The FAA is Catching Up From the Government Shutdown: New Restrictions, New LAANC Provider Process

After the recent government shutdown, the FAA seems to be making up for lost time.  In the past 3 days, the agency has made 3 announcements concerning drone regulations. On February 13, the FAA announced a major change to the registration marking rule.  At the request of the FAA’s “security partners,” drone operators may no […] The post The FAA is Catching Up From the Government Shutdown: New Restrictions, New LAANC Provider Process appeared first on DRONELIFE. After the recent government shutdown, the FAA seems to be making up for lost time.  In the past 3 days, the agency has made 3 announcements concerning drone regulations. On February 13, the FAA announced a major change to the registration marking rule.  At the request of the FAA’s “security partners,” drone operators may no […] The post The FAA is Catching Up From the Government Shutdown: New Restrictions, New LAANC Provider Process appeared first on DRONELIFE. […] Read More

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FLIR DELTA™ Podcast: 8 Reasons Why Hydrogen Will Power the Drone Industry’s Future

In the next episode of FLIR’s DELTA Podcast, thermal expert Randall Warnas meets up with Trent Lukaczyk, Co-Founder and CTO of FlightWave. Randall and Trent discuss Trent’s role in the creation of their V.T.O.L. airframe EDGE, the benefits of modulatory, alternate power sources for drones and more. Check out the download “8 Reasons why Hydrogen Will […] The post FLIR DELTA™ Podcast: 8 Reasons Why Hydrogen Will Power the Drone Industry’s Future appeared first on DRONELIFE. In the next episode of FLIR’s DELTA Podcast, thermal expert Randall Warnas meets up with Trent Lukaczyk, Co-Founder and CTO of FlightWave. Randall and Trent discuss Trent’s role in the creation of their V.T.O.L. airframe EDGE, the benefits of modulatory, alternate power sources for drones and more. Check out the download “8 Reasons why Hydrogen Will […] The post FLIR DELTA™ Podcast: 8 Reasons Why Hydrogen Will Power the Drone Industry’s Future appeared first on DRONELIFE. […] Read More

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New Amazon Patent Reveals Details of Possible Drone Delivery Location Verification System

New Amazon Patent Reveals Details of Possible Drone Delivery Location Verification System

An Amazon patent recently published online entitled “Drone Marker and Landing Zone Verification” reveals the system the company might use both for guiding delivery drones to their destination and for verifying that the location where a delivery is made is the correct one. Image credit: Amazon The patent was first filed in 2016 but approval for it was apparently not granted to Amazon until just a few weeks back, on February 5th. The system described in the patent looks like it would be able to recognize landmarks at a package recipient’s address, which could help verify the recipient’s location. The system could also spot obstacles to the delivery, such as a grill, a basketball, or tree branches (examples taken from an image included in the published patent). Detection of obstacles like these would trigger the system to send a message to the recipient’s mobile device asking him or her to remove the obstacle. But one lingering question remains: how would the package actually be delivered once the drone is close enough to the recipient’s location to deposit it? Methods for this step in the delivery process—a crucial step, which has been described by some as one of the biggest technological hurdles yet to be overcome in order to make drone deliveries feasible—include dropping the package with a parachute attached, lowering the package on a tether, or having the drone itself land and set the package down. Some aspects of completing the package handoff could also include having the drone communicate

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Another Embry-Riddle First: Penguin C Aircraft Added for UAS Flight Training

Another Embry-Riddle First: Penguin C Aircraft Added for UAS Flight Training

BY Ginger Pinholster Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University recently became the only university to acquire the Penguin C – one of the most sophisticated long-endurance, long-range professional unmanned aircraft systems on the market today – specifically for flight training. The arrival of three Penguin C aircraft earlier this year instantly transformed Embry-Riddle, already the world’s largest unmanned aircraft systems […] BY Ginger Pinholster Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University recently became the only university to acquire the Penguin C – one of the most sophisticated long-endurance, long-range professional unmanned aircraft systems on the market today – specifically for flight training. The arrival of three Penguin C aircraft earlier this year instantly transformed Embry-Riddle, already the world’s largest unmanned aircraft systems […] Read More

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Quantum Systems to cooperate with FlyTech in Israel

Quantum Systems to cooperate with FlyTech in Israel

Quantum-Systems has announced the latest cooperation with FlyTech (Brand of F.T. Aerial Solutions LTD) in Israel. Founded by Israeli Air Force officers, FlyTech has many years of experience in handling remote-controlled aircraft. An ideal partner for Quantum-Systems. Especially FlyTech’s uncompromising professionalism, innovative thinking and service orientation were decisive aspects for a cooperation. The team has […] Quantum-Systems has announced the latest cooperation with FlyTech (Brand of F.T. Aerial Solutions LTD) in Israel. Founded by Israeli Air Force officers, FlyTech has many years of experience in handling remote-controlled aircraft. An ideal partner for Quantum-Systems. Especially FlyTech’s uncompromising professionalism, innovative thinking and service orientation were decisive aspects for a cooperation. The team has […] Read More

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