Are You Limiting Your Potential as a Drone Operator or Provider?

If money were no object, what tools or skills would you acquire to grow your business? In many ways, that’s a silly question to ask, because money is always going to be a primary concern. It’s certainly a top priority for operators and organizations looking to adopt drone technology, where the benefits associated with making…

Addressing Privacy and Safety Concerns About Drones

Although drone hardware and software technology is rapidly evolving, privacy and safety matters are still a top concern to the public. In a study carried out in December 2017 by Pew Research Center, 54% of the public thinks drones should not be allowed to fly near people’s homes. This isn’t very surprising, especially when there’s…

How a Truly Scalable Drone Economy Will Transform Our Lives

We’ve talked a lot about the potential drones have when it comes to changing the way specific construction companies and surveyors can approach a given task, and the commercial ramifications of the technology are incredibly exciting. However, drones are set to enable changes at an even more fundamental level, and AirMap is one of the…

Drone Safe Register Aims to Provide Safe Registry for UAV Pilots in the UK

Since the implementation of Part 107, the FAA has issued 77,410 remote pilot licenses, and that number is still climbing. Similar situations are commonplace in countries throughout the world where the local civil aviation regulator has imposed guidelines to manage the use of drones and control how these unmanned vehicles enter and potentially share controlled…

Fortem Technologies Announces the First Fully Autonomous Counter UAV Solution

Every new technology brings great opportunities and exciting possibilities, but simultaneously opens the door to threats and the opportunity for wrongdoing. UAVs are no exception, and the potential for drones being used for nefarious purposes has been something police agencies, federal, state and local governments have been considering for years now. Effectively combating these kinds…

Is 2018 Going to be “The Year of the Drone”?

Articles talking about why a given year is the “year of the drone” go all the way back to 2010, although they certainly didn’t start that year. Similar declarations have been made more recently about 2015 and 2016, and the claims in those years were specifically related to the commercial applications of UAV technology. The…