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FAA Admin Steve Dickson Announces New ARC for BVLOS Flight

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At last week’s UAS Symposium, FAA Administrator Steve Dickson delivered a keynote address outlining the progress that the FAA has made in delivering drone rules: Ops Over People, Ops Over Moving Vehicles, Remote ID.  Dickson also had very good news about the next big step in drone regulation, announcing a new ARC for BVLOS flight. […]

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FAA UAS Symposium: Rep. Rick Larson and “Perspectives from Capitol Hill” on Drone Integration

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Last week’s virtual FAA UAS Symposium, a joint event sponsored by AUVSI and the FAA, featured a wide range of speakers from the regulatory and drone communities.  In “Perspectives from Capitol Hill”, Rep. Rick Larson, Chair of the House Aviation Sub Committee, explained how law makers approach the complex issues of drone integration into the […]

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Drones for Organ Transplants: MissionGO and AlarisPro Transport First Human Pancreas via UAV

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Game changing technology for a critical mission in healthcare: drones for organ transplants are proving their worth.  “MissionGO, a leader in unmanned aircraft solutions that is transforming logistics; LifeSource, the organ procurement organization (OPO) serving the upper Midwest; and Mercy Hospital, part of the Allina Health system, today announced the first-ever test flight carrying a human pancreas via […]

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Heavy Lift Tethered Drone Flies for a Week: Zenith AeroTech Celebrates 108 Hours of Uninterrupted Flight

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Zenith AeroTech has flown it’s heavy lift tethered drone, the Quad 8 multi-rotor, for more than 108 hours of continuous flight. Zenith AeroTech is a leading developer of heavy-lift tethered aerial vehicles, known as TAVs. Tethered drones are ideal for persistent surveillance applications, where both flight endurance and the ability to hover in one place are […]

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Measure and Parrot Integration: Measure Ground Control and Parrot ANAFI Drones

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The new Measure and Parrot integration: Ground Control with ANAFI drone platforms enables a simplified end-to-end solution, which the companies say will help enterprise drone fleets scale rapidly. Measure has seen some big changes: the company was recently acquired by AgEagle™ Aerial Systems Inc. (NYSE American: UAVS) (“AgEagle” or the “Company”), and Measure’s Brandon Declet Torres […]

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Joby Aviation Inks Major Deal to Snag Parking Spots for Urban Air Taxis

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Visions of autonomous, passenger drones flitting across futuristic cityscapes are still riding a fine line between reality and sci-fi. However, with companies such as EHang and Sikorsky leading the charge, that future may be closer than we think; but the first, aerial baby steps towards a real-world, air taxi service will likely take the form […]

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NUAIR Leads the Way for Safe Drone Operations Over People: Workhorse and AVSS Collaboration

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NUAIR and New York UAS Test Site are demonstrating a path for safe drone operations over people: the newest collaboration with Workhorse and Aerial Vehicle Safety Solutions (AVSS)  is the 5th drone parachute validation for NUAIR, enabling scalable and economically viable advanced unmanned aircraft operations.  FAA regulations for drone operations over people call for operators to […]

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Urban Air Mobility in Latin America: a Mobility Revolution

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Urban Air Mobility in Latin America is taking off – and with it comes the opportunity to revolutionize transportation and leapfrog traditional cost per mile transportation infrastructure. By: Dawn Zoldi When most people talk about Urban Air Mobility (AAM), they focus on the aircraft. At last count, the Vertical Flight Society’s electric vertical take off […]

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The World’s Smallest microLiDAR Could Give Drones the Eyes They Need to See Obstacles

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USA based LightWare LiDAR has announced the world’s smallest, lightest microLiDAR: the new SF45.  Lightware says that the SF45 microLiDAR could provide drones with the “eyes” they need to see obstacles and navigate safely beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS.) LightWare LiDAR “is taking autonomous machines to a whole new level by making them as invincible […]

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AgEagle CEO on the Biggest Challenges for the Drone Industry Right Now

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New BVLOS rules, autonomous flights at scale among industry’s biggest challenges, says new AgEagle CEO and industry veteran Brandon Torres Declet in this DRONELIFE exclusive interview. By Jim Magill Members from all segments of the drone industry should work together in concert with regulators to help craft rules to usher in the next phase of […]

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