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FLARM Development Team To Receive BGA Safety Award

Almost all mid-air glider collisions are with another glider, and they mainly happen in the dynamic situations in thermals and around airfields, where other gliders can be hidden from sight behind the glider structure. Mid-air collisions have killed a number of UK glider pilots since 1975. In 2004, three Swiss

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DJI Improves Geofencing to Enhance Protection of European Airports and Facilities

Updated System Refines Airspace Data to Better Reflect Safety Risks DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, is improving its geofencing technology with the launch of its Geospatial Environment Online (GEO) 2.0 system across Europe, bringing state-of-the-art geofencing to a total of 32 European countries. GEO

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DJI select Altitude Angel to provide enhanced Airspace data for 32 European countries

Altitude Angel’s GuardianUTM platform chosen to replace AirMap 12 FEBRUARY, 2019. Altitude Angel, the world’s leading drone services company, has partnered with DJI, the world’s top civilian drones manufacturer, to improve safety and open up more of the skies to its customers. Replacing AirMap for Altitude Angel’s GuardianUTM platform, which

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Israel Plans for Drone Regulations

Regulation governing the operation of drones in Israel is getting underway. The Israel Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) recently published for public comment new draft regulations designed to bring order into drone operations, with an emphasis on safety. Some of the regulations will be difficult to enforce, for example, limiting the

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IATA Drones Innovation Weekend Barcelona, Spain

Participate in the IATA Drones Innovation Weekend and develop a proof-of-concept for the safe operation and business impact of drones in aviation. You can select different challenges to participate in. Prizes include a coveted speaking slot at the prestigious 2019 IATA Safety & Flight Operationsconference which takes place in Barcelona

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Boeing’s Advanced F-15 Flight Tests Completed

A combined U.S. Air Force and Boeing flight test team just wrapped up nearly five years of rigorous testing on the Advanced F-15. They tested the aircraft’s systems and flight controls in Palmdale, Calif. More than 15,000 test points were covered to assure safety, quality and performance. “Take my

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Iran Displays New Variant of Stealth UAV

Iran displayed what appeared to be a refined version of its stealthy armed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) during the Eqtedar 40 defence exhibition that opened in Tehran on 30 January. Several UAVs apparently derived from the US RQ-170 reconnaissance UAV that crashed in Iran in December 2011 have previously been

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Electrical Failure Caused August 2017 MQ-1 Crash

​A US Air Force MQ-1B Predator experienced an electrical failure and fell from the sky during a combat mission at an undisclosed location in the Middle East on Aug. 17, 2017, according to an investigation just released. The Predator, which was deployed to a forward operating location in the

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Hovermap autonomous GPS denied LiDAR mapping

Hovermap offers revolutionary efficiency, safety and operational insights to challenging above ground, underground and GPS-denied environments. It provides collision avoidance, GPS-denied flight, advanced autonomy and SLAM-based LiDAR mapping. This allows a Hovermap-enabled drone to be deployed in challenging GPS-denied environments, to collect 3D and other data which was previously impossible

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FLIR acquires Aeryon Labs

FLIR Systems has acquired Canada-based Aeryon Labs, a developer of advanced UAS for the military, public safety and critical infrastructure markets, the company announced on …

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Public Safety Technology Summit Speakers Preview

Dan Mark, a lieutenant for the city of Aurora Police Department in Colorado, has attended countless conferences during the 34 years he has been a police officer, but says he is a big fan of the summits put on by Foundation Research Associates (FRA). That’s why he has agreed to

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Airport Surveillance with Drones for Improved Flight Safety

Future airports will be more and more automated and remotely controlled, and drones are expected to be integrated with daily operations. A newly granted project ASAS – Airport Surveillance for Airport Safety, led by RISE Research Institutes of Sweden and to be conducted together with LFV (Luftfartsverket), Swedish Regional Airports

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Crashed Swiss Post drone recovered

Today, Monday, in the course of the morning, the Zurich city police recovered the Swiss Post drone which had come down into Lake Zurich. We are relieved that the drone was located in the presumed search area over the lake near Landi-Wiese park and was successfully salvaged by divers from

