Read the latest drone news today along with new developments in the unmanned aircraft systems aviation (UAV) industry.
These daily drone news articles cover the latest innovations, developments, research and regulations from the top UAV bloggers, service providers and manufacturers.
Drone news and articles from experts including SUAS News, UAV Expert News, DroneBlog, Unmanned Aerial, Rotor Drone Mag, Dronelife, 3DR, the Drone Girl, Gizmodo drone feed and many more.
For some extra reading, here is a list of the top drone blogs with even more news and reviews. The Wing Blog will also keep you up to date on the latest news in their drone delivery program.
This drone news web page covers today and the previous 7 days of drone news.
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- Can You Fly a Drone in the United States of America?by Nicole Malczan on March 27, 2023 at 3:55 am
Whether you already live in the US and have just gotten into drones or you’re visiting here from another part of the world, this guide is for you.
- Can You Fly a Drone in Switzerland?by Nicole Malczan on March 27, 2023 at 3:43 am
This guide will tell you everything you need to know about flying a drone in Switzerland from the permits and registration required
- Can You Fly a Drone in Santorini?by Nicole Malczan on March 27, 2023 at 3:31 am
If you plan to visit Santorini for either business or pleasure, you can’t miss this informative guide.
- Can You Fly a Drone in Rome?by Nicole Malczan on March 27, 2023 at 3:06 am
This article will tell you everything you need to know when flying a drone in Rome, including more on where you can fly and what the rules are.
- Can You Fly a Drone in Seattle?by Nicole Malczan on March 26, 2023 at 4:44 pm
In today’s article, we’ll break down all the drone rules in Seattle and further recommend some awesome places to use your drone in this city.
- Can You Fly a Drone in St. Lucia?by Nicole Malczan on March 26, 2023 at 4:23 pm
Today’s article will tell you everything you need to know about operating a drone in St. Lucia.
- Can You Fly a Drone in Tulum?by Nicole Malczan on March 26, 2023 at 4:09 pm
Today’s article will tell you everything you need to know about flying a drone in Tulum, including what’s off-limits.
- 40 Seats, Room for Cargo, 5X More Fuel Efficient than a Helicopter: LYTE Aviation Hybrid eVTOL SkyBus, SkyTruckby Miriam McNabb on March 26, 2023 at 10:13 am
LYTE Aviation Unveils SkyBus and SkyTruck Hybrid eVTOL by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Today, advanced air mobility innovator LYTE Aviation unveiled its 40-seat (hybrid) eVTOL SkyBus and SkyTruck programme. Its LA-44 SkyBus, an eVTOL vehicle designed to be five times more fuel efficient than current helicopters, and SkyTruck cargo variant, designed around a The post 40 Seats, Room for Cargo, 5X More Fuel Efficient than a Helicopter: LYTE Aviation Hybrid eVTOL SkyBus, SkyTruck appeared first on DRONELIFE.
- Archer Aviation and United Airways Establish Air Taxi Route in Chicago [VIDEO]by Miriam McNabb on March 26, 2023 at 9:59 am
Archer Aviation, United Airlines Establishing Air Taxi Route in Chicago by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Today, Archer Aviation and United Airlines announced plans to launch Chicago’s first air taxi route. The route will be situated between O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Vertiport Chicago, the largest vertical aircraft take off and landing facility in The post Archer Aviation and United Airways Establish Air Taxi Route in Chicago [VIDEO] appeared first on DRONELIFE.
- How I Passed Part 107 (And the Course That Helped Me Do It)by Elizabeth Ciobanu on March 26, 2023 at 2:55 am
I recently went through the process of becoming a licensed drone pilot, so I wanted to share my experience with getting a Part 107 License.
