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ScanEagle with Geographic Information Systems for Fighting Wildfires

ScanEagle poised for launch at Eagle Creek, Oregon fire.

Insitu, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, together with Esri, the world leader in spatial analytics, successfully completed test flights on a revolutionary new way to support firefighting efforts using state-of-the-art software for firefighters and first responders. Continue reading

Kittyhawk Launches Comprehensive Risk Assessment Functionality at Drone World Expo

Kittyhawk, the platform that unifies the mission, aircraft, and data to empower safe and effective drone operations, has announced a core new Risk Assessment system and workflow developed in collaboration with CNN Air to further enhance the company’s commitment to safe and compliant drone operations for commercial teams and enthusiasts alike. Continue reading

FAA Bans Drones over Statue of Liberty and Other Landmarks

At the request of U.S. national security and law enforcement agencies, the Federal Aviation Administration is using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) § 99.7 – “Special Security Instructions” – to address concerns about unauthorized drone operations over 10 Department of the Interior (DOI) sites, including the Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore. Continue reading