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FAA May Be Off Target With Forecast For Threefold Growth In Commercial Drones

 

There’s some good information in the FAA’s new five-year Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) forecast, but there are reasons to doubt the accuracy of the agency’s projections in two areas that have captured attention: the claims that there will be roughly threefold growth in the numbers of commercial drones and UAS-certified pilots. Here's the good, the [...]

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Three Essentials for Building Public Safety and First Responder Drone Programs

 

Increasing use of drones surfaces three best practices for state and local police, sheriffs, fire departments, and teams in EMS, search and rescue, tactical response, and disaster response.   I just released two new drone industry guides titled Three Essentials For Building Your Law Enforcement Drone Program and Three Essentials For Building Your Fire and [...]

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Drones Are Doing More In U.S. Than You May Know, As These 3 Companies Show

 

Five years ago, the pundits predicted that by now we would be seeing tens of thousands of drones buzzing over our heads delivering everything from pizzas and burritos to the latest “must-have” item from Amazon. So what happened? Where are they? In a nutshell, they are here, but the general public doesn’t see them—at least [...]

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What Every CIO Needs To Know About Commercial Drone Data

 

This post first appeared on Forbes.com as Drones Pose A Unique Big Data Challenge For Business Users The public might consider them nuisances, but in the commercial market, drones are valuable data collection devices. Their primary task is to capture, store, and transmit data. So as IT departments consider integrating more drone data into existing enterprise [...]

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Evaluating the Economics of BVLOS Drone Operations

 

We just announced the release of our latest research on commercial drone operations. The Economics of Using Drones for BVLOS Inspections is a white paper sponsored by PrecisionHawk, the leading provider of drone technology for the enterprise, which provides a foundation for businesses to evaluate when it’s best to use traditional ground and manned aviation, [...]

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Seven Trends That Will Shape the Commercial Drone Industry in 2019

 

This post first appeared in Forbes In many ways, 2019 will be another big year for the commercial drone industry. Last year saw a wider rollout of the FAA’s LAANC program (the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability that provides access to controlled airspace near airports), the launch of the UAS Integration Pilot Program from [...]

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Three Forces That Shaped the Drone Industry in 2018

 

This was a big year for the commercial drone industry as a whole. It saw a significant increase in the business adoption, the expansion of the FAA’s LAANC program (the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability that provides access to controlled airspace near airports), the launch of the UAS Integration Pilot Program from the FAA [...]

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Measuring Success in the Drone Market

 

“If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” – Peter Drucker The $118M Airware failure is a cautionary tale for all potential commercial drone investors—as well as all existing commercial drone market participants. To avoid such failure—whether you are drone aircraft manufacturer, software vendor, service provider, business enterprise, investor, or public agency—you need the [...]

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New Report Benchmarks Drone Industry and Refutes Hyperbole

 

We just released the results of our third annual drone industry benchmark survey and it’s a kicker. The 2018 Drone Market Sector Report examines worldwide drone sales, service providers, business and public agency users, and software services. This independent research, which is sponsored by DJI, DroneDeploy, DroneInsurance.com, and Trimble, finds a growing demand for businesses to [...]

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Top 40 Drone Data Services

 

  In this August 2018 report, we list the top software applications and data services for processing drone images. This one-page report includes Vendor name Product name URL link to the website   Read more about drone data services in 5 Tips for Evaluating Online Drone Data Services. Complete the form to get your free report [...]

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AMA Clarifies FAA Guidance for Members: What to Expect Going Forward

 

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), as the largest advocacy group for recreational pilots of both drones and other model aircraft, has been working with the FAA to give recreational fliers a voice.   In a recent letter to members, the AMA clarified the recent federal register notice announcing changes to regulations.  The changes are […]

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DJI to Install AirSense (ADS-B receivers) in New Drones from 2020

 

DJI has committed to installing airplane and helicopter detectors in its new consumer drones from 2020. The pledge is part one of a 10-point plan – also released today – to ensure the world’s skies remain as safe as possible as the drone industry takes off. The addition of the AirSense feature, which works by […]

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Kespry’s BYOD – Bring Your Own Drone – Program

 

Kespry has dominated the “vertical integration” solution for a long time, providing a seamlessly integrated industrial solution that let subject matter experts put a Kespry drone on the ground, step away from the aircraft, and do everything else from flight planning to launch through data processing on an iPad. It’s a system that has advantages. […]

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UK CAA Launches ‘Innovation Sandbox’ With 6 Drone Industry Partners

 

Back in 2017 the FAA’s drone integration pilot program was announced, paving the way for a number of interesting and innovative explorations of drone technology. The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has this week launched a similar program, although the scale and practical outcomes are still unclear. The CAA says its new ‘Innovation Sandbox’ is […]

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The Latest DHS Alert About Chinese Manufactured Drones: Prudence or Politics?

 

Here we go again.  In August of 2017, the U.S. Army sent around a memo warning of possible “cyber vulnerabilities” with regard to Chinese-manufactured DJI drones.  At the time, DJI responded quickly to the allegations, adding new functionality that allowed for a “privacy mode,” working with U.S. government agencies to address security concerns, and hiring an […]

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How Zipline Became a $1.2 Billion Drone Company

 

Last week, drone delivery service Zipline announced $190 million in new financing, bringing the company’s valuation to $1.2 billion dollars.  In the world of commercial drones – or any startup – that’s a big number, and a big achievement.  With drone delivery not yet fully implemented in most countries, how did Zipline make it? Whenever […]

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PrecisionHawk’s Michael Chasen to Lead Drone Advisory Committee, 12 New Members Announced

 

The FAA’s Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) has been instrumental in helping to form commercial drone regulations, and the best example in the drone sector of industry working in collaboration with government.  On Friday, the FAA and Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced that PrecisionHawk CEO Michael Chasen will now lead the group. At it’s […]

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DRONELIFE Announces Record-Breaking Q1 Growth of 65%

 

Yes, we’re tooting our own horn – and expressing our appreciation.  As the drone industry grows, so are we!  DRONELIFE’s marketing team announced today that the number of impressions – the number of people who sees our content – grew by  over 65% for the period ending from the end of the first quarter in […]

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Tanks for the Assist: Agreement Will Boost Drone Firm’s Hydrogen Cell Payload

 

What’s not to love about hydrogen? It’s the most abundant element in the universe; it’s the vital fuel that keeps the sun burning for a few trillion years; and it holds the number-one position on the periodic table. And, as it turns out, hydrogen can also keep drones in the air for longer periods of […]

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The FAA’s New Rules for Recreational Drones

 

It’s time.  The FAA will now implement some of the changes in regulations for recreational drones which will follow on the passage of the FAA Reauthorization Act passed last year. The FAA Reauthorization Act repealed Section 336 of the previous FAA Reauthorization, which protected recreational aircraft from new laws.  The move to repeal came in […]

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