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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Is the future of the emergency services unmanned?

Drones could now replace police helicopters as the forces aim to save money Following a stream of drone concepts and innovations aimed at the emergency services and search and rescue, it comes to no surprise that Chief constables at Surrey and Suffolk police aim to implement five new drones in the near future to cut spending by £4000,000 a year. The police are forced to look at the new technology after government cuts are pushing local…

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Europe on the forefront of drone logistics

Europe may see the first commercial delivery drones take flight as the European Aviation Safety Agency release new policies regarding drones The EASA have now put drones into their own category rather than being fitted into manned aviation regulations, enabling less strict rules from the ones put into place by the FAA, Amazon have already spoken out their frustration with the Federal Aviation Administration with the time taken to approve Prime Air test flights in…

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Game of Thrones banishes the game of spy drones

A strict no fly zone has been implemented over the set of the epic series Game of Thrones following an array of unlicensed drones being spotted. The production company behind the HBO fantasy series has issued a strict ban on spy craft flying above the principal filming location in Northern Ireland. With drones now becoming cheaper and more widely available they are being used in combination with Gopro cameras, while in general drones are being…

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Lords committee calls for register of all drones and pilots in the UK

Following a spout of negative media coverage within the recent months the Lords committee are now demanding all drones and pilots should be listed in a national database It seems the mainstream media channels and certain influences are only reporting news regarding drones with a negative impact, in other words, they are in the news for the wrong reasons, in return implementing further legislation proposals. The report from the house of lords states that a…

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