How Easy is it to Integrate the UX11 Drone Into a Professional Mapping Toolkit?

The UX11 from Delair made waves throughout the industry when it was announced and showcased at INTERGEO. Positioned as the ultimate solution for geospatial professionals focused on large-area mapping, Delair has made a conscious effort to ensure users will be able to easily incorporate it into their established workflow. The drone’s flight time, 3G/4G connectivity…

GSA Schedule Contract Awarded to Altavian

The General Services Administration (GSA) has recognized Altavian, a Florida-based drone manufacturer, as a trusted, reliable supplier and has awarded it with a GSA Schedule contract. It’s a move that is the first of its kind for a U.S.-based UAV company. As part of the GSA Schedules Program, a GSA Schedule contract aims to facilitate…

Are You a Manned Aircraft Pilot Who Cares About Drone Safety?

The integration of manned and unmanned aircraft in controlled airspace is inevitable and no longer a matter of if but when. Advances on UTM (Unmanned Traffic Management) and the simplification and commercialization of detect-and-avoid systems are forcing the FAA to get closer and closer to a ruling that would allow UAV flights to operate beyond…

IATA Takes a Formal Position into the Issue of Drones Integration into Airspace

On December 5th, Rob Eagles, Director ATM Infrastructure and Céline Hourcade, Head Cargo Transformation of IATA made a presentation at the Global Media Day event in Geneva, Switzerland, in which they acknowledged and reviewed the challenges and opportunities that drones are bringing to the international air cargo industry. The International Air Transport Association is a…

New UTM System Uses Cellular Network to Extend Flights BVLOS

Terra Drone Inc. a leading Japanese UAV service provider and innovator in the area of Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM), and telecommunications operator LG 4+ have announced the successful completion of their new 4G LTE control system, which allows operators to remotely monitor drones via an LTE network. Terra Drone’s 4G LTE control system is the…

FAA Releases Study on Potential Mid-air Drone Collisions

On November 28th the FAA announced the release of a report by the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research, aka ASSURE. This report was commissioned in 2015 to test the potential damage to manned aircraft due to mid-air collisions with drones and how that compared to the more traditional airborne hazard: bird strike.…