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Why The FAA is Temporarily Suspending Drone Registrations

Why The FAA is Temporarily Suspending Drone Registrations

Following the FAA's rule requiring all small-UAS to be registered, the Federal Aviation Administration will be temporarily suspending the registration system due to an overwhelmingly strong initial demand. Users submitted over 45,000 registrations in the first couple of days after the system...

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DJI and FLIR Systems team up on aerial thermal-imaging technology

Drone vision may be improving thanks to a new partnership between DJI and FLIR Systems, a provider of thermal imaging infrared cameras. The two companies have announced a strategic arrangement to bring thermal imaging capabilities to commercial drones. As part of the arrangement, the companies...

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FAA releases official small-UAS registration rule

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced a rule for small-UAS registration. The rule has been a work in progress for months, and is based off the FAA's task force's recommendations. According to the FAA, registration is a statutory requirement that applies to all aircraft. "Make no...

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FAA task force’s recommended drone registration rules are here

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released the final recommendations from its unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) registration task force. The task force was set up after the FAA announced it would require recreational drone operators to register their drones. "This group of experts...

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3DR collaborates with AirMap on drone safety

3DR collaborates with AirMap on drone safety

3D Robotics (3DR) has announced it is partnering with AirMap in order to integrate flight safety into its Solo app. AirMap is a flight zone information provider that helps drone operators visualize where they are able to fly. 3DR plans to integrate AirMap's safety information into its drone app by...

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FAA: Beware of drone registration companies

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants drone owners and operators to think twice before paying a company to assist them with their drone registration. The organization says once the drone registration is in place, it will be easy to register a drone, and owners shouldn't need any outside...

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3DR partners with Shibamoto to bring drones to Japan

3DR partners with Shibamoto to bring drones to Japan

3D Robotics drones are going overseas. The company has announced a partnership with the Japanese trading company Shibamoto to bring its drones and enterprise solutions to the market. According to 3DR, this marks the company's first international enterprise launch. Shibamoto will sell 3DR drones to...

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MIT CSAIL researcher develops obstacle-detection system for drones

MIT CSAIL researcher develops obstacle-detection system for drones

While most of the drone industry is working to build drones, one researcher from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) is working to ensure those drones don"T hurt anyone once they are built. Andrew Barry, a Ph.D. student at CSAIL, has devised an obstacle-detection system...

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Amazon, Google and Walmart join FAA task force

A number of technology companies are joining the Federal Aviation Administration's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Registration Task Force. The task force was designed in response to the FAA's efforts to require recreational drone operators to register their drones. The task force will consist of 25 to...

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Inaugural Women in Drones Event at InterDrone a Huge Success

Stellar Lineup and Panel Discussion Inspired Audience of More Than 50 Top Level Leaders; Fostered Unique Networking Opportunity for Women in the UAV Market InterDrone? The International Drone Conference & Exposition held on September 10 at The Rio in Las Vegas. Lisa Ellman, Partner and Global...

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