FIA to host Drone Safety Awareness Weekend

FIA to host Drone Safety Awareness Weekend

The CAA, NATS and ARPAS have joined forces with the UK Drone Show and Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) to create a Drone Safety Awareness Weekend to be hosted during the public weekend of the Farnborough International Airshow (Saturday 16 th and Sunday 17 th July 2016). Following an increasing number of incidents involving public drone flying, the purpose of the Drone Safety Awareness Weekend is to educate recreational drone pilots […]

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Drone delivery on golf course

Drone delivery on golf course

Japan’s Rakuten is joining e-commerce giants Amazon and Alibaba with a foray into drones. The Tokyo-based company, Japan’s largest online commerce firm, this week revealed its investment in a drone maker and plans to begin field trials in a unlucky setting… the golf course. Rakuten confirmed its participation in a new round of financing for Autonomous Control Systems Laboratory (ACSL), a Japan-based firm that develops robotics and drones for industrial […]

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New Russian law obliges to register toy drones

New Russian law obliges to register toy drones

MOSCOW, March 30. /TASS/. Russia’s federal law of December 30, 2015 “On introducing amendments to the Air Code of the Russian Federation regarding the use of unmanned aerial vehicles” is coming into force on March 30, 2016. The document regulates the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, and aims to increase the general level of aviation security. In connection with the great popularity of drones and the expansion […]

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States using drones to cut costs

States using drones to cut costs

Any driver with a few miles under their belt can attest that lane closures cause traffic jams. So if states could avoid doing lane closures more often, wouldn’t that be worth trying? Many states think so, and that’s why they’re increasingly turning to drones as a way to minimize the impact on traffic when conducting bridge inspections or clearing vehicle crashes. The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) could be using […]

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Beyond the Delivery Drone – Revolutionary robotics keeping workers out of harm’s way

Beyond the Delivery Drone - Revolutionary robotics keeping workers out of harm’s way

utilizes large lift capacity drones attached to a base station with an umbilical cord and tether system Apellix In the United States alone, 95 climbers working on industrial towers died between 2004 and 2012. Worker safety is a concern across industries but perhaps no more so than in large-scale workplaces like oil & gas, shipping, and infrastructure. Add in the financial expense of maintaining massive structures like ships, water towers, […]

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