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  • Skyguide and AirMap Deploy Low-Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) for Drone Flights in Geneva and Lugano

    Geneva/Madrid, March 12, 2019 – Skyguide, the Swiss air navigation service provider, and AirMap, the leading global airspace management platform for drones, announced today the launch of a trial phase for automated flight authorizations and other U-space services for integrating drones into the Swiss national airspace. As part of the trial phase, select drone operators…

  • Airpup: A Kite Balloon That Flies Where Drones Can’t

    Airpup is the product of 18 months of collaboration between Head Full of Air and The Blimp Works to create a new tethered aerostat that complements drone systems. Airpup’s silent, long-duration flight fills a gap in the drone market: flight capability for locations where FAA rules and site restrictions make drones unlawful or unwelcome. “I…

  • Can Rapidly Changing Laws Put Drones on a Legal Obstacle Course?

    If you think skills are the only thing you need to fly a drone, think again. Aerial capturing with the help of UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) has grown to be popular among photographic enthusiasts, and journalists, as well as in impacting tourism. The rise in interest toward UAVs has caught the attention of the legislative…

  • Kittyhawk Insights: LAANC In-Depth

    With the initial roll-out of LAANC just a few weeks away, we’ve been hard at work integrating native, seamless, and beautiful LAANC functionality into our platform (but more on that later ;). Today we wanted to dig into the numbers and dissect *why* there’s such a fervor around LAANC. What is LAANC? Aviation is full of acronyms,

  • Expanded Drone Testing to Take Off

    By ROBBIE HARRIS Expanded drone testing will soon take off in handful of localities around the country. It’s part of the plan to integrate the unpiloted aircraft into U.S. airspace for things like package delivery, emergency operations and more. President Trump issued an executive memorandum in October, authorizing the real-world testing program as a way to

  • CNN Gets First Closed Set Waiver

    CNN Aerial Imagery and Reporting (CNN AIR), the media giant’s drone division, is the first organization to get a Part 107 waiver for flight over people for “closed-set motion picture and television filming.” CNN was required to demonstrate safety to the FAA before receiving the waiver, which “allows CNN AIR to operate a diverse range…