Airbus has launched the U.S.-based operations of a new commercial drone start-up, named Airbus Aerial.
Gryphon Sensors, which specializes in drone detection, demonstrated its Skylight system at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) from April 24-28.
A wide variety of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) were flown in an operational airport environment to test the capability of the system to detect, track, classify and display threats. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – What would happen if a drone hits a person on the ground? What’s the risk of serious injury?
Although the FAA can’t yet definitively answer those questions, studies by a consortium of universities have made a start toward better understanding the risks of allowing small unmanned aircraft – or drones – to fly over people. [Read more…]
A new report claims that — due to “human variation” — technology is critical to making drone flight beyond visual line of sight safe. [Read more…]
Christmas came early for me. Back in October I completed all the requirements to add a Remote Pilot certificate to my list of ratings and certificates. In the mail the week of Dec. 5 came my official certificate from the FAA.
As I walked back from the mailbox, envelope in hand, my emotions quickly ran from “huh, what’d I do?” to “oh yeah, cool, my certificate is here.” After all, I don’t often receive mail from the FAA. [Read more…]
The enormous growth in the number of small UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) has highlighted the tremendous opportunities in this industry. This includes using drones beyond line of sight to monitor the safety of rail track, bridges, and power lines. It also includes package delivery and humanitarian missions. [Read more…]