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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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Flawed BBC Drone Documentary Does Further Damage to UK Drone…

Commentary.  The UK drone industry has taken a beating in recent weeks. First, the head of Unmanned Traffic Management at NATS, Andy Sage, took it upon himself to categorize drone pilots as either “clueless, careless, and criminal” in a parliamentary hearing – a mistake he has since apologized for. And …

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DJI Partner Heliguy Awarded Contract With Major UK Rail Oper…

UK-based Heliguy, one of DJI’s largest European enterprise partners and distributors, has been awarded a nationwide contract with Network Rail as part of a drone services framework worth up to £2.6million. Heliguy will supply, maintain, repair and service Network Rail’s drones, as well as delivering training courses to the infrastructure …

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“The Time is Right” – DJI to Ease Security Concerns By Makin…

Chinese drone industry leader DJI has confirmed plans to build drones at a new production facility in California. With concerns raised over DJI’s data security practices and the threat of a ban on the use of DJI products by US government agencies, Mario Rebello, the manufacturer’s VP of North American …

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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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DJI Aims to Ease Security Fears for Good with Government Edi…

A recent CNN report revealed that the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency had warned that Chinese-manufactured drones pose a “potential risk to an organization’s information.” No particular manufacturer was named in the report. But DJI, the Chinese industry leader that’s been the target of similar accusations …

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Read DJI’s Comprehensive Response to “Inaccurate Claims” Mad…

DJI has sent a letter to a Senate subcommittee in response to “inaccurate claims” made last week by witnesses concerning the Chinese manufacturer’s data security. On June 18, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Security hearing took place, entitled “Drone Security: Enhancing Innovation and Mitigating …

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No Major Releases from DJI in 2019? Why a Consumer Drone Slo…

Before the launch of the RoboMaster S1 earlier this month, many guessed DJI was about to unveil its first consumer drone of 2019: A Spark 2, a new line of FPV racing drones, or maybe even a Phantom 5. But that proved to be wishful thinking. The drone industry’s leading …

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Flock Launches Insurance and Risk Management Product for Ent…

London insuretech startup Flock has launched Flock Enterprise, an insurance and risk management solution for organizations that uses data-driven insights to reduce premiums and improve risk visibility for fleet operations.  Flock’s enterprise insurance is powered by a proprietary Risk Intelligence Engine. The engine analyzes and prices drone flights in real-time …

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