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Skyward wants to help commercial drone programs take flight

Skyward is committed to helping businesses and commercial drone operators take advantage of the open skies. The company recently introduced the Take Flight package to help companies fly safely and build professional programs.

Mar 3, 2016 3:52:19 PM

Topics: Updates

DJI unveils the Phantom 4

DJI wants to give its drone operators an entire filmmaking crew all in one drone. The company announced the Phantom 4, which aims to provide operators with a spotter, cameraman and pilot, at a press event in New York City today.

Mar 1, 2016 12:56:46 PM

Topics: Releases

FAA furthers its effort to safely integrate drones into the nation’s airspace

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced it is establishing a new effort designed to expand the safe integration of unmanned aircraft. The FAA is creating a regulatory framework that would enable certain drones to fly over people who aren’t directly involved in the aircraft’s operation.

Feb 25, 2016 10:33:30 AM

Topics: Regulation

DJI wants to fix your drones

DJI understands that sometimes drones can crash and fail, and it wants to help operators take care of their drones. The company is announcing a new protection plan to offer its customers enhanced repair services. DJI Care is designed to give new and existing DJI drone owners the option of purchasing a protection plan that will cover damage to their aircraft, gimbal or camera under normal use or pilot error.

Feb 23, 2016 1:28:29 PM

Topics: Releases

AT&T and Intel team up on LTE connected drones

AT&T and Intel have announced an agreement to test how drones work on a network. The two companies will be testing drones on the LTE network to see how video streaming, transmitting telematics and flight information are affected.

Feb 22, 2016 3:38:28 PM

Topics: Startups and Partnerships

DARPA experiments with commercial drones

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is experimenting with the use of commercial drones. The agency has announced a new program designed to explore and develop new ways to reduce the amount of processing power, communication and human intervention needed to perform low-level tasks with drones. The Fast Lightweight Autonomy (FLA) program recently completed the initial phase of its data collection, where its quadcopters were able to avoid obstacles going 20 meters per second.

Feb 17, 2016 4:47:13 PM

AirMap gets new security experts

AirMap, a provider of airspace services for drones, has announced new security experts are joining its team to collaborate on recommendations and ensure a safe future for drones.

Feb 17, 2016 3:40:08 PM

Drone Volt launches new drone piloting application

A new application looks to help drone operators create and design their flight plans. Drone Volt Software, a division of Drone Volt, has announced Drone Volt Pilot, an iOS app that aims to provide pilots with a better user experience for flying their drones.

Feb 11, 2016 10:47:45 AM

Topics: Releases

The FAA updates its Washington, D.C. drone restrictions

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is easing up on its drone restrictions in Washington, D.C. It was previously reported the organization was shutting down all model aircraft clubs around the D.C. area. The FAA announced it is updating those restrictions to clarify who can and can’t fly.

Feb 11, 2016 10:38:05 AM

Topics: Regulation

Share your drone buying experience

We want to know where you bought your drone, what your experience was like and what services matter to you. Drone Analyst has launched a new survey, underwritten by BZ Media, the organizer of InterDrone and Drone Dealer Expo, to explore the purchasing experience of hobby, commercial and public drone operators.

Feb 11, 2016 10:22:22 AM