Minnesota Unmanned Aicraft System (UAS) Coordinator-State Prog Admin Prin

The purpose of this position is to provide technical expertise and professional knowledge in the development, preservation and safety of aviation in Minnesota related to UAS (unmanned aircraft systems). This position inspects and licenses commercial aviation operators, and enforces Minnesota Statutes and Rules pertaining to aeronautics. This position organizes and conducts safety and educational seminars for UAS operators. This position also provides guidance to communities … Continue reading Minnesota Unmanned Aicraft System (UAS) Coordinator-State Prog Admin Prin

CUAASA Unveils Action Plan for 2018 at their AGM

Mark Mansfield The Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Association of Southern Africa (CUAASA), an affiliate of the Commercial Aviation Association of Southern Africa (CAASA), recently hosted its Annual General Meeting and set out a plan of action for 2018 In his opening remarks, Dean Polley, President of CUAASA, emphasised the continuous struggles that the South African RPAS industry faces with regards to obtaining a Remotely Piloted Aircraft … Continue reading CUAASA Unveils Action Plan for 2018 at their AGM

DELAIR introduce fixed wing UAS for LiDAR based survey and 3D mapping.

New Delair DT26X LiDAR drone combines LiDAR sensing with RGB camera data to enable highly accurate and high-resolution 3D representation and measurement over large areas with minimal flights and in challenging environments Delair, a leading supplier of drone solutions for commercial industries, today introduced the next generation of its high-performance Delair DT26X LiDAR UAV, the industry’s first long-range fixed wing drone to combine highly accurate … Continue reading DELAIR introduce fixed wing UAS for LiDAR based survey and 3D mapping.

Meat & Livestock Australia and Aerodyne launch $5.1 million ‘Drone as a Silent Service’ R&D Program

Aerodyne Group and Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) are pleased to announce today that they are engaging as partners to carry out a pioneering study into the role of autonomous drones and sensors within the Meat & Livestock Industry. Following extensive industry input MLA and Aerodyne have developed a schedule of nine key focal points for the first program of works. Fence Monitoring – Autonomous sensing … Continue reading Meat & Livestock Australia and Aerodyne launch $5.1 million ‘Drone as a Silent Service’ R&D Program

Candid Sky Productions Secures C Airspace in Reno

Candid Sky Productions, a drone service provider in Northern Nevada specializing in aerial photography for real estate, mine sites, agriculture, mineral prospecting and cinematography services, has received permission to fly Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) otherwise known as drones in the controlled class C airspace in and around Reno Nevada. “It’s been a long road to get to this point and thrilling to have proper authorization … Continue reading Candid Sky Productions Secures C Airspace in Reno

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NCDOT Proposes Drone-Based Medical Supply Delivery

The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation has submitted a proposal to be a part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Drone Integration Pilot Program (IPP).  If accepted, part of this proposal would bring unmanned medical supply delivery, and the jobs that come with it, to the state. The primary focus of NCDOT’s proposal is working with global drone delivery companies, such asMatternet and Zipline, to set … Continue reading NCDOT Proposes Drone-Based Medical Supply Delivery

Hanergy Breaks World Record for GaAs Solar Production Modules

Hanergy Thin Film Power Group Limited (HKSE Stock Code: 566) today announced that Fraunhofer ISE CalLab PV Modules, a German solar energy testing laboratory, has rated its US-based subsidiary Alta Devices‘ newest solar production module as the highest efficiency single-junction solar module ever produced. With its record setting 25.1% conversion efficiency, the module can be used to power a range of products such as unmanned aerial vehicles … Continue reading Hanergy Breaks World Record for GaAs Solar Production Modules

Vahana completes First full-scale test flight

Vahana, the all-electric, self-piloted, vertical takeoff and landing aircraft built by Airbus’ innovation outpost in Silicon Valley, A^3, successfully completed its first full-scale flight test, reaching a height of 5 meters (16 feet) before descending safely. The test was completed at 8:52AM Pacific on January 31, 2018 at the Pendleton UAS Range in Pendleton, Oregon. Its first flight, with a duration of 53 seconds, was … Continue reading Vahana completes First full-scale test flight

Drone NAS Integration, What Really Happened

As we look forward to working with a new FAA administrator, we have to remember some of the past integration mistakes so we do not relieve them on the regulatory wheel of suffering. Some of these whoppers have put the U.S. behind the rest of the world in adapting and innovating with this technology. Randolph Babbitt picked up the pieces after Marion Blakey’s administration did … Continue reading Drone NAS Integration, What Really Happened

Promoting Safety in Unmanned Aircraft Systems: The Aviators Code Initiative and University Aviation Association

In an effort to address safety concerns arising from the widespread use of small unmanned aircraft, the Aviators Code Initiative (formerly the Aviators Model Code of Conduct Initiative) and the University Aviation Association released guidance aimed at advancing safety, airmanship, and professionalism among UAS pilots and operators. The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Pilots Code (UASPC) is the product of extensive research and peer review within the … Continue reading Promoting Safety in Unmanned Aircraft Systems: The Aviators Code Initiative and University Aviation Association