Read the latest drone news today along with new developments in the unmanned aircraft systems aviation industry.

These daily drone news articles cover the latest innovations, developments, research and regulations from the top UAV bloggers, websites, 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 and many more. For some extra reading, here is a list of the top drone blogs with even more news and reviews.

This drone news web page covers today and the previous 7 days of drone news.

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Latest Drone News

  • Winnipeg’s Western Drone Show in Canada targets educators (and Drone Girl will be speaking!)
    by Sally French on March 23, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    It’s been a big drone news year for Canadians. And building on the massive growth and improvements in Canada’s drone economy, a drone conference is coming to town. The first-ever Western Drone Show, hosted by M3 Aerial Productions, will take place on Friday, May 3 at Winnipeg’s Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre. It’s primarily […] The post Winnipeg’s Western Drone Show in Canada targets educators (and Drone Girl will be speaking!) appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • Faradair® announces hybrid electric commercial flight capability from 2025
    by Press on March 23, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    Faradair®, has revealed its intention to certify its revolutionary 18 seat, hybrid electric ‘BEHA’ aircraft (Bio Electric Hybrid Aircraft) by 2025 for passenger operations. Designated the BEHA_M1H, this hybrid powered aircraft utilises a design patented ‘Triple Box-wing’ high-lift configuration, delivering Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) capability requiring less than 300 meters of runway. With twin […]

  • 12 Top Drones With Excellent Cameras, GPS, Autopilot And Low Prices
    by Fintan Corrigan on March 23, 2019 at 11:05 am

    The top drones reviewed here all have excellent 4k cameras, GPS and autopilot systems giving you many options when it comes to flying, aerial filming and photography. Many of these drones have incredibly low prices due to the competition in the drone sector. These top drones all have 4k cameras and can be flown by... […]

  • Thales to lead EU project on drone geofencing
    by Press on March 23, 2019 at 7:26 am

    Paving the way for future drone traffic increase, SESAR Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU) is supporting the European Commission U-space initiative by researching and developing new services for safe, efficient and secure access to airspace of a large number of drones. The Geosafe project is part of the founding services for the development of drones operation. […]

  • New Aerial Imaging Platform Further Digitizes the World – Phoenix Vision360
    by Press on March 23, 2019 at 6:56 am

    Phoenix LiDAR Systems, Inc., the global leader in the commercial UAV LiDAR systems vertical, is proud to announce the launch of its latest service offering, Phoenix Vision360, in partnership with camera motion control experts Black Forest Motion. Phoenix Vision360 is an ultra-high resolution, 360-degree, aerial imaging platform that features the latest 150-megapixel imaging technology from […]

  • Drone Startup Up Sonder Opens Investment to Its Drone Operators
    by Droneblog Editor on March 23, 2019 at 12:20 am

    (Los Angeles, CA)–Drone services company Up Sonder continues its mission to democratize drones by partnering with investment platform Republic (an offshoot of AngelList) to make it possible for its pilots, members, and the general public to invest in the company. Up Sonder has already successfully raised over 340% of its minimum funding goal and still […]

  • Announcing the DBUS2 – First Consumer Drone with Navigation Powered Solely by VIO
    by Droneblog Editor on March 22, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    Imagine if drones could see on their own, finding their way without human intervention. They can with a new technology called VIO (visual inertial odometry). Introducing a consumer drone that navigates solely by VIO—the DBUS2. It’s a highly advanced, highly capable aircraft with a 4K camera, follow-me and autoflight functions that slips easily into a […]

  • Drone Solutions Launches the Centre of Drone Excellence
    by Droneblog Editor on March 22, 2019 at 11:34 pm

    Singapore, March 19, 2019: Drone Solution Services Pte Ltd officially announced today the commencement of its Centre of Drone Excellence activities which will be highlighted at its presentation booth at the Unmanned Systems Asia 2019 expositions which will be held April 9-11, 2019 at the Changi Exposition Centre in Singapore. Centre of Drone Excellence The […]

