NCDOT Proposes Drone-Based Medical Supply Delivery

The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation has submitted a proposal to be a part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Drone Integration Pilot Program (IPP).  If accepted, part of this proposal would bring unmanned medical supply delivery, and the jobs that come with it, to the state. The primary focus of NCDOT’s proposal is […]

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DJI Introduces Mavic Air for Limitless Exploration Wherever Adventure Takes You

DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today introduced Mavic Air, an ultra-portable, foldable camera drone that delivers higher performance, more intelligent features and greater creative possibilities than any other consumer drone. Developed with the traveler and outdoor enthusiast in mind, Mavic Air inherits the best features of DJI’s iconic Mavic […]

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Insitu Demonstrates Broad-area Airspace Situational Awareness System for Unmanned Air Systems

Insitu, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, announced the successful completion of a flight demonstration for its ground-based Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) airspace situational awareness system. Insitu is tackling one of the toughest challenges for UASs — the ability to detect nearby aircraft flying both within and beyond UAS operators’ line of sight. Insitu […]

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Secretary Chao Says FAA Drone Registry Tops One Million

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced at the Consumer Electronics Show that the total number of drones now registered with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has eclipsed one million. The 1,000,000 total registration figure includes 878,000 hobbyists, who receive one identification number for all the drones they own, and 122,000 commercial, public […]

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NCDOT Hosts Drone Workshop in Thomasville

As more and more industries are incorporating drones into their practices, the N.C. Department of Transportation wants to help educate local agencies and businesses on some of those potential applications. A capacity crowd was on hand Thursday as NCDOT’s Division of Aviation Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Program Office hosted a free workshop for government and […]

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