Tagged: Safety

Brendan Schulman leaves DJI

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Today is my last day working at DJI. I have been honored to hold this role for six years, advocating for innovation and the progressive regulation of a technology that I love. Together, we have created the policy frameworks and product safety features that have enabled

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Becker Avionics Partners with Iris Automation

Becker Avionics, a 65 year globally-renowned aviation industry supplier that works with the top 20 Aerospace OEMs, and commercial drone safety innovator, Iris Automation, have entered into a strategic partnership to increase the situational awareness of general aviation pilots and advance uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV) safety. The two companies will

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Renowned Aviation Supplier Becker Avionics Partners with Iris Automation

Joint alliance to augment general aviation pilot safety Becker Avionics, a 65-year globally-renowned aviation industry supplier that works with the top 20 Aerospace OEMs, and commercial drone safety innovator, Iris Automation, have entered into a strategic partnership to increase the situational awareness of general aviation pilots and advance uncrewed aerial

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Eno – Guiding the new UAS industry to safety excellence

Have questions you want answered? Sign up now for the webinar covering the report’s key takeaways on Wednesday, September 8 at 2:00pm ET. The aviation industry and regulators are achieving many notable successes in creating effective policies to facilitate the integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Uncrewed Aircraft Systems, or UAS)

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Advanced Aircraft Company First Place Winner in the NIST First Responder UAS Endurance Challenge

Advanced Aircraft Company (AAC), a developer of long-endurance hybrid-electric unmanned aircraft systems designed for a wide range of commercial, defense and public safety applications, has been named one of seven finalists in the NIST First Responder UAS Endurance Challenge, which was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute

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Swoop Aero Partners with Iris Automation

Australian drone-powered logistics company, Swoop Aero, and commercial drone safety innovator, Iris Automation, have entered into a partnership to offer Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) drone solutions to global clients seeking to safely unlock the skies above cities and solve logistics challenges in remote and rural areas. Swoop Aero

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Drone-powered Logistics Provider Swoop Aero Partners with Iris Automation

Australian drone-powered logistics company, Swoop Aero, and commercial drone safety innovator, Iris Automation, have entered into a partnership to offer Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) drone solutions to global clients seeking to safely unlock the skies above cities and solve logistics challenges in remote and rural areas. Swoop Aero

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Nordic Unmanned Gets €7M EMSA Award

Nordic Unmanned has received a conditional letter of award from the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) regarding lightweight RPAS services supporting pollution response and multipurpose maritime surveillance for up to 4 years, with tender name EMSA/OP/1/2021. The official value of the framework contract is EUR 7 million over a period

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AAUS seeks clarity in Unmanned Aircraft Levy

It has come to the attention of the Australian Association for Unmanned Systems possible discrepancies in the Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s (CASA) industry cost recovery figures relating to the Unmanned Aircraft Levy. In the recently released Cost Recovery Implementation Statement (CRIS), documenting CASA’s cost recovery arrangements for aviation regulatory services,

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NIST Announces Top Four Winners in the National First Responder UAS Endurance Challenge

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently announced the four winners of the 2021 PSCR First Responder UAS Endurance Challenge. In the four-stage challenge, participants designed, built and flew an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) with the goal of flying for the longest time possible

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Linux Foundation’s InterUSS Adopted by Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation to Meet European U-Space Requirements for Unmanned Aircraft

InterUSS, a Linux Foundation open source project that enables trusted, secure and scalable interoperability to advance safe, equitable and efficient drone operations, today announced the launch of the network remote identification service (NET-RID). The new feature meets the European U-Space Regulation established by the European Union Safety Council, which will

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Pipistrel Selects Honeywell’s Revolutionary sUAS SATCOM System For All Unmanned Aircraft Platforms

A Honeywell (NYSE: HON) breakthrough in compact satellite communications technology will bring the safety, connectivity and efficiency trusted for decades by airplane manufacturers and airlines to three of Pipistrel’s exciting new aircraft, including the fixed-wing Surveyor and both unmanned Nuuva platforms, the V300 and smaller V20. Weighing in at only

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Pipistrel Selects Honeywell’s New Small UAV SATCOM System for All Unmanned Aircraft Platforms

