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Canberra delivery drone company Wing applies to fly into 2020

12/08/2019
Delivery drone company Wing has applied to extend its licence to fly in Canberra's north until early next year, as it embarks on the next phase of its divisive service. If granted, the app...

Surveillance drones. The good and the bad

24/07/2019
Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are aircraft predominantly operated by remote control. They were initially created to complete tasks that were too dangerous or unable to be completed by hu...

Drones Take on a New Application with Storm Chaser Jim Edds

17/07/2019
When you think of drones and filmmaking, many minds go straight to Hollywood where drones are used to capture aerial perspectives and create dramatic scenes for movies and television. However, we ...

US local authorities start cautiously considering how to integrate drones into their communities

02/07/2019
In the USA the Federal Aviation Administration controls the skies from 400 ft above ground level – underneath, it’s up to the local towns and municipalities to decide what lands where....

DJI to release AirSense Technology warning of nearby aircraft

25/06/2019
DJI has recently announced that as of January 2020, all DJI drone models released that weigh more than 250 grams will include AirSense technology, which receives ADS-B signals from nearby aeroplanes a...

Melbourne nominated for Uber Air taxi system

18/06/2019
The third Uber Air market city – after Los Angeles and Dallas and the first outside the USA – has been nominated as Melbourne, Australia. The choice was announced by Susan Anderson, Region...

FAA adds LAANC drone flight authorisation programme to contract towers and airports

10/06/2019
Starting from 23 May more than 100 control towers and airports will be added to the hundreds of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic facilities and airports th...

Israeli security forces neutralize 80 non-hostile drones at Eurovision Song Contest

25/05/2019
The Times of Israel reports that Israeli security forces neutralized but did not shoot down 80 drones flying near the Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv venue last week. “Israeli police, fe...

DJI Drones used to help track and stop Notre-Dame fire

11/05/2019
  On Monday 15th April a devastating fire started in Notre-Dame Paris, France. Notre Dame cathedral was consumed by a fire which claimed the famed cathedral’s roof and spine. The 12th cent...

FAA predicts commercial drone fleets will triple over the next 5 years

07/05/2019
May 1, 2019 Philip Butterworth-Hayes UTM and C-UAS market analysis On 30 April 2019 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published its latest Aerospace Forecast, predicting that the comm...