The Federal Aviation Administration this week announced new restrictions on places where you can no longer fly drones.
The FAA, in cooperation with Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS), on Thursday released a list of new places, primarily coast guard facilities and prisons, where it is illegal to fly drones over.
This is the first time the Agency has placed specific flight restrictions for unmanned aircraft, or “drones,” over Federal Bureau of Prisons and US Coast Guard facilities.
Want to start an aerial mapping business? If you’re like most of the competition out there, you don’t need a ton of money to get started.
90% of commercial mapping occurs on drone models that cost less than $1,500, according to a new report from drone mapping software startup Drone Deploy.
The San Francisco-based startup released a report about its usage, and it reveals some surprising insights about what types of companies and use cases are dominating the drone industry.
35% of Drone Deploy customers are using the DJI Phantom 4 Pro. 27% of its user base is on the Mavic Pro, and 16% use the DJI Phantom 4. Just 10% of its users are using DJI’s enterprise drones, such as the Inspire and DJI M200 series.
Kittyhawk, a San Francisco-based drone software startup, has announced a new funding round, and one of its investors is Boeing’s HorizonX — the aerospace company’s investment arm for funding promising next-generation startups.
Kittyhawk today announced a $5 million funding round. The relatively small funding round brings the company’s total capital raised to $6.5 million, and other investors include Bonfire Ventures and Freestyle Capital.
The Boeing investment has already manifested itself in a partnership with Jeppesen, which was acquired by Boeing in 2000. Kittyhawk announced last month that it had landed a partnership with the flight planning company to integrate Kittyhawk’s drone operation management software with Jeppesen’s navigation data.
A spokesperson said the deal doesn’t have a set end date, but will last until its limited stock is gone. She also added that the sale doesn’t mean TRNDlabs is going anywhere soon.
“We’re always aimed at making innovative tech,” according to a statement from the company. “The drone market has changed a lot during these years, so we plan to sell out our stock to launch a few new products. “
DJI, the world’s largest drone manufacturer, is hosting its own enterprise drone conference called AirWorks for the third year in a row.
The three-day DJI AirWorks 2018 event is set to include presentations, workshops and training sessions. The workshops will be broken down into five tracks: agriculture, construction, energy, infrastructure, and public safety.
Tickets start at $399 for the early bird “Standard Pass,” or $599 for the “VIP Pass” which offers an additional invitation to a VIP event on Oct. 30 and express access at check-in. Ticket prices rise by about $200 after August. Reserve your tickets here.
With high school graduation comes pomp, circumstance…and now drones.
Drones seem to be popping up everywhere, and high school graduation ceremonies have become their next stop.
Tethered drone maker Drone Aviation Holding Corp. announced that its tethered drones, which are actually DJI Matrice 200 units, were used at two major high school graduation ceremonies held in southern Arizona so far this year.