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Collaboration with UK firm brings drone utility infrastructure inspection to the USA

Colorado based Unmanned Experts (UMEX), a leading consultancy and training company in the United States Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) market has …

Drones

NZ :- Drone operator fined $3000 for ‘favour’ to Palmerston North City Council

THOMAS HEATON

Doing a “favour” for the Palmerston North City Council has left one Ashhurst man with thousands of dollars in fines.

Robert Edwards …

New Zealand News

Indiegogo :- Personal full carbon smart drone ERIDA

The ERIDA drone constantly tracks where you are and follows you automatically keeping the camera on you and captures your every move.

We set out to …

Drones

Drone operators bristle at feds’ tracking of ‘close calls’ with planes

Drone users are bristling at the Federal Aviation Administration’s method for calculating the number of close calls between the devices and …

Airplanes

From Amazon.com to iron ore mines, drones are on the rise

First it was driverless trucks and trains, now Australia’s biggest mining companies are turning to drones for a competitive advantage.

With mines, …

Iron Ore

DJI first to 500 333 exemption airframes

Earlier this week Dajiang Innovation Technology Co. (DJI) became the first company to exceed 500 N registered aircraft in the USA.

It might raise …

Northrop Grumman

Park Service Borrows Drone To Guide Olympic Rainforest Wildfire Fight

by By TOM BANSE Multiple times this summer, the sighting of a wayward hobbyist drone has grounded aerial firefighting aircraft at Western wildfires. …

Drones

No, Part 107 Does Not Fix Everything.

First Person Viewing

Night Operations

SAR
• Firefighting
• Inspections using thermal equipment in hot environments
• Cinematography for tv/movie …

Firefighting

Drone companies flourishing in the Flathead

by By Seaborn Larson/The Daily Inter Lake When people spot an unmanned aerial vehicle, more commonly known as a drone, it can be unnerving for some …

Drones

Loss of operator control involving an Aeronavics SkyJib 8

On 29 March 2015, an Aeronavics SkyJib 8 remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) was being used to assist with media coverage of the International Cricket …

International Cricket Council

Sampling CO2 and methane over Ascension Island using UAVs

by A team of scientists and engineers have been able to sample methane and CO2 gases in the remote South Atlantic thanks to the redesign of an …

Methane

The Daily Startup: Skycatch Lands $22M for Drone Development

Drone developer Skycatch Inc. has landed$22 million in new funding, Lora Kolodny reports for Dow Jones VentureWire. The company is still raising its …

Startups

A new UAS Combination CASSIUS: The Affordable ISR Solutio

Cranfield Aerospace Limited (CAe) is pleased to announce the strategic partnership with AV8 UAS Solutions Limited (AV8) on the support and …

Paramilitary

The EC-Safemobil project achieves the first tethered landing of an unmanned aircraft on a mobile platform.

The EC-SAFEMOBIL European project, an initiative under the VII Framework Programme for R&D of the European Commission, is lead and coordinated by the …

Aerospace

Capt. ‘Sully’ on drone rules: ‘We have a responsibility to do this right’

The use of drones—both recreationally and commercially—is on the rise, offering a boost to a booming drone industry expected to create billions of …

Drones

Drone Technology Aids in Discoveries at Medieval Irish Sites

Jeanette Grider

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) have been gaining attention in the news for the last few years, but archaeologists like Saint Louis …

Middle Ages

Christy Clark frustrated after drone forces BC fire-fighting crews to ground

OLIVER (NEWS 1130) – It’s already a life and death situation — this sure doesn’t help.

Our premier is among those expressing frustration after a drone …

Drones

Drone operators blast ‘irresponsible and selfish’ flight that grounded firefighters

CBC News

Drone experts are fuming about the stray drone that grounded eight helicopters and five skimmers — that were fighting a wildfire in British …

Drones

Amazon chief Jeff Bezos hails UK drone rules

Murad Ahmed, European Technology Correspondent

Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos has hailed the UK’s regulatory regime for drones, as the …

Amazon

Are Canada’s drone regulations too permissive?

Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER — Experts say Canada’s permissive approach to regulating commercial drones has made it a world leader in …

Canada

Drone shuts down air operations at Oliver fire scene

BY BETHANY LINDSAY, VANCOUVER SUN

OLIVER, B.C. — The intrusion of a small drone into the airspace above an uncontained wildfire near Oliver grounded …

Aviation

The new, underground sport of first-person drone racing

by David Stock (UK)

If you hadn’t noticed, drones and quadcopters are rather popular right now. Hardly a day goes by without some kind of automated or …

Drones

Amazons secret drone test site

A rumour and purple tent was all it took for GeekWire’s Jacob Dement to claim a secret Amazon drone testing site.

There I was, air conditioner

Amazon

North American drone meet takes place in Stephentown

By: Asa Stackel

In Stephentown around noontime Friday, they weren’t the drones you’re used to. Flying in a park field of NY-22 were fixed wing FPVs or …

Aviation

Drone use shot down by SkiCo over ski areas

by Chad Abraham, Aspen Daily News

The Aspen Skiing Co. has informed the photographers with whom it contracts that they are not allowed to use aerial …

Drones

RPAs prove vital in fight against ISIL

By Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AFNS) – From August 2014 to August 2015, the 432nd …

Islamic State (ISIS)

FAA considering new drone registration rules

by By KRIS VAN CLEAVE The Department of Transportation is reviewing whether the FAA has the authority to require drones be registered at their point …

Drones

Solar-Powered UAV Succeeds in Flying 14 Km above Sea Level

by Cho Jin-young A locally-developed high-altitude solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has successfully flown in the stratosphere. As a …

Aviation

Google is testing drones in US airspace by piggybacking on Nasa exemption

by Mark Harris Google has been quietly testing its drone delivery program in US airspace and is planning further tests in rural California after …

Google

Unauthorized Drone Reports Soaring Into the Clouds, FAA Says

by by M. ALEX JOHNSON Airplane and helicopter pilots are being beset by drones, and the Federal Aviation Administration wants them to buzz off. …

Drones