PrecisionHawk partners with EagleView and acquires HAZON and InspecTools

Is @PrecisionHawk a drone software company or a drones services company? CEO Michael Chasen explains at @InterDroneExpo #InterDrone pic.twitter.com/hCAjcAbhPd — Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) September 5, 2018 PrecisionHawk, one of the names at the forefront of the drone industry, announced a new partnership with EagleView, a provider of aerial imagery and data analytics for government, insurance…

Drone Integration and Regulatory Acceleration – An Interview with FAA Acting Administrator Dan Elwell

“Safety is our top priority, but everyone’s shared responsibility” #FlySafe #UAS2018 pic.twitter.com/LWVmRlqTio — AUVSI Headquarters (@AUVSI) March 6, 2018 Earlier this year, Dan Elwell, the Acting Administrator of the FAA, talked about the FAA being “open for business” in terms of how the agency wanted to actively collaborate with drone industry stakeholders. It was a message…

Does Your University Need or Want to Start a Drone Program?

Recognizing the impact drone technology can and will have in a variety of fields, institutions across the world are working on figuring out how UAVs can be integrated into the classroom. That’s part of the reason the efforts of the National Geospatial Technology Center of Excellence (GeoTech Center) are so critical. As a collaborative effort…

TruWeather Proves Why the Drone Industry Need Better Weather Data

Flight time and weather conditions are often cited as two of the most challenging logistical issues that drone operators deal with, but that might not be the case for much longer. Advances to battery technology are changing the paradigm around how long drones can be expected to stay in the air, while the creation of…

Bridging the Past and Future of the Drone Industry

As the Managing Director at Nexutech, Jay Willmott leads a group of seasoned senior-level subject matter experts specializing in unmanned systems and related technologies. He is a two-time past AUVSI Chapter President (Hampton Roads & D.C. Chapters) who began his long drone career manufacturing remotely piloted aircraft during the mid-‘80s when he oversaw development, production…

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…

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,…