Apr 19, 2018 | News

Colorado’s largest utility, Xcel Energy, received permission from the FAA to run beyond visual line of site (BVLOS) drone operations for routine inspections of electronic transmission lines. This Wednesday, Xcel announced that it would be the first utility in the nation to receive such an authorization.  Ben Fowke, Xcel’s chairman, president, and CEO stated the company is honored to…

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Apr 12, 2018 | News

As part of its ‘Hangar of the Future’ (HoF) initiative, Airbus SE unveiled a new indoor inspection drone at MRO America’s. The drone will be utilized for visual checks on passenger aircraft and increase the quality of inspection reports. For those familiar with drone inspections for insurance claims, Airbus’ new drone will perform much of…

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LANNC Connected
Apr 05, 2018 | News

The Federal Aviation Administration is now seeking additional suppliers to add to the Low Altitude Authorization Notification Capability system. In the early days of the system, which only started last November, suppliers not chosen for the pilot program were upset by what appeared to be the FAA picking winners in the industry. The FAA always…

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Mar 29, 2018 | News

DJI and ShareRing, an Australian-based blockchain startup, have partnered to make sharing and renting drones easier. DJI will utilize ShareRing’s token, a secure digital placeholder for a real-world asset, to loan out their drones to governments, corporations, and trade events, but details on the exact way this will operate are months off. For the moment,…

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Mar 27, 2018 | News

Former FAA Administrator Michael Huerta Joins 19-Member Board to Guide Programming, Speaker Selection, and Ensure Comprehensive Commercial Drone Training at 2018 Conference NEW YORK – March 27, 2018 — Emerald Expositions, owner and organizer of InterDrone, the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to commercial drone use, announced it has created a new Industry Advisory…

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Mar 15, 2018 | News

Boeing-owned subsidiary Insitu has named Esina Alic, ex-Adidas executive, as its president and chief executive officer, starting April 5. She will replace Ryan Hartman, who left the company last month for Hood Technology Corp. Before this role, Alic served as senior vice president of Global Operations, Strategy and Programs at Adidas. Prior to Adidas, she held a…

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Mar 07, 2018 | News

On March 6th, the FAA announced the nationwide expansion of the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) to 500 airports. The rollout, which begins going into effect April 30, will also include 300 air traffic control facilities and open up 78,000 miles of previously restricted airspace to commercial drone flight. It was only last…

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Michael Chasen of Precision Hawk
Mar 01, 2018 | News

Michael Chasen took the reins as CEO of PrecisionHawk in January of 2017 and didn’t waste time becoming one of the most outspoken proponents in the commercial drone industry, advocating for the advancement of UAS. InterDrone was able to grab some time with him to get his perspective on PrecisionHawk’s recent hand off of its…

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