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DJI Demonstrates Direct Drone-To-Phone Remote Identification

Simple, Low-Cost Solution Meets Government Expectations To Identify Airborne Drones DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today demonstrated a direct drone-to-phone, Wi-Fi based solution to remotely identify airborne drones, pioneering an easy way for anyone with a smartphone to monitor nearby drones for enhanced safety,

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Pix4Dreact Officially Released to Provide Rapid Aerial Drone Mapping for Public Safety and Emergency Response Operations

Software tested and validated by AIRT in the Bahamas under austere, real-world disaster conditions during the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian DENVER, CO – Pix4Dreact, the eagerly awaited 2D fast-mapping software for public safety and emergency response professionals operating drones for good, was officially launched last month by Pix4D, the world’s

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Drone Safety Week Kicks Off!

Starting this week, November 4th through the 10th, is the first ever national drone safety awareness week. This weeklong event is put on to help drone enthusiasts and public come together and learn more about the safe operation of drones. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in drones

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‘Commercial Vendors and the Public Safety UAS Sector’ Report Issued

The lack of standardized training and certification is the top issue hampering public safety drone operations, according to DRONERESPONDERS – the world’s fastest growing non-profit organization supporting public safety UAS. The determination stems from a double-validated research initiative based on survey data, as well as live focus group feedback conducted

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Wayne Baker Joins DJI To Expand Drone Use In Public Safety

Retired Fire Chief Will Help Police, Fire And Rescue Agencies Develop Drone Programs November 5, 2019 – DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, welcomes retired fire chief Wayne Baker as its new Director of Public Safety Integration, enhancing the company’s support for the police,

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Lack of Training, Certification Standards Ranked as Top Challenge Facing Public Safety Drone Operations

New, double-vetted research from DRONERESPONDERS names key issues facing first responders while also exploring commercial UAS vendor landscape MIAMI, FL – The lack of standardized training and certification is the top issue hampering public safety drone operations, according to DRONERESPONDERS – the world’s fastest growing non-profit organization supporting public safety

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Huntsville, Alabama leads the way in Public Safety Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Operations Training with South’s Premier UAS Training Event.

HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA –The City of Huntsville’s GEOHuntsville in cooperation with the UAS Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO) just completed the 2019 Southeast Regional UAS RODEO™ held over two days, October 9-10 at the Public Safety Training Academy in Huntsville, Alabama. How do we spell RODEO? Regional Ongoing training

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National Drone Safety Awareness Week

This coming week is National Drone Safety Awareness Week, a series of FAA-coordinated events designed to advance public understanding of drone safety and the benefits of drone operations. Look for stories about how drones are being used to increase personal safety here at RotorDrone Pro throughout the week.

Maintaining the safety

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Drone Used for Runway Safety Checks at Edmonton Airport

A Microdrone md4-1000 used in the surveys at EIA (credit: EIA). Edmonton International Airport (EIA) has used a highly specialised drone to conduct runway safety inspections as the airport continues to be a leader in the growing technology.The Microdrone md4-1000 drone was flown to collect Lidar (Light Detection and Ranging)

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UK Discloses Reaper Accidents

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has disclosed that two of its 10 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc MQ-9 Reaper medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been involved in serious accidents since the beginning of 2015, with one aircraft being decommissioned and the other being placed in long-term

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CHIRP – Drone and UAS Reporting

CHIRP has rolled out a drone safety reporting programme to provide a reporting channel for drone remote pilots similar to that provided for manned aviation. Drones should be treated as just another sector of aviation; safety/hazard reporting processes should mirror those used in manned aviation as closely as possible

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Merlin to the rescue

One of our helicopter crews put their training to the test today in the rescue of a crashed aircraft – well a crashed model aeroplane – which had become lodged on top of a Cornish mine chimney. A few days before, the owner of the radio-controlled aeroplane watched in disbelief

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EIA Canadian leader in using drones for safety

AERIUM partnership saves time, money on runway inspections (Edmonton, AB) – A different kind of aircraft landed at Edmonton International Airport this past weekend as a highly specialized drone was used to conduct runway safety inspections as the airport continues to be a leader in the growing technology. On Sunday,

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CEMEX adopts delair.ai cloud-based visual intelligence platform to enable the digital transformation of aggregate operations

