New UTM System Uses Cellular Network to Extend Flights BVLOS

Terra Drone Inc. a leading Japanese UAV service provider and innovator in the area of Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM), and telecommunications operator LG 4+ have announced the successful completion of their new 4G LTE control system, which allows operators to remotely monitor drones via an LTE network. Terra Drone’s 4G LTE control system is the…

FAA Releases Study on Potential Mid-air Drone Collisions

On November 28th the FAA announced the release of a report by the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research, aka ASSURE. This report was commissioned in 2015 to test the potential damage to manned aircraft due to mid-air collisions with drones and how that compared to the more traditional airborne hazard: bird strike.…

How Will Commercial UAV Expo Acquiring Drone World Expo Change the Industry?

That’s a big deal with @ExpoUAV and @droneworldexpo pic.twitter.com/MnYlcrKIqK — Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) October 25, 2017 During opening remarks at the 3rd edition of Commercial UAV Expo Americas, Event Director Lisa Murray, announced the acquisition of Drone World Expo, a conference dedicated to the use and innovations of UAVs for commercial purposes. It was an…

Gene Robinson Works to Create a Systematic Safety Approach for Flying Drones

Last week I had the opportunity to read an incredibly detailed and informative article, “Obstacles and Solutions to Implementation Drones in Your Public Safety Agency’s Tool Kit”. The piece looks at what it means to see public agencies think of and utilize drones as tools to better serve their constituents. Doing so is about overcoming…

ROI with UAVs: Enabling Decision-Making Authority with Insitu

News about Insitu being able to demonstrate UAV integration with GIS systems for fighting wildfires recently dominated the headlines, and fire incident commanders haven’t been shy about explaining what it means for them to be able to fight fires in a totally new manner. It’s proof of the difference that Insitu has enabled in a…