Xcel Energy becomes first utility to use drone tech to inspect energy infrastructure beyond sight

Xcel Energy becomes first utility to use drone tech to inspect energy infrastructure beyond sight

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota-based Xcel Energy, a major power supplier in Colorado, announced it will be the first utility in the U.S. to routinely fly unmanned aircraft beyond the operators line of... Read More

Thursday April 19, 2018 0 comments Tags: Xcel Energy, drones, FAA

Mountain Aviation receives FAA approval for commercial drone ops

Mountain Aviation receives FAA approval for commercial drone ops

DENVER -- Mountain Aviation announced it has received FAA approval as the first FAA-certified airline authorized to conduct commercial unmanned aircraft systems ("UAS" or "drones") operations. ... Read More

Friday March 18, 2016 0 comments Tags: Denver, Mountain Aviation, Gregg Fahrenbruch, FAA, drones

FAA approves UAS testing in San Luis Valley skies

FAA approves UAS testing in San Luis Valley skies

SAN LUIS VALLEY -- A collaborative effort involving six counties, the University of Colorado-Boulder and the nonprofit aerospace advocacy group UAS Colorado has paved the way for the launch and... Read More

Monday November 2, 2015 0 comments Tags: UAS, drones, FAA, Brian Argrow, CU-Boulder, Grand Challenge, Black Swift Technolo, Swift Engineering, Reference Technologi, Jack Elston, Maciej Stachura, Cory Dixon

Colorado's proposal to be official UAV test state fell short but effort appreciated

The news came just before the end of the year: Colorado was not one of six states awarded Federal Aviation Administration designation as an official test site for Unmanned Aviation Vehicles (UAVs), or... Read More

By: Steve Friday January 17, 2014 0 comments Tags: drones, FAA, Steve Porter, UAVs

Help Colorado maintain its aerospace leadership by supporting UAS test site effort

Unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, have played a big role in the ongoing war on terror, killing fanatical terrorist leaders hiding in the most remote regions of the world where U.S. soldiers would... Read More

By: Steve Friday July 12, 2013 0 comments Tags: Chris Nevitt, drones, FAA, UAS, UAVs

CU-Boulder submits application to FAA for UAS test site for state

CU-Boulder submits application to FAA for UAS test site for state

BOULDER - An application organized by the University of Colorado Boulder has been submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration seeking to have Colorado selected as one of six unmanned... Read More

By: Steve Friday May 31, 2013 0 comments Tags: Boulder, Brian Argrow, Eric Frew, FAA, UAS

Loveland robotics workshop connects companies with resources, spotlights UAS potential

Loveland robotics workshop connects companies with resources, spotlights UAS potential

By Steve Porter InnovatioNews LOVELAND - About 50 representatives of local robotics and unmanned aviation systems (UAS) companies and firms that service them were able to connect with... Read More

By: Steve Thursday April 25, 2013 0 comments Tags: Ben Slocumb, Brian Argrow, CU-Boulder, DA2 Consulting, Dave Lung, FAA, Loveland, Numerica Corp., Roger Lopez, Stan VanderWerf, UAS