Elevating Safety: Protecting The Skies In The Drone Era

DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, has strengthened its role as the drone industry’s safety leader by introducing a 10-point plan to ensure the world’s skies remain safe in the drone era. 

DJI’s White Paper “Elevating Safety” is based on a comprehensive evaluation of available drone safety data, which concludes that most drone incident data collected by government regulators is misleading or useless, and shows that many media accounts of midair drone incidents are false or unproven. 

The paper focuses on the following 10 main points: 

  1. From 2020, DJI will install ADS-B receivers in all new drones above 250 grams 
    2.DJI will develop a new automatic warning for drone pilots flying at extended distances 
    3.DJI will establish an internal Safety Standards Group to meet regulatory and customer expectations 
    4. Aviation industry groups must develop standards for reporting drone incidents 
    5. All drone manufacturers should install geofencing and remote identification 
    6. Governments must require remote identification 
    7. Governments must require a user-friendly knowledge test for new drone pilots 
    8. Governments must clearly designate sensitive restriction areas 
    9. Local authorities must be allowed to respond to drone threats that are clear and serious 
    10. Governments must increase enforcement of laws against unsafe drone operation 

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