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Zurich Canada launches drone insurance package

 Jan-Mallander / Pixabay Drone Insurance on the rise When you see drone insurance packages coming out you know that drones are on their way to the mainstream. TORONTO, ON, April 1, 2015 – Zurich Canada, a leading property and casualty insurer, has launched a new insurance product that will help its customers across a range of industries take advantage of the risk mitigation and cost saving opportunities available through the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly referred to as “drones.” The new drone insurance package, developed in partnership with…

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The evolving state of UAV Legislation Around the World

Nemo / Pixabay UAV Legislation For a beginner in the drone market, being based in the United Kingdom may seem like a painful experience if you want to fly a UAV. Insurance is required for everyone, from hobbyists to commercial operators (technically, if you fly a kite in the UK, you should have insurance). UAV Legislation for flying commercially, additionally requires a RPAS license, obtainable from one of two companies and qualifies you to operate your vehicle within the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) regulations. Completing the test is fairly straightforward, but the…

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Drones in Insurance: State Farm to launch drones

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there, in the air. State Farm is the first insurer in the United States to receive FAA permission to test Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for commercial use. The decision provides the insurer the opportunity to research this new technology and potentially deploy it in ways that could benefit customers. State Farm plans to explore the use of unmanned aircraft to assess potential roof damage during the claims process and respond to natural disasters. “The potential use of UAS provides us one more…

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