Federal DOT Announces a New Pilot Initiative to Expedite Integration of Manned and Unmanned Aircraft

On November 2nd, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced further details to the Department of Transportation (DOT) new Drone Integration Pilot Program. The event took place at the DOT Headquarters where Secretary Chao was meeting with hundreds of drone operators, industry leaders, members of the public, law enforcement/first responders, and local, state, tribal…

Drone Market Overview and Update from the Commercial UAV Expo

As one of the Keynote presentations at Commercial UAV Expo Americas, attendees listened to a comprehensive analysis of the commercial drone market in 2017 by Mike Blades of Frost & Sullivan and Colin Snow of Skylogic Research LLC. Mike shared the latest on where the commercial drone ecosystem is now along with prospects for the…

Icarus Aerospace Offers Safety Management Systems to Public Safety Organizations

Icarus Aerospace, Inc., of Woodlyn, PA, has signed an agreement with ARGUS International to offer training and documentation management to drone operators willing to adopt manned aviation-inspired Safety Management Systems (SMS) to guide their UAV activities. This development falls in line with their focus on creating more awareness for drone safety standards and methodologies. We…

EUKA Takes the Lead in Drone Community Organization and Promotion for Europe

The European Community, through the European Aviation Safety Association or EASA has been aggressively advancing the cause of drone regulation in an effort to attract UAV companies to establish in its territory. One fine example of this push to attract entrepreneurs and their start-ups is EUKA (www.euka.org), the European drone cluster acknowledged and supported in…

Argus International Enters the UAV Safety Standards and Auditing Arena

Last year, Argus International announced the acquisition of the Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) to officially enter into the world of UAVs. Why is that important for our industry? Founded in 1995, Argus International, Inc. is the worldwide leader in specialized aviation services allowing organizations around the globe to improve their operational safety. For the first…