Skyguide And AirMap Develop Europe’s First National Deployment of U-space

On March 5, Skyguide, the Swiss air navigation service provider, and AirMap, a leading airspace management platform for drones, announced an agreement to develop and deploy the first national drone traffic management system in Europe. The proposed system aims to be the first national deployment of U-space, Europe’s vision for the digital infrastructure that will…

How a Truly Scalable Drone Economy Will Transform Our Lives

We’ve talked a lot about the potential drones have when it comes to changing the way specific construction companies and surveyors can approach a given task, and the commercial ramifications of the technology are incredibly exciting. However, drones are set to enable changes at an even more fundamental level, and AirMap is one of the…

An Update on Drone Regulation and U-space Integration in Europe

We’ve explored EASA’s (European Aviation Safety Agency) efforts to streamline UAV regulations and approval processes across Europe, and their work with SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research) to coordinate and concentrate all EU research and development is set to open up the skies for commercial drone operators across the continent. Much of that will be opened…

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…

Streamlining Authority: EASA Push for Better UAV Climate Brings Optimism

In recent decades, political movements like the rise of the European Union have led to removing barriers that inhibit trade between nations. But in the skies above many of those European nations, Cold War-era regulatory walls keep air commerce and nations apart. A UAV operator wanting to operate both in Belgium and Germany must apply…

Central NY Launches New 50 Mile Drone Corridor to Assist BVLOS Research

On September 29th New York State officials announced the launch of an initiative aimed at building a corridor for drone testing between Syracuse and Rome, NY. The announcement came as a follow-up to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $500M Central New York Revitalization Program announced in December 1015 and includes $30M to build the corridor. “If you…