south africa

South Africa’s constrained commercial drone industry

Good news bad news, the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has announced that to the end of January 2017 there are 368 licenced...
drone

Jack of all trades, some inconvenient drone truths

To fly a drone commercially in the USA you need to pass a straightforward test from the FAA. This has caused a drone gold rush....
drone complier

Drone Complier selected by Australian CASA to develop the official drone app

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has teamed up with the specialist company, Drone Complier, to develop a smartphone, tablet and web-based app to...
anti-drone

Anti-drone law is illegal – How did that happen?

Not the first and wont be the last. It was a beautiful morning! Coffee in hand, checking emails, and BOOM! A major bomb for anti-drone...

Drone Advisory Committee Follow Up and The Drone Czar Proposal

While I received a favorable responses for the DAC Synopsys article Some felt like there was a solutions punch line missing at the end. I...
global

In Pursuit of Global Drone Standards

During the Obama administration, armed unmanned aerial vehicles, more commonly referred to as drones, were a key component of U.S. counterterrorism strategy. After more...
National Association of Tower Erectors

National Association of Tower Erectors release second edition drone of safety guide.

The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) has released the 2nd Edition of the NATE Unmanned Aerial Systems Operations Around Vertical Communications Infrastructure resource document. The...
unmanned experts

Calling All Drone Rookies: The Unmanned Experts FAA Part 107 Academy for New...

Denver – The roadblocks are gone. Thanks to the FAA’s issuance of Part 107 regulations for small unmanned aircraft (sUAS/drone) operations last August, all...

Small UAV Coalition Congratulates Secretary Chao

The Small UAV Coalition congratulates Elaine Chao on being confirmed as the 18th Secretary of Transportation. Secretary Chao takes office at a pivotal time...

Katharine Morgan Becomes President of ASTM International

Today, Katharine “Kathie” Morgan began serving as president of ASTM International, one of the world’s largest standards development organisations. Morgan will lead a team...