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DRONERESPONDERS Establishes International Advisory Council

The DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety Alliance, the world’s fastest growing non-profit program supporting public safety UAS, thas announced the creation of the DRONERESPONDERS International Advisory Council (DIAC) to serve the rapidly expanding constituency of international members joining the DRONERESPONDERS movement. DRONERESPONDERS Director Charles Werner announced the formation of DIAC while speaking

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DRONERESPONDERS Establishes International Advisory Council to Strengthen Global Public Safety UAS Interoperability

The DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety Alliance, the world’s fastest growing non-profit program supporting public safety UAS, today announced the creation of the DRONERESPONDERS International Advisory Council (DIAC) to serve the rapidly expanding constituency of international members joining the DRONERESPONDERS movement. DRONERESPONDERS Director Charles Werner announced the formation of DIAC while speaking

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India’s Rustom 2 Crashes on Test Flight

The Indian Defence Research Development Organisation’s (DRDO’s) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Rustom-II crashed at Jodi Chikkana Halli in Karnataka’s Chitradurga district on Tuesday morning. The aircraft’s test flight was underway at Challakere Aeronautical Test Range, an outdoor testing and evaluating facility of the DRDO, when the incident took place.

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Austrian Airlines uses Donecle Drone Technology for Aircraft Inspections

Donecle announced it has signed on Austrian Airlines, member of the Lufthansa Group, for its automated drone inspection solution. Donecle is excited to partner with Austrian Airlines to help the airline optimize their maintenance process by reducing time of aircraft inspection while increasing reliability, safety and traceability of airframe checks.

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APSMobile Receives Test Flight Approval from NASA

HAPSMobile Inc., a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp. and minority-owned by AeroVironment, Inc., has received a limited flight release from NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC), Airworthiness and Flight Safety Review Board to conduct a test flight of the HAWK30 aircraft in restricted airspace. AFRC is responsible to ensure ground and

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HAPSMobile Receives Test Flight Approval from NASA’s Airworthiness and Flight Safety Review Board

HAPSMobile Inc. (“HAPSMobile”), a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp. (TOKYO: 9434) and minority-owned by AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), has received a limited flight release from NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC), Airworthiness and Flight Safety Review Board to conduct a test flight of the HAWK30 aircraft in restricted airspace. AFRC is

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Southeast Regional UAS RODEO

GEOHuntsville and the UAS Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (UAS ISAO) are preparing for the Inaugural Southeast Regional UAS RODEO, a 2 day event designed to give UAS Pilots involved in Public Safety Activities a full-scale training, skill-building, and competitive environment to share their knowledge, skills, and abilities in UAS

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Whatever Happened To Buzzy The Drone?

We haven’t seen hide nor hair of the affable little guy in quite some time. Some folks in the drone ecosystem including myself thought that the Buzzy concept was juvenile and didn’t really convey the tried and tested aviation culture of safety message to the masses. Sure, it was geared

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Intermap Announces Launch of Lido Surface Data NEXTView for UAS Market

Lido Surface Data NEXTView improves safety and efficiency of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Intermap Technologies (“Intermap”), a global leader in geospatial intelligence solutions, today announced the launch of its Lido Surface Data NEXTView (“NEXTView”) data solution, co-developed with Lufthansa Systems, for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) market. NEXTView is a high-accuracy,

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DRONERESPONDERS Surpasses 600 Member-Agencies, Launches Fall 2019 Public Safety UAS Research Survey

Research initiative will explore current practices and marketplace perceptions surrounding public safety agency drone operations amid explosive growth MIAMI, FL – DRONERESPONDERS, the world’s fastest growing non-profit program supporting public safety UAS, has officially surpassed 600 member public safety agencies who are operating drones. In recognition of this milestone,

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EHang Gets World’s First UAS Safety Certificate for AAV

EHang, an autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) technology platform company, announced that it has become the world’s first company to achieve certificate of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) safety level II for AAVs through tests of the UAS fence. The certificate was issued by the China Academy of Civil Aviation Science and

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Soviet TU-144 Concordski Crash at Paris Airshow 1973

The aggressive take-off profile of the Soviet TU-144 supersonic passenger airplane (right) vs. the French-British Concorde (left). At its peak, the Anglo-French Concorde was the epitome of technological prowess and super sleek design in 20th-century aviation. It was considered the most beautiful commercial plane the world had ever seen –

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DRS-M600 Parachute Safety Solution

Drone Rescue Systems GmbH’s new DRS-M600 Parachute Safety system was developed for use with DJI M600 and DJI M600pro drones, and because it meets all federal standards the Federal Aviation Administration can issue permits for drones equipped with the DRS-M600 system so they can be use over crowds.