- Ottawa International Airport, InDro, provide drone detection during Biden’s visitby Press on March 25, 2023 at 4:41 pm
By Scott Simmie A drone detection system described as “probably the best at any airport in the country” played a role in ensuring the safety of
- Warner, Blackburn, Colleagues Request Cybersecurity Analysis of Chinese-Made Dronesby Press on March 25, 2023 at 4:34 pm
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) led a bipartisan group of
- Can DJI Avata Fly Backward? (Explained)by Elizabeth Ciobanu on March 25, 2023 at 1:23 am
There are a few more reasons why you should not fly backward with Avata and some tips to consider if you want to do it
- Liquid Hydrogen Power for Drone Transatlantic Flightby RotorDroneMag.com on March 24, 2023 at 8:36 pm
H3 Dynamics and Hylium Industries have joined forces to boost the performance of zero emission hydrogen-electric flight for a cross-Atlantic demonstration drone flight. Hylium and H3 Dynamics technologies are currently being integrated to attempt a 3,300km crossing of the South Atlantic, in a program led by ISAE SUPAERO Toulouse, one of the world’s leading aerospace The post Liquid Hydrogen Power for Drone Transatlantic Flight appeared first on RotorDrone.
- X-plane Drone Maneuvers with Air Burstsby RotorDroneMag.com on March 24, 2023 at 8:28 pm
Defensenews.com reported that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has taken a major step forward toward creating an experimental airplane that can be maneuvered without traditional ailerons or other mechanical devices, instead using short bursts of air. DARPA has tapped Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing subsidiary, to start detailed design of an experimental aircraft The post X-plane Drone Maneuvers with Air Bursts appeared first on RotorDrone.
- Delivery Drones – Wing CEO and RC airplane enthusiast Adam Woodworth shares the latestby Debra Cleghorn on March 24, 2023 at 8:21 pm
With drone delivery services in the news lately, most people have been wondering when—and how—they’ll get their first packages. We asked Adam Woodworth, CEO of Wing—a drone-delivery company owned by Alphabet Inc., which is also Google’s parent company—about the process. In 2019, Wing became the first drone-delivery company to receive approval from the FAA, and The post Delivery Drones – Wing CEO and RC airplane enthusiast Adam Woodworth shares the latest appeared first on RotorDrone.
- FulcrumAir Installs 1,500 Bird Flight Diverters Using Drones to Protect Energy Infrastructure and Avian Wildlifeby RotorDroneMag.com on March 24, 2023 at 7:13 pm
FulcrumAir has created a unique drone design that diverts birds from powerlines, protecting both energy infrastructure and Avian wildlife. The company has announced the installation of more than 1,500 Power Line Sentry Hawk Eye Bird Flight Diverters (BFDs) under a pilot program for Atlantic City Electric, which serves about 560,000 customers across southern New Jersey. The post FulcrumAir Installs 1,500 Bird Flight Diverters Using Drones to Protect Energy Infrastructure and Avian Wildlife appeared first on RotorDrone.
- BAE unveils the Strix, a fascinating, tail-sitting X-wing VTOL UAVby RotorDroneMag.com on March 24, 2023 at 7:07 pm
BAE Systems, Australia, has unveiled a fascinating new autonomous, hybrid, VTOL UAV for military use. The STRIX, developed in Australia, folds to fit inside a shipping container, and is capable of carrying 160 kg (353 lb) of payload over 800 km (500 miles). The STRIX was unveiled at Australia’s recent Avalon Air Show, in front The post BAE unveils the Strix, a fascinating, tail-sitting X-wing VTOL UAV appeared first on RotorDrone.
- TJ-FlyingFish Drone Autonomously Swims Underwater and Fliesby RotorDroneMag.com on March 24, 2023 at 7:00 pm
A new Chinese drone, the TJ-FlyingFish, is gaining attention as it looks like something straight out of a Hollywood movie. It is a transformer robot capable of autonomously navigating underwater as an uncrewed underwater vehicle (UUV) and flying in the air as a quadcopter. The drone was developed by a team of scientists from China’s The post TJ-FlyingFish Drone Autonomously Swims Underwater and Flies appeared first on RotorDrone.
- DJI Mini 3 / Mini 3 Pro: How to Register (Video)by Dan Bayne on March 24, 2023 at 4:49 pm
Step-by-step guide going through the entire drone registration process, for both hobby and commercial purposes.
