Tagged: Safety

Educators Agree That Remote Pilot Industry Standards Are Key

By Melanie DeStefano When a new technology emerges, especially one that could potentially cause propertydamage or bodily harm, where does the responsibility of building a culture of safety fall? That has been the question for unmanned aircraft system (UAS) technologyeducators. “TOP of the Class: AUVSI & Educators Training for

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Disinfectant-Spraying Drone at Collector Car Auction

At WestWorld in Scottsdale, the annual Barrett-Jackson collector car auction is underway, and since the 2021 event is taking place amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an added safety measure to keep bidders safe: drones. Barrett-Jackson, ‘The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions’, announced in February that the company is adding

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UK CAA – UAS Operations Policy Specialist

Date: 25-Mar-2021 Location: Gatwick, GB Company: Civil Aviation Authority Salary: Up to £60,000 dependent upon experience Contract Type: Permanent, full time We are the UK’s aviation regulator and recognised as a world leader in its field. Our activities are diverse, enabling the aviation industry to meet the highest safety standards,

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Austin-Travis County EMS ATCEMS Public Safety UAS Program

Austin-Travis County EMS (ATCEMS) is excited to announce the creation of a Public Safety Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Program. The team name “SPARTAN” is an acronym for Special Projects – Aerial Recon – Transport – Aid – Navigation. The SPARTAN Team currently has sixteen (16) qualified UAS Pilots who hold

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Colorado State Patrol Uses Drone Mapping for Crash Analysis

Crash scenes are hectic, dangerous for first responders and motorists, and can lead to extended delays as traffic comes to a standstill or is rerouted. However, crash scenes are also crime scenes that require securing and collecting evidence for legal and insurance purposes. Last year, the Colorado State Patrol investigated

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New details of US drone flights in UK this summer raise concerns over safety and corporate cronyism

New details about the British government’s plans to allow US defence manufacturer General Atomics to conduct experimental flights of its new SkyGuardian drone in the UK this summer have emerged in MOD documents published on the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) website. SkyGuardian flights are to be conducted from RAF Waddington

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Qamcom Group invests in Skysense

Qamcom Group invests in Skysense, a company that brings safety and security to the airspace by turning radio signals into actionable information. Skysense offers highly advanced systems to detect and track drones. In a world where a rising number of drones, not only brings endless possibilities but also possible security

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Texas Department of Public Safety Awards DroneSense SaaS Contract

DroneSense, the Austin-based developers of the DroneSense Public Safety Drone Platform, has been awarded an agreement with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to improve situational awareness by centralizing and integrating massive data sets, and creating the ideal environment for multiple agencies to collaborate and work together effectively to

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ICAO Updates RPAS Standards and Recommended Practices

During its ongoing 222nd Session, the ICAO Council adopted new and amended Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) driving important progress on the international safety and interoperability of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS). The new provisions will become effective on 12 July 2021, and applicable as of 26 November 2026. The

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Australia to Trial Automated Airspace Approvals

Acting director of aviation safety Graeme Crawford and remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) branch manager Luke Gumley have announced several new initiatives that Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA )will deliver to help ensure the safe integration of RPAS into Australian skies. The announcements took place at the Australian Association

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ICAO Council makes progress on new remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) standards

During its ongoing 222nd Session, the ICAO Council today adopted new and amended Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) driving important progress on the international safety and interoperability of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS). The new provisions will become effective on 12 July 2021, and applicable as of 26 November 2026.

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Kansas State Polytechnic hosts free webinar on UAS operations in public safety organizations

SALINA — Public safety agencies are one of the fastest-growing adopters of unmanned aircraft systems technology. Utilizing UAS provides opportunities and advantages to law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency management personnel, but knowing where to start in developing a UAS operation can be complicated. Kansas State Polytechnic is offering a

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Ping1090i UAS ADS-B Transceiver Now Approved in Australia

uAvionix Corporation today announced that the ping1090i Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) ADS-B transceiver has been accepted by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) of Australia as an approved Electronic Conspicuity (EC) Device. Ping1090i is the world’s smallest 1090MHz ADS-B IN and OUT transceiver specifically designed to support small aircraft that

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Exploring for Geothermal Energy with UAV Magnetometry

Geophysics faculty and graduate students from the University of Nevada, Reno, announce new exploration for blind geothermal systems with Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) magnetometry. The study site is located in the Humboldt Range, Nevada. By improving the margins of safety and ease of deployment, geophysicists can now conduct larger regional

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FAA Selects Five Airports to Test C-UAS Systems

The Federal Aviation Administration has selected five host airports to evaluate technologies and systems that could detect and mitigate potential safety risks posed by unmanned aircraft. The effort is part of the agency’s Airport Unmanned Aircraft Systems Detection and Mitigation Research Program. The FAA selected the following airports: Atlantic City

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Accelerating exploration for geothermal energy with UAV magnetometry conducted in North-Central Nevada

Reno, Nevada, USA; Riga, Latvia – March 3, 2021 – Geophysics faculty and graduate students from the University of Nevada, Reno, announce new exploration for blind geothermal systems with Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) magnetometry. The study site is located in the Humboldt Range, Nevada. By improving the margins of safety

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Skeyetech Gets Autonomous Flight Authorisation in Denmark

With its Skeyetech drone-in-box solution, Azur Drones recently obtained its first autonomous flight authorisation in Northern Europe, thereby opening the path to an operational deployment on an Oil&Gas sector major player’s site. The French autonomous drone will carry out safety and operations support missions there. The Denmark Civil Aviation Administration

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Delta Drone International (ASX:DLT) signs OEM integration deal with leading South Korean manufacturer, Doosan Mobility Innovation

• Delta Drone International’s safety specialist brand, ParaZero, agrees to strategiccollaboration with Doosan Mobility Innovation (DMI) to integrate its patented SafeAir autonomous parachute technology with DMI’s award-winning DS30 hydrogen powered endurance drone • DMI’s DS30 is the world’s first mass-manufactured hydrogen fuel cell drone. Awardedthe 2020 CES Best Innovation Award,

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Twitter not Radar for Urban Air Mobility Safety

Michael DeKort Yes, that title is a bit exaggerated. But not by much. The issue, as I have written before, is UTM, which does not involve active/passive radar or other “surveillance” measures, is being touted as the primary deconfliction solution through all complexity levels. That includes tens of thousands of

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UAS Airworthiness Policy Specialist – Avionics UK

Location: Gatwick, GB Company: Civil Aviation Authority Salary: Up to £55,000 dependent on experience Contract type: Full time, permanent We are the UK’s aviation regulator and recognised as a world leader in its field. Our activities are diverse, enabling the aviation industry to meet the highest safety standards, and we

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EHang: A Stock Promotion Destined To Crash And Burn

Wolfpack Research, a global financial research & due diligence firm dedicated to protecting investors by ensuring a balance in the financial ecosystem, just published a report revealing why they believe EHang NASDAQ: EH is an elaborate stock promotion, built on largely fabricated revenues based on sham sales contracts with a

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You Can Be a Drone Test Administrator

Collaborate with the FAA on an exciting new program to help recreational flyers fly safely! Today, the FAA opened applications for people interested in serving as test administrators for The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST). The test offers recreational flyers safety training tips, best practices and educational resources. We encourage

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Taiwan’s Ten Yung Crashes on Test Flight

A locally developed UAV on Thursday evening crashed at a forest park in eastern Taiwan. No injuries have been reported. The drone reportedly destroyed several trees and broke into pieces. Firefighters rushed to the scene after receiving calls from eyewitnesses.. About 90 minutes later, the Chungshan Institute of Science and

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