Category: Civil

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,…

Newquay Airport: Government ‘to oppose drone testing’

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By Neil Gallacher Plans to test drones at Newquay Airport are being opposed by the government, according to a leaked briefing note. The note from the Cornish airport warns that Department for Transport (DfT) officials feel Newquay would be unable to separate drones from other aircraft. Airport bosses say it would be possible to fit…

MWC: It’s only a matter of time before a drone kills someone, warns IEEE

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By Lee Bell BARCELONA: It’s only a matter time before a drone such as the one that crashed outside the White House will fall out of the sky and kill someone. This is the stark warning issued by theInstitute of Electronics and Electrical Engineering (IEEE) this week at Mobile World Congress (MWC). Kevin Curran, senior lecturer in Computer Science at…

Just one ‘disastrous accident’ could set drone industry back, warn Lords

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Frances Perraudin The drone industry could create 150,000 jobs across the European Union by 2050, but it would take “just one disastrous accident” to destroy public confidence and set the sector back, a group of peers has warned. A report from the Lords EU select committee has concluded that there is huge potential for growth in the…

Now hiring: Thousands of drone pilots to fly the skies of Europe

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WRITTEN BY Cassie Werber There could be as many as 150,000 drone jobs in Europe by the year 2050, says a report out today from the EU Committee of Britain’s House of Lords. Those jobs include piloting as well as manufacturing and other support work. In the US, the drone industry has claimed there’ll be a similar bonanza. But…