India Opens the Sky for Drones Under “No Permission, No Takeoff” (NPNT) System

The immense opportunities drones can provide developing nations like India helped drive the Indian government to create and subsequently unveils its policy for operating drones in the country in December 2018. Named the Operations of Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) through Digital Sky Platform, this initiative is a detailed policy and regulations for operating drones.…

How Will Extended Flight Time for Drones be Powered?

We’ve been hearing about organ deliveries that have been enabled by drones as well as beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flights for years now, all of which have been accomplished despite the power bottleneck that has limited the technology for even longer. Now that the era of unmanned airlines has truly arrived, isn’t it…

The Changing Face of Drone Insurance

Since we last took an in-depth look at what it meant to assess risk and establish insurance needs for drone operators, many things have changed. While companies that offer drone insurance like Global Aerospace are still focused on annual policies and on-demand insurance purchased through a smartphone app, the big difference is the absolute need…

Professional Drone Mapping Software: What Are The Best Options?

Regardless of whether you are an independent flier or a corporate entity using drones for various tasks, mapping is one of the biggest utilizations for drone technology to date. Thankfully, there are many powerful pieces of software that you can utilize as part of a complete drone solution for a variety of commercial purposes. Here…

Insight Around the New Drone Rules for Canada

As the drone industry keeps evolving, we’re still trying to find the sweet spot around what’s fair to drone pilots and everything that literally surrounds a drone when it’s in the air, which includes manned aircraft, bystanders, infrastructures, and more. Across the world, the process to figure out the right rules and regulations when it…

Are You Ready for Integrated Skies?

In December 2017, a McKinsey & Company study revealed that the value of drone activity in the United States had risen from $40 million in 2012 to $1 billion in 2017. The study further projects that commercial UAS will have an annual impact of $31 billion to $46 billion on the U.S. GDP by 2026.…

Sheep Counter Puts AI and Drones Together in a Single App

You’ve heard plenty of people say, “it’s not the drone, it’s the data,” and we couldn’t agree more. For years now, RIIS has been talking about what options are open to software developers who want to investigate this new market, and the data drones are capturing is what’s driving those options. As a mobile and…

Live from DJI AirWorks 2018

A live look at Flight Simultor from @DJIEnterprise , showcased at #AirWorks2018 pic.twitter.com/2TJ8QOdxQ9 — Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) October 30, 2018 DJI AirWorks 2018 pulled together experts, insight and technology from all over the world to highlight where and how drones are making a difference in a variety of commercial ecosystems and environments. From construction to…

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