Tagged: Safety

Intel Announces New Industry Standards & Demos Drone Pilot Program w/ FAA + DOT

Intel is working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other industry participants to foster innovation and to shape the global standards and practices for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), with safety being the first priority. Intel’s assistance builds on the company’s foundational work last year with the Unmanned Aircraft System

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Goshawk Destroys Rogue Drones by Brute Force

Israeli startup RoboTiCan Ltd.’s solution to attack drones? Sending a bigger drone to hunt them down midair. RoboTiCan’s drone can detect, intercept, and crash into hostile drones, destroying them. Dubbed Goshawk, the drone interfaces with radar systems to detect unmanned aerial vehicles from an undisclosed distance and uses machine vision

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Drone Anti-Collision Lights Guide-[Rupprecht Law]

There are some great benefits to using a drone anti-collision light for recreational, public safety, and commercial operations. It increases safety and gives you greater flexibility in your operations. Remember to go over the list my tips and considerations before you buy anything because each drone anti-collision light has its

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UgCS and Airborne Response Develop Improved Search Pattern

UgCS, a provider of mission planning software for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), together with public safety and disaster response UAS experts Airborne Response, have developed a comprehensive search capability for drones that will allow remote pilots to more effectively conduct search and rescue operations using the UgCS platform. The new

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UgCS unveils new search pattern planning feature for unmanned aircraft systems developed in partnership with Airborne Response

UgCS, the world’s premier provider of mission planning software for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), together with public safety and disaster response UAS experts Airborne Response®, have developed a comprehensive search capability for drones that will allow remote pilots to more effectively conduct search and rescue operations using the UgCS platform.

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Study of Drone Use in Collision Reconstruction Continues

Using drones could save time, money and improve safety RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation is continuing to research ways to use emerging drone technology to make highway travel safer. Last year, NCDOT’s Division of Aviation and the N.C. State Highway Patrol studied the use of drones for highway

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US National Transport Safety Board Using Drones In Investigations

The US National Transport Safety Board is increasingly using drones as part of its accident investigation toolkit, including for terrain mapping of air crashes, according to NTSB investigator Michael Bauer. Notable drone applications by the Board since 2016 include rail and highway crashes and general aviation accidents. However, Bauer notes

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ParaZero’s Parachute System Protects Drone Payloads

Drone safety systems company Parazero Israel Ltd has announced that its drone safety system has successfully saved hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of payload mounted on a commercial drone that almost crashed a couple of weeks ago. The mission was executed by a commercial drone operator in the homeland

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The Registration Task Force Debacle, A Retrospective

The goals of the Registration task force and “emergency’ rulemaking – FAA Statement – “Registering unmanned aircraft will help build a culture of accountability and responsibility, especially with new users who have no experience operating in the U.S. aviation system,” Foxx said. “It will help protect public safety

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Windgo – Drone Chute™ Systems & Methods for Receiving Packages Delivered by Unmanned Vehicles Patent # 10,026,054

Protects methods of embedded sensing and receiving packages from unmanned vehicles. WINDGO’s Drone Chute™ is comprised of a collapsible package receiver adapted to be movably coupled to a building. The package receiver may be configured to receive the package well above ground to increase safety and security of the package

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Tekever Launches AR5 at Farnborough

Portuguese company Tekever unveiled its AR5 unmanned aircraft system (UAS) at Farnborough International Airshow, and the launch included a live feed from operations in the Atlantic. In 2017 Tekever was awarded a contract to produce an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capability for the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), which was

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Callen-Lenz and Lynx Software Technologies team to accelerate time to market for Air Mobility

UK based flight control specialists Callen-Lenz and California’s Lynx Software Technologies, the world leader in open, mixed criticality and secure system development, today announced a strategic teaming to address the fast-developing Air Mobility, Personal Air Vehicle and Certified Unmanned Air System markets around the globe. Lynx’s LynxSecure Safety Bundle (LSB)

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FAA Statement–Federal vs. Local Drone Authority

Congress has provided the FAA with exclusive authority to regulate aviation safety, the efficiency of the navigable airspace, and air traffic control, among other things. State and local governments are not permitted to regulate any type of aircraft operations, such as flight paths or altitudes, or the navigable airspace. However,

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Airbus Partners EASA and CAAS on Drone Regulations

The European Aviation Safety Agency says it has signed a collaboration agreement with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and Airbus to establish a “framework for the exchange of information and technical expertise”. EASA adds that the partners will be “leveraging Airbus’s experience with the ongoing Skyways project”. Skyways

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Apellix Granted USTPO Patent for its Umbilical Cabling and Tethering (UCAT) Systems for Aerial Robots and Drones

Apellix, the safety partner for the technological revolution, is proud to announce that has received its second patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Patent Number US 10,011,352 is for a Mobile base station and umbilical cabling and tethering (UCAT) assist system. Said Robert Dahlstrom, Apellix founder and

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Superman Crashes into French Nuclear Plant

Oddly enough, Greenpeace, the global environmentalist group, proved a point to a nuclear power plant in France that their security isn’t exactly top-notch using a drone shaped like Superman. This was done last Tuesday to point out to the plant that they have some massive security flaws when it comes

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Europe Adopts New Basic Regulation for Aviation

On 26 June 2018, the European Council adopted updated aviation safety rules, which include a revised mandate for the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the first ever EU-wide rules for civil drones of all sizes. The reform introduces proportionate and risk-based rules designed to enable the EU aviation sector

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US, European Air-Safety Agencies Follow Different Paths on Drone Regulation

Europe’s commercial-drone industry likely faces slower growth and tighter initial safety restrictions than U.S. operators, based on comments by the head of the European Aviation Safety Agency. In an interview Wednesday during a U.S.- European air-safety conference here, executive director Patrick Ky sketched out a more conservative vision for overseeing

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Israeli Drone Crashes in Syria

An Israeli drone crashed in Syrian territory Tuesday evening, as troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad prepared an assault on the rebel-held Quneitra and Daraa. The cause of the Skylark tactical surveillance drone’s fall was not clear, though Syrian sources near Quneitra claim the UAV was shot down. The

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Securus Technologies AeroDefense systems’ AirWardenTM at Georgia Department of Corrections facility

Securus Technologies, a leading provider of technology-enabled solutions for public safety, law enforcement, investigations, corrections and government payment services has selected AeroDefense systems’ AirWardenTM Radio-Frequency-based drone and pilot detection, location and alert system for deployment at its correctional facility customer sites. “Contraband delivery via drones is a threat to both

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…And Another One Bites the Dust…

A British Army Watchkeeper has crashed near Aberporth, taking the number of crashes involving the unmanned aircraft to five. Launched from West Wales Airport at Aberporth, it crashed in a lane close to the airstrip at around 5 pm on Thursday afternoon. Police and firefighters were called to the

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