A Honeywell breakthrough in compact satellite communications technology will bring the safety, connectivity and efficiency trusted for decades by airplane manufacturers and airlines to three of Pipistrel‘s exciting new aircraft, including the fixed-wing Surveyor and both unmanned Nuuva platforms, the V300 and smaller V20. Weighing in at only 1 kilogram

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Johns Creek partners with Airspace Link for drone safety

The City of Johns Creek is partnering with Airspace Link, Inc., a provider of drone flight authorization and management solutions, to launch its new FLYSAFE program that helps local drone pilots fly safely and compliantly under Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidelines. Johns Creek is the first municipality in Georgia to

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Adorama Partners with Unmanned Tactical Group to Offer Public Safety Drone Training

Adorama Business Solutions (ABS) today announced a partnership with Unmanned Tactical Group (UTG) to offer advanced drone training services to its public safety and government customers implementing a drone program. The partnership is another step forward in ABS’ commitment to provide a robust commercial drone ecosystem of cutting-edge professional solutions,

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MIT Algorithm Trains Drones to Fly Faster without Crashing

Aerospace engineers at MIT have devised an algorithm that helps drones find the fastest route around obstacles without crashing. The new algorithm combines simulations of a drone flying through a virtual obstacle course with data from experiments of a real drone flying through the same course in a physical space.

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SMS for UAS

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are becoming more prolific as commercial applications of drones continue to expand. An increasing number of business aviation departments find the organizations they support want to utilize UAS for various functions. What best practices are UAS operators implementing to ensure safety of their own operations, as

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UL and Hyundai Join Forces to Advance Second Life Battery Energy Storage System Safety and Performance

UL, the global safety science leader, and Hyundai Motor Company, a global enterprise aiming to revolutionize the mobility value chain and sustainability, have entered into an agreement to help further the safe deployment and use of second-life battery energy storage systems (SLBESS). A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), signed during a

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RQ-4 Global Hawk Crashes in North Dakota

A US Air Force RQ-4 Block 40 Global Hawk crashed at approximately 7:00 a.m. Central Standard Time today in a rural field near Gilby, North Dakota. The aircraft was from Grand Forks Air Force Base and was returning to base at the time of the accident. The RQ-4 is an

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Advanced Aircraft Company Launches with Gas-Electric Hybrid UAS

Advanced Aircraft Company (AAC), a developer of long-endurance hybrid-electric unmanned aircraft systems designed for a wide range of commercial, defense and public safety applications, has announced the launch of its Hybrid Advanced Multirotor Unmanned Aircraft System (HAMR). The company also announces its latest round of funding, led by Shenandoah Valley

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Advanced Aircraft Company Launches with hybrid advanced multirotor unmanned aerial system

Advanced Aircraft Company (AAC), a developer of long-endurance hybrid-electric unmanned aircraft systems designed for a wide range of commercial, defence and public safety applications, today announces the launch of its Hybrid Advanced Multirotor Unmanned Aircraft System (HAMR). The company also announces its latest round of funding, led by Shenandoah Valley

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AVIAN Acquires C-UAS Company redUAS

AVIAN, Inc., a government acquisition services company, has acquired redUAS, a counter-unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS) tactics, and training joint-venture. redUAS was acquired on July 30. Prior to its acquisition, redUAS was a joint venture formed in 2017 between AVIAN, and five U.S. Armed Forces veteran-owned, and first responder-owned companies.

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Drone Slams into Building in World Trade Center

 A drone struck a skyscraper in the World Trade Center complex and became lodged on the building’s facade Monday afternoon, landing the operator in custody. The gizmo crashed into 7 World Trade Center around 5 p.m. and ended up wedged between window panels outside the third floor of the

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AMV Debuts InsightRT2 Encoder for Public Safety Applications

Second generation encoder delivers real-time video streaming in the field New York, NY (August, 2021) — All Mobile Video, one of the nation’s top providers of end-to-end audio/video solutions, today announced that its public safety division, AMVision, has launched the InsightRT2 video encoder. The next-generation encoder is a smaller,

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Nordic Unmanned Gets €20M EMSA Contract

Nordic Unmanned has received a conditional letter of award from European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) regarding fixed-wing RPAS (drone) services carrying out long-range general maritime surveillance, with tender name EMSA/OP/46/2020. The official value of the framework contract is EUR 20 million over a period of up to 2+1+1 years. Nordic

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