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Heliguy DJI Mavic 2 Drone Cage Available For Pre-order

UK drone specialist Heliguy has unveiled a bespoke DJI Mavic 2 drone cage, which is now available to pre-order and offers a lightweight and collision-proof solution ideal for internal inspection and enhanced flight safety. Designed and built by Heliguy’s expert in-house research and development team, this new robust product will

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Vodafone Report: British Public Backs Drones if Regulated

Four out of five Britons would support the widespread adoption of drones if stringent safety, security and monitoring measures existed, according to a new report by Vodafone. Of the 2,000 members of the public polled for the report, the majority support their use for emergency response (86%), police assistance (79%)

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European Plan for Aviation Safety 2020 – 2024

The EPAS, a key component of the European Aviation Safety Programme, provides a coherent and transparent framework for safety management at regional and State level, supporting the goals and objectives of the ICAO Global Aviation Safety Plan (GASP). The 2020-2024 edition includes 180 actions, among which the complete set of

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Chinese Drone Crashes in Cambodia

The Cambodian Air Force is still investigating the drone which crashed on Friday in Koh Kong province’s Kiri Sakor district amid shrouding mystery. Air Force commander General Soeng Samnang yesterday said his working team is still conducting a probe into it. “I believe when the drone was flown for testing,

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Faulty Engine Design Caused MQ-9 Crash

An MQ-9 Reaper’s engine design led the drone to crash about 20 minutes after takeoff while deployed overseas in September 2018, a recently released Air Force accident investigation concluded. Airmen suspected the remotely piloted aircraft, assigned to the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon AFB, N.M., and flown by a

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US proposes remote ID requirement for drones

Washington (AFP) Dec 26, 2019 –

US regulators on Thursday unveiled a proposal to require privately operated drones to use remote identification — a kind of electronic license plate — as part of efforts to ensure airspace safety.

The Federal Aviation Administration proposal for remote ID is now subject to

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eBee X Approved for Operations Over People by Transport Canada

senseFly, the global leader in fixed-wing drones, is proud to announce that its flagship eBee X fixed-wing drone was approved for operations over people by Transport Canada, as defined by the regulatory body’s standard 922.06 Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) safety assurance designation. The designation is part of Transport Canada’s

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Velodyne Lidar Introduces Velabit™

$100 Lidar Sensor Delivers Small Size, Big Safety Velodyne Lidar, Inc. has introduced Velabit™, Velodyne’s smallest sensor which brings new levels of versatility and affordability to 3D lidar perception, at CES 2020. The Velabit leverages Velodyne’s innovative lidar technology and manufacturing partnerships for cost optimization and high-volume production. The sensor

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NovAtel® Delivers First Shipment of Signal Generators to Modernize the FAA’s WAAS Navigation Service

Next-Generation NovAtel Ground Uplink Station Signal Generators Delivered for SBAS Modernization Hexagon | NovAtel announced that shipments of next-generation Ground Uplink Station (GUS) Signal Generators have commenced in fulfillment of the contract with the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to support the FAA’s safety of life Wide Area Augmentation

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SkyRights Launches Air Rights Management for Railroad Industry

[INDIANAPOLIS, USA] SkyRights Holdings LLC (www.skyrights.io) today announces a new service for U.S. Class I railways focused on management and monetization of air rights above railroad tracks specifically for drone delivery and urban air mobility applications. The airspace above railways offers a unique solution to address the safety, electric charging

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Foresight Can Also Be 2020

I told anyone who was listening that the remote ID (#RID for the folks on the socials) that this was an FAA ruse to put one over on the kiddies. The FAA gave everyone the “our hands are tied by DHS” hogwash, and they want RID (privacy, safety, data, detect

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First flight for Gadfin Spirit One

Gadfin design and develops long-range Urgent-delivery systems of the future, which is no less than a game-changer for the Medical and Time-critical deliveries market. Our system brings together traditional flight knowledge, unmanned and autonomy technology, thus redefining delivery capabilities in terms of flight radius, safety, reliability, and automation, that is

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FAA Issues Proposed Rule on Remote ID for Drones

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced a proposed rule that would continue the safe integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly called drones, into the nation’s airspace by requiring them to be identifiable remotely. “Remote ID technologies will enhance safety and security by allowing the

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DJI Is Reviewing FAA Proposal To Identify Drones In American Skies

