Flyability Announces the Elios 2 for Industrial Inspections

While XPONENTIAL is always a great place to connect with drone industry experts and learn about everything from the safe integration of manned and unmanned aircraft to BVLOS flight to drone delivery, it’s also a place where companies debut innovative new products and solutions. At XPONENTIAL 2019, one of the most exciting new products ended…

Wing Aviation Becomes the First Unmanned Airline in the USA

On April 23, Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded the first air carrier certification (Part 135) to a drone delivery company, Google affiliate Wing Aviation (https://wing.com/). This is especially notable since Part 135 certificates are only given to aircraft operations that demonstrate absolute safety records and…

Is the Drone Industry Ready for Remote ID?

The need for a universal system that enables the remote identification of drones (Remote ID) is something that the FAA and many other industry stakeholders have been talking about for a long while now, and these conversations are making an impact. While the delay on Remote ID rulemaking has been disappointing to many, that response…

Keen AI Utilizes AI and Machine Learning to Enable “Augmented Intelligence” for Inspections and QA Process Productivity

We’ve all seen and heard about how artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are going to change everything from the way we travel to the way we watch TV and movies. However, the commercial applications of the technology could be even more revolutionary because they could completely redefine how entire industries approach individual tasks and…

How were drones utilized to inspect the Salesforce Tower?

Drone technology has the potential to reshape expectations around how organizations approach tasks that range from inventory management to predictive maintenance, but it’s not enough to talk about the possibilities of this technology. Enterprise users need to be able to quantify the difference drones can make right now, partly because of the need to define…

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…

Will InterUSS Define How Remote ID Can be Enabled for Drone Operators?

The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 gave the FAA the flexibility to regulate all drones, but the recent demonstration performed by AirMap, Alphabet’s Wing, and Kittyhawk.io showcased what it could mean to see that authority make practical sense. The three companies worked together to create a remote identification (Remote ID) solution that Acting FAA Administration…

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