV Operator Deveron Announces Another Ag Partnership

Thanks to a new partnership with an agronomy service provider in Ontario, Toronto-based Deveron UAS Corp. will be flying more farm acres with drones. Deveron is a nationally compliant, Transport Canada-licensed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operator providing enterprise drone data services for agriculture. The company has now partnered with FS PARTNERS (FSP), a retail division […]

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