A Closer Look at the Utility and Ubiquity of Drone Partnerships

Partnerships between companies like MicaSense Partners and Pix4D as well as the agreement between senseFly and Airware are just a couple examples of a movement that is happening throughout the drone space. Drone partnerships between hardware, software, and service organizations are forming at an unprecedented rate in an attempt to create a complete drone solution…

Defining and Enabling a UTM System for Drones with PK from NASA

There are tons of exciting concepts associated with drone technology, but few are as transformative as a UAS traffic management (UTM) system. With more and more people taking to the sky, drone operators will need to have a better understanding of what’s happening around them. Enabling that kind of awareness is just the beginning of…

3 Key Insights from Commercial UAV Expo Europe

Last Thursday saw the successful delivery of the first edition of Commercial UAV Expo Europe in Brussels, Belgium. Following the keynotes, I wrote about how the Expo was clearly designed to highlight industrial applications where UAVs are being thought of and positioned as just another tool. That focus on the operational requirements for commercial users…

Planning for and Enabling a Global UTM System

At Commercial UAV Expo Europe, a number of important topics like the Lessons Learned from Inspecting More than 1000 Bridges as well as What’s Ahead for Surveying & Mapping were explored in detail, but it was the session focused on the Global UTM and U-Space that particularly caught our eye. While the logistics around how…