FAA Rule For Remote Identification Intends To Bolster Safety, Security And Accountability DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, is reviewing today’s proposed rule from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to remotely identify drones in American skies. The FAA proposal outlines its own approach to

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Skyryse Reveals the Skyryse Flight Stack, a First-of-its-Kind Automation Platform to Make Urban Air Travel Mainstream

Skyryse, a transportation company, today unveiled the Skyryse Flight Stack, a suite of automation technologies that will help the company make safe urban flight mainstream. The Skyryse Flight Stack comprises technology that automates flight in FAA-approved helicopters, safety and communication systems, and a network of smart helipads to ultimately create

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LA Port prepares to Launch Drone Programme

Could the use of a port drone have averted a tragic 2017 helicopter crash into the harbour ? Presenters at last week’s Board of Los Angeles Harbor Commissioners meeting said it’s one of the many reasons acquiring unmanned aerial system devices makes sense for both the Los Angeles Port Police

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FirstNet Reaches Over 1 Million Connections

The FirstNet public safety communications platform – built with AT&T in a public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) – is growing in a big way. More than 10,000 public safety agencies and organizations across the country have subscribed. And over 1 million FirstNet connections are in

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Pierce Manufacturing and Fotokite announce an exclusive partnership to provide situational awareness systems to firefighters

Zurich, CH (December 17, 2019) – Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation Company (NYSE:OSK) and Fotokite announced today an exclusive partnership to provide vehicle-integrated aerial situational awareness products to firefighting and public safety teams. The exclusive partnership follows a joint product launch of the Pierce Situational Awareness System by Fotokite at

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Citadel Defense collaborates with US Govt to deploy safe, trusted and reliable counter drone solutions

San Diego, CA (SPX) Dec 13, 2019 –

Citadel Defense has worked with three undisclosed U.S. Government agencies for six months to deploy counter drone technology that meets regulatory, safety, and critical infrastructure protection requirements. Throughout the pilot program, Citadel’s Titan technology has been successfully operated in real-world missions for CUAS

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FAA Approves Rare Permit to Replant After Wildfires

Wildfire restoration got a huge boost in both safety and speed thanks to a recent FAA approval for Seattle-based DroneSeed. The privately held startup obtained an additional amendment to its already unprecedented FAA Part 333 exemption that enables them to operate their seed-planting drones Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS)

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U.S. Government and Citadel Defense Collaborate to Deploy Safe, Trusted and Reliable Counter Drone Solutions at Live Events

Citadel’s commercially available CUAS technology safely and cost-effectively protects against nefarious and unauthorized drone operations San Diego, CA – Citadel Defense has worked with three undisclosed U.S. Government agencies for six months to deploy counter-drone technology that meets regulatory, safety, and critical infrastructure protection requirements. Throughout the pilot program, Citadel’s

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Volocopter First eVTOL Startup to Receive Design Organisation Approval by EASA

Urban Air Mobility pioneer Volocopter announced today that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) awarded the company Design Organisation Approval (DOA) following a series of thorough audits. The approval is a confirmation by EASA that Volocopter is performing its tasks as an aircraft manufacturer in a controlled and safe manner.

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Low Level of Support in UK for Drone Deliveries

A new IMechE poll has found that only 23% of adults support drone deliveries. Highlighted in a report titled Public Perceptions: Drones, the potentially surprising low level of support comes from concerns including package theft and accidents. Media coverage of incidents involving unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) also probably played a

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ISO Approved Drone Safety Standards Announced

The world’s first ISO approved drone standards have been announced by the International Organisation for Standardisation following a 12-month period of consultation with drone professionals, academics, businesses and the general public. Estimated to grow from USD 4 billion to USD 40 billion in the next five years , the global

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SkyWatch.AI Drone Insurance Launches Partnership with ParaZero Drone Safety Systems to Benefit Safer Drone Pilots

SkyWatch.AI Drone Insurance, a prominent risk-assessment and InsurTech platform for the drone industry and ParaZero, the leading developer of advanced drone safety systems, announced today a collaboration that will allow drone pilots, using the SafeAir Parachute to receive reduced rates on their drone insurance. The companies have teamed up in

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DRONERESPONDERS Releases New Guidance for Public Safety UAS Flight Training and Operations

Research findings outline key steps drone program managers can take to certify remote pilots and improve safety GAITHERSBURG, MD – DRONERESPONDERS – the world’s fastest growing non-profit organization supporting public safety UAS, has released new research findings designed to help improve efficacy and safety surrounding public safety drone operations.

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