TAG: commercial UAV

The state of the UAS/UAV industry

March 15, 2017By

Assessing the health of an entire industry is not an easy task, but talking with industry leaders and looking for examples of growth and investment can help. Our “State of the UAS/UAV Industry” inquiries have lead to discussions with General Atomics, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), Aeryon Labs and SensoFusion. SensoFusion might be a little well less known... read more

New FAA rules for small unmanned aircraft now in effect

August 29, 2016By

The first operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems, announced June 21, officially take effect today. “People are captivated by the limitless possibilities unmanned aircraft offer, and they are already creating business opportunities in this exciting new field,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “These new rules are our latest step toward transforming aviation and society with this... read more

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FAA: Commercial drone use to take flight

June 21, 2016By

Today, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has finalized the first operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), opening pathways towards fully integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace. These new regulations work to harness new innovations safely, to spur job growth, advance critical scientific research and save lives, the FAA said in a press release. “We are... read more

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Canadian UAVs partners with Measure for US and Canadian drone services

May 2, 2016By

As part of its effort to deliver cost-effective actionable data to enterprise customers, Measure, a drone operator in the United States, has partnered with Canadian drone company Canadian UAVs. Together, the two companies will use drone technology to provide real-time data analysis to businesses in both the U.S. and Canada. “Measure can now truly offer cross-border drone services,” said Measure CEO Brandon Torres Declet. “As... read more

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FAA expands online UAV registration to commercial users

March 31, 2016By

Starting March 31, owners of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) used for commercial, public and other non-model aircraft operations will be able to use the FAA’s new, streamlined, web-based registration process to register their aircraft. The web-based process will significantly speed up registration for a variety of commercial, public use and other users. Registration for those users is $5, the... read more

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Free report offered on UAVs in precision agriculture

March 31, 2016By

Numerous factors will impact the economics and logistics of how farmers and growers will use drones in 2016 and beyond, according to a new report offered by the Commercial UAV Expo. In “Above the Field with UAVs in Precision Agriculture,” author Jeremiah Karpowicz examines factors such as: Potential impact of new FAA regulations Capabilities created or augmented with new sensor... read more

Tencent and Zerotech unveil consumer drone based on Qualcomm Snapdragon

January 6, 2016By

Qualcomm Technologies, Tencent and Zerotech announced and demonstrated at CES 2016 a commercial drone based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon Flight platform. The Consumer Electronics Show is being held this week in Las Vegas. Tencent, China’s largest Internet service portal, and drone maker Zerotech have co-designed Ying, a small, lightweight drone that can be easily controlled right from a smartphone, leveraging the companies’ advanced software,... read more

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Report: Commercial UAV market to reach $2 billion by 2022

November 9, 2015By

The global commercial UAV market is expected to reach $2.07 billion by 2022, according to a new study by Grand View Research Inc. Increasing applications in agriculture and law enforcement are expected to drive commercial UAV industry growth over the forecast period. Commercial drones are finding applications across various industry verticals globally. Every industrialized country in the world is making... read more

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