- Only 14% of companies performing visual inspections use drones. But do they want to?by Sally French on March 24, 2023 at 11:22 am
Only 14% of companies performing visual inspections use drones — but 95% of companies want to be using them. That’s at least according to survey data commissioned by drone platform provider Percepto and conducted by independent global research firm Global Surveyz Research. When asked about their level of drone usage, a whopping 81% of folks The post Only 14% of companies performing visual inspections use drones. But do they want to? appeared first on The Drone Girl.
- T-MOTOR is doing Burn-in Test for your ESCby Press on March 24, 2023 at 9:08 am
A burn-in method is a testing and quality control process used to identify and eliminate defective electronic components before they are sold or integrated into
- Drone News of the Week, March 24: the DRONELIFE Headlines, All in One Place to Read or Listenby Miriam McNabb on March 24, 2023 at 9:00 am
Read or listen to all of the headlines in one place: excerpts from the DRONELIFE drone news of the week of March 23, 2023. Click on the titles below for the full story. Continue reading below, or listen: DroneLife · Drone – News – Of – The – Week – March – 24More Powerful, Still The post Drone News of the Week, March 24: the DRONELIFE Headlines, All in One Place to Read or Listen appeared first on DRONELIFE.
- The University of Southern Denmark (SDU) -WildDroneby Press on March 24, 2023 at 4:22 am
We are in the middle of a biodiversity crisis, and the consequences may very well be unmanageable. Now, a group of universities and organizations have
- Senior Battery Design Engineer (ePowertrain)by Press on March 24, 2023 at 4:12 am
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO / POWERTRAIN / ON-SITE At Elroy Air, we build autonomous vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) cargo aircraft systems to change the way
- Dufour Aerospace and Swiss Helicopter announce the purchase of Aero2 and Aero3 aircraftby Press on March 23, 2023 at 5:45 pm
Dufour Aerospace, the innovative Swiss eVTOL company, and Swiss Helicopter AG, Switzerland’s leading helicopter company, have announced that they have signed a Letter of Intent
- UK Means of Compliance for Vertical Take-off and Landing aircraft under Special Condition VTOLby Press on March 23, 2023 at 5:22 pm
Following the decision in 2022 to adopt the Special Condition VTOL (SC-VTOL) as the basis for certification of Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft, the
- Drones for Wind Turbine Inspection: ONYX Insight and Nearthlab Partner on Predictive Maintenanceby Miriam McNabb on March 23, 2023 at 1:02 pm
ONYX Insight and Nearthlab Partner for Whole Turbine Predictive Maintenance by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Predictive maintenance solutions (PdM) provider ONYX Insight has announced a partnership with autonomous drone solution company Nearthlab to provide wind farm operators with a whole turbine predictive maintenance solution. The two companies are coming together to grant large The post Drones for Wind Turbine Inspection: ONYX Insight and Nearthlab Partner on Predictive Maintenance appeared first on DRONELIFE.
- DRONELIFE and DroneTalks Recap: UAM, U-Space, and Getting to Scale with Commercial Drone Opsby Miriam McNabb on March 23, 2023 at 12:30 pm
DRONELIFE and DroneTalks do a quick recap, from the floor of Amsterdam Drone Week. DRONELIFE met up with Eszter Kovács, the CEO & co-founder of DroneTalks Group and Aerial Cities at Amsterdam Drone Week! DRONELIFE Editor Miriam McNabb speaks with host Eszter Kovács about the themes and topics they saw covered: urban air mobility, U-Space, and the path The post DRONELIFE and DroneTalks Recap: UAM, U-Space, and Getting to Scale with Commercial Drone Ops appeared first on DRONELIFE.