  • Autel’s Antitrust Counterclaims Vs DJI Dismissed as Legal Battle Continues
    by Malek Murison on March 22, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    DJI and Autel have been battling in court since the drone industry’s dominant force sued the upstart for patent infringement back in 2016. The initial suit was filed because, as many industry watchers observed at the time, the Autel X-Star was remarkably similar to DJI’s Phantom 4. At the time DJI claimed the X-Star was so similar because […] The post Autel’s Antitrust Counterclaims Vs DJI Dismissed as Legal Battle Continues appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Rolls-Royce takes major step towards electrifying flight with successful hybrid aero propulsion tests
    by Press on March 22, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    Rolls-Royce has taken a significant step towards realising our ambition to provide hybrid-electric propulsion systems for the next generation of aviation, with successful ground tests of a hybrid system using our M250 gas turbine – a highly successful engine usually powering helicopters. The tests are part of one of the world’s most comprehensive hybrid aerospace […]

  • UK CAA warns DJI Matrice 210 owners
    by Press on March 22, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    The CAA has received six Mandatory Occurrence Reports in the last three months affecting the DJI Matrice 210 series drone. The reports have indicated that on each occasion the DJI M210 has malfunctioned resulting in rapid uncontrolled descent and consequent damage to the airframe upon impact with the ground. Reports suggest the issue may lie […]

  • Here Are The Winners of SkyPixel’s 2018 Aerial Storytelling Contest
    by Malek Murison on March 22, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    Aerial photography platform SkyPixel has announced the winners of its 2018 Aerial Storytelling Contest. The competition was run with help from DJI and attracted more than 30,000 submissions from 141 countries around the world. These contests always produce an eclectic mix of aerial creativity, pitting enthusiasts against professionals and consumer gear against top-tier equipment. The […] The post Here Are The Winners of SkyPixel’s 2018 Aerial Storytelling Contest appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • April 2019 UAV Flight Training Schedule
    by Kelley Roberts on March 22, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    UAV Expert NewsApril 2019 UAV Flight Training Schedule April 2019 UAV Flight Training Schedule Live The April 2019 Hands-On UAV Flight Training schedule is live on UAVExperts.com! As of now, we have both one and two-day classes available on April 18th -19th, and may offer additional classes (stay tuned too this post for additional info). As always equipment and lunch is provided. Space... April 2019 UAV Flight Training ScheduleKelley Roberts. […]

  • Skyfire Obtains First COA With Beyond Visual Line of Sight Provision for Public Safety as Part of FAA IPP
    by Press on March 22, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    Skyfire Consulting, the country’s premier public safety UAV consultancy, announced today FAA approval for the first active emergency response Certificate of Authorization with a Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) provision for public safety as part of the FAA’s IPP program. Working on behalf of the Chula Vista Police Department with the support of the City of San […]

  • Skylum Introduces AirMagic
    by Press on March 22, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    UAV Expert NewsSkylum Introduces AirMagic Skylum Introduces AirMagic – AI-Powered Photo Editing Software For Aerial Photography Skylum, a global imaging technology company, has announced AirMagic, the world’s first fully automated AI-powered enhancer for Mac & PC, created for drone and aerial photography. While drones let us shoot incredible images from previously unreachable places, the photos themselves often lack quality, making... Skylum Introduces AirMagicPress. […]

  • CyPhy Works, Aria Insights Closes its Doors: Consolidation in Drone Manufacturing Continues
    by Miriam McNabb on March 22, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    US-based drone manufacturer Aria Insights, formerly CyPhy Works, has closed its doors for good.  (Shoutout to The Robot Report who was first to publish the news.) Former CEO Lance Vanden Brook confirmed the news, answering DRONELIFE’s request with a brief statement: “Aria Insights has ceased operations effective March 21, 2019.” It’s a short epitaph to […] The post CyPhy Works, Aria Insights Closes its Doors: Consolidation in Drone Manufacturing Continues appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Mercury Systems and TTTech to Provide Leading UAV Manufacturer with Safety-Certifiable Next-Generation Flight Computers and Network
    by Press on March 22, 2019 at 11:30 am

    Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) and TTTech (www.tttech.com) announced today that they are teaming to supply next-generation mission-critical flight computers to a leading international aerospace and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) manufacturer. The flight computers require a Design Assurance Level of A (DAL-A), the highest level of flight-safety certification for platform missions within civilian airspace. […]

