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Global Aerospace Names DARTdrones as UAV Training Partner

Dartdrones, a provider of UAV training, and Global Aerospace, a provider of aerospace insurance and risk management solutions, have announced a partnership that will provide small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) operators with exclusive resources and opportunities to increase the safety culture within the drone industry. DARTdrones will be the exclusive

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India Loses Heron, Secretive Sensors to China in Crash

India has lost a valuable troop scanning unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), along with its payload of sensors and intelligence systems, to a cross-border crash in Tibet, raising concerns that the wreckage may reveal some well-kept secrets to the Chinese Army. The Heron UAV of the Indian Army, deployed to keep

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Could Robotic Birds Lead to Safer Air Travel?

The bird, apparently a female falcon, wheels into view 100 feet over Edmonton International Airport, flapping her wings — hunting behavior. She pursues a flock of starlings, which scatter into the safety of the woods. The falcon is majestic, graceful and resolute. She is also a machine — a battery,

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China says Indian drone ‘invaded’ its airspace, crashed

Beijing (AFP) Dec 7, 2017 –

China lodged an official protest with India on Thursday after charging that an Indian drone had “invaded” its airspace before crashing, months after the two sides ended a tense border standoff.

Beijing said the incident occurred “recently” at the border separating India’s northeastern Sikkim state

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EU Agrees Registration Rules for Drones

Drone owners in Europe will have to register their devices if “dangerous” and aircraft makers ensure that black box recordings can be downloaded in real-time if a plane is in distress under a sweeping reform of Europe’s aviation safety agency. European Union lawmakers and member states reached a tentative deal

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US Navy Blue Angels at Oshkosh 2017

The US Navy Blue Angels perform a full high show aerobatic demonstration for the first time on Friday at the 2017 EAA AirVenture airshow in Oshkosh, WI. Their C-130 Hercules “Fat Albert” did not perform or even fly into Oshkosh because of a safety stand down for the entire C-130T

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ASSURE Publishes UAS Airborne Collision Severity Evaluation Report

Studies by a consortium of leading universities, through the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE), have begun to bring better understanding to the physical damage associated with small unmanned aircraft – or drones – colliding midair with commercial and business aircraft. The ASSURE research team began

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New Law Requires UK Drone Users to Sit Safety Tests

Drone users in the UK may have to take safety awareness tests under legislation planned by the government. Drones weighing more than 250g could also be banned from flying near airports, or above 400 ft, in a crackdown on unsafe flying. Police will also be given new powers to seize

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NESTA Flying High Challenge

Drone technology is advancing rapidly. UK cities now have a unique opportunity to shape this disruptive technology, in order to maximise the economic and social benefits it could bring, whilst ensuring safety. Led by cities, Flying High will position the UK to become a global leader in shaping drone systems

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Altitude Angel – Thoughts on the UK’s proposed rules

The UK’s Department for Transport and Civil Aviation Authority have announced measures that will start to address drone safety concerns in its draft ‘Drone Bill’, scheduled to be published in spring 2018. As makers of Drone Assist – the app used by tens-of-thousands of drone pilots in the UK every

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Drone with Drugs Crashes in Arizona Prison Yard

An attempt to deliver a load of drugs and cell phones to inmates at an Arizona prison failed when the drone carrying the contraband crashed in a yard accessible only to corrections officers. The Arizona Department of Corrections said Thursday it is still trying to determine who was behind the

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Left Tail Break Caused 2015 Predator Crash

A mechanical failure of the left tail clamp on an MQ-1B Predator caused the remotely piloted aircraft to crash during a mission in an undisclosed area in the Middle East, the US Air Force announced. On. Nov. 8, 2015, an MQ-1B assigned to the 432nd Wing at Creech AFB, Nev.,

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Understanding DJI’s AeroScope Solution

Last month DJI introduced AeroScope, its ready-to-use system to identify, track and monitor airborne drones while protecting the privacy of drone operators and imposing no costs upon them. Law enforcement, national security and aviation safety officials have been pleased to see AeroScope address their legitimate concerns about drone safety and

