Avitas Receives First FAA Civil BVLOS Approval Using Radar

Since the implementation of Part 107, the drone industry has been lobbying the FAA to make the airspace less restrictive so that operations like flying over people are more easily enabled. The limitations on heavier aircraft have also gotten many operators to express frustration, but there’s been tremendous progress on all these fronts. With the…

What Drone Operators Need to Know About the Expansion of LAANC

We’ve explored what LAANC (Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability System) opening up the sky means for commercial drone operators in the present and future, and it’s nothing short of a game-changing development. The ability to receive automatic approvals to operate in controlled airspace is something professionals have been asking the FAA to enable for…

Paramedics in Canada Using Drones Approved for Flying BVLOS

The integration of manned and unmanned aircraft in controlled airspace will greatly depend on the ability of UAVs to detect and avoid the presence of other flying objects. The technology to make this happen is already available, but regulators both in the USA and Canada are being very cautious in allowing UAVs to fly beyond…

New UTM System Uses Cellular Network to Extend Flights BVLOS

Terra Drone Inc. a leading Japanese UAV service provider and innovator in the area of Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM), and telecommunications operator LG 4+ have announced the successful completion of their new 4G LTE control system, which allows operators to remotely monitor drones via an LTE network. Terra Drone’s 4G LTE control system is the…