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Aeryon SkyRanger sUAS Successfully Completes First Transport Canada Approved BVLOS Flight Test

First Canadian Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) flight trials setting standards for safe operations Aeryon Labs Inc., the premier manufacturer of small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) today announced that the Aeryon SkyRanger sUAS successfully completed the first Beyond Visual Line of Sight ...

New FAA Report Confirms Admirable Safety Record Of Consumer Drones

The Drone Manufacturers Alliance, the organization representing manufacturers of the majority of civilian drones, is pleased to see the FAA’s latest report on drone sightings once again confirms that unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have an admirable safety record.The FAA successfully opened ...

Nevada-Based Consurtium Using Drone America UAS Completes First Long-Distance BLOS Urban Package Delivery

The Nevada Drone Industry set a new long-distance record for aerial package delivery flying a fixed-wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) under beyond line of sight conditions. The backdrop was an urban environment set among the scenic area of Walker Lake with the Nevada-headquartered Drone America ...

Sierra Wireless Selected By PrecisionHawk To Enable Drone Safety And Traffic Management

Sierra Wireless a leading provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that PrecisionHawk has selected Sierra Wireless AirPrime® MC Series embedded modules to enable global LTE connectivity for its Low Altitude Traffic and Airspace ...

AirMap Secures $26 Million to Accelerate Global Adoption of Airspace Management Platform for Drones

 AirMap, the world's leading airspace management platform for drones, today announced a $26 million Series B funding round led by Microsoft Ventures, with additional participation from Airbus Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures (the investment arm of Qualcomm Incorporated), Rakuten, Sony, ...

AirMap and senseFly Partner to Advance Safety for Commercial Drones

New partnership delivers robust airspace intelligence and unmanned traffic management solutions to senseFly’s largely autonomous commercial drones AirMap, the world’s leading airspace management platform for drones, and senseFly, the world’s first choice producer of mapping drones, today ...

AT&T Testing ‘Flying COW’ UAS To Enhance Cell Coverage

A cell phone carrier fixing its dead zones? When cows fly, perhaps. Well, "flying COWs" just might be how AT&T enhances coverage in notorious troublesome areas of reception, BGR reported, as reprinted by the New York Post.COW stands for "cell on wings," which is the name for the UAS ...

Gilat Announces Availability of Ultra-Compact SATCOM For UAS

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today the commercial availability of an ultra-compact airborne SATCOM terminal for unmanned aircraft systems delivering exceptional throughput for its size.Tactical, long-en...

AOPA Welcomes Drone Pilots

“Drone pilots are seeking their place in the larger world of aviation and looking for opportunities to expand their experience,” said AOPA President Mark Baker. “This is an ideal time to embrace these pilots and welcome them into the GA family.”Many of the “new” pilots certificated ...

UPS Tests Drone Deliveries System In Florida

UPS announced today that it has successfully tested a drone that launches from the top of a UPS® package truck, autonomously delivers a package to a home and then returns to the vehicle while the delivery driver continues along the route to make a separate delivery. UPS conducted the test on ...