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Drone Carrying Blood Sample Falls into Lake Zurich

A drone carrying a blood sample has fallen into Lake Zurich during the test phase of a medical deliveries programme. No-one was hurt, but divers did not manage to recover the drone on Friday and the cause of the accident was not known. The drone was carrying a non-vital blood

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FLIR Systems Acquires Aeryon Labs for $200M

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it has acquired Aeryon Labs Inc., a leading developer of high-performance unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for the global military, public safety, and critical infrastructure markets for $200 million. Aeryon’s vertical takeoff and landing quad-copter airframes integrate multiple sensors, including FLIR thermal technology,

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ScanEagle Crash in Queensland Australia

The ATSB is investigating the collision with terrain involving an Insitu X200 ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system (UAS) near Woleebee Creek, Queensland, on 9 January 2019. The UAS was being used for aerial survey. The pilot reported that soon after launch, at about 600 ft above the ground, the UAS displayed

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Airobotics Receives CASA Approval for BVLOS Drone Flights from Remote Operations Center

Automated drone startup Airobotics announced that it has recently made Australian aviation history by obtaining the nation’s first and only Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) approval to operate automated multi-rotor drones from its Remote Operations Center (ROC) beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) with no aircrew needed at the client

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FRA Hosts First-Ever Public Safety Technology Summit – Dual Conference Event for Public Safety Departments

Foundation Research Associates (FRA) will host its first-ever Public Safety Technology Summit, a unique opportunity for public safety departments to bring their entire teams together in one setting to learn about critical technology updates and best practices at this dual conference event. The Public Safety Technology Summit will take place

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Ontario Police Use Drones for Snowmobiling Safety

The Ontario Provincial Police is now utilizing drones and aircraft to enforce safe snowmobiling after a spike in fatalities last year and a half-dozen deaths already this winter. Provincial police are “dismayed by the recurring causal factors in snowmobiler deaths, most notably, those that stem from snowmobilers travelling on

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Airobotics is first to receive CASA approval for BVLOS from remote operations center

Scottsdale, Arizona (January 22, 2019) – Leading automated drone startup Airobotics today announced that it has recently made Australian aviation history by obtaining the nation’s first and only Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) approval to operate automated multi-rotor drones from its Remote Operations Center (ROC) beyond visual line of sight

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AerialWayz™ granted Flight Over People & Moving Vehicles Waiver with Fruity Chutes Inc.

AerialWayz™ was recently granted the 107.39(b) Flying Over People & Moving Vehicles waiver using a DJI Inspire 1. Fruity Chutes drone parachutes was an essential part of our application process for the flight safety aspects. JAS Henry says “When AerialWayz™ was preparing for the 107.39 waiver, Fruity Chutes Inc. was

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Successful Tests for Hensoldt UAS Collision Warning Radar

The sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT has successfully concluded flight tests with its collision avoidance radar system for UAVs. This sensor is intended to improve safety in both military and civilian air traffic. HENSOLDT has developed a demonstrator of a so-called detect-and-avoid radar system, which uses the latest radar technology to

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UAS Drones Disaster Conference, March 7-8

The inaugural UAS DRONES Disaster Conference (UASDISCON) Los Angeles is scheduled for the Columbia Memorial Space Center from March 7-8, 2019. The event will feature keynote speakers with vast expertise in using unmanned systems for fire rescue, emergency management, and public safety. Fire Chief Charles Werner (Ret.), Chairman

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National Public Safety Drone Donation Program

Airborne Works is proud to announce a special support initiative for 2019 to help public safety agencies. From their press release: “This program is for any public safety groups in need of UAV assets and or seeking to acquire UAV/thermal aerial systems or ground based Lidar solutions for accident and

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India Considers Drone Corridors and Droneports

To address various challenges for safety and expansion of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in India, a task-force constituted by the Union government has proposed creation of “Drone Corridor” and “Droneports” in the country. Accordingly, the Ministry of Civil Aviation constituted task-force has recommended key principles and ideas in — Drone

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