What Every Manned or Unmanned Pilot Should Know

Our airspace is now shared by pilots of both manned and unmanned aircraft. Often, we don’t understand enough about this new mix of aircraft operations. That’s why it is imperative for everyone to share a common understanding of how and why this blend works, and how to maintain and improve the impeccable safety record that general…

Automated Analysis of Drone Data from Ardenna for the Energy Sector

Planning a mission, flying your drone, and collecting data from an inspection is becoming easier by the day with the amount of cloud-based platforms available in the market. However, one drawback is the number of human-resources needed to analyze, process and deliver this data back to the user. To make this easier, Bihrle Applied Research’s…

Live from AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2018

AUVSI’s 2018 XPONENTIAL event recently took place in Denver, and much like previous years, it showcased numerous themes and developments that will have a major impact on the commercial drone industry for the rest of 2018 and beyond. Aside from the news associated with partnership announcements like Kittyhawk and Jeppesen taking LAANC to a whole new…

A Preview of the Newest Commercial Drone Technologies on the Horizon

Powerhouse session at @ExpoUAV Europe: Newest technologies on the horizon for commercial UAVs with @jharrisonSF , @jkallman85 , @BaptisteTripard , and @pix4d pic.twitter.com/1cazC8ICrl — Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) April 11, 2018 On the first day of Commercial UAV Expo Europe, we attended an eye-opener session about the newest technologies on the horizon for our industry. Chaired…

Kittyhawk and Jeppesen Set to Take LAANC to a Whole New Level

A few days ago, on April 30, the FAA announced it is phasing in a nationwide beta test of the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) that will eventually deploy the system incrementally at nearly 300 air traffic facilities covering approximately 500 airports. The beta expansion follows successful evaluation of a prototype LAANC system…

Optelos Partners with Consortiq to Deliver Drone Fleet Management Platform

Since 2016, with an aim to avoid spending time and resources to manually filter through vast quantities of drone data, Optelos has been helping Drone Service Providers and Enterprises with its cloud-based platform. The Drone Work Advisor uses AI Machine Learning to intelligently manage, visualize, and analyze drone data, and deliver actionable answers. Now, the…

INVOLI, the Missing Link in the Implementation of an Effective UTM

In order for regulators throughout the world to allow for the full integration of manned and unmanned aircraft in controlled airspace, a few technologies and procedures need to be perfected and fine tuned to work with each other seamlessly. One of these technologies is known as an unmanned traffic management (UTM) system, and there will…