How Did the Hensel Phelps Construction Company Receive FAA Approval for Drone Operations Over People?

While Part 107 has enabled organizations to create and scale drone programs in powerful ways, the limitations around flights over people and beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations have nonetheless limited how many of those same companies can apply the technology. In the construction industry, drones have given contractors unprecedented situational awareness of their…

India Opens the Sky for Drones Under “No Permission, No Takeoff” (NPNT) System

The immense opportunities drones can provide developing nations like India helped drive the Indian government to create and subsequently unveils its policy for operating drones in the country in December 2018. Named the Operations of Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) through Digital Sky Platform, this initiative is a detailed policy and regulations for operating drones.…

What Makes the Enterprise Drone Sales Cycle Different?

Part 1 of Creating an Enterprise Drone Program: How to Avoid Communication Breakdowns and Time Wasted Between Enterprise Clients and DSPs As someone who has worked with drone service providers (DSPs) to help them understand what they need to know on the front end to perform their best as well as with enterprise clients to…

Tailoring Counter-drone Programs to Fit Specific Security Needs

Although drones have been a welcoming addition for many different industries, they have also created problematic outcomes in various situations. During the past year, there have been some major events in the counter-drone space, such as the Gatwick airport shutdown in December 2018, the incident at Boston’s Fenway Park in April 2019, or over correctional…

Flyability Announces the Elios 2 for Industrial Inspections

While XPONENTIAL is always a great place to connect with drone industry experts and learn about everything from the safe integration of manned and unmanned aircraft to BVLOS flight to drone delivery, it’s also a place where companies debut innovative new products and solutions. At XPONENTIAL 2019, one of the most exciting new products ended…

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