Using Drones to Monitor Volcano Activity and Save Lives

We’ve seen an incredible amount of new applications for small unmanned aerial vehicles (sUAV) over the past 24 months, and those range from drones that can plant trees by firing seeds into the ground to UAVs that can pick up and carry objects, but some of the most important innovations for the technology are happening…

Solving the Challenge of Multiple Drones and Hundreds of Batteries

We’ve discussed the difficulties related to the amount of time that a UAV can stay in the air, but these limitations are not stopping organizations of all sizes and types from utilizing drones to perform tasks in faster, cheaper and safer ways, or from quantifying what their ROI in the technology looks like. Doing so…

Analysis of the Safety & Risk Management Session at Commercial UAV Expo Europe

“I see customers waking up to issues of liability, and that’s changing the relationship between operators and their customers,” from Steve Flynn of @skytangoteam at @ExpoUAV Europe #expouaveu18 pic.twitter.com/3WkEVMna64 — Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) April 11, 2018 On the first day of Commercial UAV Expo Europe, we attended an important session entirely dedicated to the issue…

Kittyhawk and Jeppesen Set to Take LAANC to a Whole New Level

A few days ago, on April 30, the FAA announced it is phasing in a nationwide beta test of the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) that will eventually deploy the system incrementally at nearly 300 air traffic facilities covering approximately 500 airports. The beta expansion follows successful evaluation of a prototype LAANC system…