Global leader in construction industry products implements delair.ai in France to increase operational efficiency and optimize safety at its production sites Industry’s most comprehensive platform for mining and quarrying industry includes 3D modelling, artificial intelligence and cloud-based model Delair, a leading provider of enterprise visual data management solutions, has signed

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Pix4D launches Pix4Dreact, a revolutionary 2D fast-mapping software for emergency response and public safety

Lausanne, Switzerland, October 23rd, 2019 – Pix4D, the industry leader in professional drone mapping and photogrammetry software solutions, today is launching Pix4Dreact, the essential 2D fast-mapping software tailored specifically to the needs of public safety personnel and first responders. Year on year, an increasing number of natural disasters, man-made conflicts

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Colorado Drone Facility Paves Way for Public Safety Innovations

The Colorado Center of Excellence for Advanced Technology Aerial Firefighting (CoE) Technodrome, a new drone-testing facility in Garfield County, Colorado, will help public safety professionals become certified drone users. But just as significant, the 7,000-square-foot space may give responders the opportunity to share situation-specific stories about their utilization of drones

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No More Drone Rules – Drone Run

No More Drone Rules…Startup Develops a Clever Way to Revitalise Drone Flying Amidst Ongoing Concerns for Drone Safety The creators of startup Drone Run, brothers Alex and Toby Liew, are shaking up the consumer drone flying experience with an innovative flying game that keeps drone flying low to the ground

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DJI Welcomes FAA And Industry Reports On Improving Drone Safety

Key Recommendations From Drone Experts Mirror DJI’s Safety And Security Initiatives DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, welcomes today’s release of three U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) committee reports recommending how authorities can monitor airborne drones, protect against inadvertent or perceived misuse of drones

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RQ-7BV2 Shadow Crashes Near Fort Huachuca

An unmanned aircraft system flying in Fort Huachuca’s restricted military airspace crashed early this afternoon. The RQ-7BV2 Shadow UAS was on a training flight when it experienced an engine failure at around 2:40 p.m., according to a press release from Fort Huachuca. The UAS deployed its emergency parachute and crash

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Free Embry-Riddle Training for First Responders

Embry-Riddle Worldwide offers MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) to anyone with an Internet connection and a desire to learn about aviation. And they are free! Future MOOCs will be announced as scheduled. Public Safety Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Nov. 18 – Dec. 1, 2019 This two-week MOOC covers key

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Ford Patents Vehicle-Integrated Drone

Automaker Ford has patented a “vehicle-integrated drone” that is programmable and can automatically deploy from cars and trucks in emergencies and fly either autonomously or under pilot control to illuminate accident scenes with lights and sirens, stream photos and video, boost emergency communication, and enhance navigation. The law enforcement applications

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NATS launches online drone hobbyist training course

A new, free-to-use online training course for drone users is now available on the NATS website. Designed with new drone owners and hobbyists in mind the animated course, launched today , presents an overview of current UK flight safety rules and regulations governing drone use and features a series of

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Free Class! Embry-Riddle UAS Public Safety

Embry-Riddle Worldwide offers MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) to anyone with an Internet connection and a desire to learn about aviation. And they are free! Future MOOCs will be announced as scheduled. This two-week MOOC covers key concepts related to small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) as applied to the Public

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Second Airbus Zephyr Crashes During Test Flight

An Airbus Zephyr high-altitude pseudo-satellite (HAPS) Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) has crashed while on a test flight in Australia, marking the second crash this year. In a statement sent to Air Force Technology Airbus confirmed the crash occurred on 28 of September. The UAS was being launched from an airstrip

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UAS ISAO and DRONERESPONDERS Partner to Promote Stakeholder Collaboration in the Public Safety UAS Sector

HUNTSVILLE, AL – The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Information Sharing Analysis Organization, Inc. (UAS ISAO), an Alabama-based 501(c)6 organization fostering stakeholder collaboration within the public safety unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) sector, and DRONERESPONDERS, the world’s fasted growing non-profit program supporting public safety UAS, today announced the signing of a memorandum of

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Women and Drones Partners with DRONERESPONDERS to Highlight UAS Opportunities for Females

Women And Drones, the leading organization dedicated to driving excellence in the unmanned industry by achieving equity and participation of women in all disciplines and across all employment sectors, today announced a new strategic alliance with DRONERESPONDERS, the world’s fastest growing non-profit program promoting public safety UAS. Together, the two

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