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Harris Corp to Develop First BVLOS UAS Network

Posted by Adele Scholl on 3/16/2017
Harris Corp to Develop First BVLOS UAS Network
Harris Corporation has announced that it has received a two-year grant to help develop a first-of-its-kind solution to enable beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) operations for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

DJI Announces Industrial Airframe the Matrice 200

Posted by Adele Scholl on 2/27/2017

DJI Matrice 200 Series


Built to Endure. Engineered to Adapt.

Built to Endure

High-performance motors paired with 17-inch propellers ensure stable flight in strong winds.
The new dual-battery power system automatically heats batteries when flying in sub-zero temperatures,
while an enclosed design ensures weather and water resistance, so you can fly in a wide range of environments.

The Intel drones behind Lady Gaga's halftime show

Posted by Adi Joseph, USA Today , KGW on 2/7/2017
The Intel drones behind Lady Gaga's halftime show
Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl halftime show had no special guests — unless you count the drones.

Intel Drones supplied Lady Gaga and the NFL with a show-stopping show-starter — 300 Shooting Star drones painting the night sky in a pre-recorded segment in Houston, as she sang “God Bless America.” The closing scene with the Pepsi logo also was those same pre-recorded drones.

For The Win spoke to two of Intel Drones’ top people — general manager Natalie Cheung, who was on the ground in Houston running things, and vice president of business Anil Nanduri, who organized the collaboration — about the show and the future of drones in entertainment.

Let Cheung and Nanduri answer all your questions now that you’ve seen their work in action.

Historic UAS Mapping Operation of Great Sand Dunes National Park

Posted by Adele Scholl on 1/24/2017
Historic UAS Mapping Operation of Great Sand Dunes National Park
UAS Colorado is pleased to announce the completion of an innovative mapping project using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) within the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in south-central Colorado. This project was a collaborative effort facilitated by UAS Colorado that also included Black Swift Technologies (BST), the National Park Service (NPS), and Wohnrade Civil Engineers, Inc. (WCE).

BTS on Casey Neistat Flying from a Drone

Posted by Adele Scholl on 12/21/2016
After Watching Casey Neistat flying from a drone, I was left with a lot of questions. Was this real? This certainly did not happen in the US. Watch the BTS footage to learn how it was accomplished.

The FAA released an Amendment to your Section 333 Exemption.

Posted by Gowdy Brothers Aerospace on 12/12/2016
November 14, 2016, the FAA issued an amendment letter and attached it to your docket on November 18, 2016, amending your Section 333 exemption.

Important - FAA regulations state you must carry this new amendment with you during all Section 333 Commercial UAS flights.

NY works with NASA to develop UAS traffic management system

Posted by Adele Scholl on 11/25/2016
NY works with NASA to develop UAS traffic management system
NASA's concept for a UTM System would safely manage diverse UAS operations in the airspace above buildings and below crewed aircraft operations in suburban and urban areas.  Photo:  NASA AMES Research Center

The state of New York last week announced that it’s investing $30 million to develop a 50-mile flight traffic management system between Syracuse and Griffiss International Airport in Rome, one of six unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test sites approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).


Certificate of Waiver, issued in accordance with 14 CFR 107.200, must provide justification that the operation can be safely

Posted by Adele Scholl on 11/11/2016
Certificate of Waiver, issued in accordance with  14 CFR 107.200,  must  provide justification that the operation can be safely
An application for a Certificate of Waiver, issued in accordance with 14 CFR 107.200, must provide justification that the operation can be safely conducted by satisfying the performance based standards listed below.

Introducing the Movi Pro

Posted by Adele Scholl on 11/2/2016

BYU prof one of four in U.S. invited to Italy quake sites for drone reconnaissance

Posted by Adele Scholl on 10/12/2016
BYU prof one of four in U.S. invited to Italy quake sites for drone reconnaissance

Todd Hollingshead

In a video recently recorded by BYU civil engineering professor Kevin Franke, a dog lays in front of the ruins of a house in the Italian mountains. Franke surmises the dog’s owners may have lived there before the devastating earthquake on Aug. 24.

While rescue efforts for the lethal 6.2 magnitude quake are over now, Franke was there for another reason: He was one of four U.S. professors invited to a special geotechnical engineering reconnaissance mission to learn how the earthquake impacted ancient and modern infrastructure.


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