Drones Flying high With 1.5 Million to be Sold This Christmas; CAA reminds users of the need to follow safety rules

Drones Flying high With 1.5 Million to be Sold This Christmas;  CAA reminds users of the need to follow safety rules

The popularity of drones is set to jump sky-high this Christmas, with nearly a quarter of consumers planning on buying one over the festive period. This burst of interest could potentially add another 1.5 million extra drones to UK airspace. Research from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and its DroneSafe campaign has revealed that drones are one of this year’s hottest Christmas presents: with 63 per cent of drones bought set to be given as…

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The FAA Applauded Return of Drone Registration Rules After Trump Signs Recent Bill Into Law

The FAA Applauded Return of Drone Registration Rules After Trump Signs Recent Bill Into Law

A previous rule requiring drone owners in the U.S to register their name and address with the FAA has been reinstated courtesy of President Trump who signed a recent bill into law. As part of the policy the previous rule is now back on, and may be a blow to many drone hobbyists especially as the rule was overturned by a judge in the D.C. Circuit back in May 2017 which stated that the FAA…

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DJI Introduces Voluntary Flight Identification Options For Drone Pilots

DJI Introduces Voluntary Flight Identification Options For Drone Pilots

DJI is introducing new features to the DJI AeroScope remote identification system that functions as an “electronic license plate” for drones. The new features allow drone pilots to voluntarily identify their flight operations to authorities while still protecting their privacy. AeroScope is a system that remotely identifies and tracks airborne drones, allowing law enforcement and aviation safety officials to respond to safety and security concerns about drones. DJI drones locally broadcast their location, speed, heading…

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UK Drone Registration, What Does It Mean For You?

UK Drone Registration, What Does It Mean For You?

  Soon in the UK it shall be a mandatory requirement for hobbyists to register all drones weighing 250 grams or more, and pass a safety awareness test. The central premise of policing drones pivots around public safety, and privacy laws. The test is a reassurance a flyer knows the rules of flight and therefore is accountable for ensuring they fly within the set parameters stated. Such policies help law enforcement penalize irresponsible flyers who…

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Which Liabilities Can Drone Owners Protect Themselves Against?

Which Liabilities Can Drone Owners Protect Themselves Against?

With drones becoming more mainstream, people are finding more and more ways to use them, both personally and professionally. They’re no longer the domain of the amateur at the park or the child who got one for their birthday, but instead something that can make a real difference to the way company owners carry out their business across a wide range of industries.  Why have drones become so popular for commercial use? Drones make a…

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Update on EASA Prototype Rules for Unmanned Aircraft

Update on EASA Prototype Rules for Unmanned Aircraft

EAS and FAI comment on the pressing concern of the EASA prototype rule and what the future holds. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has recently launched its ‘Prototype Rules’ for the regulation of ‘unmanned aircraft’ throughout Europe.   You can read the ‘Prototype Rules’ and the ‘Explanatory Note’ Here The rules are ‘prototype’ at this stage as currently EASA has no power to regulate any aircraft below 150Kg.  However, it is likely that the European…

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DOT and FAA Finalize Rules for Small UAS

DOT and FAA Finalize Rules for Small UAS

The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules (PDF) for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”), opening pathways towards fully integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace. These new regulations work to harness new innovations safely, to spur job growth, advance critical scientific research and save lives. “We are part of a new era in aviation, and the potential for unmanned aircraft will make it safer and easier…

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Industry Leaders to Speak at London Drone Conference

Industry Leaders to Speak at London Drone Conference

The SkyTech 2016 UAS conference & exhibition has announced its speaker line-up for January’s event. International experts will consider key developments from across the unmanned aviation industry, alongside discussion of UAS applications for a range of business markets. An extensive conference programme will see 40 speakers present across three conferences. Speakers include representatives from UNIFLY, Pix4D, Ampyx Power, Flyability, NVIDIA, Crossrail, BioCarbon Engineering, McGill University, AECOM, UK Trade & Investment, Blue Bear Systems, Historic England…

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Innovative new Start-up NoFlyZoneUK working to advance the Commercial UAV Industry

Innovative new Start-up NoFlyZoneUK working to advance the Commercial UAV Industry

With increased usage of UAVs taking place over the course of the last 12 months concerns over privacy, safety and airspace access have come to the forefront of industry debates. Regulatory processes are continuing to evolve in the face of this expanding industry to ensure that such concerns are all addressed correctly. However the challenge is effectively tackling these issues without hindering the UAV industry and the vast benefits it can bring. In light of…

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EasyJet to deploy drones to aid aircraft safety checks

EasyJet to deploy drones to aid aircraft safety checks

Usually when you hear the two words drone and airplane in the same sentence, its  more often than not that the drone gets negative coverage in the media, but one such drone technology is being used to run aircraft safety checks. Usually faults which take human power a day to find is found in a matter of just hours by  creating 3D images with millimetre accuracy. the drones are due to be in operation next…

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