Tagged: Safety

Graupner Droneball Sweeper — Review coming soon!

We just received the new Rotorball Sweeper quadcopter from Graupner USA. This fun and unusual rotordrone is very rugged and crash proof with its built-in dome like cage. Ideal for the beginner as well as experienced drone pilots, the Sweeper is about the size of a basketball. Watch for a

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Singapore Bets Big on Drones

Hi-tech Singapore is planning to roll out a swarm of drones for tasks that include delivering parcels, inspecting buildings and providing security, but safety and privacy concerns mean the initiative may hit turbulence. Companies have already started testing the devices for commercial use, mainly in an area of over 200

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From parcel delivery to security, Singapore bets big on drones

Singapore (AFP) Nov 25, 2018 –

Hi-tech Singapore is planning to roll out a swarm of drones for tasks that include delivering parcels, inspecting buildings and providing security, but safety and privacy concerns mean the initiative may hit turbulence.

Companies have already started testing the devices for commercial use, mainly in

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Federal Aviation Administration Announces Key Appointments for Executive Directors of Aircraft Certification and UAS Integration

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced Earl Lawrence’s promotion to the Agency’s Executive Director for Aircraft Certification. Lawrence was previously Executive Director for the FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Office. He succeeds Dorenda Baker, who retired Nov. 30 after a distinguished aviation safety career.

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Schiebel Wins Contract With European Maritime Safety Agency

Schiebel, the market leader in Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Air Systems (UAS), was awarded the coveted maritime surveillance service provision contract by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER S-100 UAS was selected based on its impressive service record in the maritime domain, as well as its

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Taint It A Shame ASTM – drone standards

One of the new FAA mantras trifecta is “standards,” the other two are “we’re open for business” and “bring us a safety case.” I’ve touched on these before, and I’ll be writing another article addressing the absurdity (the good Lord knows we need some FAA leadership) as soon as I

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RPAS CivOps 2019 – Registration Now Open

RPAS CivOps 2019, the 7th Annual European Civil RPAS Operators & Operations Forum, is taking place in Madrid, Spain on 23 & 24 January 2019. This event is coordinated with & hosted by AESA (The Spanish Aviation Safety & Security Agency). The RPAS CivOps 2019 web site has been redesigned

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French MQ-9 Reaper Crashes on Return from Mali

A medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) MQ-9 Reaper drone of the French Air Force crashed near Niamey, Niger, on November 17, 2018. The UAV was on its way back from a mission in Mali. According to the French Army Staff, the drone crashed in a desert area near the Niamey Air Base

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Drone Crashes into Manhattan Bank – Pilot Arrested

A drone pilot was busted Friday in Midtown after the high-flying gadget took off on him amid fierce winds and slammed into a Barclays bank building, police and sources said. Steven Funes, 27, was flying the drone from the balcony of his 21st-floor room at The Executive Plaza hotel on

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Cranfield Understanding Drone Accidents, and using Drones for Investigation

This course focuses on the knowledge and skills required by personnel who may be involved with Autonomous Vehicle or UAS operations – investigating future occurrences involving these systems, and those exploring the potential application of drones for accident investigation purposes. This practical course benefits from significant participation by members of

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Safeguarding our Future Skies – The Video

 Over the past several weeks Altscope/Airbus has looked more closely at risk, sharing in-depth briefings on what was discussed in Airbus’ UTM Blueprint. So how do these topics affect what the future skies actually look like? This newly released video shows how they envisage ensuring the future safety

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Embry-Riddle free MOOC – small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) – key concepts and best practices for new users

This two-week MOOC covers key concepts related to small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), including basic types, characteristics, applications and current and future uses. It is designed for users with commercial, private/recreational, and public and educational interest in sUAS applications. Specific importance is placed on safety of flight within the National

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ConnexiCore Partners with Cape For End-to-End Drone Integration and Intelligence

Cape, the leading cloud platform for drone telepresence and data management, today announced a partnership with ConnexiCore to provide end-to-end aerial telepresence and intelligence solutions for companies across industries, including public safety, oil and gas, construction, infrastructure, and insurance. As part of the Cape reseller program, ConnexiCore customers can now

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Taliban Claims to Have Shot Down MQ-9 Reaper

An unmanned aircraft suffered a malfunction and crashed in Afghanistan in late October, U.S. military officials say. It then wound up in Taliban propaganda photos, where militants claimed they shot down the drone. Several pictures surfaced on Taliban channels over the past week, allegedly showing the wreckage of an armed

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Heliguy hosts emergency services roadshow

A derailed train lies on its side. Casualties are trapped among the wreckage, desperate for help. It’s a critical situation, with every minute crucial to survival. As part of the rescue operation, the emergency services fly a drone to the crash site, allowing officers to analyse the carnage from a

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GlobalBeacon Goes Live Ahead of ICAO Airline Flight Tracking Recommendations

Aireon LLC and FlightAware today announced thatGlobalBeaconSM is live and providing airlines with global flight tracking ahead of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Global Aeronautical Distress Safety System (GADSS) recommendations, which will be effective November 8, 2018. GlobalBeacon provides airlines with minute-by-minute global aircraft tracking for their aircraft at

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Elbit to Provide UAS to EU Maritime Safety Agency

Elbit Systems Ltd. has announced that it was awarded a framework contract to provide maritime Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) patrol services to be provided by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) to countries in the European Union. The contract that will be executed in cooperation with CEiiA is for a

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Terra Drone Expands into African Market

Terra Drone Corporation (SHIBUYA-KU TOKYO CEO Toru Tokushige following as Terra Drone) established a new branch in South Africa specializing in drone solutions for underground and surface mining. Terra Drone is a leading global commercial drone technology company focused on providing cutting-edge, smart-mining solutions, which improve safety, reduce down-time, reduce

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Small Unmanned Aircraft DJI Battery TB50 and TB55 In-Flight Power Failures

Small Unmanned Aircraft DJI Battery TB50 and TB55 In-Flight Power Failures Introduction 1.1 This Safety Notice supersedes and revokes Safety Notice SN–2018/008. 1.2 This Safety Notice applies to operators of multi-rotor small unmanned aircraft utilising DJI battery model TB50 or TB55, including all DJI Matrice 200 series (which includes the

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Dallas Police Want Drones

The Dallas Police Department could soon add drones to their tool belt, and police recently made their case for supporting the use of drones to the city’s Public Safety and Criminal Justice Committee. Assistant Chief Paul Stokes told the committee that the drones would only be equipped with cameras and

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