UL and the Release of a Battery Safety Standard for the UAV Industry

Over the past 18 months we’ve been writing about the frustration with the current state of affairs in terms of time in the air (TITA) for battery powered multi-copters and small fixed-wing unmanned aircraft. We have interviewed many people with innovative ideas to extend TITA, ranging from the more traditional tethered solutions to the really…

Previewing New and Innovative Products at Commercial UAV Expo Europe

At Commercial UAV Expo Europe 2018, the Product Preview sessions opened the event to provide attendees with a look at a variety of hardware and software solutions which will be further showcased on the exhibit floor. A few thoughts and pictures about the latest product launches and innovations from the companies that presented are below. What…

What Kind of Insurance Do Commercial Drone Operators Need?

Commercial UAV Expo 2018 Update: We’ve talked about what it means for commercial drone operators to assess risk, but the nuances associated with different types of insurance and whether or not standard policies cover a given operation have many people exposing themselves to liability without fully realizing what they’re doing. It’s an issue that can…