Pictures of the day: A bittersweet collection

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David Colangelo sent in these three photos, which include images of planes lined up at Hortman Aviation Services at Northeast Philadelphia Airport (KPNE) — “sadly only a few days before it closed its doors after many years,” he said.

The third is on final approach to runway 24 with the sun setting on the right and Philadelphia off in the distance on the left. “Does not get much better than that view!” he concluded. [Read more…]

Commercial drone shipments to top 2.6 million by 2025

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According to a new report from Tractica, a growing interest in using remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), also known as unmanned aerial vehicles or drones, will drive commercial RPA shipments from 80,000 in 2015 to more than 2.6 million annually by 2025.

The market intelligence firm forecasts that annual revenue from commercial drone hardware sales will reach nearly $4 billion in the same timeframe. However, the more significant revenue opportunity will be in commercial drone-enabled services, which Tractica forecasts will grow to $8.7 billion annually by 2025. [Read more…]