BVLOS Flight

BVLOS Drone Operations in New York: NUAIR Granted 35 Miles o…

NUAIR brings BVLOS to New York, as the FAA authorizes commercial BVLOS drone ops over 35 Miles in NY’s drone corridor. by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian Crosby The FAA has granted New York-based non-profit NUAIR and the New York UAS Test Site the authority to fly unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) …

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Drone Delivery Mailbox and More: Last Mile Logistics

How Looser Federal Drone Regulations Could Help The Supply Chain Backlog The following is a guest post by Dan O’Toole, founder and CEO, DRONEDEK: creators of a drone delivery mailbox.  DRONELIFE neither accepts nor makes payment for guest posts. The global supply chain backlog is at best an inconvenience for holiday …

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CASA Approves Percepto for BVLOS Flight

CASA Approves Percepto for BVLOS flight, enabling fully autonomous drones. by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Today, leading autonomous inspection and monitoring solution provider Percepto announced that it has received operational approval to fly its proprietary autonomous drones beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) at an Australian site. Granted …

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Flytrex Gets FAA Approval for One Mile Drone Delivery

Flytrex gets FAA approval to expand its delivery radius to one mile – which means the company can now deliver to 10,000 homes. Flytrex is offering on-demand drone delivery for food and retail in North Carolina.  The company boasts collaboration with more leading restaurants and retail chains than any other drone …

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Visual Line of Sight Steve Rhode’s Smarter Pilot

In this column, Steve makes sure drone pilots know how to be compliant with Part 107 visual line of sight (VLOS) requirements. The following is one of an educational series for drone pilots by Steve Rhode, Chief Pilot with the Wake Forest Fire Department and the North Carolina Public Safety Drone …

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SwissDrones Flies in Malta: BVLOS Flights Over Water

SwissDrones Completes Test Flights in Malta by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby This week, Transport Malta Civil Aviation Directorate (Transport Malta), Malta’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), and SwissDrones, a global manufacturer of long-range unmanned helicopter systems, oversaw a sequence of long-range Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) flights over …

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North Dakota’s BVLOS Network Vantis and Thales

Vantis and Thales Partner to Build North Dakota’s BVLOS Network, the Nation’s First. Vantis is North Dakota’s Statewide Unmanned Aircraft Systems Network.  Since launching, Vantis has received major buzz – and major investment.  Vantis is a first for the U.S.: and they’ve now announced that global tech company Thales has …

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American Robotics and Resurgence US Drone Companies

In the last few years, US drone companies have gained significant ground.  Among those companies is American Robotics, which in January 2021 became the first company to be approved by the FAA to operate automated drones without any human beings on-site.  DRONELIFE discussed the resurgence of US drone companies and …

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Vantis is Building Out Mission and Operations

Vantis, North Dakota’s statewide unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) network, is expanding: and with it, North Dakota’s drone ecosystem. North Dakota has invested heavily in the drone ecosystem, putting significant money and resources behind drone businesses.  Vantis is designed to be the nation’s first statewide UAS beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) network: the Grand Sky …

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Israeli Drone Delivery Pilot Demos GPS-Deprived Flight

The Israeli drone delivery pilot program has now demonstrated civil drone flights in GPS-denied environments, utilizing camera-based visual navigation. “The successful test will pave the way for autonomous drone delivery in Israel,” says a press release. The technology for autonomous drone flight is available: as is the technology for safe …

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