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…

Understanding the Framework for Pan-European Drone Regulations

There is a concerted effort by the 32 state members of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to integrate UAVs into the continental airspace. At the same time, regulators from individual countries and drone manufacturers are working together to make sure the industry benefits from the unified legislation in terms of innovation, leadership and of…

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