Commercial industry use of drones began to grow around 2014 as a result of individual authorizations and Section 333 exemptions from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Since the FAA issued their latest rule on commercial UAS operations, commercial entities have finally gotten the green light to further incorporate drones as a part of their businesses. According to a recent study by A 2015 study from Navigant Research, one commercial sector is expected to make an especially significant impression in the coming years: the wind power industry.
Protecting our natural resources and wildlife habitats is mission number one for millions of scientists and concerned citizens across the globe. And technology that has been making news for innovative deliveries is making a dramatic impact in how nature conservation efforts are carried out and measured.
We talk quite a bit about the continual state of flux of the commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry on this blog. Enterprising companies are eager to take advantage of the opportunities at their fingertips, but everyone has a stake in ensuring that drone flight regulations evolve so that the skies are as safe as ever.
The next time you pick up a ripe tomato or ear of corn at the farmer’s market, you might be surprised to learn the high-tech journey that helped ensure they grew healthy and pest-free. Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are rapidly making a transition from the battlefield to the farmer’s field—helping growers oversee millions of acres throughout America and saving them big money in the process.
This March, the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA's) first approved autonomous commercial drone delivery to an urban residence took place in Nevada. The successful test was a sign of things to come, highlighting the exciting opportunities that unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) can present.