- New BVLOS Examination for the Australian Drone industryby Press on March 23, 2023 at 11:57 am
Jackie Dujmovic The drone industry is rapidly evolving, and as a result, the standards and regulations for remote pilots are also constantly changing. Currently, organizations
- Heart Aerospace to explore early use case for electric ES-30 airplane with Åland Islandsby Press on March 23, 2023 at 11:41 am
Swedish electric airplane maker Heart Aerospace and the Government of Åland today announced a collaboration to explore the use of Heart’s electric regional airplane, the
- UAV Navigation-Grupo Oesía Flight Control Solution New Version 9: Automatic Mission Replanning, 4D Trajectory, Multi-GCS & Multi-UAV Functionalities for Advanced UAV Missionsby Press on March 23, 2023 at 11:38 am
● The flight control computer includes new capabilities enabling UAS manufacturers to extend their platform’s capabilities to new scenarios. As UAV operations become more and
- Craig Coker: this guy has the coolest job (and some of the biggest influence) in dronesby Sally French on March 23, 2023 at 11:01 am
“Professional drone pilot” is certainly among the most enviable titles you can inscribe on your business card or proclaim for yourself at cocktail parties. And sure, there are plenty of professional drone pilots out there, but there’s only one like Craig Coker. Craig Coker currently has a contract with Sony to act as the Japanese The post Craig Coker: this guy has the coolest job (and some of the biggest influence) in drones appeared first on The Drone Girl.
- Urban Air Mobility in the APAC Region: The Drivers Behind Participationby Miriam McNabb on March 23, 2023 at 10:29 am
At Amsterdam Drone Week today, a panel of experts in urban air mobility discussed the opportunity in the Asia Pacific – and the drivers behind bringing UAM to the region. Diana Cooper is the Global Head of Policy at Supernal, a Hyundai company developing eVTOL for the commuter market. Cooper says that there are some The post Urban Air Mobility in the APAC Region: The Drivers Behind Participation appeared first on DRONELIFE.
- Who Wants Urban Air Mobility? From the Floor of Amsterdam Drone Weekby Miriam McNabb on March 22, 2023 at 1:50 pm
Urban air mobility is a hot topic in the drone industry. We’ve seen the images, the test flights, the prototypes, and the plans for vertiports everywhere. Continue reading below, or listen: DroneLife · Who – Wants – Urban – Air – Mobility As real implementation gets closer, however, a panel of experts from state and The post Who Wants Urban Air Mobility? From the Floor of Amsterdam Drone Week appeared first on DRONELIFE.
- Can Drones Test AI Designed for Spacecraft? Space Park Leicester’s Drone Labby Miriam McNabb on March 22, 2023 at 1:05 pm
Space Park Leicester Launches Drone Equipped with AI for Spacecraft by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Space Park Leicester has announced the successful launch of a drone making use of revolutionary AI equipment for use in spacecraft. The equipment leverages an innovative design approach to enable AI algorithms to be dramatically reduced in size. The post Can Drones Test AI Designed for Spacecraft? Space Park Leicester’s Drone Lab appeared first on DRONELIFE.
- Drones in Europe: Is the Sky the Limit, or is it Regulations? From the Floor of Amsterdam Drone Weekby Miriam McNabb on March 22, 2023 at 10:57 am
Today at Amsterdam Drone Week, Nathanal Apter of Swiss-based consulting firm UASolutions discussed the prospects for drone operations at scale in Europe. The Challenges to Commercial Operations at Scale: SAIL Requirements, U-Space Apter says that regulations are a topic that sometimes get too much attention – and sometimes not enough – when talking about getting drone operations The post Drones in Europe: Is the Sky the Limit, or is it Regulations? From the Floor of Amsterdam Drone Week appeared first on DRONELIFE.
- Drone docks: what are they, and why are the so hot this year?by Sally French on March 22, 2023 at 9:38 am
You might call it drone-in-a-box, or you may refer to it as a drone dock. But either way, drone docks like the DJI Dock are a key product for many commercial drone operations. Some of the biggest drone manufacturers, including DJI and California-based Skydio, are leaning into them especially seriously this year. And there’s a The post Drone docks: what are they, and why are the so hot this year? appeared first on The Drone Girl.
- Auterion’s New Drone OS Simplifies ISR Missionsby Miriam McNabb on March 21, 2023 at 1:22 pm
Auterion Releases Improved Operating System and Mission Control Software by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Open source operating system developer Auterion has released new and improved versions of the Auterion Operating System (OS) and the Auterion Mission Control (AMC), providing simplified operations and an enhanced user experience for users performing Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance The post Auterion’s New Drone OS Simplifies ISR Missions appeared first on DRONELIFE.
