Small drone crash lands in Manhattan

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Jim Hoffer Eyewitness News NEW YORK (WABC) – A small helicopter drone flying high above buildings on the East side of Manhattan crash landed just feet away from a businessman during the Monday evening rush hour. The drone is small but…

ConocoPhillips confirms ScanEagle down

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Davy Kong, Advisor, External Communications Americas for ConocoPhillips has confirmed that their trial aircraft had an engine failure during tests in Alaska. Patrick, As you may know ConocoPhillips and its collaborators successfully completed the first approved commercial use of an…

UAS in Broadcast

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The Broadcast Industry has been quick to recognise the potential of small unmanned aircraft systems. As the number of systems and qualified operators has increased in the UK, so their contribution to program making has grown, often delivering footage that would…

Swedish UAV manufacturer featured as highlight of IBC 2013

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At IBC, the world’s largest broadcasting conference and exhibition, the Swedish UAV manufacturer Intuitive Aerial was awarded for its latest aerial cinematic camera rig, the BLACK ARMORED DRONE. The 12-rotor electrical helicopter was selected most eye-catching of the show amongst…

Cyberhawk appoints Ian Marchant as Non-Executive Director

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Cyberhawk Innovations, the world-leading aerial inspection and land survey company, today announced the appointment of Ian Marchant as a Non-Executive Director. Ian Marchant’s experience as a Senior Non-Executive Director of the Wood Group, Chairman of the Energy Institute and former…

AeroVironment (AVAV) Cuts Jobs in UAS Segment

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On September 26, 2013, AeroVironment, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVAV) implemented a workforce reduction in its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) business segment. The workforce reduction is in response to shifts in the UAS segment’s business mix and is intended to align the skills within UAS…

Springfield at center of Ohio’s UAS effort

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By Andrew McGinn SPRINGFIELD — The lease at a local technology park for a state office tasked with enticing unmanned aircraft systems companies to Ohio was barely 60 days old when a Florida business announced it would relocate a program to…

EDC names unmanned aircraft chief

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The Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corp. announced Monday that Terry Sando has been named its unmanned aerial systems sector senior manager. Sando is a retired U.S. Air National Guard colonel with more than 30 years of aviation experience that…

Eight Ways to Employ Drones on the Farm

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Phil Ellerbroek works for Aerial Precision Ag, which makes a “ready-to-fly kit” for around $4,000 that includes a multirotor unmanned aerial vehicle  fitted with an HD camera and video recorder. He’s had a lot of conversations with farmers about flying…

Multi-rotor aircraft on patrol mission in Chongqing

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A multi-rotor aircraft of Chongqing Electric Power Company is seen on a line patrol mission for the coming National Day holidays in Chongqing, southwest China’s municipality, Sept. 28, 2013. The company added specially modified multi-rotor aircrafts to line patrol work…