Category: Americas

California has most 333 Commercial Drone Operators

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Updating our 333 list ahead of the publication of our guide I think its fair to say a couple of things stand out. All 333’s up until 13th January 2016 will be included in the guide. The top 3 states, California, Florida and Texas are well ahead of the rest. It looks like the FAA…

Drone Legislation Would Require Owners To Buy Insurance, Get UAV ‘License Plates’

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A Southern California lawmaker is pushing legislation to require drone owners to purchase insurance policies for their vehicle. Assemblyman Mike Gatto this week introduced the Drone Registration/Omnibus Negligence-prevention Enactment (DRONE) Act of 2016, which would hold owners responsible for registering and obtaining physical or electronic “license plates” for drones. “If cars have…

Prosecutor: Suspect Confessed in Prison Drone Case

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  By DAVID DISHNEAU, ASSOCIATED PRESS A prosecutor says a Maryland man confessed to participating in a prison smuggling ring that used a drone to fly contraband into a maximum-security state prison. Assistant State’s Attorney Erich Bean gave his opening statement Thursday in the trial of 25-year-old Thaddeus Shortz of Knoxville. Shortz faces 35 counts…

Can A Drone Save GoPro?

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woodman   A GoPro drone offers lots of potential for the company, but much rests in management execution and the drone itself. Commercial drone market is poised for explosive growth, and success in this area would be a huge boost for GoPro. Many potential issues for GoPro in the drone market remain. GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO) has…

UAV Solutions receive section 333 for multirotor and fixed wing platforms.

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UAV Solutions, Inc. (UAVS) announced today that the company received a Section 333 Grant of Exemption and Certificate of Waiver and Authorization (COA) from the Federal Aviation Administration for its Talon 120LE fixed wing unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to conduct aerial data collection, adding to the Section 333s received in 2015 for the Phoenix 30…

US DataWing, LLC acquires UAVRG, LLC (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Response Group)

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San Antonio Based US DataWing, a drone service provider specializing in the Oil and Gas and insurance industries, purchased UAVRG – a drone emergency response company.  With this purchase, DataWing establishes a national presence and multiple contracts with emergency response companies.  UAVRG will remain as the national partner network of DataWing where well qualified small…

UAV Solutions, Inc. Deliver four Phoenix 30 UAS to Romania

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JESSUP, MD – January 11, 2016 – UAV Solutions, Inc. (UAVS) announced today that it delivered four Phoenix 30 Quad Rotor Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in response to a contract award from the Department of the Army for Romania under a Foreign Military Sale (FMS). The vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) Phoenix UAS is an…

Too Little, Too Late?

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Lucas Armeña This quick breakdown is your early-2016 forecast.  Before we climb the charts, note that the first two are currently pending in Federal Courts.  Cheesy “pop” references are mine. Cue JoJo’s 2006 Billboard 100 song, “Too Little Too Late” ─  Filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, is a Complaint likely to…

NYC’s first drone store lands in Gowanus

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The first retailer to focus solely on the sale of drones and aerial photography equipment in New York City has landed in Brooklyn. Brooklyn Drones NYC Inc. has signed a lease for 1,250 square feet of ground floor commercial space at 315 Fourth Ave. in Gowanus. CPEX’s Retail Leasing Team, consisting of Managing Director Ryan…