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Fruity Chutes SATS-MINI Update Solves for Fixed-Wing and VTOL

Fruity Chutes has released the 1.2.1 update for the Sentinel Automatic Trigger System (SATS-MINI), a safety device that detects when a UAV fails and triggers the parachute to deploy. Unlike other automatic trigger systems (ATS) which are onlyoptimized for multicopter applications, the SATS-MINI update adds support for fixed-wing and VTOL

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LAPD Helicopter Drone Crash Pilot Gets $500 Fine

A Hollywood man who flew a drone that crashed into an LAPD helicopter last year was sentenced to a $500 fine and probation. Andrew Rene Hernandez was sentenced on Monday after pleading guilty to a single misdemeanor charge of unsafe operation of an unmanned aircraft in January. It was the

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Pilot Mixed Up MQ-9 Controls in $6M June 2020 Crash

An MQ-9 pilot pulled a wrong lever as the Reaper was taking off in Syracuse, N.Y., causing the remotely piloted aircraft to lose fuel supply and crash in June 2020, according to an Air Force investigation. The MQ-9 was “significantly damaged” at a cost of $6.085 million in the crash

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Virginia Tech Tests Windscreen Drone Impacts

A drone slams into a windshield. The drone’s shell cracks, and the windshield shudders. Pieces of a propeller snap off. But the windshield doesn’t shatter. Most safe drone flights aren’t supposed to end in crashes. But this crash is unfolding in one of Virginia Tech’s impact labs, where controlled collisions

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UK Network Rail Opens Drone Flight Approval Portal

Dronecloud recently announced that it was awarded a 5-year deal to provide Flight Management Systems (FMS) for Network Rail’s growing drone operation. The deal delivers safety and efficiency for the drone operations of today while paving the way for Network Rail to embrace the opportunities offered by future drone technology

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EASA Issues Guidelines for the Design Verification of ‘Specific’ Category Drones

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published guidance for drone operators, manufacturers and national authorities explaining the process for the design verification of drones, an important element in ensuring safe drone operations in the ‘specific’ category. Since the new EU drone regulation became applicable on December 31, 2020, the

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EASA issues guidelines for the design verification of drones operated in the ‘specific’ category

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published guidance for drone operators, manufacturers and national authorities explaining the process for the design verification of drones, an important element in ensuring safe drone operations in the ‘specific’ category. Since the new EU drone regulation became applicable on December 31, 2020, the

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Citadel Defense Digitizes CUAS Training for Military and Government

With anticipated cuts in Force size, the Pentagon must optimize investments in technology to avoid compromising national security and troop safety. To meet these operational needs, Citadel Defense has integrated CUAS training into their latest software update now available to over 300 fielded systems. Citadel’s software provides guidance and increased

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Schiebel Camcopter S-100 Performs Maritime Surveillance in Romania

The Romanian Border Police operates the Schiebel CAMCOPTER S-100 for maritime surveillance purposes. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) service is delivered by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and is also extended to Bulgaria. Stationed in Mangalia, the CAMCOPTER S-100 supports the Romanian authorities in carrying out general Coast

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Australia – RPAS Chief Maintenance Controller

We are looking for a RPAS Chief Maintenance Controller to join our Facilities Operations team to ensure maintenance of all drones is carried out in accordance with the manufacturer specifications and in adherence with the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations. We are an open, connected global team that includes some of

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Unmanned Safety Institute Partners with ULTRA to Promote UAS Industry Certifications in New Jersey School System

Urban Low Altitude Transport Association (ULTRA) recognizes that UAS Growth will provide significant high-paid employment opportunities for today’s high school students. Allendale, NJ (April 6, 2021) – Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) is forecasted to become the fastest growing segment of the aviation industry with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) predicting

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Dronecloud Network Rail flight approval

Dronecloud recently announced it was awarded a 5-year deal to provide Flight Management Systems (FMS) for Network Rail’s growing drone operation. The deal delivers safety and efficiency for the drone operations of today while paving the way for Network Rail to embrace the opportunities offered by future drone technology such

