Category: Americas

RIT joins Property Drone Consortium

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Rochester Institute of Technology was named a technology member of the Property Drone Consortium, a collaboration of insurance carriers, construction industry leaders and supporting enterprises. The organization promotes research, development, the establishment of regulations and comments on standards for the commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems across the insurance and construction industries. Research focuses on…

FAA Administrator Makes Two Major Drone Announcements

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Speaking today at a conference in New Orleans, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced the agency is establishing abroad-based advisory committee that will provide advice on key unmanned aircraft integration issues. He also announced plans to make it easier for students to fly unmanned aircraft (PDF) as part of their coursework. Huerta said the drone advisory committee is…

Precisionhawk and DJI deliver easy to use drone and data packages for farmers

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  The pre-assembled package, which includes DJI’s hardware platform plus PrecisionHawk’s flight and analytics software, is seamlessly integrated to provide a cost-effective and easy remote sensing tool for agriculture PrecisionHawk and DJI, global leaders in the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) space, announced Tuesday an exclusive partnership to offer the agriculture market with a complete agricultural…

Unmanned cloud-seeding aircraft takes flight in Nevada

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RENO – For the first time in aviation history, a fixed-wing unmanned aircraft has successfully tested a cloud-seeding payload during an experimental flight in Nevada. Flown at Hawthorne Industrial Airport under the state’s FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site designation, the Drone America Savant™ aircraft reached an altitude of 400 feet and…

Dromatics ™ Pay Per Use Insurance For Unmanned Systems

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Dromatics ™  is the world’s first true pay per use (PPU) insurance solution for unmanned systems. Unmanned Risk Management is focused on delivering flexibility and personalization in all of our insurance product offerings – when and how customers want it.  This approach requires simplified, transparent and flexible products with dynamic pricing and payment capabilities. Dromatics…

Aeryon Labs Introduces SaaS Platform for Real-time Video, Telemetry and UAS Fleet Management

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Aeryon Labs has introduced AeryonLive, an integrated Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform for enterprise UAS deployments. Comprised of complementary web-based solutions – AeryonLive Video and Telemetry, and AeryonLive Fleet Management – the platform will evolve to offer additional capabilities throughout 2016. Aeryon is bringing this multifaceted SaaS solution to market to enable more scalable and efficient UAS…

NASA, AeroVironment and SmartC2 Team for Beyond-Visual-Line-of-Sight Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management Flight Demonstration

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AeroVironment, Inc. announced that the company – in partnership with SmartC2, a leading provider of flight business management systems – will team with NASA on its Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) Technology Capability Levels (TCL) 2 flight demonstration slated for October 2016. The demonstration will build on results from UTM TCL1 field testing concluded last August and…

DPI UAV Systems Chooses Robotic Skies for Global Maintenance Support

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Robotic Skies, LLC, announced today that DPI UAV Systems (DPI) has selected Robotic Skies as its global field maintenance provider for DPI’s unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAV). DPI joins other original equipment UAV manufacturers to partner with Robotic Skies for maintenance services. With more than 100 field service centers around the globe, Robotic Skies will provide…

Insitu Establishes Commercial Business Unit

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Insitu announced today the formation of a new commercial business unit within its corporate structure. The commercial unit will leverage the company’s twenty-plus years of experience in unmanned systems to deliver unprecedented value to the emerging unmanned commercial aerial data collection market. Like our defense customers, Insitu’s commercial customers demand reliable, secure and professional operations…

Arcturus T-20 JUMP VTOL UAS Deployed with the Mexican Navy

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Arcturus UAV reports the Mexican Navy has deployed their T-20 JUMP Fixed Wing VTOL UAV for unspecified operations in Mexico. The customer took delivery of the VTOL system in March. The T-20 JUMP is a VTOL variant of Arcturus UAV’s catapult launched T-20 platform. The T-20 JUMP operates without any special launch or recovery equipment.…