PrecisionHawk, Inc. today announced a partnership with DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, to improve its geofencing technology. Leveraging PrecisionHawk’s Low Altitude Traffic and Airspace Safety (LATAS) platform, DJI will be able to refine airspace limitations for drone flights near airports in order to provide smarter protection for drones in critical areas and clarify restrictions.
General Aviation News, Terry Jarrell,
October 14, 2018
As we see more and more drone operations taking flight across a wide reach of industries, there are safety fundamentals that all new unmanned aerial systems (UAS) pilots should know. Whether you are a new drone pilot or an existing manned aircraft pilot adding UAS operations, here are some good starting points to maximize the safety of your flight ops. “Assumption” can be a real deal breaker in many things we encounter. Drones are no exception. The mistaken perception that these “toys” can’t cause much harm or damage is not only a careless and reckless attitude, but dangerous as well. Performance levels of drones and associated systems continues to rise, as do the numbers of these new aircraft flying in the shared National Airspace System. It is critically important to know and understand the many elements of safe, lawful, and competent flight operations.
Unmanned Aerial Online, Betsy Lillian, October 1, 2018
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced nine new drone industry partners for its Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) initiative. LAANC (pronounced “lance”) provides near-real-time processing of airspace authorizations for Part 107 drone operators nationwide who fly in controlled airspace. In October 2017, the FAA deployed LAANC at several air traffic facilities to evaluate how well the prototype system functioned, and earlier this year, the agency announced a nationwide expansion of the program, as well as a search for more service providers. Now, the FAA says, the five-month onboarding process has resulted in nine new LAANC partners: Aeronyde, Airbus, AiRXOS, Altitude Angel, Converge, DJI, KittyHawk, UASidekick and Unifly. The nine join five companies – AirMap, Harris Corp., Project Wing, Skyward and Thales Group – that have already met the technical and legal requirements to provide LAANC services.
Measure, Press Release, July 9,
Drone Nerds, the largest distributor of drones in the US, has partnered with Measure, a leading aerial intelligence company, to offer Measure Ground Control™ to enterprise customers. Ground Control is a software platform that integrates a user-friendly flight application with a cloud-based program management portal. Ground Control is designed to provide the streamlined operations and program oversight that enterprises need to scale their drone programs and realize the transformative benefits of aerial intelligence.