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Interaerial Solutions 2016

October 11, 2016By

Intergeo 2014 in Berlin hosted a flight zone event for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) business applications, which led to the 2015 debut in Stuttgart, Germany, of Interaerial Solutions as an integrated topic platform. For the first time, Interaerial Solutions will run as a free-standing UAS platform Oct. 11–13 during Intergeo 2016 in Hamburg. “Interaerial Solutions Expo. Forum. Flight Zone for UAS.” hosted by Hinte... read more

Drones take over Champs-Elysees in Paris

September 21, 2016By
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The first Paris Drone Festival took over the Champs-Elysées Sept. 4. The afternoon festival included races and demonstrations of the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). In a cage topped by a 100-meter-long net, drones competed in races, going as fast as 100 kilometers per hour as drone operators guided their UAVs through a brightly colored obstacle course. The festival had an educational goal, reports... read more

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UAV companies team with utilities on long-distance drone tests

September 9, 2016By
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Sharper Shape has submitted a waiver application to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), requesting approval to perform beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) flights. In coordination with the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and SkySkopes, a drone service provider in North Dakota, the waiver would allow members of the EEI-Sharper Shape partnership to demonstrate and develop commercial long-distance flights for electric company asset inspections. In... read more

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Qualcomm, AT&T to trial network requirements for drone operations

September 6, 2016By
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Qualcomm Technologies Inc. and AT&T will test unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) on commercial 4G LTE networks. The trials will analyze how UAS can operate safely and more securely on commercial 4G LTE and networks of the future, including 5G. The research will look at elements that would impact future drone operations. CTIA Super Mobility 2016 attendees can catch a video... read more

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New FAA rules for small unmanned aircraft now in effect

August 29, 2016By
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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 clarifies changes before small drone rule takes effect

August 26, 2016By

The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) new small drone rule — formally known as Part 107 — is effective on Monday, Aug. 29. The FAA has released information to help drone users understand the new requirements. Below is information on Part 107’s effect on Section 333 waivers, along with how to obtain a Part 107 waiver. Section 333 vs. Part 107: What works for you? The... read more

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3DR to integrate Site Scan with Esri Drone2Map

July 6, 2016By

Drone-maker 3DR is teaming up with Esri to integrate 3DR’s Site Scan software with Esri Drone2Map. 3DR made the announcement at the Esri User Conference, held last week in San Diego. Designed for the field professional, Site Scan is an intuitive, powerful and open aerial data capture and analytics platform that delivers an end-to-end solution ready-made for existing mapping and survey workflows, 3DR said... read more

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3DR to integrate Site Scan with Esri Drone2Map

June 27, 2016By

Today at the Esri User Conference, 3DR announced that it has teamed up with Esri to integrate 3DR’s Site Scan with Esri Drone2Map. Designed for the field professional, Site Scan is an intuitive, powerful and open aerial data capture and analytics platform that delivers an end-to-end solution ready-made for existing mapping and survey workflows, 3DR said in a news release.... read more

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