Guest post by leading drone industry analyst Colin Snow of Skylogic Research. This was a big year for the commercial drone industry as a whole. It saw a significant increase in the business adoption, the expansion of the FAA’s LAANC program (the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability that provides access to controlled airspace near [...]
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has published its Standardization Roadmap for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Version 1.0). The roadmap was developed by the institute’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Standardization Collaborative (UASSC), a group established to coordinate and accelerate the development of standards and conformity assessment programs to facilitate the safe integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) [...]
DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today revealed the Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual, a portable industrial drone equipped with powerful, side-by-side visual and thermal cameras that provide commercial pilots a reliable tool to operate better, safer and quicker in challenging environments. Read more...
DJI, the world’s leader in creative camera technology, today launched the new DJI Pro website https://pro.dji.com. Since the introduction of the Z15 three-axis aerial gimbal in 2014, DJI has been committed to providing reliable and easy-to-use tools for creative visionaries. The DJI Pro website continues that commitment, providing a comprehensive user experience for cinematographers and filmmakers [...]
There’s been a shuffle among FAA leadership positions in preparation to move forward with drone-related provisions established by the 2018 FAA Reauthorization Act. Two executive-level moves include the appointment of a new Director for Aircraft Certification and a new Director of UAS Integration. Earl Lawrence was internally promoted to the Agency’s Executive Director for Aircraft [...]
“Buzzy the Drone” now joins such well loved cartoon characters such as “Smokey the Bear” to educate and cajole the American public to do the right thing. While most everyone is familiar with Smokey the Bear, whose slogan “Only You can Prevent Forest Fires” has been part of the American psyche since WWII, the FAA [...]