Becoming “First in Unmanned Flight” at the North Carolina Drone Summit

For the second year in a row, the North Carolina Department Oo Transportation (NCDOT) successfully organized the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) event known as the North Carolina Drone Summit. While the event speaks to the numerous priorities and needs of the entire drone industry, at its core, the event follows a long and illustrious tradition…

Q&A with the FAA and DOT at the NC Drone Summit

As part of the highly successful North Carolina Drone Summit, a panel of officials from the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) took the stage for an in-depth Q&A session with a large audience. Operators and organizations of all types have questions regarding how both agencies approach regulation and integration for…

Can Your Drone Program Scale and Deliver Reliably?

Questions about what it means to start or build a drone program have been asked for years now, but with changes to regulation and UAV technology, the answers to those questions are similarly evolving. Effectively integrating drones into the enterprise is often a balance between being able to ensure safe operational standards no matter the…

Gretchen West set to carve a path to success for Schiebel Aircraft, Inc.

We often talk about how quickly things change with the commercial drone market, and the CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS from Schiebel Aircraft, Inc. is an especially pertinent example of the type of technology that is fueling those changes. However, developments that take place behind the scenes at these companies often represent even more significant shifts for…

Teledyne Energy Systems and Vertical Partners West (VPW) Enter Agreement

The worlds of manned and unmanned aviation are rapidly approaching a time when they will be sharing the National Airspace (NAS). Unfortunately, the safety standards within each industry are very different and when lives are at stake, we can’t and shouldn’t compromise. Drone operators and manufacturers might be the “new kids on the block”, but…

GeoCue unveils LiDAR-imagery fusion sensors with True View line

GeoCue unveiled its new True View line of drone sensors in late June in during an industry event in Nashville, Tenn., showing off the new tech that will offer surveyors an innovative lidar and dual oblique mapping camera configuration integrated in a single lightweight payload.

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