IDTechEx sees a great future for electric quadcopters

Posted on May 24th, 2014 by

The starting point for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) is rarely military; it is at the other extreme with toy helicopters and professional UAV helicopters, according to analysts at IDTechEx. The IDTechEx report “Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Electric UAVs 2014-2024” has been... Continue Reading →

NJ Institute of Technology gets FAA nod to test UAS

Posted on May 21st, 2014 by

More than two years ago, New Jersey Institute of Technology Professor Michael Chumer was testing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) that were deployed in California yet able to send video to his emergency management network at NJIT. The video clearly showed... Continue Reading →

AUVSI names new board members

Posted on May 21st, 2014 by

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the world’s largest association representing the unmanned systems community, announced its newly elected board of directors during its annual Unmanned Systems 2014 in Orlando, Fla., earlier this month. Newly elected directors for the... Continue Reading →

FAA to expedite limited commercial UAS operations

Posted on May 20th, 2014 by

ORLANDO, Fla. — During a speech at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Unmanned Systems 2014, FAA Manager of UAS Integration Jim Williams reported that the FAA is working with several industries to expedite some limited commercial operations of UAS before... Continue Reading →

Langford selected for Cliff Henderson Trophy

Posted on May 17th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) reports that Dr. John Langford, Chairman and CEO of Aurora Flight Sciences, has been selected to receive the 2014 Cliff Henderson Trophy. Continue Reading →

Embry-Riddle Worldwide to offer UAS workshop in Seattle, Syracuse in June

Posted on May 15th, 2014 by

Professionals looking to gain a better understanding of the emerging unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry can take advantage of a two-day course being offered in Seattle June 5 to 6 and Syracuse June 26 to 27 by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University–Worldwide. Continue Reading →

Northrop Grumman teams with UND to offer UAS pilot training

Posted on May 14th, 2014 by

Northrop Grumman and the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks have signed a cooperative agreement to offer unmanned aircraft system (UAS) pilot training using SandShark, a remotely-piloted aircraft (RPA) trainer. Continue Reading →

Embry-Riddle to offer master’s degree in unmanned systems

Posted on May 13th, 2014 by

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide will offer a Master of Science in Unmanned Systems starting this summer. Continue Reading →

Alaska UAS test site begins research flights

Posted on May 6th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The University of Alaska’s unmanned aircraft system (UAS) test site is the second of six to become operational. The FAA has granted the University of Alaska Fairbanks a Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) authorizing flights by... Continue Reading →

International UAS Expo takes off May 12

Posted on May 3rd, 2014 by

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) will host an unmanned systems and robotics exposition May 12-15 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Continue Reading →