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Regular BVLOS Operations Begin for Xcel Energy

Last week Xcel Energy made a historic BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) drone flight. On Wednesday, September 12 Xcel Energy, the largest utility company in Colorado, became the first U.S. utility to begin flying drones BVLOS as a regular part of ongoing inspections for power lines and other infrastructure. …

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Women and Drones Announces 2018 List of Women to Watch in UA…

Last week at the Women and Drones luncheon at InterDrone, Women and Drones announced their list of Women to Watch in UAS for 2018. This is the second year that Women and Drones has selected a list of women to recognize and honor for being leaders in the drone industry. …

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India Announces Rollout of First Commercial Drone Regulation…

India just announced the rollout of their first ever regulations for commercial drone operations, which will go into effect December 1st. Image source The new rules lay out categories for different types of drone operations, and are scheduled to go into effect on December first. Up to this point India …

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Drones, Thermal Images and Koala Conservation

A forestry company in Victoria, Australia, is using drones and thermal cameras to spot koalas before trees are cut down or controlled burns take place. Hazelwood Forestry, in Latrobe Valley is regularly tasked with cutting down Hancock Victoria Plantations’ eucalyptus and pine trees. One complication is that carelessly harvesting – which …

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Delair Continues Expansion in North America with Increased F…

Our first meeting with Delair occurred in July, when we learned about their work with fixed winged drones, their record-setting beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) drone flights, and their strategic partnership with Intel for the development of the Intel Insight Platform. We sat down with Delair again, this time …

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Capitalize on the Value of Data and Learn to Use Professiona…

Over the past year, the drone industry has sharpened its focus on drone software, as opposed to drone hardware, as the main driver of market growth. According to Pix4D trainer Angad Singh, the real value of the drone industry lies not in the drone itself, but in the data drones …

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18 Reasons to Attend InterDrone 2018

InterDrone is just one month away and we can’t wait. We’ve attended four years in a row now, since InterDrone first launched, and every year the conference has gotten bigger and more impressive. If you haven’t been before, InterDrone is the largest commercial drone show in North America, with anticipated …

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Intel Expands “Drones for Good” Efforts with Work to Restore…

Intel is currently working in partnership with the China Foundation for Cultural Heritage Conservation (CWCHF) to help restore the Jiankou wall, one of the most famous stretches of the Great Wall of China. The Jiankou wall spans 12 miles and is rapidly decaying. Due to its location, covering high mountain …

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Conservation: Using Drones to Stem The Plastic Tide

An environmental group in England is utilizing drones and synthetic intelligence to assist measure plastic waste on the world’s seashores. In the final 10 years, there was a 250% enhance of plastics washing up on the world’s seashores. Of the tens of millions of tons which might be dumped in …

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How Can You Help the Drone Industry Move Forward AND Enter t…

Skylogic is conducting a brand new survey on the state of the drone trade, they usually want your assist. When you’re taking Skylogic’s 10-minute survey, you’ll mechanically be entered to win certainly one of the following: A DJI Spark bundle ($425 worth) One of two $100 Visa reward playing cards …

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