Category: Civil

Australia’s New Drone Rules: New Devils in the Details

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Whilst the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority has sought to widely promote its new drone rules as a boon for industry, devils reside in the detail and safety stands to be compromised. What wasn’t widely publicised by CASA are its ‘new’ Standard Operating Conditions, which all operators of drones (known in the industry as Remotely…

sUAS Guide 2016 Q1 Update Magazine

sUAS Guide 2016 Q1 Update Article

Today we published the sUAS Guide 2016 Q1 Update magazine, this is an update issue between main issues of sUAS Guide, with issue 2 coming out in early July 2016. In this update: – We cover some US regulatory issues, in the form of the FAA Micro UAS ARC and the related Final Recommendations report…

Potential €113,000 fine for French tourist in Rome

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A French tourist was arrested by police in Rome on Thursday afternoon after piloting his camera drone over the iconic Colosseum. Flying over the Flavian Amphitheatre might seem tempting, strict laws govern the piloting of remote aircraft in Italy. When the tourist brought the drone back down to earth at around midday, he was quickly…

Investing in the global competitiveness of Canada’s UAS sector

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Canada, with its vast geography, low population density, abundance of resources and challenging environment created the conditions to invent bush flying and the related technologies and know-how. Today, aviation in remote locations is a hallmark of Canadian aviation industry around the world. The next big step is to do some of these most challenging tasks…

UAS Services – Understanding your Client

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The global drone industry continues to expand exponentially and as it does so, new markets emerge where the benefits of unmanned aviation technology can be applied.  In seeking to operate in Oil & Gas, Energy, Renewables, Utilities, Construction, Security and many others, it is critical for emerging service providers to not just identify what those markets are but understand…

Future Aerial: World’s first Drone Operation Network DON

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Future Aerial  launches world’s first Drone Operations Network DON™. Future Aerial today announces the launch of its DON™ model, the world’s first Drone Operations Network. The operations model coupled with Future Drone Cloud™, its cloud based technology, enables any commercial business in any sector to commission multiple fleets of drones at any one time. The…

More than $10 million dollars invested in crowd funded drones.

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Not a day passes at sUAS News where I am not asked to feature a new Kickstarter or Indiegogo crowd funded project. This made me wonder how some of the higher profile ones are carrying on, top of mind because of the spectacular failure of the Pocket Copter. The platform that managed to burn down…

UAVs to Be Banned in Arctic, Antarctic

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By MarEx This week two major associations representing tour operators in the Arctic and Antarctic respectively, have stated that they will not allow visitors to bring recreational Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) into the regions. The International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators (IAATO) reached an agreement at its 26 Annual Meeting to forbid the use of…

Sabre Sky3d UAV LiDAR system testing

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by Stephen Ball Director and Founder of Sabre The Sky3d UAV LiDAR system is a small airborne laser scanning system which generates High definition direct measurement point clouds of terrain and structures. It comprises of the following senor technologies (IMU/GPS/Laser) along with our in-house integration software which time tags positioning information with Laser sensors to generate…

Flyox I at Museu del Disseny de Barcelona

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The exhibition “Design for life” opened on February 19th in the Museu del Disseny de Barcelona (Design Museum of Barcelona) and it was a success. The exhibition, comprising 99 ingeniously and optimistically created inventions, intends to communicate the importance of design for finding solutions to everyday problems. Which is to say, showing design as a tool to cure,…