May

The following is a guest post by Kittyhawk co-founder and chief pilot, Joshua Ziering.  Kittyhawk is a leading integrated drone operations platform provider. May 22 is an important day in aviation history. It’s also an important day in legal history. In 1906, the Wright Brothers were granted the patent on a flying machine, and in …
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In January, drone software platform DroneDeploy “talked the talk,” offering several predictions about the UAV sector for 2018. Now, the company is “walking the walk” with an in-depth industry report. The San Francisco-based firm this week released a 14-page report outlining major trends based on customer data from 180 nations. Key Findings Among DroneDeploy customers, …
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The UK Government has moved to ease the fears of airline pilots and airport officials by placing new restrictions on drone use. The new laws come in the form of an amendment to the 2016 Air Navigation Order. There are four main headlines from the amendment. First and second, the amendment will restrict all drones from …
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A major Canadian delivery-drone firm is teaming up with Toyota to create a UAV delivery logistics platform. Drone Delivery Canada announced the partnership May 28 with Toyota Tsusho Canada Inc. – a subsidiary of the well-known Toyota Group. The effort will see TTCI participate with DDC’s commercial pilot program in Canada for flight testing and …
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A new whitepaper from Global Aerospace and DART Drones offers insight on how the drone industry is moving forward to meet the challenges of wide scale implementation.  “An Analysis of the Drone Industry’s Progress and Focus on Safety”  estimates the commercial drone industry at $500-$700 million currently – a bit less than the “well over” …
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UK insure-tech startup Flock has raised £2.25M of seed funding from investors including Anthemis, Plug and Play, Seed and Speed, and London VC Downing Ventures. The company will put the money raised towards expanding its real-time drone insurance platform internationally, as well as adding to its London tech team. Flock’s first product was launched in partnership with …
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Amid growing use of drones in disaster areas, operators should work closely with government officials and strive to protect their own safety, caution attorneys in aviation webinar. The start of the Atlantic hurricane season coincides with a drone-friendly policy shift at the FAA. However, before railroads, insurers, power companies and other operators of Unmanned Aerial …
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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) and related mission systems solutions, has announced the official launch of Team SkyGuardian® Canada, consisting of Canadian teammates CAE Canada, MDA, and L3 WESCAM. The team is combining the best of Canadian industry with the world’s most advanced Medium-altitude Long-Endurance (MALE) RPAS, …
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Leonardo has been selected by ENAV, the company that manages civilian air traffic in Italy, as its industrial partner for the development of an air traffic control system for unmanned aircraft and for the provision of related services. Leonardo will lead the industrial team that includes subsidiary Telespazio and IDS – Ingegneria Dei Sistemi. In detail, ENAV will set up a new company for …
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Integrates various UAM activities with new Munich-based unit Airbus has an exciting announcement, according to the company’s latest release they have appointed Eduardo Dominguez Puerta, 40, Head of Urban Air Mobility (UAM) a new Airbus unit, effective 1 June 2018. In his new function, he will report to Patrick de Castelbajac, Executive Vice President Strategy and International. …
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