- 43 drone products, project and companies to know in 2023by Sally French on March 21, 2023 at 10:49 am
What are the newest, hottest, most innovative things happening in drones this year? The Association for Uncrewed Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI) this month named the finalists in the 2023 AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards. The sixth annual AUVSI awards program looks at the accomplishments of companies, organizations and individuals across the uncrewed systems community. The awards ceremony The post 43 drone products, project and companies to know in 2023 appeared first on The Drone Girl.
- The best camera drones made in the USA for every budget (under $1,000, for pros and more)by Sally French on March 20, 2023 at 11:18 am
So you’re seeking camera drones made in the USA. I’ve extensively detailed the history of drones made in the USA here, including a breakdown of some of the biggest American drone companies throughout multiple industries. The reality is, the best camera drones often are not made in the USA. In my overall breakdown of the The post The best camera drones made in the USA for every budget (under $1,000, for pros and more) appeared first on The Drone Girl.
- DJI Mini 2 SE goes on sale this week — but this DJI Mini 3 discount might be betterby Sally French on March 17, 2023 at 10:51 am
The DJI Mini 2 SE went on sale this week, offering an incredibly low-cost, yet decently-high quality camera drone. But while the DJI Mini 2 SE is certainly one of the best camera drones under $500 (especially more so now with the extra $30 discount) — there’s a new DJI Mini 3 discount that’s potentially The post DJI Mini 2 SE goes on sale this week — but this DJI Mini 3 discount might be better appeared first on The Drone Girl.
- Red Cat shakes off FPV drone racing in favor of more military focus with Firestorm investmentby Sally French on March 16, 2023 at 10:39 am
Enterprise drone giant Red Cat is doubling down on its focus on making drones for the military. The Puerto Rico-based military tech company, which owns notable enterprise and military drone companies such as Teal Drones, this week announced an investment in Firestorm. Firestorm is a U.S.-based company building a modular drone that is also 3D-printed The post Red Cat shakes off FPV drone racing in favor of more military focus with Firestorm investment appeared first on The Drone Girl.
- Zipline finally gets into food delivery — with bougie salad maker Sweetgreenby Sally French on March 15, 2023 at 4:10 pm
The one thing that really helped Zipline stand out from the myriad of other drone delivery companies is not so much something it did do, but is something it didn’t do. Zipline never did the big partnership with a beloved fast casual restaurant chain — until now. The California drone delivery company is partnering with The post Zipline finally gets into food delivery — with bougie salad maker Sweetgreen appeared first on The Drone Girl.
- DJI finally solved the Apple ProRes RAW disappointment (mostly)by Sally French on March 14, 2023 at 11:03 am
When DJI first announced its Ronin 4D, which is a 4-axis camera gimbal designed for cinematographers making videos on the ground (rather than in the air, via drone), one of its most-touted and highly-anticipated features was that the Zenmuse X9 gimbal camera — available in either 8K or 6K versions — would be capable of The post DJI finally solved the Apple ProRes RAW disappointment (mostly) appeared first on The Drone Girl.
- DJI Ronin 4D Flex adds versatility for solo filmmakersby Sally French on March 13, 2023 at 10:16 am
With the DJI Ronin 4D Flex comes a slew of new features that all come down to one theme: versatility. DJI this month announced its new Ronin 4D Flex. It’s kind of the ultimate accessory to the DJI Ronin 4D, which you’ll need first if you’re going to have the Flex too. And if you The post DJI Ronin 4D Flex adds versatility for solo filmmakers appeared first on The Drone Girl.
- Autel Evo Lite+ Flies Over Volcanoby RotorDroneMag.com on February 28, 2023 at 9:20 pm
An Autel Robotics drone was used by a scientific team of international academics to document activities on Irazú Volcano in Costa Rica. The Autel EVO Lite+ drone was selected by the scientists because of its high-quality sensor and durability, making it an ideal solution for conducting professional research with an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). The The post Autel Evo Lite+ Flies Over Volcano appeared first on RotorDrone.
