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DJI Partner Heliguy Awarded Contract With Major UK Rail Oper…

UK-based Heliguy, one of DJI’s largest European enterprise partners and distributors, has been awarded a nationwide contract with Network Rail as part of a drone services framework worth up to £2.6million. Heliguy will supply, maintain, repair and service Network Rail’s drones, as well as delivering training courses to the infrastructure …

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Terra Drone Aids Port Flooding Survey in Djibouti

A key harbor in the African nation of Djibouti is safer from flooding threats thanks to Japanese drone provider Terra Drone Corporation. The company’s European division recently completed a five-day aerial survey of the Doraleh, one of Djibouti’s busiest ports. The high-resolution photogrammetric pavement assessment covered the city’s quay walls and …

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SenseFly to Support Brazil’s First BVLOS Drone Flights

Parrot-owned SenseFly has announced approval for what will be Brazil’s first beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) drone flights. The project is in collaboration with drone engineering and consulting specialists AL Drones, environmental technology company Santiago & Cintra and Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC). SenseFly’s drones, which include the …

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Professional Viewpoint: How Drones Overcome Major Obstacles …

Drones are significant tools in pipeline surveys – get an professional surveyor’s insider look at why, and how to optimize the ROI. The following is a guest post by Dustin Price, a licensed land surveyor and the Operations Manager at Landpoint.  For pipeline surveys, there’s a lot that needs to be …

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Terra For Drone Software Vendors as DJI Launches Mapping & M…

Not that many years ago, DJI was credited with forcing several competitors to pivot out of the drone hardware market and into commercial software. The Chinese company’s drones were too good and too cheap for the likes of 3DR to compete with. Now the world’s leading manufacturer has launched Terra, …

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VTOL Drone Firm Wingtra Creates Certification Service Proces…

Swiss drone manufacturer Wingtra is teaming up with distributor RDO Equipment to roll out a certified repair center servicing the company’s vertical-takeoff-and-landing drone solutions. The certification program will reduce downtown for Wingtra’s survey drones within RDO’s domestic coverage area across the American Upper Midwest, Pacific Northwest, and Southwest. RDO will also …

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DroneLife Exclusive: CEO of Terra Drone India, Part of a Glo…

DRONELIFE recently caught up with Prateek Srivastava, CEO of Terra Drone India.  As India becomes a major player in the global drone industry, Srivastava gives his take on the commercial drone industry, unmanned traffic management (UTM), and where he sees the commercial market going in India. DRONELIFE:  Can you tell our …

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Former FAA head, Michael Huerta joins ParaZero Advisory Boar…

Michael Huerta ParaZero, the Tel-Aviv based drone recovery systems company announced today that former US FAA Administrator Michael Huerta has joined their advisory board. Mr. Huerta was nominated by US President Barack Obama and finished out his five year term under President Donald Trump.  He finished his out his 5 …

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Surveying with Drones: The Key Differences Between Aerial Li…

By Cargyrak (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0] The following is a guest post from Dustin Price, licensed land surveyor and operations manager at Landpoint: a surveying, aerial data and technical services provider. There has been an influx of new and, in some cases, game-changing surveying technologies that have popped up …

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