Crystal clear imagery from the clouds:

Crystal clear imagery from the clouds: Alpha Unmanned Systems teams with Sightec for image stabilization and object tracking Madrid, Spain based Alpha Unmanned Systems, manufacturer of the gasoline-powered helicopter UAV known as the Alpha 800, announced today its technology partnership with Sightec, an Israeli developer of pioneering video image stabilization …

Drone Events Now Covered by International Drone Racing Association (IDRA)’s Worldwide Insurance

  BELLEVILLE, Mich. – The International Drone Racing Association (IDRA) has announced that drone events are now eligible to apply for event liability insurance. After using IDRA’s semi-professional series, 2017 Challengers Cup, as an opportunity to test the liability insurance with partnered event organizers, the company is motivated and excited …

Kespry Dramatically Improves Planning and Operation of Construction Earthworks Projects with Updates to Aerial Intelligence Platform

New capabilities revolutionize how construction companies plan, bid and manage their earthworks projects MENLO PARK, Calif., Nov. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Kespry, the leading aerial intelligence platform provider, has announced the availability of a suite of capabilities that extends the value of aerial intelligence to the full life cycle of …

America Is No Match for China’s New Space Drones

In a major breakthrough, China has unveiled a formidable new high-altitude drone that could give its military a significant advantage. Designed to operate in “near space,” 12.5 miles above sea level or higher, China’s new drones can break through air defenses, avoid radar detection, and collect valuable intelligence while staying …

AUTOMATED AIRSPACE AUTHORIZATION HAS BEGUN

TWO FIRMS APPROVED TO HANDLE REQUESTS The FAA has begun issuing airspace authorizations for drone flights near airports through a new, automated system that allows such operations to be approved without human intervention provided they comply with predefined limits established by air traffic controllers. Two companies were chosen to handle …

UNMANNED OPERATOR PROSKY STUDIO ACHIEVES ARGUS UNMANNED RATING

by Sally Feldmann ARGUS International, Inc. is pleased to announce ProSky Studio has achieved the ARGUS Unmanned Gold Rating. The ARGUS Gold Rating is one of three ARGUS Ratings unmanned operators may achieve. The ARGUS Audit Standard was designed for commercial unmanned aircraft operations to assess their operational safety and was developed to focus …

The first drone’s operations and applications diploma in Europe starts in January 2018

In January 2018, ENAC (Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile, the French Aviation University) will open the first European diploma dedicated to operation and applications of drones, the “Unmanned Aircraft Systems Services and Management”. Advanced Masters Registration is open on www.enac.fr

A U.S. drone advisory group has been meeting in secret for months. It hasn’t gone well.

Brendan Schulman and members of Task Group 1 monitor drone altitudes in Reston, Va. on July 11, 2017.  Schulman, the group’s co-chair, told a reporter the gathering was confidential and being held on private property, before walking with others out of earshot. (Reza A. Marvashti/For The Washington Post)

Applied Aeronautics Doubles Production Capacity for Its Affordable Long Range UAV

Applied Aeronautics Doubles Production Capacity for Its Affordable Long Range UAV Santa Barbara, CA –  Applied Aeronautics this month announced that it has successfully doubled its production capacity in less than two years. The California based company designs and manufactures affordable, long range UAVs for the professional market. Their planes …

Regulations obstruct high-value European drone market

Plea for more space and consistent regulations for drones in Europe – concerns 1,500 jobs in Twente alone   The rules for the use and testing of drones should be relaxed and harmonised in a European context. Today, the City of Enschede, the Province of Overijssel and Nokia presented this …

Top-notch technology for collision avoidance between drones and airplanes to be tested by Swiss start-up OneSky in collaboration with swiss aeropole SA in Payerne, Vaud

Up and coming Swiss start-up OneSky starts tests of their hardware- software solution for drones and airplanes collision avoidance, within a pilot project with Payerne based swiss aeropole, company administering the civil operations of Payerne Airport and developing the business and technological park related to aeronautics.

Government of Canada Awards Drone Airspace Management System Contract to Kongsberg Geospatial

Public Services and Procurement Canada has awarded a contract to Ottawa-based Kongsberg Geospatial for an emergency operations airspace UAV tracking system. A small UAV is shown surveying the movement of a forest fire. The EOAMS would allow first responders to deploy drones at disaster scenes without endangering other emergency response …