Avitas Receives First FAA Civil BVLOS Approval Using Radar

Since the implementation of Part 107, the drone industry has been lobbying the FAA to make the airspace less restrictive so that operations like flying over people are more easily enabled. The limitations on heavier aircraft have also gotten many operators to express frustration, but there’s been tremendous progress on all these fronts. With the…

Key Takeaways from the Autonomy Track of the Drone Industry Visionaries Series

On the second day of Commercial UAV Expo 2018, we attended a riveting panel discussion about the current state of autonomous drone technology and the constraints this technology is facing in terms of regulation and customer acceptance. The panelists debated and discussed the future of UAS as well as the opportunities and challenges that are…

Drone Safety System from ParaZero Set to Open Up BVLOS Possibilities

Being able to effectively sort through safety concerns in the midst of a commercial drone revolution has been a challenge for many, but regulators will never sacrifice safety for efficiency. It’s why operators and organizations need to take active steps to ensure everyone in the vicinity of a drone operation remains safe throughout that entire…

INTERGEO 2018: New Products from RIEGL Support Both Manned and Unmanned Aircraft

Lots of activity at the @RIEGL booth at @InsideIntergeo, as the company showcases new products and celebrates 40 years pic.twitter.com/pcBhVaoebw — Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) October 16, 2018 At INTERGEO 2018, RIEGL celebrated their 40th anniversary but also used the occasion to highlight a variety of new products and essential updates that underscore their commitment to…

Showing off the senseFly eBee X at INTERGEO 2018

The @sensefly eBee X from is a top draw at the @Parrot booth at @InsideIntergeo #INTERGEO pic.twitter.com/sjrgFtfDPy — Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) October 17, 2018 The senseFly eBee X has been designed to be the fixed-wing drone that can fit mapping needs across industries. With a maximum flight time of 90 min as well as a…

A Look at the Phantom 4 RTK from DJI

The new Phantom 4 RTK from @DJIEnterprise is a big draw at @InsideIntergeo pic.twitter.com/NC2IqbrrhH — Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) October 16, 2018 DJI launched the Phantom 4 RTK to great fanfare at the European Drone Summit, where attendees were able to get a close look at the product and hear about how and where and how…