Amazon’s Prime Air delivery drone has some great new technology but the service faces strong and persistent regulatory hurdles. Amazon’s drone delivery service is in the news again, this time with a new drone named the “MK27.” As the latest iteration of Amazon’s Prime Air delivery drone, it’s apparently safer, more efficient, and more stable [...]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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 [...]
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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Drone technology has direct potential to save lives when used in public safety – but public safety agencies need the drone industry’s help to get them implemented. Now, the DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety Alliance, an advocacy and resource group for the public safety sector, and the Commercial Drone Alliance have announced a partnership to help get […]
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AeroVironment has been a leading manufacturer of drones for military and security applications since they were founded in 1971. The Aerovironment Quantix takes the company’s deep history in unmanned aircraft manufacture and operations to the commercial realm. With a focus on the agricultural market, the Quantix offers a feature set that combines the benefits of vertical lift-off […]
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They say, “Virginia is for Lovers.” For one lucky UAS company, the Commonwealth is also for drone lovers. DroneUp just received a contract from Virginia to provide drone services for all state agencies, state colleges and other public bodies. Company officials say it’s the first contract of its kind for the industry. DroneUp will be […]
This is the time of year when students young and old note the growing colors of the trees out of the corner of their eyes while they frantically finish (or start) those dreaded summer assignments. Here is a video that does homage to that spirit that was recently published by our partners at Airvuz. […]
Every time there’s a lull in consumer drone news, you can bet that a new DJI rumor will begin to circulate. A matter of days after the launch of the Osmo Mobile 3, images and specifications of what is supposedly a new miniature drone from the Chinese manufacturer have been widely published. Separating fact from […]
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This is not a very serious article about commercial drones. But one of the best things about drone journalism (and who even knew that was a job when I graduated? Not me!) is that sometimes you see a story that’s so cool you just can’t wait to write it up. So bear with me. Randall […]
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Boston is DRONELIFE’s hometown – so we can’t wait for this new drone festival! The following is a guest post by talented Part 107 Pilot and author, Kara Murphy. One East Coast drone film festival isn’t enough, so another is making its debut in Boston this November. The inaugural Boston Drone Film Festival (BOSDFF) is […]
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Airspace regulators around the world are concerned about incidents between drones and manned aircraft – and a dive into the data found in the recently released FAA Administrator’s Fact Book for 2019 (Fact Book) shows why. Is the data accurate enough to use? News and Commentary. Accident Data and the U.S. Safety Record The National […]
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Indoor-drone provider Verity Studios has hired a former Intel veteran to grow the Zurich-based company’s sales profile. The firm recruited Fabrice Couadou as head of sales. Couadou brings more than 20 years of sales, business development and marketing experience from Intel. The company says he will focus on scaling Verity’s live events business. “Leading business development […]
Get out tomorrow and celebrate your hobby with your family. Tomorrow is National Model Aviation Day – and that includes drone flyers! Learn more about flying, inspire newcomers, and enjoy activities and events with other recreational operators in your local community. Check out the link in the press release below to see what’s happening near […]
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