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AeroVironment’s VAPOR Helicopter Drones Offer Endless Possib…

AeroVironment acquired Pulse Aerospace earlier this year for $25.7 million – and acquired the VAPOR Helicopter UAS series with it.  At last month’s Commercial UAV Expo, DRONELIFE got to see it up close – and talk to AeroVironment about what VAPOR can do. AeroVironment has long been an industry leader …

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New York Sponsors “Fly-In” To Show How Drones Can be Used to…

As drones become more widely used for public safely applications, Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research (NUAIR) and officials in New York sponsored a “Fly-In” to showcase and educate public officials on various public safety applications. As discussed in their recent press release: “NUAIR hosted its first New York UAS Public …

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UPS’ Bala Ganesh: Challenges and Achievements in Drone Deliv…

At Commercial UAV Expo in Las Vegas this morning, a packed house heard Bala Ganesh, VP of the Advanced Technology Group at UPS, discuss the company’s challenges and achievements in drone delivery and transportation. UPS has had some very big wins in the drone industry.  This month, they announced that …

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Commercial Drones FM: Ian Smith Talks Urban Air Mobility wit…

Listen to Ian Smith of Commercial Drones FM catch up with Travis Mason, VP and Head of Certification & Regulation, Urban Air Mobility at Airbus. Travis most recently was MC at AUVSI’s XPONENTIAL Conference 2019—the largest global gathering of unmanned systems technology in the world. Travis previously was Chief of …

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Unattended Technology: The Move Towards Greater Drone Automa…

“Unattended technologies” are those that facilitate the use of automated drones to perform tasks – not just the automation technology that allows the drone to perform its mission, but technology that allows the drone to charge its own battery.  Unattended technologies are paving the way for significant advancements in surveillance, …

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Good Drone Data Without Being a Data Expert: Now SimActive O…

It’s a truism that data is king in the drone industry.  Getting good quality, actionable drone data without being an expert in image processing and photogrammetry – the science of accurate measurement from images – is a challenge for many companies. Now, Canadian data processing provider SimActive is offering full …

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Drone Mapping: A Podcast with Jono Millin of DroneDeploy

Want to learn about what is going on with Drone Mapping Software?  Check out this podcast with Jono Millin one of the founders of DroneDeploy from our friends at Commercial Drone FM. Here is how they describe the show:  “Jono Millin is co-founder and Chief Customer Officer (CCO) at DroneDeploy, …

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Commercial Drones Podcast: Indoor Drone Inspections with Fly…

Think that drones are only good for flying outside?  Check out this Commercial Drones Podcast as Patrick Thévoz of Swiss-based Flyability talks to Commercial Drones Podcast host and industry expert Ian Smith. Indoor drone inspections have become an enormous ROI booster for energy companies who own and operate industrial assets. Patrick …

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Invisible Interdiction: Air Force Awards Contract for Rail-M…

While drone detection systems are proliferating recently, what to do when you’ve identified a rogue drone is still a problem.  Solutions range from catcher drones equipped with nets to shoulder mounted “ray guns” and even drone hunting birds. In a recent press release (below),  Invisible Interdiction announced the award of …

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