Ardupilot Mission Planner now connected to global UTM system

Ardupilot Mission Planner now connected to global UTM system

A drone data platform company and the world’s most popular drone control app have just partnered, connecting over a million drones to a global drone management platform. Mission Planner, created by Michael Oborne and the ArduPilot Developer team, now enables its users to more easily find the safest places to fly their drones, discover hazards and plot the best routes through a real-time connection to the world’s first drone services […]

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2017 AUVSI sUAS Competition Results – ArduPilot dominates

2017 AUVSI sUAS Competition Results – ArduPilot dominates

Well done to the Ardupilot team, fifteen out of the top twenty finalists in the AUVSI Student UAS competition, were running Ardupilot. Positions one to six taken by the OpenSource autopilot . Only one commercial autopilot, the Piccolo made it into the top 20 at number 8. How things change! The 2017 SUAS Competition was held June 14th to 17th, 2017. A total of 59 international teams competed, 55 submitted […]

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UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch find drones useful

UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch find drones useful

plane-crash-514783_1280 (1) In its recently released Annual Safety Review for 2016, the United Kingdom’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch, have found that using drones at aviation accident sites is “very useful” to its aviation accident investigations. “The AAIB has found drones to be a very useful new tool at accident sites. They are very good for capturing the scene before we start disturbing it. They can be used to help us […]

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AkitaBox Taps PrecisionHawk Drone Platform to Automate and Optimize External Facility Inspections

AkitaBox Taps PrecisionHawk Drone Platform to Automate and Optimize External Facility Inspections

AkitaBox , a Madison-based facility management software company that automates maintenance, planning and inspections, will be working with PrecisionHawk , a provider of advanced commercial drone technologies, to integrate aerial data into the facility management workflow. The partnership was announced today at the Building Owners and Managers Association International Conference in Nashville, TN where the technology is on display. Using the PrecisionHawk platform, a user can fly a drone for […]

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Leonardo to fly Drones As A Service (DAAS)

Leonardo to fly Drones As A Service (DAAS)

falco_evo_HR (1) Leonardo has partnered with the certified air operator Heli Protection Europe (HPE) to 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, humanitarian relief and border control. The announcement was […]

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Firefighting and prevention with drones

Firefighting and prevention with drones

veronte fire fighting Every year, the outrageous results that are produced by uncontrolled fires become evident. For this reason, aviation and safety authorities from the different European Member States and the whole world are investing a lot of resources on firefighting and prevention. Nowadays, Spain already has in some of its regions a small fleet of drones and, specifically, the Generalitat Valenciana (the government of a Spanish eastern coastal region) […]

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