  • Drone Defibrillators
    by Debra Cleghorn on March 21, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    Drone company Flirty has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct drone delivery flights beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS), allowing for drones to deliver defibrillators to heart attack victims so treatment can begin before paramedics arrive. The new approval enables Flirtey to conduct drone delivery operations with a pilot controlling the flights from a […] The post Drone Defibrillators appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • Drones on Mars?
    by Debra Cleghorn on March 21, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    “Small free-flying spacecraft might be the ideal robotic platform for the exploration of lava tubes on Earth, the Moon, and Mars for the simple reason that they would not need to come in direct contact with any of the rough and potentially unstable surfaces found inside caves and lava tubes,” says Andrew Horchler, Director of […] The post Drones on Mars? appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • Has The Mota Group Returned as Drones By US?
    by Malek Murison on March 21, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    The Mota Group, the company responsible for bringing the Lily drone back from the dead, appears to have undergone its own resurrection after a brief absence. There has been a name change and a move up the road from San Jose to Santa Clara, California, but the staff remains the same – as does the business […] The post Has The Mota Group Returned as Drones By US? appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • DJI Mavic 2 Pro And Zoom Review Includes Features, Specs With FAQS
    by Fintan Corrigan on March 21, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    This DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom review looks at the outstanding features of these 2 new quadcopters. Both Mavic 2 drones are a tremendous feat of engineering, elegant design and new innovative technology from DJI. In our Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom review, we give you a nice overview of... […]

  • Event 38 Flies Under AFRL COA at Ohio UAS Test Center
    by Press on March 21, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    Event 38 recently completed flight demonstrations of a custom-built aircraft that is a major milestone in a multi-year research project into structural energy storage led by Dr. Vikas Prakash at Case Western Reserve University. Event 38 founder, Jeff Taylor, had previously studied aerospace engineering under Dr. Prakash in 2008 and said, “I’m proud that Event […]

  • GPS 2019 Week Rollover Event
    by Staff on March 21, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    UAV Expert NewsGPS 2019 Week Rollover Event What You Need To Know About The GPS 2019 Week Rollover Event On April 6th, 2019 the GPS 2019 Week Rollover event will take place and it may affect GPS receiver operation. So here’s what you need to know: What is the “GPS Week Rollover” event? According to the United States Marine Corps website, “GPS receivers... GPS 2019 Week Rollover EventStaff. […]

  • Cape and the FAA Finalize First-ever COA for a Public Safety Program
    by Mike Pehel on March 21, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Photo by Matt Popovich On March 19th, Cape, a Redwood City-based cloud platform solution for drone telepresence data management, announced a critical step for integrating more drones into public safety efforts and maximizing their effectiveness. Cape worked closely with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in conjunction with the Chula Vista Police Department (CVPD) and Skyfire... […]

  • Red Cat Releases Platform For The Drone Industry
    by Press on March 21, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    UAV Expert NewsRed Cat Releases Platform For The Drone Industry Red Cat Releases Platform For The Drone Industry, Includes Blockchain-Based Data Storage, Analytics, and Services Platform In Beta Red Cat, a leading provider of distributed data storage, analytics and services for the drone industry, today announced the beta release of its blockchain-based black box storage, analytics and services platform to make drones trackable and accountable. Red... Red Cat Releases Platform For The Drone IndustryPress. […]

  • Remote ID Rulemaking Pushed Back by Three Months
    by Mike Pehel on March 21, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for Remote Identification of Unmanned Aircraft Systems’ commentary period has been pushed back from the original intended start date of May 1, 2019 by 81 days to July 21, 2019. Provisions were made for Remote ID in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 as it became clearer that with... […]

  • Learn how Crafton Tull saved over 50% by introducing UAV based LiDAR into their workflow
    by Press on March 21, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    Microdrones Will Host a New Wednesday Webinar April 3rd, 2019 Rome, NY- Join Microdrones for their next Wednesday Webinar and learn how Crafton Tull successfully implemented UAV based Lidar, condensing their time on site in half and saving over 50% in the process. Crafton Tull is a civil engineering, surveying, architecture, landscape architecture, and planning […]

