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Amazon Unveils Futuristic Helicopter-Plane Hybrid Drone for Deliveries

Amazon.com Inc. has unveiled a revolutionary new drone — part helicopter and part science-fiction aircraft — that the company expects to use for test deliveries of toothpaste and other household goods starting within months. The new device takes off vertically, …

Drone Impact Ruled Out as Cause of Incident With Damaged Jetliner

A Grupo Aeromexico SAB airliner said to have been hit by a drone last December was actually damaged when a poorly done repair on the plane caused its nose to collapse and crack as it prepared to land. An examination …

Traffic Crash Site Assessments Safer, Faster and More Accurate Using Drones

Idling in a long highway line of slowed or stopped traffic on a busy highway can be more than an inconvenience for drivers and highway safety officers. It is one of the most vulnerable times for “secondary accidents,” which often …

New Jersey First Responders Plan to Use Drones for Emergencies

Joe Sterling has spent 36 years as a volunteer with the Leesburg Fire Department, but he’s recently taken on a new title – the township’s very own licensed drone pilot. The township is the first in Cumberland County to have …

State Farm Gets OK for Long Range Drone Flights to Assess Hurricane Damage

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently granted a waiver to State Farm to allow the insurer the ability to inspect damage caused by Hurricane Florence. The approval, received just last week, allows State Farm to operate drones on longer range …

Drone’s Ease Piercing New York ‘No-Fly’ Zone Underscores Risks

A recreational drone operator whose device smashed into a U.S. Army helicopter in September flew undetected into a no-fly zone over New York set up to protect President Donald Trump and the United Nations. The National Transportation Safety Board on …

Kespry Launches Cloud for Insurance and Brings Enterprise Drone Platform to Insurance Sector

Company Advances Kespry Cloud with Insurance-Focused Application, Opens its Architecture to Third-Party Software Providers Menlo Park, CA, June 23, 2017 – Kespry, the leading aerial intelligence platform provider, today announced that it is moving deeper into vertical markets with its …

Dummies Take Drone Hits to Evaluate Potential Damage, Injuries

Hank sat impassively on a Virginia Tech athletic field, ready to take it on the chin for the future of drone commerce. About 30 yards away, an eight-rotor unmanned copter hovered, buzzing like a swarm of bees. The 21-pound drone …

Passenger-Carrying Drone Expected to Fly in Dubai Later This Year

Up, up and away: Dubai hopes to have a passenger-carrying drone regularly buzzing through the skyline of this futuristic city-state in July. The arrival of the Chinese-made EHang 184 – which already has had its flying debut over Dubai’s iconic, …

Connecticut Police Seek Safety Rules Before Investing in Drones

Across the region, police officials have big ideas about how drones could bolster residents’ safety and wellbeing. They could spot missing people, houses with blight or uncovered manholes. They could document accident scenes from the sky. They could determine when …