Tagged: Safety

Bayraktar Kizilelma UCAV Completes Automatic Taxi Tests

The Bayraktar KIZILELMA National Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle System was transferred to AKINCI Flight Training and Test Center in Çorlu, Tekirdağ at the beginning of the week. The first Automatic Taxi and Running Test conducted without safety ties, directed by Baykar Chairman of the Board and Technology Leader Selçuk Bayraktar,

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Can You Bring a Drone to France?

Drone operation is legal in France, but you must adhere to specific rules by the French Civil Aviation Authority (FCAA) and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). You are not subject to these rules if your drone

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New York Power Authority deploys AI technology for drone-captured power grid safety analysis

New AI-powered Platform Improves Accuracy, Leveraging Drone-captured Data to Detect Faults and Anomalies During Infrastructure Inspections and Avoid Power Failures The New York Power Authority (NYPA) today announced that artificial intelligence technology is significantly improving its in-house drone inspection program, allowing transmission lines to be more quickly and thoroughly evaluated

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Inspired Flight IF1200A Heavy Lift Hexacopter

The all-new IF1200A, developed in partnership with the Cubepilot ecosystem, brings a new level of reliability and user experience to the American-made UAV market. Designed for use in industry’s most critical applications, the redundancy and safety features onboard allow users to be confident that their equipment will get the job

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Fruity Chutes Partners with Matternet

Fruity Chutes, the leading and longest-standing provider of parachute recovery systems
for UAS, today announced their partnership with Matternet in achieving FAA Type
Certification. Fruity Chutes provided essential safety components including shock cords,
harnesses and parachutes – namely, the drone-optimized Iris Ultralight parachute. The
groundbreaking success marks Fruity Chutes as the first UAS

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Skyfire helps nation’s largest utility company PG&E obtain BVLOS waiver for use across California

Skyfire Consulting (Skyfire) (skyfireconsulting.com), the most trusted and experienced public safety and critical infrastructure UAS consulting group, today announced it has successfully helped Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) obtain a Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) waiver under a Part 107 for the entire state of California. PG&E is one

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FlytBase and Iris Automation announce partnership to enable safe automated BVLOS drone-in-a-box operations at scale

San Jose, California (USA), Nov 11, 2022 – Enterprise drone autonomy platform provider, FlytBase, is excited to announce its partnership with Iris Automation, the pioneer in safety avionics technology. Through this alliance, FlytBase’s flagship product, FlytNow, will provide enterprises with seamless integration of Iris Automation’s Casia G ground-based detect and

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Fruity Chutes Supports M2 Type Certification in United Safety Effort

Iris Ultralight Ensures Safety for M2 Drone in Type Certification as Fruity Chutes and Matternet Spearhead Applied UAS Safety Practices Fruity Chutes, the leading and longest-standing provider of parachute recovery systems for UAS, today announced their partnership with Matternet in achieving FAA Type Certification. Fruity Chutes provided essential safety components

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IAI Allowed to Fly Heron in Greek Civil Airspace

On the recommendation of EASA, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency, the Greek civilian aviation authority has for the first time issued a permit allowing IAI’s Heron 1 UAV to be flown in Greece’s airspace. The permit allows the system to be used in the operational activities of the European

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Embention Authorized to Operate Glider Drones in Germany

Embention has confirmed that it has become the first Spanish company to obtain the authorization of the LBA (German Aviation Safety Agency) to operate unmanned aircraft in German territory. The LBA‘s authorization is in addition to that granted by the AESA, which is a prerequisite for obtaining permits in the

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Introducing Skydio Regulatory Services: Advance Your Drone Program Beyond Visual Line of Sight

Jenn Player From improving worker safety to streamlining inspection processes, Skydio’s autonomous flight systems prove their value across a multitude of industries and applications every day, consistently enabling faster decisions, from better data, for public safety agencies, asset managers, and inspection teams. The emergence of trustworthy autonomy enables new modes

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BATT and INVOLI partner to optimize Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) operations and improve safety

The joint solution provides landing site process automation and situational awareness services with automated voice readback assistance to pilots and operators October 2022, BATT and INVOLI are pleased to announce a collaboration to optimize HEMS operations and improve pilots’ safety. The collaboration combines BATT expertise in system integration and heliport

