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…

A Preview of the Newest Commercial Drone Technologies on the Horizon

Powerhouse session at @ExpoUAV Europe: Newest technologies on the horizon for commercial UAVs with @jharrisonSF , @jkallman85 , @BaptisteTripard , and @pix4d pic.twitter.com/1cazC8ICrl — Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) April 11, 2018 On the first day of Commercial UAV Expo Europe, we attended an eye-opener session about the newest technologies on the horizon for our industry. Chaired…

BMPower Building Hydrogen Fuel Cells for UAVs

In our efforts to find and write about alternative and innovative ways to power UAVs, we have encountered many interesting proposals. Those innovations include small rotary engines, fuel cells, hybrid models and battery-recharging contraptions which extend current TITA (time in the air) beyond the unacceptable levels of today. But those are not the only innovative ways…