Registration opens for first FAI drone conference

Registration opens for first FAI drone conference

FAI rectangle FAI has issued an invitation to attend the 1st FAI International Drones Conference in Lausanne, Switzerland, from 1 – 3 September 2017 about Innovation, Safety and Sports. The Conference and Expo are part of the EPFL Drone Days 2017 (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) that features Lausanne, Canton de Vaud and Switzerland as a globally relevant hub for Drones. “For an overview over the most recent developments in […]

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FAA Reauthorization leaked – 21st Century Aviation Innovation – what is means for drones

FAA Reauthorization leaked – 21st Century Aviation Innovation – what is means for drones

• The advisory board advising the non-profit corporation shall have on it unmanned aircraft operators and unmanned aircraft manufacturers. • Upholds the protections of Section 336 regarding model aircraft flyers but DOES allow the FAA to create a registration system for model aircraft. • The Section 336 provisions, which used to be 5 elements, now includes the requirement that the drone cannot fly over a fixed site facility that “operates […]

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New Civilian Drone Services From Leonardo

New Civilian Drone Services From Leonardo

New Civilian Drone Services From Leonardo Leonardo has announced a new partnership with Heli Protection Europe (HPE). The purpose of the partnership isto offer surveillance and reconnaissance services via the operation of remotely piloted air vehicles (RPAS) on behalf of civil customers such as police and emergency responders. Leonardo aims to provide services that involve the gathering and management of data for missions such as firefighting, environmental monitoring, migration flows, […]

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Get Past No-Fly Zone With Coptersafe

Get Past No-Fly Zone With Coptersafe

Get Past No-Fly Zone With Coptersafe A Russian software company, ironically named Coptersafe, is selling modifications to help consumers get past government- and military-enforced no-fly zones . In recent years, the US government has cracked down on unauthorized drone flights. As a response to the warnings and fines imposed by the law, drone maker DJI has put a number of safety measures in place, including geofencing and setting limits on […]

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Industrial SkyWorks: How to Use Drones to improve equipment reliability in the oil and gas Industry

Industrial SkyWorks: How to Use Drones to improve equipment reliability in the oil and gas Industry

To have oil equipment operating efficiently and reliably is demanding, expensive, and requires performing these tasks: Monitor the equipment on a continual basis to detect failures or impending failures; Perform regularly scheduled preventive maintenance tasks to prevent or delay equipment failure; Plan for downtimes to replace or repair defective equipment. To perform these tasks is expensive in terms of manpower utilisation, maintenance costs, and capital expenditure. The importance of drone-based […]

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Pix4D and Parrot back 6 top researchers to help them answer key #ClimateChange questions using drone mapping

Pix4D and Parrot back 6 top researchers to help them answer key #ClimateChange questions using drone mapping

Parrot innovation In December 2016, Pix4D and Parrot announced we would award a climate innovation grant to help foster innovation around the impact of global climate change. We received over 250 proposals from researchers across a range of disciplines. We selected six projects, chosen on novelty, scientific merit, and team experience. We also considered advanced degrees, formal association with educational organizations or institutions, and a strong record of climate change […]

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