- Ameriflight to Buy 35 VTOL Cargo Dronesby RotorDroneMag.com on February 17, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Ameriflight, the nation’s largest Part 135 Cargo airline, announces a signed letter of intent to purchase 35 VTOL air cargo drones from Sabrewing Aircraft Company, Inc., a U.S. corporation designing and producing a new generation of regional cargo UAV that offers high-efficiency, all-weather operation with vertical landing and takeoff (VTOL) capabilities. The agreement is for The post Ameriflight to Buy 35 VTOL Cargo Drones appeared first on RotorDrone.
- Spright To Survey Utility Infrastructureby RotorDroneMag.com on February 17, 2023 at 6:56 pm
Spright has announced that it earned a nationwide, non-geo-specific Certificate of Waiver (CoW) for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) drone operations from the FAA. The CoW allows small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) to travel up to four nautical miles for critical utility infrastructure surveys. This waiver puts Spright in a unique position to maximize The post Spright To Survey Utility Infrastructure appeared first on RotorDrone.
- Zipline Partners with Rwandaby RotorDroneMag.com on December 22, 2022 at 3:54 pm
Zipline has announced a new partnership with the Government of Rwanda that aims to complete nearly 2 million instant deliveries and fly more than 200 million autonomous kilometers in Rwanda by 2029. Under the new partnership, Rwanda will triple its delivery volume by adding new delivery sites in rural and urban locations throughout the country, The post Zipline Partners with Rwanda appeared first on RotorDrone.
- DJI Mini 3 Pro – Review Of Features, Specifications, Price And FAQsby Ian Shutts on June 9, 2022 at 1:53 pm
Professional quality doesn’t come in a smaller package. The DJI Mini 3 Pro is truly the professional of the Mini lineup and the best all-around ... Read more
- Upcoming Drones from DJI for 2022?by Ian Shutts on January 13, 2022 at 2:48 pm
Thanks to a recent tweet, the 2022 announcement lineup has been leaked. According to DealsDrone, there are multiple drones headed for stores this year, from ... Read more
- Parrot ANAFI Ai – Review Of Features And Specsby Ian Shutts on January 8, 2022 at 5:18 pm
The Parrot ANAFI Ai was designed as a partnership with Verizon Skyward as the first 4G drone. With a radical design inspired by nature, the ... Read more
- Skydio 2 – Review Of Features And Specsby Ian Shutts on December 29, 2021 at 11:48 am
The Skydio 2 is your personal camera crew. Built to get everyone into drones, the Skydio 2 uses the same advanced flight capabilities to keep ... Read more
- DJI Action 2 Review Of Features And Specsby Ian Shutts on November 22, 2021 at 10:58 am
With a complete overhaul from the first edition, the DJI Action 2 drops the Osmo name and picks up a modular design and magnetically attachable ... Read more
- The European Drone Legislation.by Ian Shutts on November 21, 2021 at 10:59 am
We all know the problem, you have a drone and you fly it around where and when possible. But then suddenly you decide to go ... Read more
- DJI Mavic 3 Parts, Accessories and Upgradesby Ian Shutts on November 19, 2021 at 11:59 am
By now all drone users and enthusiasts have noticed that DJI has become one of the worlds leading drone producers and their mavic series have ... Read more
- DJI Mavic 3 Review Of Features And Specsby Ian Shutts on November 9, 2021 at 6:36 pm
DJI Mavic 3 Feature and Specs Review DJI’s newest flagship drone, the DJI Mavic 3, once again sets the Mavic line as the go-to videography ... Read more
- DJI FPV Parts, Accessories and Upgradesby Ian Shutts on August 21, 2021 at 9:42 am
In this article, you can read all about possible parts, accessories and upgrades for the DJI FPV. From the simplest parts to the most interesting ... Read more
- DJI Air 2S Parts, Accessories and Upgradesby Ian Shutts on August 20, 2021 at 9:37 am
DJI recently brought the new AIR 2S on the market, a stunning new drone for photographers that demand the highest quality. Naturally there are some ... Read more