Ireland gets drone delivery approved

Ireland is joining the drone delivery world. The Irish Aviation Authority announced the first approved parcel delivery by drone. The successful delivery took place on Jan. 28 in the Dublin area.

Feb 6, 2017 11:50:20 AM

InterDrone Makes the “Fast Fifty” List of Fastest Growing Shows in US

Attendance was up 26% and exhibit space up 48% at world’s largest commercial drone show

BZ Media LLC announced today that InterDrone The International Drone Conference & Exposition has been named to the Trade Show Executive magazine list of fastest growing shows in 2016. InterDrone was one of only 14 shows in the country that was named in each of the three categories; fastest growth in exhibit space, growth in number of exhibitors and in attendance. InterDrone 2016 drew 3,518 attendees from 54 different countries on 6 continents and the event featured 155 exhibitors and sponsors in 222 booths.

Feb 6, 2017 9:16:47 AM

Topics: InterDrone

Airware gets construction and mining backing

Airware will be expanding its construction, mining, and quarrying services and solutions thanks to a new backing from Caterpillar Ventures. The exact amount was not disclosed, but the investment should help Airware advance its worksite intelligence.

Feb 2, 2017 3:14:22 PM

Topics: Mining, Releases, Construction

Yuneec updates commercial drone offering

Yuneec has announced updates to its commercial drone platform H920, making it the H920 Plus. According to the company, the updates are designed to give field service providers and cinematographers even more aerial and ground content precision.

Feb 1, 2017 4:22:02 PM

Topics: Updates

The Karma is officially back

After a few performance issues, a recall and months of being off the market, GoPro is trying to make a comeback with its drone, Karma. The company announced the Karma is now back on the market. Karma is compact, foldable, and designed to provide stable footage to users on the go.

Feb 1, 2017 3:29:41 PM

Topics: Releases

PrecisionHawk gets new CEO to lead its commercial drone initiative

PrecisionHawk is bringing on a new CEO in an effort to expand and accelerate its growth in the commercial drone industry. Michael Chasen, former CEO of the education technology platform provider Blackboard and CEO of the geo-location company SocialRadar, will be joining PrecisionHawk as their new CEO.

Jan 31, 2017 3:44:22 PM

Topics: Updates

Develop your own drone with Legos

Kitables, a do-it-yourself project kit provider, wants to bring more fun to the drone industry. The company announced a new Kickstarter for a mini Lego drone kit, which includes everything needed to build your very own remote-controlled drone.

Jan 26, 2017 10:57:14 AM

How a drone detection company is helping the drone industry

Swiss Police deploying DroneShield’s DroneGun at this year World Economic Forum in Davos

The commercial drone industry has the potential to revolutionize the way people live and work. However, as drones advance and the technology gains more interest, there are some who will misuse and abuse these unmanned systems.

Jan 25, 2017 4:47:19 PM

Iris Automation to advance autonomous industrial drones

Drone technology startup Iris Automation is looking to expand and improve its advanced collision-avoidance system for industrial drones with a new round of funding. The company announced it has raised US$1.5 million to commercialize its sense-and-avoid system, and to enable drones to fly autonomously.

Jan 19, 2017 9:43:24 AM

Topics: Inspection, Control Systems

FAA fines SkyPan for violation of UAS regulations

SkyPan, an aerial photography company, is going to have to pay a hefty fine for violating the Federal Aviation Administration’s drone rules. The FAA announced it reached a settlement in which SkyPan will pay a US$200,000 civil penalty.

Jan 18, 2017 4:03:28 PM