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Commercial Drones FM: Ian Smith Talks Urban Air Mobility wit…

Listen to Ian Smith of Commercial Drones FM catch up with Travis Mason, VP and Head of Certification & Regulation, Urban Air Mobility at Airbus. Travis most recently was MC at AUVSI’s XPONENTIAL Conference 2019—the largest global gathering of unmanned systems technology in the world. Travis previously was Chief of …

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Drone Pilot’s Family Take Evasive Action After He Spots a Sh…

Unprovoked shark attacks are incredibly rare, but for many years Florida has topped the global charts. That trend continued last year, with 16 shark attack cases in the Sunshine State representing 50% of the U.S. total and 24% worldwide. Still, statistically, you’ve got to be seriously, seriously unlucky to become …

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Singapore’s Changi Airport Reports 63 Flights Disrupted by D…

Two drone sightings over the last week, combined with bad weather, have led to 63 flights being effected at Singapore’s Changi Airport – one of the largest civiliant transportation hubs in Asia.  As well as being one of the busiest airports in the world, Changi is also consistently ranked as …

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Telefónica Combines Drones with IoT Sensors for Wildfire War…

The combination of drones and wildfires isn’t usually a productive one. Emergency teams tasked with fighting them are often disrupted by opportunistic aerial photographers. But the technology has also proved to be a useful situational awareness for fire crews. Drones can cover ground quickly and provide an indication of a …

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PwC Research: Public Perception a Barrier to Drone Adoption

We have long suspected that the generally negative public perception of drone technology isn’t good for business. Now, with the release of PwC’s research – Building trust in drones – we have some data to back that up. PwC’s latest UK research is based on a survey of the public …

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Spanish Architects Put Concrete-Spraying Drone to Work in Co…

Spanish architecture firm MuDD is combining drones and construction in a way we haven’t seen before. MuDD’s tethered drones are being used to spray a cement-like substance onto fabric to solidify lightweight structures. The team claims that the innovative method removes the need for expensive construction equipment. The technique could …

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Environmental Activists Consider Drone Disruption in London

Environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion has been causing disruption across the UK in recent months in an effort to draw attention to climate change and ecological breakdown. The group has taken action and held protests around the world. In the UK, those actions have mainly centred around civil disobedience, with …

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DJI to Install AirSense (ADS-B receivers) in New Drones from…

DJI has committed to installing airplane and helicopter detectors in its new consumer drones from 2020. The pledge is part one of a 10-point plan – also released today – to ensure the world’s skies remain as safe as possible as the drone industry takes off. The addition of the …

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UK CAA Launches ‘Innovation Sandbox’ With 6 Drone Industry P…

Back in 2017 the FAA’s drone integration pilot program was announced, paving the way for a number of interesting and innovative explorations of drone technology. The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has this week launched a similar program, although the scale and practical outcomes are still unclear. The CAA says …

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Drone Harmony Launches Data Capture Platform for Drone Servi…

Swiss startup Drone Harmony has launched a data capture platform for drone service providers and enterprise customers, which will work in tandem with its established flight planning tools. Drone Harmony users can now count on cloud storage of mission data and a web-based flight planning interface that can be used …

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