Commercial drone industry

Researchers Outline What the U.K. Drone Industry Needs

In “Digitise the Skies,” researchers suggest the the U.K. invest £10m “in making recreational aircraft visible to drones” which “would remove major barrier to innovation and set stage for 420,000% return,” says publishers.   The paper also suggests that the U.K. drone industry would benefit from the appointment of a a …

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Drone Security: 5 Points for Manufacturers and Developers

Drones are now more important than ever for enterprise companies – and that means that drone security is more important too.  Here, mobile development expert and author Godfrey Nolan gives 5 points that drone manufacturers, software developers for the drone industry and industry users must consider in the development process. …

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New Drones and Remote ID: Who Cares? You Do.

When the FAA released the Remote ID rule late last year, it left the drone industry with as many questions as answers.  What about new hardware and remote ID solutions?  How will manufacturers comply?  Will drone owners be able to receive a simple firmware update?  Will the solution require a …

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Romeo Durscher Joins Open Source Platform Auterion

Former DJI Executive Romeo Durscher has joined open source platform Auterion as Vice President of Public Safety. Romeo Durscher brings his years of passion for using drones to save lives and improve communities to the Auterion team.  It’s a new start that brings value and satisfaction for both Durscher and …

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drone industry outlook for 2021 DRONELIFE Minute Survey

How optimistic are stakeholders about the drone industry outlook for 2021?  2020 has been a year to remember, with ups and downs for everyone.  We’ve seen drone conferences go remote, drone delivery expand with COVID, regulations shift and technologies change, and new players emerge as leaders in the industry.  What’s …

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U.S. Drone Manufacturers Make New Production Deals

U.S. drone manufacturers are making new production deals with overseas companies following the U.S. DOJ’s decision to limit funding for drones manufactured in “listed” countries, including China. Parrot was one of the first overseas companies to provide for U.S. based manufacturing, purchasing a U.S. drone manufacturer to produce their Blue …

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DRONEII’s Drone Industry Barometer 2020

Drone industry analysts DRONEII has announced the publication of the Drone Industry Barometer 2020: a commercial drone industry survey completed in cooperation with Interaerial Solutions in preparation for Intergeo 2020, which will be held digitally next month. The Drone Industry Barometer surveyed almost 700 companies from 75 countries.  This research reveals …

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Public Perception of Drones: the Drones in America Podcast

Public perception of drones is of critical importance to the drone industry, as commercial drones become more visible through applications like drone delivery and power line inspections.  In this episode of MarketScale‘s Drones in America Podcast, DRONELIFE’s Miriam McNabb speaks with Grant Guillot, Partner and Unmanned Systems Lead at law …

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Terra Drone and Skytools Create European drone hub in Rotter…

Japan’s global drone services powerhouse, Terra Drone, has invested in Dutch drone services company Skytools to create a major European drone hub in Rotterdam.  The new venture will include drone training facilities and a research and development center. Terra Drone Corporation provides commercial clients with end to end drone solutions, …

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How Many Drone Pilots are Flying Without a License?

At DRONELIFE, we’ve gathered some anecdotal evidence over the years about how many drone pilots are flying without a license.  Whenever we’ve asked drone operators that we meet in life outside of work if they have a license, we’ve found that none of the operators that we’ve run into have …

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