This Drone Company May Change the Way You Think About Take-Out Forever- From DroneLife

This Irish startup is trying to totally change the way that you think about takeout., which the company describes as “the world’s first aviation-grade B2B drone delivery ‘as-a-service’ company” has just raised about $5 million to get off the ground. Founded in 2018 by Bobby Healy, former CTO of CarTrawler and Eland technologies, Manna[…]

Connecticut town tests “pandemic drone” to find fevers. Experts question if it would work.

Police in Westport said the drone would “provide better health monitoring support for potential at-risk groups,” and would not be used to observe people in private yards. April 22, 2020, 1:16 PM EDT / Updated April 22, 2020, 1:44 PM EDT By Minyvonne Burke A Connecticut police department said it plans to begin testing a “pandemic drone” that could[…]

FAA Issues Request for Information (RFI) from Industry Partners Interested in Developing Remote ID and Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) Systems

Remote identification is an essential component of developing an unmanned aircraft traffic management system (UTM). A UTM implemented across the national air space (NAS) would allow drones to operate beyond visual line-of-sight safely, without posing risk to other unmanned and manned aircraft. In order to track the status of drones and provide that information to[…]

AUVSI Releases Report on Part 107 Waivers, Calls for New Rulemaking to Support Restricted Operations

The Small Unmanned Aircraft rule (commonly called Part 107) went into effect on August 29, 2016. The rule created a regulatory framework for commercial drone operations, which required commercial pilots to be Part 107 certified and prohibited various types of drone operations, like flying at night or Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS), without a waiver. Since then, the FAA has[…]