Tagged: Safety

Algorithm to Prevent Drone Crashes

Verity Studios, which is behind some of the highest-stakes drone flights in the world, has introduced a software algorithm it says can prevent quadcopters from crashing during unexpected propulsion system failures. “There are already numerous cases of drones crashing to the ground (sometimes injuring people) for no apparent reason,”

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Everdrone’s Autonomous First Responder UAS

 Sweden’s Everdrone offers a software solution that gives autonomous UAVs critical capabilities for operating beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS). To sense and avoid, land and take off, navigate with reliability and precision – even in complex environments. This video describes First Responder UAS using ADS-B support, iPad integration

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Helicopter Association Launches Incident Reporting Tool

To address a growing need for reporting airborne safety hazards, helicopter pilots now have a new website that allows for fast and easy reporting of near misses and other in-flight safety events. The HAI Aviation Reporting Program (HARP) was developed by the association’s Operations Department specifically for helicopter pilots, with

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FAA Statement on UAS Detection Systems at Airports

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) understands airport safety and security concerns raised by the malicious or errant use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The agency shares these concerns. In order to support the safe integration of UAS detection systems into the airport environment, the FAA provided important information and continues

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Iris Automation announces Casia, the first turnkey collision-avoidance solution for the commercial drone industry

San Francisco CA (SPX) May 01, 2019 –

Iris Automation, an artificial intelligence and safety avionics company, has announced the launch of Casia – the first commercially available computer vision detect-and-avoid solution to enable Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations for autonomous vehicles.

Providing the “eyes and brain” for drones, Casia

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Are drones safe for kids?

Drones have become a popular hobby toy for adults and children alike. However, many people have questioned if drones are safe for kids to be flying. We’re here to talk through any drone safety concerns you have and help you and your family learn the best drone safety tips if

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FAA Releases Aerospace Forecast

All safety, efficiency and economic indicators show that air travel in the United States is strong, according to the FAA Aerospace Forecast Fiscal Years (FY) 2019-2039 (PDF). With aircraft operations expected to increase more than 25 percent over the next 20 years, the FAA is advancing major airspace modernization and

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Unmanned Safety Institute and Textron Systems Create Employment Pipeline for Collegiate Students

The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), the industry leader in remote pilot safety education, training, and certification, will collaborate with Textron Systems, a business of Textron, Inc. (NYSE:TXT), to implement Aerosonde® Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS) operator training into university curriculums, helping prospective unmanned systems operators with certification. USI will implement

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Raytheon’s Ground-Based Detect & Avoid System

Raytheon’s Ground-Based Detect and Avoid (GBDAA) system is now operational at Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport and will be used to test the safety and efficiency of small drone operations in the 200 square mile drone test range.

“GBDAA allows drone pilots to make safe decisions about flight maneuvers beyond visual line of

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ATA, LLC Partners with Harris Corporation to Deliver LAANC Services to the UAS Industry

ATA, LLC has partnered with Harris Corporation to provide safety-critical aerospace management solutions for the fast-growing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry. Under the arrangement, ATA and Harris jointly developed LAANC and obtained all FAA-required approvals to offer the service. Harris approved by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a UAS Service

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Iris Automation Announces Casia Turnkey Collision-Avoidance Solution

Iris Automation, an artificial intelligence and safety avionics company, has announced the launch of Casia – the first commercially available computer vision detect-and-avoid solution to enable Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations for autonomous vehicles. For the first time, there’s a system that allows an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)

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Martin UAV V-BAT Achieves FAA Aircraft Certification

Martin UAV (MUAV) has been granted Special Airworthiness Certificates (Experimental Aircraft) for multiple, advanced V-BAT aircraft, authorizing operations in the national airspace. The FAA Certification follows an extensive review process including detailed scrutiny of V-BAT operational and test documentation by FAA officials, a safety board review, an inspection of

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SafeDrone: Comprehensive contracts with drone manufacturers

Safety as a top priority at Matternet Comprehensive technical fleet management for SwissDrones SafeDrone by Lufthansa Technik has signed comprehensive contracts with drone manufacturers Matternet and SwissDrones. Both companies will use SafeDrone Health to improve the efficiency of their maintenance programs. SafeDrone Health helps to reduce maintenance efforts SafeDrone Health

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Fotokite and Pierce Launch Firefighter Situational Awareness System

Fotokite recently announced the launch of a new product for firefighters in partnership with Pierce Manufacturing. Pierce Situational Awareness Systems by Fotokite are actively tethered unmanned aerial systems (UAS) integrated directly into public safety vehicles and firefighter operations. The systems provide persistent aerial situational awareness with the single push of

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YANGDA FW-250 VTOL

YANGDA FW-250 is a reliable and affordable VTOL fixed-wing plane designed for long-range inspection, survey, aerial photography, agriculture, search and rescue and public safety applications. As a fixed-wing UAV with VTOL and hover capabilities, the FW-250 features a modular airframe that can be set up in less than 10 minutes,

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Korean Army Forensic Probe System to Track Intruders

South Korea’s Army has recently established a new forensic investigation system to counter the illicit use of commercial drones for infiltrating and filming military installations. The armed service’s Central Investigation Group introduced the system for the detailed analysis of crimes and accidents involving drones. It has also started to use

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2017 Watchkeeper Crash Report Published

A British Army Watchkeeper drone stalled itself and crashed into the sea on a bad weather flight test, military investigators have said – though most of the wreckage was never found. The unmanned aircraft, tail number WK042, fell from the sky in February 2017 while trialling a new ice detection

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DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety Alliance to Unite First Response and Emergency Management Organizations, Remote Pilots for UAS Operations

New program is led by Chief Charles Werner (ret.), a nationally-recognized expert in the use of unmanned aircraft systems by public safety and emergency response agencies, in cooperation with AIRT MIAMI – Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – also known as “drones” – continue to transform the way public safety professionals

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Facebook’s Airbus Zephyr Crashes on Test Flight

An Airbus Zephyr testing out a way to deliver internet services to remote communities has reportedly crashed in the Kimberley, Western Australia. The drone, part of an initiative dedicated to helping the social media giant become a global internet service provider, was supposed to demonstrate Facebook’s High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite communications

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