Regulatory Update & U-Space Developments from Commercial UAV Expo Europe

A fascinating session about the current state of the regulatory framework in Europe took place at Commercial UAV Expo Europe. Chaired by Alain Siebert of SESAR, it provided and a comprehensive update on U-Space developments and much more. First we heard from Benoit Curdy from the Global UTM Association who gave us a 30,000 ft…

Previewing New and Innovative Products at Commercial UAV Expo Europe

At Commercial UAV Expo Europe 2018, the Product Preview sessions opened the event to provide attendees with a look at a variety of hardware and software solutions which will be further showcased on the exhibit floor. A few thoughts and pictures about the latest product launches and innovations from the companies that presented are below. What…

What Kind of Insurance Do Commercial Drone Operators Need?

Commercial UAV Expo 2018 Update: We’ve talked about what it means for commercial drone operators to assess risk, but the nuances associated with different types of insurance and whether or not standard policies cover a given operation have many people exposing themselves to liability without fully realizing what they’re doing. It’s an issue that can…

Skyguide And AirMap Develop Europe’s First National Deployment of U-space

On March 5, Skyguide, the Swiss air navigation service provider, and AirMap, a leading airspace management platform for drones, announced an agreement to develop and deploy the first national drone traffic management system in Europe. The proposed system aims to be the first national deployment of U-space, Europe’s vision for the digital infrastructure that will…

LiquidPiston Enters the UAV Arena with a Revolutionary Rotary Engine

On March 6th, LiquidPiston Inc., an advanced internal combustion engine technology company, announced its intention to enter the UAV market with a revolutionary rotary engine aimed at powering medium-sized drones. As part of the company’s push into the UAV market, it presented at the Starburst Accelerator’s Selection Committee in Israel on Wednesday, March 7th. The…