Drone Rescue’s DRS-M600

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Commercial Drone Alliance, DRONERESPONDERS Partner on Public Safety Programs

The DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety Alliance – a 501(c)3 non-profit program of AIRT, Inc. – and the Commercial Drone Alliance, an independent 501(c)6 organization working to collectively merge policy with innovation in the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry – have announced a partnership to assist public safety UAS programs in implementing

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ASSURE’s Ground Collision Study

What could happen if a drone hit a person on the ground? What are the risks of serious injury from flying small unmanned aircraft over people, and are we doing everything we can to reduce those risks? Through its continued research, the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research

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Drone Rescue Systems Supports Satellite Recovery Research

The parachute safety solution manufacturer Drone Rescue Systems GmbH supports the European research project Formation flight for in-Air Launcher 1st stage Capturing demonstration (FALCon). Under the leadership of DLR, research is being conducted on how launch vehicles can be returned to the launch site as efficiently as possible for re-use.

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Help the FAA with the Recreational Drone Flyer Test

Testing Testing 1..2..3.. Recreational Drone Flyer Test Coming Soon! Can your business help? Are you part of the drone or tech industry? The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants your help to administer a recreational flyer knowledge and safety test to the widest audience possible! We have posted a request for

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AIRT Announces Rebranding of UAS DRONES Disaster Conferences to DRONERESPONDERS Series

DOWNEY, CA – During the 2019 UAS DRONES Disaster Conference in Los Angeles, Talwyn Haley, Air Traffic Security Specialist with the Federal Aviation Administration discusses the process for public safety agencies to request emergency air space authorization during times of disasters. Photo by AIRT. Non-profit evolving event programming as

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Japan’s NEC ‘Flying Car’ First Hover

Japanese electronics maker NEC Corp. on Monday showed a “flying car,” a large drone-like machine with four propellers that hovered steadily for about a minute. The test flight reaching 3 meters (10 feet) high was held in a gigantic cage, as a safety precaution, at an NEC facility in a

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DRONERESPONDERS Unveils Technical Experts Program

The DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety Alliance, the world’s fastest-growing 501(c)3 non-profit program supporting public safety UAS, has launched a Technical Experts Program (TEP) to assist public safety and emergency services professionals and agencies who require first-hand subject matter expertise in deploying and managing their drone programs. Speaking at the North Carolina

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Drone Rescue Systems GmbH cooperates with the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR)

The parachute safety solution manufacturer Drone Rescue Systems GmbH supports the European research project Formation flight for in-Air Launcher 1st stage Capturing demonstration (FALCon https://www.falcon-iac.eu/). Under the leadership of DLR, research is being conducted on how launch vehicles can be returned to the launch site as efficiently as possible for

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DRONERESPONDERS Unveils Technical Experts Program, Adds Advisors to Support Public Safety UAS

Subject matter experts will offer professional support to public safety UAS program managers and remote pilots seeking assistance for drone operations GREENSBORO, N.C. – The DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety Alliance, the world’s fastest-growing 501(c)3 non-profit program supporting public safety UAS, has launched a Technical Experts Program (TEP) to assist public

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S.Korea tests drone delivery in remote regions

Seoul (AFP) July 31, 2019 –
Seoul began testing delivery by drone in the country’s remote regions Wednesday, with the hope of improving residents’ quality of life, the government said.

The project, jointly launched by the interior and safety ministry and Korea Post, among other government agencies, aims to establish a

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Gray Eagle Crashes Near Baghdad

A U.S. MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) crashed on August 7 in the district of Radwaniyah west of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. “A Coalition Unmanned Aerial Vehicle made an unscheduled landing in Baghdad Wednesday due to a mechanical problem. The aircraft landed safely and was successfully recovered

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NASA Launches National UAV Safety Competition

The Safeguard with Autonomous Navigation Demonstration (SAND) is an opportunity for small businesses to compete in an autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) competition to help NASA address safety-critical risks associated with flying UAVs in the national airspace such as: flight outside of approved airspace, unsafe proximity to people or property,

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