November 26, 2020

THE DRONES REPORT: Market forecasts, regulatory barriers, top vendors, and leading commercial applications

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From Business Insider The fast-growing global drone industry has not sat back waiting for government policy to be hammered out before pouring investment and effort into opening up this all-new hardware and computing market. A growing ecosystem of drone software and hardware vendors is already catering to a long list of clients in agriculture, land […]

New program will test air traffic control for drones

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By Tom Simonite for MIT Technology Review From Mashable How do you keep small drone aircraft safe in the world’s busiest national airspace? One idea is to have them use cellphone networks to feed data back to an air traffic control system made just for drones. A startup called Airware is working with NASA on […]

Cayman Professor heads US National Council’s report on unmanned aircraft –pose serious safety concerns

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Dr. John-Paul Clarke, resident of Grand Cayman, was co-chair of a US report executed by the National Research Council on un-manned aircraft. The report said drones represent revolutionary changes in aviation, but they also pose serious safety concerns as they prepare to share the sky with airliners. Read on: Overcoming barriers to successful use of […]

FAA selects 6 testing sites for drone research

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By Fran Berkman From Mashable The Federal Aviation Administration took a step toward integrating drones into U.S. airspace by selecting six locations around the country for research. The agency announced its selections on Monday after a 10-month selection period, during which it considered 25 applicants from 24 states. Four of the six testing sites will […]