Insights Around a New Report on State and Local Drone Laws

On March 28 Bard College, a private higher education institution located in the town of Red Hook, NY, released the first in a three-part series of a very comprehensive study on the current status of state and local laws that are being implemented throughout the USA and might present a potential conflict to the FAA’s…

Enacting Sensible Drone Regulation on a Federal and Local Level

The FAA has and continues to define what it means to legally operate a drone in the United States, but the authors of a recent article laid out why the agency’s position in doing so might need to be reconsidered. Jason Snead and John-Michael Seibler from the Heritage Foundation showcased how and why states and…

Astral Aerial Solutions Developing a UTM System for Africa

UAS Traffic Management systems (UTM) are critically important for the drone industry as a whole. These systems help keeping control over flying drones, and between unmanned and manned traffic. In the past few months, there’s been a noticeable huge growth of UTM systems, developed by many different companies all over the world. Recently, we had…

First Commercial Drone Flight Conducted Beyond Visual Line of Sight in Canada

February 24th marked yet another big step towards the successful integration of manned and unmanned aircraft in controlled airspace. This time the breakthrough came from our neighbor to the North, Canada, where Ventus Geospatial, a Canadian company using an Aeryon Skyranger performed a Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) flight at the Foremost UAS Range…

The Past, Present and Future of BVLOS Operations for Drones

As the drone industry grows, beyond visual line of sight operations (BVLOS) continue to be an important topic. Different industries have show an interest in the potential around new ways to use drones, while some countries have granted the very first BVLOS licenses. Whether you’re using a drone for surveying, mapping, inspections, construction work, search…