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Amazon Says FAA Approval to Test Delivery Drones Already Obsolete

By JACK NICAS

Amazon.com Inc. said the regulatory approval it received last week to test-fly its delivery drones in the U.S. was already irrelevant …

Amazon

Aetos Group Readies Itself for the Petrochemical, Oil and Gas Industry

Aetos Group, Inc. has been awarded a FAA Section 333 Exemption for UAS inspection use in the petrochemical and oil and gas industry, and has already …

Oil & Gas Industry

Drone Training: Railroad in Ozarks plans to use unmanned aircraft to inspect routes

Mike Landis SPRINGFIELD, Mo - You could say thing are ‘taking off’ for small, remote-controlled Unmanned Aerial Vehicles “Everyone mostly knows them …

Railroads

Senator Cory Booker To Introduce Commercial Drone Legislation Following FAA’s Amazon Ruling

By Ryan Mac and Frank Bi

U.S. Senator Cory Booker is set to introduce legislation to establish temporary rules to govern the commercial use of drones …

Amazon

Sky’s the limit

By Mike Murphy

CANANDAIGUA — Brian Pitre remembers the first time he tried to fly a drone.

He put one — a hobby craft version — on the roof of a …

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Man Who Crashed Drone on White House Lawn Won’t Be Charged

Shawn Usman, the man who crashed a drone on the White House grounds on Jan. 26, will not be criminally charged by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the …

Drones

Amazon Gets Experimental Airworthiness Certificate

March 19–The Federal Aviation Administration today issued an experimental airworthiness certificate to an Amazon Logistics, Inc. unmanned aircraft …

Amazon

Meet The Apple Drone [Concept Images]

Drones are the big thing these days, whether they be used by people for plain old fun or being flown over Apple’s new spaceship campus as it is being …

Drones

No Charges For Operator Of Drone That Crashed At White House

KRISHNADEV CALAMUR

Prosecutors say they will not press criminal charges against an intelligence agency employee who lost control of a drone that …

White House

Meteomatics is the first Swiss Company to receive the BVLOS-Approval for mini UAVs

After the CTI and FOCA acknowledged support for the Meteodrone project in November 2014, there is yet another piece of good news for the innovative …

Storms

EnergyOr demonstrate fuel cell powered multirotor

Montreal, Canada: EnergyOr Technologies Inc., a leading developer of advanced PEM fuel cell systems, recently demonstrated what are believed to be …

Fuel Cell

FAA investigating drone flying near news helicopters

Monday evening, as Chopper 7 covered a fire in a Spanaway salvage yard, KIRO-TV Chief Photographer Scott Crueger turned the camera toward another …

Drones

Drone v drone, catcher canon nets RPAS in flight.

Nowadays it is relatively easy and cheap to buy a drone. Drones can be easily used for smuggling or to disturb public order.

To counter the threat of …

Canon

MicaSense Announces New RedEdge™ Multispectral Camera for Commercial Drones

MicaSense, Inc. today unveiled the third generation of RedEdge™, an advanced multispectral camera optimized for use in drones. RedEdge advances the …

Cameras

Sale of recreational drones banned in Abu Dhabi

Anwar Ahmad ABU DHABI // Recreational drones have been banned from sale in Abu Dhabi because they pose a risk to aviation. The ban was announced on …

United Arab Emirates

Drone prompts terror scare at Manhattan half-marathon

A man flying a drone near the half-marathon finish line in lower Manhattan on Sunday set off a terrorism scare that sent cops scrambling by land, sea …

New York

Exelis to offer drone-tracking system as industry, NASA seek to ease safety fears

(Reuters) – U.S. aerospace company Exelis Inc (XLS.N) is close to unveiling a low-altitude surveillance system for drones, the latest sign of how a …

Drones

AIN:- Helicopter Operators See Drones as a Business Opportunity

by Bill Carey As of February, the FAA had granted 26 exemptions to operators to fly unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, commercially. That …

Aviation

Drone operator turns flying into business

By Dan Reidel, Chico Enterprise-Record

Chico >> Relying on hand movements learned while driving radio-controlled cars and planes, Joshua Chastain …

Flying

Japan: Crocs pop-up shop takes flight with help of helicopter drones delivering shoes

Shoemaker Crocs showed off a possible future alternative to heading out to its store as it experimented with helicopter drones as a delivery option …

Flying

Phillip Frost-backed drone company adds Aventura office

Celia Ampel Reporter-South Florida Business Journal A drone manufacturer funded by Miami Beach billionaire Dr. Phillip Frost is opening an Aventura …

Drones

High-tech drone crashes into Hialeah home

BY THEODORE KARANTSALIS

SPECIAL TO THE MIAMI HERALD

Would the owner of a white, unmanned flying machine, last seen floating above east Hialeah, please …

Drones

DCA lodges police report over prohibited flying drone near KLIA

According to Wan Arief, the drone known as ‘DJI Phantom 2′ drone believed used by the operator has a “fly-away” issue – which the operator goes …

Flying

Paris drones: Al Jazeera journalist fined €1,000

An Al Jazeera journalist has been fined €1,000 (£725;$1,120) for flying a drone in Paris last week in the midst of a security alert sparked by …

Paris

DJI has released the new firmware v3.12 for Phantom 2 series quadcopter

DJI has released a firmware update for the Phantom 2, Phantom 2 Vision, and Phantom 2 Vision+ to help users comply with the FAA’s NOTAM 0/8326.

This …

Firmware

Drone companies entering Wild West phase

By Scott KirsnerGLOBE CORRESPONDENT Andrew Kehlenbeck pulls up a shirtsleeve and exposes a few linear scars on his forearm. They’re slashes from the …

Drones

RTÉ Interactive Video: Drones in Ireland – The do’s and don’ts for hobbyists

Patricia O’Callaghan There is something about drone footage. In the past few years, drone images have shown us the inside of volcanoes, a frozen …

Interactive Video

Ground rules needed as S.F. drone use skyrockets

By C.W. Nevius San Francisco’s Dolores Park is known for many things: sunbathing, hipsters and weekend picnics. But lately it has a new designation — …

Flying

K-State Salina receives statewide access for flight operations of small UAS

SALINA — Kansas State University Salina has reached a national milestone in the unmanned aircraft systems industry, becoming the first entity in the …