UK to introduce safety test and registration for drone owners

UK to introduce safety test and registration for drone owners

Registration will be mandated for owners of drones 250 grams or larger after research funded by the Department for Transport, the British Airline Pilots Association and Military regulator the Military Aviation Authority (MAA) found drones weighing 400g could damage the windscreen of a helicopter. They also concluded that it would take drones larger than 2kg in mass to down an airliner. “Our measures prioritise protecting the public while maximising the […]

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Paul Rigby CEO Consortiq UK drone registration scheme

Paul Rigby CEO Consortiq UK drone registration scheme

We hope the registration system is managed appropriately to ensure there is enforcement of the regulations for those who continue to fly recklessly, negligently and contrary to the very simple guidance that the CAA promote. We hope both the model flyer community and over 4000 responsible commercial drone operators don’t become needlessly burdened by more red-tape if the small minority of rogue consumer pilots are still not held accountable for […]

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Measure Expands Drone Services for Broadcast News Teams

Measure Expands Drone Services for Broadcast News Teams

measure banner Measure, a leading provider of drone services to enterprise customers, today introduced the industry’s first training, equipment and support toolkit designed for broadcast news organisations that want to use their own camera crews for drone- based news gathering. The toolkit joins Measure’s turnkey broadcast news service, giving media and broadcast companies the option to outsource all drone operations to Measure’s expert pilots or instead leverage the toolkit to […]

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Alta Devices Joins UAWG

Alta Devices Joins UAWG

Alta Devices Joins UAWG – Elite High Altitude Leadership Group Alta Devices and other leaders in high altitude technology have initiated the Upper Airspace Working Group (UAWG). This exciting group will work to tackle the challenges and opportunities associated with high altitude missions. The UAWG’s founding members are Facebook, Boeing, Google, Harris, Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, Rockwell Collins, AeroVironment, General Atomics and Alta Devices. All these companies are working on […]

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