FAA Announcements for LAANC

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced two important expansions of the Low Altitude Authorization and Capability (LAANC), which automates the application and approval process for drone pilots to obtain airspace authorizations in controlled airspace. The capability is now active at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Dulles International Airport, William P. Hobby Airport in Houston, and Newark Liberty International Airport. A full list of airports covered by LAANC is available on their website. Seven additional companies have been approved by the FAA to provide LAANC services. LAANC directly supports the safe integration of UAS into the nation’s airspace, expedites the time it takes for drone pilots to receive authorizations to fly under 400 feet in controlled airspace. LAANC also provides pilots with an awareness of where they can and cannot fly. The program is accessible to all pilots who operate under the FAA’s small drone rule (Part 107) and was expanded in July to provide near real-time airspace authorizations to recreational flyers. LAANC provides airspace authorizations only. Pilots must still check NOTAMs and weather conditions before they fly. The post FAA Announcements for LAANC appeared first on RotorDrone. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced two important expansions of the Low Altitude Authorization and Capability (LAANC), which automates the application and approval process for drone pilots to obtain airspace authorizations in controlled airspace. The capability is now active at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Dulles International Airport, William P. Hobby Airport in Houston, The post FAA Announcements for LAANC appeared first on RotorDrone. Read More

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Alphabet’s Wing is the first FAA-approved drone air carrier

There is little doubt that the future of drones includes uncrewed aircraft delivery services. From online ordering to life-saving medications, our skies will soon teem with drones. Several of the world’s leading companies have been in a race against each other to be the first to provide a drone delivery service. Over the last few years, giants such as Google, Amazon, UPS, and Uber have poured enormous resources into the dream that is drone delivery. The potential benefits of delivering goods through drones are enormous. Speed of delivery, accessibility, and environmental impact are just a few of the areas likely to see gains. According to an economic study released by the New York-based research firm AlphaBeta, drone delivery has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 99 percent when compared to cars and trucks. If you are keeping up with current events, you have likely heard that Wing, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. (now the parent company of Google) launched the first successful commercial drone delivery. On October 18, 2019, Wing delivered a FedEx package containing a birthday gift to a home in Christiansburg, Virginia. That flight was the first FAA-approved door-to-door drone delivery in United States history. To accomplish this feat, Wing partnered with Walgreens and Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Outside of the United States, Wing is also conducting testing and commercial operations abroad. Projects in Finland and Australia are proving the platform’s success across the globe. In addition to the drone, the company has created software to help

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PrecisionHawk Scores Another Big Round: $32 Million to Fuel Growth

Commercial drone company PrecisionHawk has scored another big funding round, announcing a $32 million VC investment today.  PrecisionHawk has been a major name in the drone industry for several years, evolving from the production of fixed wing aircraft to an enterprise solutions company, providing software and drone services. It was almost two years ago, in […] The post PrecisionHawk Scores Another Big Round: $32 Million to Fuel Growth appeared first on DRONELIFE. Commercial drone company PrecisionHawk has scored another big funding round, announcing a $32 million VC investment today.  PrecisionHawk has been a major name in the drone industry for several years, evolving from the production of fixed wing aircraft to an enterprise solutions company, providing software and drone services. It was almost two years ago, in The post PrecisionHawk Scores Another Big Round: $32 Million to Fuel Growth appeared first on DRONELIFE. Read More

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DropIn, Inc Announces Joseph Shemesh as New CEO

DropIn, Inc., the leading provider of the on-demand, live video platform for the insurance industry, announced the appointment of Mr. Joseph Shemesh as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Louis Ziskin, founder and former CEO is stepping down amicably to focus his time primarily on further growing SuperCall Inc., the celebrity video chat application, which recently garnered prominent press attention with […] DropIn, Inc., the leading provider of the on-demand, live video platform for the insurance industry, announced the appointment of Mr. Joseph Shemesh as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Louis Ziskin, founder and former CEO is stepping down amicably to focus his time primarily on further growing SuperCall Inc., the celebrity video chat application, which recently garnered prominent press attention with Read More

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Kespry Announces Midsouth Aggregates, a Division of CRH, Transforms Mine Planning and Inventory Management with Kespry Drone-Based Aerial Intelligence Platform

Kespry, the leading drone-based aerial intelligence solution provider, today announced Midsouth Aggregates, part of North America’s largest aggregate materials producer CRH, is using the Kespry drone-based aerial intelligence platform for inventory management and mine planning. With granite and limestone reserves located throughout Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee, Midsouth Aggregates produces a variety of aggregate products destined for the concrete, asphalt, block, and […] Kespry, the leading drone-based aerial intelligence solution provider, today announced Midsouth Aggregates, part of North America’s largest aggregate materials producer CRH, is using the Kespry drone-based aerial intelligence platform for inventory management and mine planning. With granite and limestone reserves located throughout Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee, Midsouth Aggregates produces a variety of aggregate products destined for the concrete, asphalt, block, and Read More

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