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DJI Finds FAA’s Weight Standard for Low-Risk UAS to be ‘Deeply Flawed’

In a newly released white paper, drone manufacturer DJI has concluded that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) set its weight standard “far too low” for determining which drones pose the …
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Draganfly Incorporating LED Tech into UAVs for Nighttime Ops

Under a newly signed agreement between the two companies, Saskatchewan-based Draganfly Innovations is integrating and testing SureFire LLC’s LED technology with its unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Draganfly says its goal …
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MIR Innovation and Hydro-Québec develop powerline balancing inspection drone

Canadian Hydro-Québec subsidiary MIR Innovation (Maintenance, Inspection and Robotics), has developed a device that can lift a sensor and land it on an energized power line. The Linecore sensor and multirotor that took …
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Why the Drone Network of Tomorrow is Farther Away than You Think

I’ve been doing research on the commercial drone industry since early 2012, and it never ceases to amaze me how much hype there is.  A week doesn’t go by where …
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Saturday Night’s Alright for Flying: The Ins and Outs of Drone Ops in the Dark

Last summer, when the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced its long-anticipated rules for commercial drone operations, administrator Michael Huerta highlighted the agency’s intention to approve operations not prescribed in the …
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Use of drone technology continuing to expand in industry

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, are being used more and more by the oil and gas industry for its monitoring and inspection operations. Some of the industry’s largest refineries …
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This UAV ‘Swarm’ Could Help out After an Oil Spill

Thousands of ants converge to follow the most direct path from their colony to their food and back. A swarm of inexpensive drones quickly maps an offshore oil spill. What …
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DJI Launches M200 Drone Series with ADS-B Collision Avoidance Technology

DJI has unveiled the new Matrice 200 drone series (M200), which is purpose-built for professional users to perform aerial inspections and data collection. The M200 series’ safety features include obstacle …
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UAS Training Company Emerges Victorious on ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’

Another drone start-up has successfully secured a big investment – not to mention, airtime to millions of viewers – via ABC’s “Shark Tank.” On Friday night’s episode, 26-year-old Abby Speicher, founder …
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Aeryon SkyRanger sUAS Completes First Approved BVLOS Flight Test in Canada

Aeryon Labs has announced that the Aeryon SkyRanger small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) has successfully completed the first Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) flight in Canada. The SkyRanger was …
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