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  • 23 June 2017 16:10:31: Supercam in the ARCTIC: Manned and Unmanned planes with ADS-B - sUAS News – The Business of Drones
    supercamUnmanned Systems Group (Izhevsk, Russia) has successfully conducted joint flights of Supercam UAV together with manned aircraft (both equipped with automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) system) in conjunction with FGUP “GosNIIAS” on a drifting ice base in the Arctic. Rapid deployment of an aerodrome and a base for scholars and tourists was a priority task. Possessing […]
  • 23 June 2017 15:31:25: Pix4D and Parrot back 6 top researchers to help them answer key #ClimateChange questions using drone mapping - sUAS News – The Business of Drones
    parrotIn December 2016, Pix4D and Parrot announced we would award a climate innovation grant to help foster innovation around the impact of global climate change.  We received over 250 proposals from researchers across a range of disciplines. We selected six projects, chosen on novelty, scientific merit, and team experience. We also considered advanced degrees, formal […]
  • 23 June 2017 15:22:38: Industrial SkyWorks: How to Use Drones to improve equipment reliability in the oil and gas Industry - sUAS News – The Business of Drones
    industrial skyworksTo have oil equipment operating efficiently and reliably is demanding, expensive, and requires performing these tasks: Monitor the equipment on a continual basis to detect failures or impending failures; Perform regularly scheduled preventive maintenance tasks to prevent or delay equipment failure; Plan for downtimes to replace or repair defective equipment. To perform these tasks is […]
  • 23 June 2017 07:09:52: Insitu Announces High Accuracy Photogrammetry Payload for Broad Aerial Survey - sUAS News – The Business of Drones
    insituInsitu today announced the successful integration of a 50-megapixel camera into its ScanEagle™ Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for delivering High Accuracy Photogrammetric (HAP) aerial imagery. This new capability is part of Insitu’s INEXA™ Solutions, a comprehensive suite of remote sensing products and information delivery services for enterprise customers, particularly mining and oil and gas operations. […]
  • 23 June 2017 05:59:10: Schiebel CAMCOPTER® S-100 completes qualification flights with French Navy - sUAS News – The Business of Drones
    schiebelSchiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) once again convinced with its outstanding maritime capability when successfully completing qualification flights for the French Navy from 29 May to 3 June 2017. The flight trials were performed from the deck of the Bâtiment de Projection et de Commandement (BPC) Dixmude, the newest of the French Navy’s […]
  • 22 June 2017 15:26:57: Incredible Skies New Zealand open UAS test range - sUAS News – The Business of Drones
    incredible skiesNew Zealand’s newest fit-for-purpose test range for commercial drones has opened its skies to the world and plans to trial the delivery of medical supplies in November. The trial, with Medical Drones Aotearoa, will include tests that explore the safe delivery of medicines, and flights that are beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) and autonomous […]
  • 22 June 2017 15:22:23: After dark: Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus approved to conduct UAS flight operations at night - sUAS News – The Business of Drones
    SALINA — The Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is expanding its unmanned aircraft systems capabilities to now include flight operations after dark. Kansas State Polytechnic’s Applied Aviation Research Center, which houses the unmanned aircraft systems research program, has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct UAS flights at night. It was granted a […]
  • 22 June 2017 11:38:39: World–leader in rotary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) solutions UMS SKELDAR announces agreement with Sentient Vision Systems to provide ViDAR system. - sUAS News – The Business of Drones
    skeldarWorld–leader in rotary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) solutions UMS SKELDAR has used the Paris Airshow (19-25 June 2017) to announce an agreement with Sentient Vision Systems to provide the ViDAR (Visual identification Detection and Ranging) system for its unmanned systems. UMS SKELDAR will incorporate the ViDAR payload into its fleet of flagship VTOL’s – the […]
  • 22 June 2017 07:19:42: GA-ASI President Dave Alexander Addresses UAV Group at Paris Air Show - sUAS News – The Business of Drones
    Today General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) president David R. Alexander issued the following statement at the Civil Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Conference during the Paris International Air Show: GA-ASI applauds the FAA’s effort to work with industry through the recently formed Controlled Airspace Advisory Rulemaking Committee and Type Certification Projects. GA-ASI is working collaboratively […]
  • 22 June 2017 06:27:05: FAA Reauthorization leaked – 21st Century Aviation Innovation – what is means for drones - sUAS News – The Business of Drones
    21st Century Aviation InnovationI’m literally updating this in real time so keep checking back in as I provide a write up on this. Notable Mentions: • The advisory board advising the non-profit corporation shall have on it unmanned aircraft operators and unmanned aircraft manufacturers. • Upholds the protections of Section 336 regarding model aircraft flyers but DOES […]