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Is Urban Air Mobility Ready for the Paris Olympics? From the Floor of Amsterdam Drone Week

The program at Amsterdam Drone Week is all about uban air mobility (UAM) and eVTOL – with a global focus on the opportunities and the challenges.  With many of the discussions still at a high level, there is one event that will bring it all down to earth, so to speak.  Volocopter has committed to […]

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FAA, ICAO Tout Progress on Air Mobility: From the Floor of Amsterdam Drone Week

One of the world’s biggest air mobility events opened today in Amsterdam, as Amsterdam Drone Week kicked off.  The event is uniquely global in nature, bringing stakeholders from around the world together to discuss regulations, operations, public opinion and integration. This morning, keynote addresses brought aviation leadership from Europe and the US together to discuss […]

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How Do You Evaluate Your Real Risk from Rogue Drones? DL Exclusive from Drone Detection Experts AeroDefense

As commercial drone use scales around the world, the threat from rogue operators utilizing readily available hardware for criminal purposes also increases.  Companies and agencies from all sectors are evaluating their risk: and deciding on the appropriate response.  Current regulations around the authorized use of counter drone technology may additionally complicate the situation. DRONELIFE presents […]

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Houston Prepares for eVTOL Air Taxi Operations: DRONELIFE Exclusive Interview

Houston Aviation Department outlines vision for future air taxi operations By DRONELIFE Features Editor Jim Magill The city of Houston is laying the groundwork for establishing an Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) system in the surrounding region. As part of this effort, the Houston Airport System recently announced it was in discussions with several manufacturers of […]

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FAA Updates and Open Questions: From the Floor of the National Public Safety UAS Conference

From the floor of the National Public Safety UAS Conference: a panel of FAA representative provide updates and insights for public safety and law enforcement drone community.  Mike O’Shea, FAA Public Safety Liaison; Kerry Fleming, Manager of SOSC; and Aviation Safety Analyst John Meehan presented a major update to the B4UFly app, remote ID, and […]

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FAA’s Jeffrey Vincent: What’s Next in Drone Regulations (and When Can We Expect that BVLOS NPRM?)

At the DRONERESPONDERS National Public Safety UAS Conference, Jeffrey Vincent, the Executive Director of the FAA’s UAS Integration Office, spoke to a packed house of public safety professionals about what is next for drone regulations – including a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for BVLOS flight by the end of this year. The FAA’s UAS […]

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Former DOI Director on the Impact of the American Drone Security Act: From the Floor of the National Public Safety UAS Conference

The DRONERESPONDERS National Public Safety UAS Conference kicked off in Williamsburg, VA this morning.  The conference opened with keynote addresses from industry thought leaders and change makers. Among the topics most discussed by attendees and speakers was the issue of proposed bans on the use of federal funds to purchase drones made in China, including […]

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Two Texas Cities Pave the Way for Drone Delivery: Cities and Providers Discuss What that Means

Two more Texas cities pass regulations making drone deliveries possible By DRONELIE Features Editor Jim Magill Two cities in North Texas have recently taken steps to pave the way for Walmart to continue to expand its drone delivery operations across the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area. The city of North Richland Hills, about 14 miles east […]

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Exclusive Interview: DJI Officials Defend Data Security Policies Amid Chinese Drone Ban Concerns

DJI official defends company’s data security policies By DRONELIFE Features Editor Jim Magill (The following story is part of an ongoing series on the impact of attempts by the U.S. federal government and some states to limit or ban the use of drones produced by Chinese companies.  In an interview, Adam Welsh, DJI’s head of […]

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Controversy Surrounding Data Security of Chinese-made Drones Sparks Intense Debate

Debate rages over data security and Chinese-made drones By DRONELIFE Features Editor Jim Magill (The following story is part of an ongoing series on the impact of attempts by the U.S. federal government and some states to limit or ban the use of drones produced by Chinese companies.  See the previous article here.) The debate […]

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