The FAA is No Longer Implementing Remote ID for Drones by July

At a recent hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee, FAA UAS Integration Office Executive Director Jay Merkle said that the agency is seriously contemplating releasing its remote identification ruling for drones in July this year. The hearing is looking specifically at the integration of unconventional aircraft into the National Airspace System (NAS). A few days…

Is the Drone Industry Ready for Remote ID?

The need for a universal system that enables the remote identification of drones (Remote ID) is something that the FAA and many other industry stakeholders have been talking about for a long while now, and these conversations are making an impact. While the delay on Remote ID rulemaking has been disappointing to many, that response…

Redefining the “R” in ROI for Commercial Drone Programs with Kittyhawk – an interview with Joshua Ziering and Jon Hegranes

The first half of 2018 saw some major announcements from Kittyhawk, the company dedicated to unifying the mission, aircraft, and data to empower safe and effective drone operations. New features that enabled drone operators to conduct automated flights were announced at the very beginning of the year, while their collaboration with Jeppesen has enabled them…

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…

What LAANC Opening Up the Sky to Drones Means for You

The first prototype of the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability System has been up since October and the full LAANC system will launch in February 2018, encouraging drone industry players with the possibilities of the new system. But what will LAANC mean for users in the present and future? Experts say LAANC brings much…

New Tool from Kittyhawk Enables Safe and Compliant Drone Operations

It’s no secret that drone operators are using a variety of tools to accurately assess what’s happening with their flight before it takes place, as it’s happening and even once it’s completed. There are numerous apps and processes that allow operators to do everything from access airspace permissions to record flight information to figure out…

What’s a Drone Without an App?

Drones on their own are not much more than flying machines, but mix a drone with an app and things start to get interesting. This explains why DroneDeploy launched the DroneDeploy App Market and why DJI and DroneSAR have teamed up in their efforts to save lives. This November DroneDeploy announced the launch of a…