Americas

Drone Delivery: By The Numbers

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What do medicine, batteries, and forgotten anniversary gifts have in common?  They are the most likely items consumers will want delivered by drone once that service is available.  At least, that’s the verdict from the consumers I surveyed in August…

Balloon Fiesta bans drones

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By Susan Montoya Bryan / Associated Press Hundreds of hot air balloons fill the sky just as the sun rises over the mountains bordering the city’s eastern edge. In the opposite direction, the view is just as awesome, with the wave…

Turning little drone parts into big Reno jobs

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When drone-makers arrive in Nevada, they’ll need parts. Reno-area factories hope to make them. “We want a piece of those jobs,” said Jeff Englehart of Nevada Industry Excellence. “We want it to happen here.” He spoke Thursday at session devoted…

USAA Requests FAA Approval to Test Unmanned Aircraft Systems

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USAA has asked the Federal Aviation Administration for permission to research how unmanned aircraft systems could be used to help improve how quickly it settles insurance claims for its members during natural disasters. Specifically, USAA is seeking FAA exemption from Section 333 of the FAA Moderation and…

Missing woman search embroiled in drone fight

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By Justin Peligri CNN WASHINGTON (CNN) —Charlottesville, Virginia, residents could see one of the region’s biggest political footballs flying overhead this week: a drone. The use of an unmanned aircraft was approved Tuesday by the Federal Aviation Administration to help…

Drone activity grows, increasing scrutiny of use

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By Chris Kent | The Breeze The average citizen will soon be able to accomplish the difficult task of taking aerial photographs. Unmanned Aerial Systems, or drones, are slowly being integrated into our society. However, as the drones become more…

Pulse Aerospace® Announces VAPOR 55TM

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Pulse Aerospace, Inc. has publicly announced the release of its newest rotorcraft, the Vapor 55TM UAS. This all-new helicopter is a larger and more capable cousin to the company’s Vapor 35TM electric unmanned helicopter.  Pulse’s new offering boasts an impressive…