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Airborne Resource Center
Drones Roundup: North Carolina Ahead of the Curve?
When, where and how drones should be used is currently up for debate. Read more.
The Draganflyer X4-ES quadcopter will be used for agricultural research starting the week of May 5, 2014. View First Drone Test Site Ready


Airborne News
FAA Drone Decision: Slow-Motion Brawl Over Wrong Issue
Never-mentioned, most critical word in the hot drone debate: airworthiness.

Nightmare in the Sky: Drugs via Drones
Reportedly, each drone drug flight earns $ 2M for drug traffickers

Drones Roundup: Near-Collision Brings Attention to FAA Regulations
A drone nearly crashed with a U.S. Airways jet, Northrop Grumman and Yamaha collaborate on a rotorcraft, and the first drone test flights took place in Alaska.

Aerial Drones Square Off with Global Regulators
Peter Lee, international legal expert on drones, sits for a Q&A on global status of unmanned aircraft

Drones Roundup: North Carolina Ahead of the Curve?
When, where and how drones should be used is currently up for debate.

Northrop Grumman Drone Sales Down Slightly in Q1
Lower unmanned sales reflect volume declines for the Global Hawk and Fire Scout drones.

First Drone Test Site Ready for Flights
The Draganflyer X4-ES quadcopter will be used for agricultural research starting the week of May 5, 2014.

3D-Printed UAVs Complete Preliminary UK Trials
Project paves way for cheap, rapid manufacturing of disposable UAVs.

And the Winner Is? Google, Once Again!
Titan Aerospace joins Google’s burgeoning air force

Boeing Secretly Tested Assembly Robots
Enables Boeing 777X production beyond current 100 jets annually

Has Titan Aerospace Two Suitors: Facebook and Google?
What’s at stake: solar-powered drones at 65,000 feet up that remain aloft for five years

Facebook Acquires Solar-Powered Drone Maker Ascenta
Solar-powered drones can stay in the air for months and deliver Internet access to unconnected parts of the world.

Australia Invests in Northrop Triton MQ-4C Maritime Drones
Northrop Grumman Triton MQ-4C drones to patrol Australia's oceans and borders.

KUKA Acquires ALEMA Automation
ALEMA Automation has specialized applications expertise in the field of automated drilling and riveting of aircraft components

Commercial Drones Legal in US, For Now, Judge Rules
Ruling effectively invalidates FAA's ban on the use of commercial drones. The FAA can appeal the decision.



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Special Focus: 3D Printing
3D Printing

The new reality of customizable, one-off production:
Additive Manufacturing (AM). Where it’s going, why and what’s
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