Christina Cardoza

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InterDrone: How the FAA is striking a balance between innovation and safety

The aviation industry has always been fueled by pivotal moments, but perhaps the biggest milestone in its history is happening today with the emerging industry of unmanned vehicles, also known as drones.

Sep 7, 2016 11:30:00 AM

AT&T to test LTE drones with Qualcomm

AT&T and Qualcomm have announced a partnership to test drones on commercial 4G LTE networks. Together the companies will work on how to safely and securely use drones on commercial 4G LTE and future networks such as 5G.

Sep 6, 2016 9:40:26 AM

Topics: Startups and Partnerships

Getting your drone flight business off the ground

The commercial drone industry is starting to take off with Part 107 making it easier for businesses to fly, but some are still struggling to take flight. As more people become interested in using drones, drone flight services are emerging, but they have to figure out how to turn their companies into viable businesses.

Sep 1, 2016 10:33:11 AM

PrecisionHawk granted beyond line of sight operations

Now that Part 107 is officially in effect, the FAA will begin granting waivers that will allow some businesses to waive some rules if they can prove they can fly their drones safely. PrecisionHawk has announced the FAA has granted it a beyond line of sight (BLOS) waiver for its commercial operations. The waiver was based on PrecisionHawk’s Pathfinder work, where it has been researching and testing BLOS with the FAA.

Aug 30, 2016 4:25:32 PM

Topics: Updates

Part 107 goes into effect today

The day has finally come. The Federal Aviation Administration's official commercial drone rule went into full effect today. The regulations were first announced on June 21.

Aug 29, 2016 1:52:02 PM

Topics: Regulation

Kespry launches the Kespry Drone 2.0

Commercial drone and aerial intelligence provider Kespry wants to give drone operators twice the coverage area with its recently announced drone. The company today announced the Kespry Drone 2.0. The latest version is designed to provide twice the ground coverage, twice the flight time, and twice the wind resilience than the previous drone.

Aug 29, 2016 10:30:26 AM

Topics: Releases, Construction

Domino's announces a pizza drone delivery service

Domino’s is bringing a new meaning to the phrase “pie in the sky.” The company has announced it is teaming up with drone delivery service company Flirtey on a commercial pizza drone delivery service.

Aug 26, 2016 12:06:08 PM

Topics: Releases

DroneDeploy raises $20 million to advance aerial data collection

DroneDeploy is preparing for the official release of Part 107 with a new round of funding that will go toward building additional enterprise features and providing deeper insights for businesses. Following the news that the company’s software mapped more than 5 million acres in just a few short months, the company announced a US$20 million series B round of funding. This brings the total amount of funding to $31 million.

Aug 24, 2016 10:21:40 AM

Topics: Startups and Partnerships

Verifly provides on-demand insurance for drone operators

You wouldn’t drive a car without any insurance, so why fly a drone without that same protection? Of course, you are not actually seated in the drone itself, but that doesn’t mean you are not liable for anything that might go wrong. Verifly, a newly launched on-demand drone insurance company, wants to offer that protection for drone operators.

Aug 11, 2016 12:38:40 PM

Report: The commercial drone market is soaring

The FAA’s commercial drone rules will go into effect at the end of this month, but already drones are taking off all over the world. DroneDeploy, a cloud software platform provider for commercial drones, announced it has reached 5 million acres mapped with its software, just months after it announced it had reached 2 million acres. According to the company, it took 16 months to reach the first 2 million milestone, and only a quarter of the time to more than double it.

Aug 11, 2016 12:23:48 PM

Topics: Updates