Drones help power companies mechanize most dangerous jobs

Drones help power companies mechanize most dangerous jobs

A DJI S1000 drone. The market to build drones is dominated by DJI, a Chinese drone-maker that has beaten out a steady stream of deep-pocketed challengers from Silicon Valley. Bloomberg file photo by Michael Nagle Industrial technology has often been a blessing and a curse for workers, eliminating some jobs while making others safer. That could soon happen at AES Corp., an Arlington, Va.-based power utility that generates $15 billion […]

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South Africa’s constrained commercial drone industry

South Africa’s constrained commercial drone industry

Good news bad news, the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has announced that to the end of January 2017 there are 368 licenced RPL pilots in South Africa. That number up from 33 in 2016. “The substantial increase in the number of registered RPAS [remotely piloted aircraft systems] and associated licences in the country is not a surprise at all,” SACAA executive, Simon Segwabe said. “In fact, the increase […]

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Anti-drone law is illegal – How did that happen?

Anti-drone law is illegal – How did that happen?

chart bit Not the first and wont be the last. It was a beautiful morning! Coffee in hand, checking emails, and BOOM! A major bomb for anti-drone legislation. Orlando, Florida. ORDINANCE NO. 2016-87 . This piece of local ordinance was approved and effective immediately. Full text here: NO. 2016-87 Summary, it allows the municipality to regulate and enforce non-commercial and commercial UAS operations in the air space above its borders […]

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Measure Partners With AES To Deploy Drones At Record Scale For The Energy Industry

Measure Partners With AES To Deploy Drones At Record Scale For The Energy Industry

Drone technology will inspect energy infrastructure across AES’ renewable and thermal generation facilities, as well as distribution companies Measure inspecting 20MW of solar photovoltaics for AES Distributed Energy outside of Savannah, GA Measure, the nation’s leading Drone as a Service® operator, announced today a global partnership with The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES ) to scale and leverage its industry-leading drone service to inspect AES’ energy infrastructure in 17 countries. The […]

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