Drones in the UK: A Full Understanding of the Regulations

After taking a look at the logistics and challenges that operators across Europe are dealing with, I got in touch with Peter Slater, Aerial Solutions UAV Manager at Costain Group PLC, to discuss his experiences using these tools at one of the UK’s leading engineering solutions providers, operating in energy, water and transportation. After forming…

Drone Insurance to Maximize Your Efforts and Stay Covered in the Air

Verifly Increases Coverage Areas, Ups Limits and Time Periods Securing on-demand drone insurance for commercial operations isn’t a new concept, and it’s one that we’ve previous explored in great detail with Verfily. The company was launched just last year to easily and simply provide coverage for anyone trying to figure out how they can build…

How Will Drone Mapping Impact the LiDAR Market?

Part 107 has gotten the mapping industry as a whole to take a closer look at what UAVs can do in terms of complementing or completely replacing some current mapping approaches. At the ASPRS Hot Topics session, which took place at the International LiDAR Mapping Forum, this topic was explored in great detail by numerous…

Drones in the UK: Upgrading and Renewing the Country’s Energy, Water and Transportation Infrastructure

How professionals in industries like oil & gas, construction, mining, utilities and civil infrastructure can and are using drones is a question we’ve explored in great detail with operators and stakeholders at various organizations throughout the United States. The launch of Commercial UAV Europe has compelled us to expand that focus, and with the number…

Cashing in on the Commercial Drone Industry

To say that there are numerous organizations and individuals predicting how much money is available in the commercial drone industry is an understatement. Just as a quick sampling of what’s out there in this regard, we’ve got PwC claiming that the global market for business services using drones is over 127 billion dollars, Business Inside…