Unifly Set to Define the Future of Drone Traffic Management for Europe

On December 21st Unifly announced it completed a B-round of financing which included an influx of funding from DFS International Business Services (DFS IDB). This was a big deal for the Belgian company, but also noteworthy for the drone industry since DFS IDB is a wholly owned financial subsidiary of DFS, which is the aircraft…

The Art and Science of Modern Drone Design

For over a hundred years now, men and women have been designing flying machines of all kinds. Beautiful machines, ugly machines, odd contraptions and crazy ideas alike have taken to the sky after emerging from the design table to enter a prototype stage. All of them have a story, but only some have been able…

Live from the 2018 European Drone Summit

Technology is usually where it needs to be, but regulation and establishment of framework are often the challenge, from Jane Rosenmann at @UAVDACH Drone Summit pic.twitter.com/NDgQ3fpDSU — Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) October 15, 2018 The 2018 European Drone Summit that took place the day before INTERGEO 2018 was designed to enable and support what organizers described…

EASA Adopts EU-Wide Drone Rules

On both sides the Atlantic, the issue of integrating manned and unmanned aerial vehicles over controlled airspace has two distinct angles: one is technological and the other regulatory. These are issues the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the USA and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in Europe are directly dealing with, as the agencies…

Cell Tower Scan from Drone Harmony Transforms Expectations for Cell Tower Inspections

With the insatiable appetite of the general public and enterprise alike for faster and more reliable mobile connectivity, telecommunication companies are engaged in a fierce race to out-maneuver each other in terms of speed, access and dependability of their wireless networks. One unintended consequence of this race to the top is the constant construction, upgrading…

5 Things I Discovered at Commercial UAV Expo Europe – Part II

Commercial UAV Expo Europe took place in Amsterdam this year, and it was an event that saw everything from insights about surveying & mapping challenges across the continent to innovative solutions like the hydrogen fuel cells for UAVs that BMPower is building. Before I went to the event, I published a blog that laid out…

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