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Flock Launches Monthly Drone Insurance Coverage

UK insurtech startup Flock has launched a monthly subscription product, Fly Unlimited, to provide commercial drone operators with flexible month-to-month insurance. Complementing Flock’s existing on-demand coverage, Fly Unlimited provides a middle ground for commercial pilots flying multiple missions each month. Instead of an annual commitment with significant upfront costs, the new subscription provides …

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Evaluating the Economics of BVLOS Drone Operations

Skylogic Research, the leading commercial drone industry research and advisory services firm, just announced the release of their latest research on commercial drone operations. The Economics of Using Drones for BVLOS Inspections is a white paper sponsored by PrecisionHawk, the leading provider of drone technology for the enterprise, which provides …

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Three Forces That Shaped the Drone Industry in 2018

Guest post by leading drone industry analyst Colin Snow of Skylogic Research. This was a big year for the commercial drone industry as a whole. It saw a significant increase in the business adoption, the expansion of the FAA’s LAANC program (the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability that provides …

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Agile Drones that Fold to get Through T…

Image: University of Zurich Compact and foldable, portable drones are great for carrying – but can the advantages of a folding drone be realized during flight? Researchers at the University of Zurich, with others, have come up with a drone that folds during flight to get through tight spaces. Davide …

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Former FAA head, Michael Huerta joins ParaZero Advisory Boar…

Michael Huerta ParaZero, the Tel-Aviv based drone recovery systems company announced today that former US FAA Administrator Michael Huerta has joined their advisory board. Mr. Huerta was nominated by US President Barack Obama and finished out his five year term under President Donald Trump.  He finished his out his 5 …

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Insurance Company Travelers Invests $3M in Kittyhawk

Enterprise drone operations software company Kittyhawk has announced a $3M strategic investment from insurance firm Travelers. The Travelers Companies’ investment will help Kittyhawk offer drone operations solutions to new markets. From customer to investor Travelers have long been a front-runner in the use of drones within the insurance industry. The company launched its drone program to …

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Drones and Insurance are Moving Closer All the Time: AeroVir…

Aerovironment Quantix Insurance is taking a more important role in the drone industry, as InsurTech and drone insurance companies collaborate with hardware and software providers. Leading commercial and defense drone systems provider AeroVironment announced a collaboration with REIN’s DroneInsurance.com, a digital drone insurance portal.  DroneInsurance.com will offer commercial drone insurance …

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Technology and Services Giant IBM wants to use Block Chain t…

IBM has applied to patent a system that would use block chain technology to tackle privacy and security concerns for drones, according to a filing published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) September 20, 2018. IBM joins a list of more traditional technology companies that are looking to supply technology solutions, in this …

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Teaching Drones to Travel in Small spaces by Watching the Bi…

It really interesting to make note of the different approaches that are used to solve problems.  In this case university research seeks to learn how to teach a drone how to travel though a confined space by emulating the flight patterns of birds and bees. There are different approaches to …

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