Intel CEO Brian Krzanich Proclaims Drone "Data is the New Oil" at InterDrone

Intel's investment in the commercial drone industry was on full display in its CEO, Brian Krzanich's keynote address this morning at InterDrone. Krzanich declared confidently that "data is the new oil," and demonstrated all the ways Intel is turning drones into turnkey data collecting devices.

Sep 6, 2017 5:45:48 PM

Topics: InterDrone, Drone Development

Michael P. Huerta Says Collaboration will Pave the Way forward for a Succesful Integration of Drones within the NAS

Michael P. Huerta, Administrator of the Federal Aviation Adiministration, took the stage at InterDrone to deliver the Grand Opening Keynote Address of the Conference for the second year in a row. Huerta highlighted the great progress drones have made in a short three-year span and the new role they are playing in the Hurricane Harvey disaster relief effort. 

Sep 6, 2017 4:36:33 PM

Topics: InterDrone, Regulation

Welcome to a New Era in Maritime-Capable Drones

UAV Visions

Trent Lukaczyk
FlightWave Aerospace Inc.

Trent is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of FlightWave Aerospace Inc. Previously, as part of the Aerospace Design Lab, he contributed to several projects, including the design of NASA's next-generation supersonic passenger jet, the development of an open-source aerodynamics simulation code called SU2, and the development of an open-source aircraft design code called SUAVE. Additionally, he was a founding member of the Stanford UAV club. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in June 2015.


Until recently, launching Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) into a marine environment meant sticking close to land. Hovering over surf or cruising around a protected harbor was a limit on the potential scope of your mission. Controlling your aircraft from the beach or a pier was as close to the water as you dared get.

Aug 23, 2017 2:40:21 PM

Topics: Maritime

The Status of the Drone Software Market

UAV Visions

Jon Tull

Jon Tull is the founder and President of FarmSolutions and operates a commercial avocado orchard where all FarmSolutions hardware, software and high resolution crop image data is collected. Prior to Farm Solutions, Jon founded and ran a successful software company for over 10 years, which he later sold to RealPage, a public software company. Jon remained at RealPage as Division President and corporate SVP prior to starting FarmSolutions.

Aug 17, 2017 8:55:14 AM

Topics: UAV Visions

DJI Responds to the Army Ban with No-Internet Mode

The U.S. Army recently banned the use of off-the shelf DJI drones by service members amid concerns drone data could be compromised by the data link back to the Chinese manufacturer's headquarters. DJI has responded by announcing the development of a new offline mode to help it sell to enterprise and government customers concerned about data privacy.

Aug 15, 2017 11:27:40 AM

Topics: Regulation

Kansas DOT Works with AirMap to Manage Drone Traffic

The Kansas Department of Transportation has partnered with unmanned traffic management (UTM) software provider AirMap to provide safer skies over Kansas and stimulate growth within the states burgeoning UAV industry.

Aug 9, 2017 1:27:49 PM

Topics: Control Systems, Regulation

Amazon Patents Mobile Drone Repair and Launch Workstations from Trains, Trailers, and Shipping Containers

Amazon's commitment to delivery drones hasn't diminshed. The silicon valley giant has recently filed a patent for ground-based mobile maintenance facilities for UAVs.The patent covers a broad swath of possible locations in which the mobile maintenance facilities can be attached to such as locomotives, container ships, road tractors.

Aug 8, 2017 10:54:05 AM

Topics: Control Systems, Deliveries

Atlas Dynamics Raises $8 Million in Latest Funding Round

Atlas Dynamics (, a leading provider of drone-based solutions for the professional user, announced today it has raised $8 million from private and institutional investors.

Aug 1, 2017 10:10:52 AM

Topics: Startups and Partnerships

FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta to Deliver Grand Opening Keynote Address at InterDrone

Heads stellar lineup of keynotes at commercial drone industry’s largest dedicated event

BZ Media LLC today announced that Michael P. Huerta, Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, will give the Grand Opening Keynote address at InterDrone, September 6 at 10:00 am. He will be joined at InterDrone by a high-level lineup of commercial drone thought leaders who will frame the state of the industry at the conference, being held September 6-8 at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas.

Jul 31, 2017 9:01:01 AM

Topics: InterDrone

Another Drone Distance Record Set in England

No drone distance record seems to last for long as drone professionals continue to break beyond visual line of sight flight records on a monthly basis. Chichester firm FlyLogix recently completed a 50-mile offshore round trip flight, smashing the British distance record.

Jul 27, 2017 9:47:29 AM

Topics: Inspection