Category: Europe

Earth-i Takes the Best of British to Geospatial World Forum

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Earth-i (www.earthi.space), the British innovative distributor of Earth Observation and information services, will be supporting this year’s Geospatial World Forum in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, from 23rd to 26th May. The theme of the conference is one that Earth-i understands extremely well. Under the title of ‘Where’s the Money – disruptive business models’ attendees will explore…

ARIADNA Consortium Completes Simultaneous Flight of Civilian UAS and Manned Aircraft

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The European ARIADNA consortium led by Indra and integrated by CRIDA, ENAIRE and Fada-Catec has completed the first simultaneous flight tests in a conventional airport of a drone or remotely piloted aircraft (RPAS/UAS) in the presence of a manned aircraft. This is one of the first flying experiences undertaken in Europe for a drone to…

XLRS eXtended Long Range System D2 -up to 200km range!

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A Professional Long Range system ideal for projects. The 3rd generation of Long Range Systems professional from DMD and one of the best systems Long Range Radio Control with integrated video. Radio Control Ranges from 20 to 200Km or more, depending of the XLRS serie (D2, D3 or D4) and of the characteristics of the RC model…

Airbus Defence and Space and SurveyCopter offer SkyGhost ER, a new SMDR solution

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The use of mini tactical unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has become an essential feature of land operations against adversaries that take advantage of their knowledge of the terrain. UAVs are now used systematically to protect forward bases, convoys and land operations. Airbus Defence and Space and its UAV subsidiary Survey Copter are proposing a true…

Airbus Defence and Space Enters Solar Cell Production Contract with MicroLink Devices

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MicroLink Devices is proud to announce that Airbus Defence and Space has issued a production contract for MicroLink’s epitaxial liftoff (ELO)-based multijunction solar sheets for use on the new Zephyr S platform. The Zephyr platform is a new class of unmanned air vehicle that operates as a high altitude pseudo-satellite (HAPS) enabling affordable, persistent, local…

Successful Icing experiments on Meteodrone

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During countless hours of field experiments in a variety of different weather conditions, the Meteomatics Meteodrones have reliably collected valuable meteorological measurement data. The company, located in St. Gallen, has now carried out the worldwide first successful examinations on icing of Mini-UAVs and thereby taken a major step to the realization of flight operations in…

Airbus flight tests for Zephyr T

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Flight testing of a scaled model of a larger Zephyr, the Zephyr T have begun. Airbus Defence & Space has \ Zephyr T high-altitude pseudo satellite (HAPS) will have four times the payload of Zephyr 8 being able to lift 80kg. Three test flights of the model have have taken place and Airbus expect to…

Flyability and Sky-Futures Announce Technology and Delivery Partnership for Drone Based Internal Tank Inspections.

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Current internal tank inspection techniques require people to climb inside dangerous and potentially chemically hazardous tanks. This process is fraught with danger, time consuming and delivers low quality data sets. The Flyability and Sky-Futures drone based solution allows inspections to take place without personnel entering the tank, significantly reducing risk to life and improving both…

PwC flies into £127bn global drone technology market

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Airborne drone technology is disrupting industries from agriculture to filmmaking, with the global market for drone technology and delivery now worth over $127bn, according to Clarity From Above, a new report from PwC. And with drones poised to have an impact on business operations of companies in a broad range of industry sectors, PwC has…

Creation of a Global UTM Standardization Group

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Following on from NASA’s original idea, more than 60 organizations took part in the 1st European UTM Day in Geneva on 27 April 2016. The UTM Day was set up to discuss Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM). The objective was to understand what actions need to be taken to safely and efficiently integrate remotely…