The first Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) flight in Canada was completed by a UAV manufactured by Aeryon Labs Inc.

Aeryon SkyRanger sUAS Successfully Completes First Transport Canada Approved BVLOS Flight Test

First Canadian Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) flight trials conducted with Aeryon SkyRanger, setting standards for safe operations.

Source: Aeryon SkyRanger sUAS Successfully Completes First Transport Canada Approved BVLOS Flight Test

Dubai is going to launch passenger carrying UAV taxi by July 2017.

EHang Partners with Dubai RTA to Boost Smart Transport

(February 15, 2017, Dubai) The world’s leading drone company EHang and the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced a partnership at the fifth World Government Summit to jointly promote and introduce the EHang 184 autonomous aerial vehicle into Dubai, the city with the aim to build the world’s most intelligent transportation system

Source: EHang and the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced a partnership to promote and introduce the EHang 184 autonomous aerial vehicle into Dubai.

FlightHorizon, the new BVLOS collision avoidance system by Vigilant Aerospace Systems Inc. was tested in NASA Flight research center.

New 90-second Video: NASA Beyond Line-of-Sight Detect-and-Avoid Flight Tests of FlightHorizon – Vigilant Aerospace Systems, Inc.

We’ve published a new, short video (90 seconds) about the beyond line-of-sight, detect-and-avoid flight tests of FlightHorizon conducted in December at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California. Click “play” below to start the video!     Full text from the video: Vigilant Aerospace has completed beyond line-of-sight flight testing of its new FlightHorizon […]

Source: New 90-second Video: NASA Beyond Line-of-Sight Detect-and-Avoid Flight Tests of FlightHorizon – Vigilant Aerospace Systems, Inc.

XPONENTIAL 2017 Startup Showdown winner will be announced on May 10 in Dallas.

XPONENTIAL 2017 Showcases Most Promising Startups in Unmanned Systems Industry

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) announced the semi-finalists for its second annual Startup Showdown.

Source: XPONENTIAL 2017 Showcases Most Promising Startups in Unmanned Systems Industry

Karma the new UAV by “GoPro” is back to the market after redesigned battery compartment latch.

GoPro’s Karma Returns

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Hollywood in a Backpack: The Ultimate Aerial, Hand-Held, Wearable Stabilization Solution for the GoPro Community
On Sale Now in Limited Quantities at GoPro.com and Select U.S. Retailers

SAN MATEO, Calif., Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRO) today announced the company’s drone and versatile stabilization solution, Karma, is now on sale at GoPro.com and select U.S. retailers.  Initial shipments will be limited but production is expected to ramp quickly.  Karma will be available in international markets in the Spring.