  • First Urban Drone Delivery Near an Airport a Reality in Helsinki: Skyports and Partners Complete Trials
    by Miriam McNabb on March 21, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    UK-based drone infrastructure firm Skyports and partners have successfully completed drone delivery trials in an urban environment and near a major international airport. Skyports specializes in drone delivery: designing, building, securing and operating cargo and passenger “vertiports” where drones may safely launch and land.  Having a conveniently located and secure designated launch and landing site eliminates […] The post First Urban Drone Delivery Near an Airport a Reality in Helsinki: Skyports and Partners Complete Trials appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • NUAIR Beefs up UTM Capabilities at N.Y. Drone Test Site
    by Betsy Lillian on March 21, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    The Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR) – manager of the federal unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site at Griffiss International Airport in Rome, N.Y. – has implemented ANRA Technologies’ UAS traffic management (UTM) platform at the test site. According to NUAIR, the technology advances the test site’s capabilities by enhancing multiple, simultaneous beyond […] The post NUAIR Beefs up UTM Capabilities at N.Y. Drone Test Site appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • Uber is hiring a drone pilot for its food delivery service
    by Sally French on March 21, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    How’s this for what could possibly be the coolest job ever? Uber is hiring an FAA-certified drone pilot for a role in its drone team — and the job posting indicates that the role will heavily revolve around using drones for food delivery. Uber posted a job description for a “UAS Flight Standards and Training […] The post Uber is hiring a drone pilot for its food delivery service appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • DBUS2 and VIO: A First Step Toward Autonomous Flight
    by Press on March 21, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    From the dawn of humanity we’ve needed to know where we are and how to get to where we want to go. Since the Phoenicians 3,000 years ago, mariners steered by the sun and the stars. Heavenly bodies have been the basis for navigation ever since. From its invention in the 1700s, the sextant, an […]

  • SETI Institute Drone Maps Iceland Lava Cave in Preparation for Mars and Moon Exploration
    by Malek Murison on March 21, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    The SETI Institute is probably best known for its work scanning the stars for signs of extraterrestrial communications. But the organization’s remit is broader than that. Its many research teams work towards a noble goal: to explore, understand, and explain the origin and nature of life in the universe. Exploring other planets isn’t a task […] The post SETI Institute Drone Maps Iceland Lava Cave in Preparation for Mars and Moon Exploration appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Sentera FieldAgent Offers Real-Time Drone Analytics
    by Betsy Lillian on March 21, 2019 at 1:59 am

    Sentera has announced a real-time analytics capability for its FieldAgent app. The FieldAgent mobile app now delivers instant plant population and weed pressure reports while the drone is still in flight. Sentera estimates that agriculture professionals can obtain up to 100 times more in-field measurements versus manual scouting methods. Further, no memory card or post-flight […] The post Sentera FieldAgent Offers Real-Time Drone Analytics appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • Raptor Maps Inks Drone Deal with Solar O&M Company
    by Betsy Lillian on March 21, 2019 at 1:50 am

