Waypoint: U.S. Drone Rules – Part 107 Explained

Waypoint: U.S. Drone Rules – Part 107 Explained

On June 21, 2016 the FAA published the final version of its small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) regulations, which will come into effect in late August. This guide explains what these long-awaited rules mean for existing and future commercial operators. (Don’t see your question? Please add it in the comments below.) Since 2012, the FAA has been working to clear the path for the wider use of drones for governmental […]

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Flying guns could be outlawed in Michigan skies with drone bill

Flying guns could be outlawed in Michigan skies with drone bill

LANSING, MI — Drones have raised concerns about privacy, airspace and accidental crashes that could harm people on the ground. But a Michigan lawmaker wants to ground another potentially deadly issue before it has a chance to take off. “We don’t need flying guns in Michigan,” Rep. Jon Hoadley, D-Kalamazoo, said about a bill he introduced in June meant to outlaw weaponized drones, or drones with guns or other weapons […]

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Kespry Closes $16 Million Series B Round in Fast-Growing Commercial Drone Market

Kespry Closes $16 Million Series B Round in Fast-Growing Commercial Drone Market

Kespry , which designs automated drone systems for commercial use, today announced the close of a Series B equity-financing round of $16 million that includes investments from DCM Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners. With these funds, Kespry is hiring more engineering and service teams to ramp-up production and serve customers. In the past twelve months, Kespry has more than doubled in size, and is moving into a larger headquarters in […]

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World’s First for Oil and Gas Supermajor

World’s First for Oil and Gas Supermajor

Cyberhawk Innovations, the world leader in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and drone inspection and survey, has completed the world’s first ever UAV internal industrial chimney inspection for one of the world’s largest oil and gas supermajors. The project, which took place earlier this year, was completed over the course of two days at one of Europe’s largest and most complex refineries. Traditional internal industrial chimney inspections require personnel to climb […]

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