EASA Publishes Common Drone Rules for All of Europe

June 11, 2019, marked a very important day for the drone industry in Europe, as it represented the culmination of an effort that has been in the works for many years now. After a lengthy negotiation process, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) finally published common, pan-European rules on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). The…

How to Integrate Drones into the Enterprise

Not too long ago, enterprise stakeholders had questions about whether or not a drone would be able to provide enough value to their operation. Integrating these kinds of tools can be a challenge both in terms of cost and technology, which meant that many were hesitant to experiment with the technology, much less consider how…

Utilizing Drones for Large Survey Mapping Data Projects in Europe

Numerous articles and case studies have laid out the kind of value drones can provide to mapping projects of all types when it comes to making them faster, cheaper or safer. However, whether or not these efficiencies can be expanded beyond a particular project is often a question, which leads us to the scalability problem…

Live from Commercial UAV Expo Europe 2019

While the big news from Commercial UAV Expo Europe was centered on the next version of the event taking place as part of Amsterdam Drone Week, there were plenty of other insights, developments and happenings that came out of the event. Many talked about how they witnessed the growth of the drone market at the…

Witnessing the Growth of the Commercial Drone Market in Europe

A small confession: since I’m more focussed on the downstream applications of data collected by drones, I tend to leave commentary on flight regulations to the people that specialize in that area, and there are plenty of people who have a lot to say about all of it, especially in North America. Given all this…

Product Previews Showcase Drone Innovations at Commercial UAV Expo Europe

The Product Previews at Commercial UAV Expo Europe showcased the newest supplier advances and best practices for specifying, planning and executing projects in a variety of industries across Europe. AceCore Technologies, Pix4D, SimActive, RIEGL, Phoenix LiDAR Systems and C-Astral Aerospace were just a few of the companies that laid out where and how their solutions…

Involi Joins the Swiss U-Space Initiative

For over a year the European drone community has been working with EASA and the different NASP’s (National Airspace Service Providers) to create the foundation for the safe integration of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s) over European airspace. Much of that has been focused on an initiative known as U-space that addresses this integration with exhaustive…

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