Dec
07
2016
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What the drone industry wants from the FAA and Trump

battle-drones The commercial┬ádrone industry in the U.S. hasn’t heard much from the President-elect about his plans for rulemaking that will impact their business and global competitiveness. Last month, Associated Press broke the story that┬áTrump is interested in privatizing air traffic control, wresting that responsibility from the Federal Aviation Administration and handing it to a nonprofit… Read More

Sep
07
2016
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New AirMap feature helps drones avoid manned aircraft

AirMap's real time traffic alerts help drone operators avoid passenger planes, helicopters and other manned aircraft in low airspace. A Santa Monica-based startup called AirMap today launched a feature that gives drone operators real time traffic alerts whenever manned aircraft such as helicopters, crop dusters or low-flying passenger planes, are about to enter into their air space. The company’s systems, generally, let drone makers and developers of drone apps give users maps and guidance as to where they’re… Read More

Aug
24
2016
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DroneDeploy raises $20 million to help any business put drones to work

An elevation map created using DroneDeploy. A San Francisco-based startup called DroneDeploy has raised $20 million in Series B funding to grow their drone data management platform. The drone tech startup closed its Series B deal just before the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is scheduled to implement new rules governing commercial and industrial drone use. The Part 107 rules, announced by the FAA in June this year, will take… Read More

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