Topic: federal aviation administration

Why developers should care about the drone industry

The drone industry is emerging in every sector of the economy. Drones are being used to help agriculture, videography, journalism, building inspections, and search-and-rescue missions. But it isn’t just this new piece of technology and hardware that is bringing new opportunities to these industries—it’s software. “The drones are not interesting by themselves; what is interesting … continue reading

Amazon’s drones cleared for takeoff in the U.S.

Just when it seemed Amazon’s drone delivery service would never take off in American skies, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a statement giving Amazon the green light to test its drones. Amazon has been looking for consent to develop its Prime Air delivery solution in the United States, designed to deliver packages within 30 … continue reading

From the Editors: Welcome to the new world of drones

It is the beginning of the drone era. Already, these unmanned aerial vehicles are being tested for delivering goods, gathering the news, monitoring crops from above, and more. While we are still in the early stages of drone development, it is almost certain that drones will be implemented into every industry. It is just a … continue reading

Drones for journalism

Despite the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) limit on commercial drone use, drone research and development is flourishing, and one industry is looking to take its research even further: journalism. CNN just recently entered into a Cooperative Research and Development agreement with the FAA in order to improve and advance efforts to use drones for newsgathering … continue reading

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