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Centrik Helps Texo DSI Evidence UAV Excellence

Texo Drone Survey and Inspection Limited (Texo DSI), the owner operator of an advanced and dynamic fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles, has adopted Centrik to manage its operations, dramatically increasing its efficiency and transforming the management of areas such as safety, risk and compliance. The specialist operator uses UAVs to

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Drone Hits Boeing 737 Aproaching Buenos Aires Airport

An Aerolineas Argentinas Boeing 737-800, flying from Trelew, northeastern Patagonia, was struck by a drone during the final landing approach to Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery Airport, La Capital reports. At the time of the accident, the plane was flying over the Tierra Santa religious theme park. While the Boeing landed

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Drone Crash Injures six in Japan

A drone at Ogaki Park in Gifu Prefecture on Saturday (November 4) spun out of control, injuring six people. The 89 cm by 50 cm machine was scattering sweets onto a crowd as part of a robotics showcase when the incident occurred, according to the Japan Times. Those hit by

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SkySkopes’ Team Become First to Earn Elite Recognition with USI’s Professional Remote Operator (PRO) Certification

The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), the world-leader in remote pilot training and certification to individuals, organizations, and enterprises around the world, announced today the launch of a new industry Professional Remote Operator™ (PRO™) certification. The PRO™ certification program was designed to offer an industry-leading credential to elite remote pilots who

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Farmers Ins. Dedicates Roof Farm to Drone Testing

Farmers Insurance has announced the grand opening of a new roof farm in Olathe, a research project designed to help determine how different roofing materials are impacted by weather and ageing in real-world conditions. Farmers is collaborating with the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), a nonprofit

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DronesBench calibration example

Is that drone really fixed? DronesBench allows you to repeatedly test in safety. DronesBench was created to give the drone industry the possibility to optimize the engineering and the quality of products, in order to assure greater safety. The principle of the bench is to fasten the flying drone to

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HAZON and PrecisionHawk to Integrate Technologies

HAZON Solutions, a national provider of drone inspection services, and PrecisionHawk, a provider of advanced commercial drone technologies,have announced a partnership to integrate their technologies to provide better drone safety for commercial drone operations. Starting in early November PrecisionHawk´s Low Altitude Traffic and Airspace Safety (“LATAS”) platform will be

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Mystery Surrounds Two Watchkeeper Crashes

A damning Ministry of Defence report into the UK government department’s safety oversight systems has revealed when two unmanned aerial vehicles crashed into the sea off Wales. The Watchkeeper WK450-series drone fleet, built and partially operated by French defence contractor Thales, has been marred by a number of crashes in

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University of North Dakota UAS Counter-Measures Research

University of North Dakota Electrical Engineering faculty member Naima Kaabouch focuses a lot of her time these days on devising ways to improve the safety and security of aircraft . Her work covers jamming, spoofing, and many other attacks that target UAS collision avoidance technologies: the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B)

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HAZON, PrecisionHawk partnership increases safety for commercial drone operators

HAZON Solutions (“HAZON”), the national leader in drone inspection services, and PrecisionHawk, a provider of advanced commercial drone technologies, announced a partnership today to integrate their technologies to provide better drone safety for commercial drone operations. Starting in early November PrecisionHawk’s Low Altitude Traffic and Airspace Safety (“LATAS”) platform

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Parrot Bebop-Pro Thermal

The all-in-one drone solution for thermal imaging Parrot Bebop-Pro Thermal is an all-in-one quadcopter thermal imaging solution specifically designed for small construction businesses, thermal inspection professionals and public safety services. This solution enhances Parrot’s Professional range of business solutions, which launched earlier this year with Parrot Disco-Pro AG, Parrot Bebop-Pro

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Consortiq rolls out new CQNet drone flight planning upgrades

Consortiq has rolled out a series of new upgrades for its safety-led drone operations management software, CQNet, introducing a more user-friendly and intuitive version of the tool for easier and more efficient operations. New features include a modern mapping tool, an easier application interface, and a more streamlined process by

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