NEWS

  • December 22, 2014
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    (Source: kramerlevin.com) Law firm Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems practice head Brendan Schulman has filed with the Federal Aviation Administration a formal Petition for Rulemaking (“Petition”) on behalf of the UAS America Fund, LLC (“UAS Fund”), proposing a new “micro” unmanned aircraft (“mUA”) rule. The proposed regulation would ...
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  • December 22, 2014
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    When I was a kid, there was nothing I wanted to see under the Christmas tree more than something to do with aviation; a radio ­controlled plane, a model rocket, or the latest version of Microsoft Flight Simulator. It’s great to know that kids, and the young at heart, will ...
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  • December 22, 2014
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    If a bird knocks your drone out of the sky, I can sympathize. It’s easy to unintentionally fly near a nest and, regardless of size, a bird can come out of nowhere. It has happened many times. If you lose your drone to a ground-based animal though, that’s on you. Neither beast ...
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  • December 22, 2014
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    (Source: Washington Post)   The Federal Aviation Administration proclaimed a new era in aviation in September when it granted permission to six Hollywood filmmakers to fly drones on movie sets, a decision that opened the door to commercial drone flights in the United States. “These companies are blazing a trail,” Transportation Secretary Anthony ...
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  • December 22, 2014
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    In the wake of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granting aerial filming companies the conditional use of unmanned aircraft (UA) for commercial operations, AirSpace Consulting is rising to the challenge by helping Hollywood studios and production companies benefit from the incredible potential of UAs while fully complying with the FAA’s ...
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  • December 19, 2014
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    (Source: USNews.com) Americans are skeptical that the benefits of the heralded drone revolution will outweigh the risks to privacy and safety, although a majority approve of using small, unmanned aircraft for dangerous jobs or in remote areas, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. By a 2-1 margin, those who had an opinion ...
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  • December 19, 2014
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    (Source: cnet.com) A man in Melbourne, Australia has been fined AU$850 after crashing a recreational drone over a police operation and coming close to injuring one of the police officers on the ground. During a nine-hour police siege in south-west Melbourne the man was flying a “recreational drone” above police before it crashed ...
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  • December 18, 2014
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    Drones are a hot gifting item this holiday season. If you are among the uninitiated and are wondering what the fuss is all about, here are some of the best drone videos from holiday 2014: The Santa Drone by Brian Martin: On Halloween, a YouTuber (YouTubian?) outfitted a drone with a ...
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  • December 18, 2014
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    (Source: theverge.com)   The sky may look very different in a few decades. This week’s Big Future takes a look at how the world will change as drone technology spreads, filling the world’s rooftops and skies. Tech giants like Amazon and Google are testing them out as delivery robots, but those early ...
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  • December 18, 2014
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    (Source: 3drobotics.com‘s Roger Sollenberger)   Over the past year personal drones have drawn a ton of media coverage, more and more frequently from TV news and high-profile outlets like the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Vice and the Washington Post. I personally come from a liberal arts background, and until I first entered ...
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  • December 18, 2014
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    (Source: Market Watch)   Whenever someone approaches me as I’m flying a drone, the first thing they ask is, “so, are you trying to spy on someone?” Every time. And every time, my answer is no. Unlike your surprisingly stealthy iPhone camera, drones are too large to not see. They’re also too loud to ...
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  • December 18, 2014
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    (Source: sUAS News)   The LPS technology of Novadem (Local Positioning System) allows for the first time to perform fully automatic inspection of structures. Based on its own terrestrial beacons network, the LPS technology reaches a centimeter-level accuracy while being independent from the satellite coverage. Aix-en-Provence. Novadem, manufacturer of micro-UAVs for civil and military ...
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