DroneDeploy and REIN’s DroneInsurance.com Make Securing Drone Insurance a Seamless Experience

We’ve talked about how REIN’s DroneInsurance.com is set to redefine expectations around insurance for commercial drone operators, as their platform is focused on finding areas of risk where data can be utilized to understand how real-world risks are changing things. However, that redefinition has been more about policy than process, and it’s why their recent…

Establishing a Drone Business with Part 107 in Energy

Establishing a Drone Business with Part 107 A five-part series exploring what it means to make drone technology make sense under Part 107 Part 107 in Agriculture Part 107 in Energy Part 107 in Construction Part 107 in Surveying & Mapping Part 107 for Inspections Energy companies need to monitor thousands of miles of pipelines,…

Earl Lawrence from the FAA Talks Waivers, BVLOS, IPP and More at the Commercial UAV Expo

How does the @FAANews define success? Operations. From Earl Lawrence with @gawherry at @ExpoUAV #expouav18 pic.twitter.com/qBwg1J5jJC — Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) October 2, 2018 During Commercial UAV Expo 2018 in Las Vegas, the audience was exposed to new technologies and new ideas, along with the vibrancy of an industry excited about the future and the possibilities for…

The Fight for Section 336 of The FAA Modernization Act Heats Up

On the 14th of February, 2012, a bill known as ‘H.R.658 – FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012’ became public law. This large and complex piece of legislation had a little over 1,000 sections and one of those, Section 336, continues to stir controversy to this day. For a full read of Section 336…

Impossible Aerospace: A Viable Alternative to Increase Flying Time

In our incessant and never-stop quest for alternatives to the current lithium-ion technology to power unmanned vehicles, especially multi-copters, one company caught our attention over a year ago: Impossible Aerospace. At the time, in late 2017, we had a fascinating conversation with its founder and CEO, Spencer Gore, but the company was in the process…

What Makes the Southern Company Drone Program Unique for the Utility Sector?

Given their responsibilities for operating nearly 200,000 miles of electric transmission and distribution lines in addition to more than 80,000 miles of natural gas pipeline, it’s no wonder that Southern Company is considered to be one of the premier energy companies in America. In order to best serve 9 million customers through its subsidiaries, it’s…