Establishing a Drone Business with Part 107 in Energy

Establishing a Drone Business with Part 107 A three-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 Energy companies need to monitor thousands of miles of pipelines, tank farms, transmission lines and other assets in order to…

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…

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…

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