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Assure sUAS Traffic Analysis

In order for the FAA to maintain the safety of the NAS and accommodate new types of UAS operations, it is important to monitor the effectiveness of existing UAS regulations and forecast future UAS integration needs. Using detection data, first of its kind, this research will provide data to support

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Skydio Dock Day

Picture a world where intelligent drones autonomously inspect every piece of infrastructure, including warehouses, cell towers, power plants, bridges and more. Drones become indispensable at every worksite and fundamentally change their operations, reducing safety risks and costs. Problems are identified quickly without arduous and dangerous inspections. And they’re tracked automatically,

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Skyfire and Textron Systems team up to offer more actionable data to public safety agencies and drone first responder programs

Skyfire Consulting (Skyfire) (skyfireconsulting.com), the most trusted and experienced public safety UAS consulting group, today announced it has teamed up with Textron Systems — a world leader in geospatial data analysis and image processing software and services to offer more actionable data to public safety agencies and Drone First Responder

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Teal Group Predicts Worldwide CIVIL UAS Spending of $139 Billion Over the Next Decade in its 2022/2023 UAV Market Profile and Forecast

The dynamic growth in Civil Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) over the period will create significant rewards for smart investment as nations open their airspace, commercial applications take off, and civil governments adopt systems for new roles in border security and public safety. At the same time, some sectors of the

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Smith Myers ARTEMIS announces integration with FlySight Open Sight Mission Console software

Global roll out of ARTEMIS product suite focused on SAR role continues with FlySight collaboration. Latest announcement in 35th anniversary year by Smith Myers at EUROPEAN ROTORS, the VTOL show and safety conference, 8-10 November 2022, Cologne, Germany Meet with our team at EUROPEAN ROTORS 2022, 8-10 November, Cologne, Germany

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FAA Updates Recreational Drone Flying Guidance

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) just issued guidance on how to become an FAA-recognized community-based organization for recreational drone flying. Under federal law, recreational drone flyers must follow the safety guidelines of a FAA-recognized community-based organization. The organization is required to develop its safety guidelines in

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Port of Rotterdam Selects Airwayz to Build U-Space Airspace

The Port of Rotterdam Authority believes that monitoring the lower airspace and offering UAS traffic services will in future greatly support drone services and allow them to thrive. More and more drone operators offer these services to the vast Rotterdam port community that counts over 3.000 companies. Increase safety and

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Deadly drone strikes hit Kyiv as Russian warplane crashes

Kyiv, Ukraine (AFP) Oct 18, 2022 –

Moscow on Monday stepped up attacks across Ukraine, cutting electricity and killing eight people, including in kamikaze drone strikes on the capital, as a Russian warplane crashed near the border.

The plane struck a residential area of Yeysk, a town in southwest Russia, according

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PABLO AIR contributes to NASA demonstration project

PABLO AIR (CEO, Kim Young-Joon) , a member of the Born2Global Centre, announced that it will participate in a project to improve urban airspace safety hosted by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate. This project feeds into NASA’s larger vision for Advanced Air Mobility.

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EASA Publishes Guidelines on Noise Level Measurements for Drones Below 600 kg

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published guidelines to establish the noise levels of drones below 600 kg, the first proposal world-wide for this, applicable to a wide variety of drone designs including multicopters, fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters and powered-lift aircraft. These guidelines aim at providing harmonised procedures to measure

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IDF Drone Crashes in West Bank Captured by Armed Faction

An Israeli military drone crashed in the northern West Bank city of Nablus on Friday, the Israel Defense Forces said. An armed Palestinian group calling itself “Lion’s Den” said it had captured the quadcopter that crashed in the Old City of Nablus, publishing images of it taken apart. The faction

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Turbine model F4 run over by a train

A turbine-powered model aircraft suffered a loss of control during its maiden test flight. It continued to fly beyond visual line of sight before crashing on a railway track and was subsequently run over by a passing train. Safety actions taken as a result of this accident include the publication

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EASA publishes first guidelines on noise level measurements for drones below 600kg

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published guidelines to establish the noise levels of drones below 600 kg, the first proposal worldwide for this, applicable to a wide variety of drone designs including multicopters, fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters and powered-lift aircraft. These guidelines aim at providing harmonised procedures to measure

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