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Drone hits a plane in Canada

As drone usage continues to increase, the regulations for flight will also continue to increase and there is clearly a serious need for them to. New safety standards that are currently being proposed in various countries will include that each drone is registered by the owner. This will help authorities

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Drone Laws in Washington

Even if you are following the strict rules and regulations for drones that have been put in place by the FAA, you may not be following any existing laws and/or rules that are set by the state you are flying in. Flying Over Washington Because of some serious accidents that

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DJI Unveils Technology To Identify And Track Airborne Drones – Aeroscope

AeroScope Addresses Safety, Security And Privacy Concerns While Protecting Drone Pilots DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, has unveiled AeroScope, its new solution to identify and monitor airborne drones with existing technology that can address safety, security and privacy concerns. AeroScope uses the existing communications

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Human Factors in the Unmanned Industry

By Elise Lagerstrom, Human Factors / Flight Safety It has always been a challenge for me to explain my degree and career path. The conversation usually starts with “Where did you go to school?” to which I reply “Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.” As it turns out, very few people outside the

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Drone World Expo Opens Tomorrow

Today marks the beginning of Commercial Drone Week in Silicon Valley. As a precursor to Drone World Expo, a series of Pre-Conference Workshops will take place at the same venue as Drone World Expo. The workshops will focus on ‘Public Safety Training’, ‘sUAS for Inspections’ and ‘Sensors and Analytics for

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Driverless hover-taxi makes first ‘concept’ flight in Dubai

Dubai (AFP) Sept 25, 2017 –

Dubai has edged closer to its goal of launching a pioneering hover-taxi service, with the authorities announcing a successful “concept” flight was made on Monday without passengers.

Safety features for the two-seater air taxi include emergency parachutes and nine independent battery systems, according to Dubai’s

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Israel Grounds Skylark Fleet After Two New Crashes

Two small IDF drones crashed in the West Bank on Monday, the latest Israeli unmanned aircraft to go down in recent months, for as yet unclear reasons, the army said. One of the hand-launched unmanned aerial vehicles fell in the city of Hebron, the second in the city of Bethlehem.

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Operational Safety Cases for Drones, Part 5 – Processes

The final component of a coherent safety argument is Processes – or more properly, the environment in which the activity takes place and how you manage it. Each PfCO holder has an operations manual which defines the policies that underpin how you will operate and manage risk, although it typically

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Landmark study suggests risks vary widely in drone-human impacts

New Virginia Tech research suggests there’s wide variation in the risk that unmanned aircraft pose to people on the ground. Many of the most promising applications for these aircraft — including package delivery, public safety, and traffic management — entail flights over people and raise the possibility, however unlikely, of

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Industrial SkyWorks Speaks on How to Solve the Biggest Problems with Oil and Gas Projects Using Drones

The oil and gas industry faces several challenges that range from leakages and fires to safety risks, fluctuating demand and prices. Addressing these requires combining various strategies to ensure proper and efficient operations and infrastructure. Detecting and fixing problems is probably one major step towards increasing production and operations, however,

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sUAVs Linked with Mesh Network for Aerial Surveillance 

Rajant, a provider of private wireless networks, successfully conducted tests that show police forces can use sUAVs (drones) linked with a mesh network on the licensed 4.9 GHz public safety band for aerial surveillance and pop-up connectivity. Rajant worked with the Morehead Kentucky Police to apply for an experimental license

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Operational safety cases for drones, Part 4 – Platform

Having looked at the human component, the 4th article of the series will look at the next safety component, the technological component at the heart of your operation, the drone itself. Knowing your Platform The first principle to understand is that you will need to know have a comprehensive knowledge

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Advanced Weather Service for Commercial Drone Market

Earth Networks, a provider of weather intelligence solutions, has announced Sferic DroneFlight – a new advanced predictive weather offering specifically designed for rapidly growing commercial drone markets within construction, insurance, oil and gas, agriculture, and public safety. As organizations move towards deploying drones for commercial applications ranging from delivery of

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AeroVironment’s New Long-Range Tracking Antenna Significantly Extends Puma AE UAS Capabilities and Enhances Warfighter Safety

AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both military and commercial applications, today announced the release of a new, long-range tracking antenna (LRTA) for its Puma™ AE unmanned aircraft system. The critical upgrade extends the range of Puma systems equipped with AeroVironment’s secure Digital Data

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Honeywell Launches UAV Industrial Inspection Service

Honeywell has launched its first commercial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) inspection service, the Honeywell InView inspection Service, to help industrial customers improve critical structure inspections while also helping increase employees’ safety from many of the risks associated with these often-dangerous working conditions. The Honeywell InView inspection service will combine the

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Operational safety cases for drones – Part 3 People

Now that you thought about operational safety cases and audited your operation and have an understanding of the safety culture that exists within it, you will need to look at the components included in building a safety case. The 3 safety components are People, Platform and Processes and in this

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FLIR Duo Pro R Thermal Visible Commercial Drone Camera

Featuring both a thermal sensor with radiometry and a visible camera, the FLIR Duo Pro R gives professional drone operators the range and image detail needed to capture actionable thermal and visible imagery in a single drone flight. Ideal for a wide range of high-performance commercial, industrial, and public safety

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Minnesota Improves Bridge Inspection Procedures

MnDOT’s efforts to study whether drones can help bridge inspectors are progressing, and the second phase project has been completed. (Meanwhile a third project has just begun.) Phase 1 of this research project demonstrated that drones can reduce safety risks and inconvenience to bridge inspectors and the traveling public.

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Drones in Australia use AI for Shark Detection

Drones equipped with a shark detection system powered by artificial intelligence will start patrolling some Australian beaches from next month in a bid to improve safety. The battery-powered drones will provide a live-video feed to a drone operator who then uses the shark-spotting software to identify sharks in real time

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DJI Spark Owners Must Update Firmware

There couldn’t be a bigger shock than a hobbyist that is excited to take off with their DJI Spark drone only to find out that it refuses to launch. Unfortunately, due to some added safety precautions and updates, this will be the case for many if they don’t update their

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