NCDOT Hosts Outer Banks Drone Workshop

With drones able to do more than ever before, the N.C. Department of Transportation wants to help educate local government agencies and businesses on some of those potential practical applications. A capacity crowd was on hand Thursday as NCDOT’s Division of Aviation Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Program Office hosted a free workshop for government and […]

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FLIR Systems Completes Strategic Investment in DroneSense

FLIR Systems, Inc. and DroneSense, Inc. announced that FLIR has completed a strategic investment in DroneSense, makers of a unique software platform that serves the growing needs of public safety organizations in utilizing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to better perform their missions. The minority investment by FLIR in DroneSense will create opportunities for the companies […]

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Alliance for Drone Innovation to Provide Voice for Personal and Professional Drone Makers, Innovators, and Flyers

The Alliance for Drone Innovation (ADI) (droneinnovation.org), a new policy-oriented coalition of manufacturers, suppliers, and software developers of personal and professional drones, has commenced operations to represent the interests of individuals, businesses, governments, scientists, academics and others who fly unmanned aircraft in the United States. Jenny Rosenberg, former Department of Transportation Acting Assistant Secretary for […]

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Airbus launches advanced indoor inspection drone to reduce aircraft inspection times and enhance report quality

At MRO Americas, Airbus is demonstrating for the first time a drone-based, innovative maintenance tool – Airbus’ Advanced Inspection Drone – for use inside a hangar, which accelerates and facilitates visual checks, considerably reducing aircraft downtime and increasing the quality of inspection reports. Combining Airbus’ extensive aircraft knowledge with best-in-class drone technology, this new product […]

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DJI Gives Drones More Power for Commercial Use

DJI has unveiled new technology and tools to customize its enterprise drone platforms for specialized tasks such as infrastructure inspection, precision agriculture, firefighting and search and rescue. The new Zenmuse XT2 thermal imaging camera, created in partnership with FLIR Systems, is a critical tool for drone operators to capture heat signatures invisible to the naked […]

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Black Swift and NASA Push Agricultural Drone Technology

Black Swift Technologies announced recently, the expansion of a pathfinder mission with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center to develop enhanced multi-angular remote sensing techniques using small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS). These autonomous platforms can more effectively and efficiently monitor crop health and growth monitoring through the use of a narrow spectral band (centered at 531 […]

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Interior Expands Capabilities with Vertical Take Off and Landing Fixed Wing Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

The U.S. Department of the Interior will soon have the use of up to 50 Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) fixed wing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The small aircraft support DOI’s land stewardship responsibilities with advancements in technologies that improve resource management and facilitate emergency response. This new tool was made possible after a […]

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NCDOT to Host Drone Workshop in Nags Head on April 19

The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation is hosting a free drone workshop for commercial and government operators in Nags Head on Thursday, April 19, at the Comfort Inn South Oceanfront (Neptune Room), milepost 16.5 on the Beach Road (8031 Old Oregon Inlet Rd). Over the last year, more than 650 attendees at five of these workshops […]

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