How Can Drones Be Utilized to Support Collision Scene Reconstruction?

Following North Carolina Department of Transportation’s (NCDOT) research about using drones for collision reconstruction, RTI International, a nonprofit organization, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, found that it is possible to use drones in low-light collision scene reconstruction. Collision reconstruction helps officials uncover how and why a crash occurred, and provides detailed and…

What Does It Mean to Create a Drone Program for Construction Enterprises?

Construction professionals have been working through what it could mean to utilize drone technology in order to create efficiencies for a long time now, but regulation was always cited as a barrier to entry. Many construction stakeholders determined that the potential value of creating a drone program did not outweigh the actual costs and headaches…

4 Ways Drones are Being Used in Maritime and Offshore Services

Predictions about the billions of dollars that drone technology represents are as pervasive as they are extreme. Drone industry experts are currently tracking over 75 firms that offer drone market reports or forecasts of some type, all of which offer various opinions and numbers around what sort of an impact the technology will enable in…

A Live Look at the Next Century of Aviation from North Carolina

The North Carolina Drone Summit and Flight Expo promised to show off what the next century of aviation will look like, and it managed to do so in the context of where and how the technology is making a difference today. Featuring a collection of commercial drone representatives, technology providers, influential government officials and users,…

FAA Remote Pilot Certification Reaches an Important Milestone

On July 26th the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that more than 100,000 people have obtained a Remote Pilot Certificate to fly a drone for commercial and recreational uses (not qualifying as “model aircraft”). The number is calculated based on the number of applicants who have successfully completed the UAS aeronautical test since the small…