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Schiebel awarded new service provision contract with EMSA

Schiebel has won another significant contract with the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). Schiebel, with its CAMCOPTER® S-100, is yet again one of the service providers for EMSA’sRemotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) operations carrying out ship emissionmonitoring and general maritime surveillance for EU member states. The scope of this EUR

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Pipistrel chooses Honeywell to provide critical navigation and sensor technology for our unmanned cargo aircraft

New Attitude Heading Reference System and Air Data Module will bring enhanced safety and reliability to Nuuva V300 cargo aircraft. AJDOVŠČINA, SLOVENIA, April 2021 – Pipistrel has selected Honeywell’s (NYSE: HON) next-generation Attitude Heading Reference System and Air Data Module for its Nuuva V300 cargo unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The

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Schiebel Gets New EMSA Contract

Schiebel has won another significant contract with the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). Schiebel, with its CAMCOPTER S-100, is yet again one of the service providers for EMSA’s Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) operations carrying out ship emission monitoring and general maritime surveillance for EU member states. The scope of

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Educators Agree That Remote Pilot Industry Standards Are Key

By Melanie DeStefano When a new technology emerges, especially one that could potentially cause propertydamage or bodily harm, where does the responsibility of building a culture of safety fall? That has been the question for unmanned aircraft system (UAS) technologyeducators. “TOP of the Class: AUVSI & Educators Training for

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Disinfectant-Spraying Drone at Collector Car Auction

At WestWorld in Scottsdale, the annual Barrett-Jackson collector car auction is underway, and since the 2021 event is taking place amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an added safety measure to keep bidders safe: drones. Barrett-Jackson, ‘The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions’, announced in February that the company is adding

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UK CAA – UAS Operations Policy Specialist

Date: 25-Mar-2021 Location: Gatwick, GB Company: Civil Aviation Authority Salary: Up to £60,000 dependent upon experience Contract Type: Permanent, full time We are the UK’s aviation regulator and recognised as a world leader in its field. Our activities are diverse, enabling the aviation industry to meet the highest safety standards,

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Austin-Travis County EMS ATCEMS Public Safety UAS Program

Austin-Travis County EMS (ATCEMS) is excited to announce the creation of a Public Safety Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Program. The team name “SPARTAN” is an acronym for Special Projects – Aerial Recon – Transport – Aid – Navigation. The SPARTAN Team currently has sixteen (16) qualified UAS Pilots who hold

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Colorado State Patrol Uses Drone Mapping for Crash Analysis

Crash scenes are hectic, dangerous for first responders and motorists, and can lead to extended delays as traffic comes to a standstill or is rerouted. However, crash scenes are also crime scenes that require securing and collecting evidence for legal and insurance purposes. Last year, the Colorado State Patrol investigated

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New details of US drone flights in UK this summer raise concerns over safety and corporate cronyism

New details about the British government’s plans to allow US defence manufacturer General Atomics to conduct experimental flights of its new SkyGuardian drone in the UK this summer have emerged in MOD documents published on the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) website. SkyGuardian flights are to be conducted from RAF Waddington

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Qamcom Group invests in Skysense

Qamcom Group invests in Skysense, a company that brings safety and security to the airspace by turning radio signals into actionable information. Skysense offers highly advanced systems to detect and track drones. In a world where a rising number of drones, not only brings endless possibilities but also possible security

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Texas Department of Public Safety Awards DroneSense SaaS Contract

DroneSense, the Austin-based developers of the DroneSense Public Safety Drone Platform, has been awarded an agreement with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to improve situational awareness by centralizing and integrating massive data sets, and creating the ideal environment for multiple agencies to collaborate and work together effectively to

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ICAO Updates RPAS Standards and Recommended Practices

During its ongoing 222nd Session, the ICAO Council adopted new and amended Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) driving important progress on the international safety and interoperability of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS). The new provisions will become effective on 12 July 2021, and applicable as of 26 November 2026. The

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