PrecisionHawk partners with EagleView and acquires HAZON and InspecTools

Is @PrecisionHawk a drone software company or a drones services company? CEO Michael Chasen explains at @InterDroneExpo #InterDrone pic.twitter.com/hCAjcAbhPd — Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) September 5, 2018 PrecisionHawk, one of the names at the forefront of the drone industry, announced a new partnership with EagleView, a provider of aerial imagery and data analytics for government, insurance…

Drone Integration and Regulatory Acceleration – An Interview with FAA Acting Administrator Dan Elwell

“Safety is our top priority, but everyone’s shared responsibility” #FlySafe #UAS2018 pic.twitter.com/LWVmRlqTio — AUVSI Headquarters (@AUVSI) March 6, 2018 Earlier this year, Dan Elwell, the Acting Administrator of the FAA, talked about the FAA being “open for business” in terms of how the agency wanted to actively collaborate with drone industry stakeholders. It was a message…

Does Your University Need or Want to Start a Drone Program?

Recognizing the impact drone technology can and will have in a variety of fields, institutions across the world are working on figuring out how UAVs can be integrated into the classroom. That’s part of the reason the efforts of the National Geospatial Technology Center of Excellence (GeoTech Center) are so critical. As a collaborative effort…

Bridging the Past and Future of the Drone Industry

As the Managing Director at Nexutech, Jay Willmott leads a group of seasoned senior-level subject matter experts specializing in unmanned systems and related technologies. He is a two-time past AUVSI Chapter President (Hampton Roads & D.C. Chapters) who began his long drone career manufacturing remotely piloted aircraft during the mid-‘80s when he oversaw development, production…

FAA Establishes Restrictions on Drone Operations over DoD Facilities

With the increase number of commercial and recreational drones being sold in the USA and the number of Part 107 pilots reaching the 100,000 milestone, it’s obvious that the amount of unmanned flights in the national airspace will continue to rise. It’s an illustration of what happens when any industry is dealing with the excitement…

FAA Remote Pilot Certification Reaches an Important Milestone

On July 26th the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that more than 100,000 people have obtained a Remote Pilot Certificate to fly a drone for commercial and recreational uses (not qualifying as “model aircraft”). The number is calculated based on the number of applicants who have successfully completed the UAS aeronautical test since the small…