    Raptor Maps, a Boston-based software company that helps enterprise solar companies adopt drone technology to reduce asset management costs and increase plant production, has announced a new agreement with solar operations and management (O&M) provider SOLV Inc., a Swinerton Renewable Energy company. Raptor Maps will support SOLV’s drone operations in regard to post-processing and reporting […] The post Raptor Maps Inks Drone Deal with Solar O&M Company appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • See A “Super Worm Moon” to Cap off the First Day of Spring
    by Harry McNabb on March 20, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    In addition to being the spring equinox it is another astrological event called the “Super Worm Moon”.  That will occur tonight at 9:43 EST (or 0143 GTM tomorrow) and it occurs just a few hours after the “Spring Equinox” that occurs today at 5:58 pm EST. The full moon in March is the “Worm Moon”, and it […] The post See A “Super Worm Moon” to Cap off the First Day of Spring appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • 3 Technologies That Could Transform Future Drone Operations
    by Malek Murison on March 20, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    Not that long ago, the industry was dominated by bold forecasts (and VC investment) projecting enormous adoption rates and a huge rise of the number of drones in operation. In reality, the more ambitious projects have been slower to get going than some predicted. Amazon’s Prime delivery service is still more Youtube marketing than substance; Uber’s […] The post 3 Technologies That Could Transform Future Drone Operations appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Unpacking the New FAA Certification Requirement for UAS Delivery
    by <a role="button">Dane Jaques & Rebecca Lipe</a> on March 20, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    In a surprise move, the Federal Aviation Administration announced last year that unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) delivery operations will be required to obtain a commercial air operator certificate (AOC). At a Drone Advisory Committee meeting in Santa Clara, Calif., the FAA announced that UAS package delivery operations would need an AOC issued under 14 CFR […] The post Unpacking the New FAA Certification Requirement for UAS Delivery appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • AOPA’s You Can Fly Scholarship Application Deadline is April 2 – Over $1M Available to Students and Teachers
    by Miriam McNabb on March 20, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    The following is an AOPA press release. FREDERICK, MD – The deadline to apply for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s (AOPA’s) You Can Fly scholarships is approaching. Opportunities are available to help students earn an initial pilot certificate or get started on advanced training, and applications must be submitted by April 2, 2019. AOPA is […] The post AOPA’s You Can Fly Scholarship Application Deadline is April 2 – Over $1M Available to Students and Teachers appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Do Drones Clog The Sky?
    by Press on March 20, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    UAV Expert NewsDo Drones Clog The Sky? Do Drones Clog The Sky? Not Yet But They Could The New York Times posts that if you’ve been worrying that drones would be filling the skies over your head, dropping packages off day after day at your neighbor’s house, leaving food on doorsteps or photographing your every move, you can relax a little. At... Do Drones Clog The Sky?Press. […]

  • Who Says All Koalas look Alike? Not using Drones for Data Collection and AI they Don’t
    by Harry McNabb on March 20, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    In a paper first published in Nature.com,  the authors discuss an interesting applied technology use case, using both drone data collection and AI to allow for the more frequent and accurate detection of specific individual animals or species of animals. The use case is for koalas, which in addition to being cute and cuddly are […] The post Who Says All Koalas look Alike? Not using Drones for Data Collection and AI they Don’t appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • AUVSI Launches Drone Pilot Directory Through Trusted Operator Program
    by Betsy Lillian on March 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has released the TOP Directory, a list of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operators who have gained certification through AUVSI’s Trusted Operator Program (TOP). TOP provides training that is in addition to the aeronautical knowledge test needed to obtain a Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate from the Federal […] The post AUVSI Launches Drone Pilot Directory Through Trusted Operator Program appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • This is the most sought-after job in the drone industry right now
    by Sally French on March 20, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    Want a job in the drone industry? If you want to get hired, odds are you’re not actually a drone pilot. The most sought-after drone industry job right now: software engineer. That’s according to a February 2019 report from drone analytics firm DRONEII. Their study looked at over 400 companies in the hardware, software and […] The post This is the most sought-after job in the drone industry right now appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • Rotorcraft Asia & Unmanned Systems Asia
    by Debra Cleghorn on March 19, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    We are less than 3 weeks away from Rotorcraft Asia and Unmanned Systems Asia 2019, taking place from 9 – 11 April 2019 at Changi Exhibition Centre, Singapore. Visitors can experience first-hand the all new Urban Mobility Showcase which will demonstrate how the twin worlds of rotorcraft and unmanned technologies converge to revolutionise the way […] The post Rotorcraft Asia & Unmanned Systems Asia appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • AirMagic Drone Image-Editing Software
    by Debra Cleghorn on March 18, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    AirMagic is an AI-based app built specifically to enhance drone photos. It automatically detects the drone and camera used to take the images, applying lens corrections and other optimizations specific to that model, while also removing haze, enhancing the sky, boosting colors, and revealing details that were hidden. It’s available as a standalone app for […] The post AirMagic Drone Image-Editing Software appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • This drone company CEO doesn’t want you to think they’re in the drone business
    by Sally French on March 18, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    “We don’t say we’re in the drone business.” That’s what Delair CEO Michael de Lagarde told me when we met for coffee during a quick trip he had made from his home in France to San Francisco. “We are in the physical asset management business.” That’s basically an industry-jargon way of saying, “we are an […] The post This drone company CEO doesn’t want you to think they’re in the drone business appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]