Wyvern Announces Partnership With Women and Drones Group

Wyvern Ltd., a provider of risk management solutions for manned and unmanned aviation, has partnered with Women and Drones to offer the firm’s EXACT UAS Certification assessments to the organization’s members at a discounted rate. Women and Drones members will receive a 10% discount on EXACT UAS Certification assessments, which focus on applying aviation best […]

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New Skylogic Research Report Underscores UAS Industry Growth

Following an extensive online survey, Skylogic Research LLC – a research, content and advisory services firm supporting the commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry – has released its 2017 Drone Market Sector Report, examining worldwide drone sales, service providers, business users and software services. The independent research, partially underwritten by Airware and DroneDeploy, identified that […]

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FAA: Hurricane Response to be Known as ‘Landmark’ in Drone Evolution

As it did for Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts in the Houston area, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given out a number of authorizations to fly unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) following Hurricane Irma in Florida. According to the agency, drones have been invaluable for Florida’s disaster recovery efforts. Specifically, the FAA, as of Sept. 15, […]

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New Jersey Partners Deploy UAVs to Help Restore Communication in Houston

The New Jersey Innovation Institute’s (NJII) Defense and Homeland Security Innovation Lab has been working with New Jersey-based Maser Consulting PA to conduct unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)-based inspections of cell towers in Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. NJII explains that maintaining telecommunication infrastructure during and after the hurricane has been essential to the […]

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North Carolina DOT Hosting Another Workshop to Spread UAS Knowledge

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is holding a drone workshop in Wilmington on Sept. 28 for commercial and government operators. Taking place at the McKeithan Center on the Cape Fear Community College North Campus, the workshop is hosted by NCDOT’s Division of Aviation’s (DOA) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Program Office. The event will […]

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Welcome to Central Illinois: Measure Sets Up its First Franchise for Drone Services

Measure, a U.S. provider of drone services for enterprise customers, has announced its first franchise location, which will open on Sept. 25 in Springfield, Ill. According to the company, Measure Springfield will provide local, face-to-face service for businesses in central Illinois that are interested in bringing drone operations into their business. The franchise’s primary focus […]

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U-space: Global Partners Demonstrate Drone Traffic Management

Along with its project partners, skyguide, an air navigation service provider in Switzerland, demonstrated yesterday in Geneva how drones can be safely and efficiently integrated into existing airspace (i.e., unmanned aircraft traffic management). The project partners – which included AirMap, SITAONAIR, senseFly and PX4 – performed three live missions flown by senseFly’s albris and eBee […]

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Oregon Legislators to Feds: More UAS Need to be Fighting Wildfires

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden and U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio are asking federal officials what’s being done to deploy more unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to fight wildfires raging throughout Oregon and the west. As ranking member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, DeFazio last year authored legislation that directed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of […]

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Drone Search and Rescue Mission a Success in Indiana

On early Thursday morning, the Bargersville Community Fire Department in Indiana used its unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to successfully locate a missing woman who had wandered from her home. According to a Facebook post from the department, the firefighters were called in to help the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department to find the woman, who “was […]

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UAV-Mounted Laser Helps Detect Gas Leaks in Hurricane Area

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Heath Consultants Inc. and Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) recently demonstrated the usefulness of drone-mounted, laser-based leak detection for emergency response. The remote methane leak detector unmanned aerial vehicle (RMLD-UAV) was deployed to inspect underground gas lines around Beaumont and Port Aransas, Texas, for major leakage in areas that were […]

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