Delair Introduces Open Payload Version of Long-Range UAV to Enable Custom Configuration of Sensing Capabilities

Delair has introduced a new model of its popular long-range UAV, the Delair DT26, which offers an easy-to-integrate architecture for adding user-specified sensors and other payloads to the platform. The Delair DT26 Open Payload model features a removable container which can hold up to 3 Kg of extra payload and be connected to a power […]

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New Members Appointed to FAA Drone Advisory Committee

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao has formally announced new appointments to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Drone Advisory Committee (DAC). Secretary Chao named Michael Chasen, chief executive officer for PrecisionHawk USA Inc., as chair of the DAC. New members appointed include Bob Brock, Director of Aviation and Unmanned Aircraft Systems for the […]

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SkyWatch.AI Announces Nine New Partnerships with Leading US Aviation Brokers and Launches SkyWatch Web

SkyWatch.AI, a risk-assessment and InsurTech platform for the drone industry, announced its partnership and technological integration with nine US aviation brokers to provide drone insurance on a monthly subscription basis from a dedicated web portal. These brokers will now offer their customers direct access to SkyWatch.AI’s monthly drone insurance plan as part of their service; […]

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Unmanned Safety Institute to Collaborate with Textron Systems to Create Employment Pipeline for Collegiate Students

The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) has announced their collaboration with Textron Systems to implement Aerosonde® Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS) operator training into university curriculums, helping prospective unmanned systems operators with certification. USI will implement its safety education and skill-based curriculum and training frameworks to provide certifications in collaboration with select technical colleges and universities, […]

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North Carolina Recognized for Drone Use in Disaster Response

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has received national honors for its innovative use of drones during the state’s coordinated response to Hurricane Florence. NCDOT was awarded the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s XCELLENCE Award in the humanitarian category at the AUVSI’s annual XPONENTIAL conference this week. The award comes with a $5,000 prize, […]

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NAAA Cautions Hobbyist and Professional UAS Operators to be Mindful of Low-Flying Agricultural Aircraft this Growing Season

The National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) is asking all Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) operators to be aware of agricultural aircraft operations this growing season. As UAS operators know, UAS are not allowed above 400 feet without a waiver from the FAA. However, UAS operators should also know agricultural aviators fly as low as 10 feet […]

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