UAE rules for commercial drones

UAE aviation body prepares for ‘passenger drones’

[Editor’s Note: Laila bin Hareb, Assistant Director General, Strategy and International Affairs, shared that drones are currently being used to investigate accidents. She shared that in the future, “passenger” drones will exist, making cars obsolete.]

160 Commercial Drone Companies to Showcase Latest UAV Technology at InterDrone

This post originally appeared on [Editor’s Note: With more than 4,000 attendees expected, InterDrone will take place at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, from September 7th-9th.] FAA Administrator Michael Huerta to keynote at largest dedicated commercial drone event BZ Media LLC today unveiled the exhibition component of the industry’s largest dedicated commercial UAV show, InterDrone. More […]

Drone maker offers glimpse of regulatory road ahead

[Editor’s Note: Pit & Quarry spoke with Gabe Dobbs, VP of Business Development and Policy at Kespry, about the new FAA rules. Kespry provides an Automated Drone System for Aggregates, Construction, Insurance and Mining.] More aggregate producers are adding drones to their operations, but the rules and regulations for drone use are changing. The Federal […]

Kespry Drone App

How Commercial Drones Are Changing Industry

This post originally appeared on [Editor’s Note: Ryan Mac from Forbes spoke with Kespry’s CEO, Paul Doersch, about the new FAA regulations.] The FAA has unveiled new commercial drone regulations today. That’s perfect timing for this week’s episode of The Premise podcast, where we’re focused on drones in the enterprise. Lots of industries you wouldn’t expect are using drones, […]

Ohio Sinclair Community College partners with Altavian

Ohio makes big push at national drone conference

[Editor’s Note: Sinclair Community College, which offers drone training programs, announced an expanded partnership with Florida drone company, Altavian Inc.] CHRIS RATCLIFFE | BLOOMBERG Local businesses and organizations have made a big push to the national drone industry this week. About 8,000 people converged in New Orleans this week at the global conference hosted by the […]

UAVCoach Drone Pilot Survey

1,500+ Drone Pilots Speak Their Mind About U.S. Drone Regulations

  [Editor’s Note: The survey was conducted this year over a period of 30 days in March and April. Responses were submitted by 1530 unique survey participants.] In the United States, the drone / sUAS industry is changing more quickly than ever before. But you already knew that. First, a quick regulatory primer from our friends over at AUVSI: […]

NASA Ames FAA Drone Testing

NASA Success for Complex Drone Traffic Management Test at FAA Test Sites

[Editor’s Note: During the three-hour test, a total of 24 drones flew multiple times.] In the first and largest demonstration of its kind, NASA and operators from the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test sites across the country flew 22 drones simultaneously to assess rural operations of NASA’s UAS traffic management (UTM) research […]


Drone traffic management platform gets test flight

[Editor’s Note: In 2015, NASA succesfully completed testing for the first of four UTM development stages, by conducting flights in rural areas.] By Mark Pomerleau Apr 19, 2016 NASA is taking a big step toward operationalizing its traffic management system for unmanned aircraft with a first-of-its-kind test on April 19.  Up to 24 UAS are […]

FAA Exemptions by date

AUVSI releases interactive analysis of FAA UAS exemptions

[Editor’s Note: 38 types of business operations have been approved, with aerial photography receiving the most approvals.] The Association for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (AUVSI) unveiled an interactive analysis of U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Section 333 unmanned aircraft system (UAS) exemptions. The FAA has awarded more than 3,000 Section 333 Exemption Grants since September 2014 to allow individuals, businesses, […]

Upstate New York Seeks Economic Boost From Drones

[Editor’s Note: A Goldman Sachs report earlier this month projected the global drone market reaching $100 billion by 2020, with $21 billion being from Commercial Drones.] By Corinne Ramey March 27, 2016 8:49 p.m. ET ROME, N.Y.—A 5-pound drone took off from an airfield in upstate New York and steadily climbed to about 100 feet. The craft, […]

FAA Relaxes Commercial Use Exemptions

[Editor’s Note: Useful update on the evolving FAA guidelines for commercial drones] You might be able to benefit from a recent change to FAA policy.  Ever since the FAA began issuing commercial use exemptions in February, 2015 pursuant to Section 333 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act, the agency has included very particular requirements […]

14 pilots get drone licences

[Editor’s Note: Applicants must be over 18 and the license is valid for 24 months.] UAV Industries, a Western Cape-based drone pilot training centre, has released its first batch of 14 graduates. These are the first certified, trained pilots who are authorised to fly drones in the region. There are only four training schools in […]

Skyward Helps Commercial Drone Programs Take Off

[Editor’s Note: In Portland, a city known for food trucks, biking, brews and breathtaking scenery, Skyward is one of the few Drone Companies.] Skyward, an information management solutions firm specializing in UAV market, is assisting companies with getting their commercial drone initiatives off the ground. Three firms that recently received Section 333 exemptions with assistance from […]