An Update on Drone Regulation and U-space Integration in Europe

We’ve explored EASA’s (European Aviation Safety Agency) efforts to streamline UAV regulations and approval processes across Europe, and their work with SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research) to coordinate and concentrate all EU research and development is set to open up the skies for commercial drone operators across the continent. Much of that will be opened…

Insitu Performing BVLOS Flight Operations for Infrastructure Inspection

We’ve talked about how Insitu solutions are being used in emergency situations, and it’s always refreshing to be able to detail how drone technology is actually making a difference. It’s a distinction the company has been able to further demonstrate in a different industry, as they’ve announced they they’re working with Shell’s QGC business to…

Sky-Futures Makes Drone Adoption Simpler for the Enterprise User

Reports about how drones have the potential to change the way businesses operate have dominated the headlines for years. Whether it’s a claim about how much time the technology can save or an explanation about the efficiency they can enable, there’s no shortage around talk of how UAV’s can make a difference for enterprise users.…

EUKA Takes the Lead in Drone Community Organization and Promotion for Europe

The European Community, through the European Aviation Safety Association or EASA has been aggressively advancing the cause of drone regulation in an effort to attract UAV companies to establish in its territory. One fine example of this push to attract entrepreneurs and their start-ups is EUKA (www.euka.org), the European drone cluster acknowledged and supported in…

Streamlining Authority: EASA Push for Better UAV Climate Brings Optimism

In recent decades, political movements like the rise of the European Union have led to removing barriers that inhibit trade between nations. But in the skies above many of those European nations, Cold War-era regulatory walls keep air commerce and nations apart. A UAV operator wanting to operate both in Belgium and Germany must apply…