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How Drones are used in Mining and Aggregates

It’s no secret that unmanned aerial systems (UAS) aka drones, are fast-becoming one of the most valuable tools for commercial mapping, surveying and inspections. An industry set to benefit from drone technology on a colossal scale is mining and aggregates, with its everlasting requirement for consistent aerial surveys of mines and quarries. With the world’s …

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How UK Police are using drones to catch criminals and locate missing persons

Today in the UK, most police forces obtain air support using unmanned aerial systems (UAS), more commonly known as drones, in addition to traditional air support services like helicopters from the National Police Air Service (NPAS). Drones can provide visual and/or thermal aerial imagery to aid in the real-time surveillance of suspect pursuit, the search …

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DroneDeploy prove DJI Phantom 4 RTK delivers survey-grade mapping accuracy

In recent years, unmanned aerial systems (UAS) – widely referred to as drones – have been increasingly used to conduct aerial surveys and generate 3D maps that measure a timeline of site changes across industries such as Construction, Mining and Agriculture. With a constant need to reduce the time and resources used for traditional methods …

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BW Offshore save 51 days’ manpower with Sky-Futures drone inspection project

Sky-Futures, the world-leading provider of drone-based inspection services, has released a case study detailing their world-first FPSO* cargo tank inspection by drone. *Floating Production Storage and Offloading Vessel Recruited by maritime energy giant BW Offshore to conduct General Visual Inspection (GVI) and Close Visual Inspection (CVI) of 20 tanks (18 Crude Oil Tanks and 2 …

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Department for Transport release official response detailing the future of drones in the UK

Overview Following the recent disruption to Gatwick Airport’s operations over the Christmas period, we have seen a surge in national press surrounding the use of drones in the UK. Bringing with it a new level of awareness to this emerging technology, many of us have since been asking what can – and will – be …

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DJI launch Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual with advanced thermal imaging capability

DJI launch Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual with advanced thermal imaging capability The latest platform in the Mavic 2 Series was launched – somewhat unexpectedly – by DJI yesterday. Featuring a brand-new three-axis gimbal stabilised camera with dual visual and thermal sensors, the Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual is set to further open the doors into unmanned …

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Uplift Drones showcase industrial UAV platforms to UK Emergency Services

Uplift Drones showcase industrial UAV platforms to UK Emergency Services Last week, we travelled south to host an exclusive live demo day for numerous branches of the UK’s emergency services. The idea was to showcase various high-spec aerial platforms from some of the UK and Europe’s leading UAV manufacturers, so our emergency services can equip …

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CAA Issues Third Revision of Safety Notice for SUA Operators

CAA Issues Third Revision of Safety Notice for SUA Operators Today, the CAA released a third Safety Notice (SN–2018/10) to all Small Unmanned Aircraft (SUA) Operators regarding operational safety of the DJI TB50 and TB55 Intelligent Flight Batteries. This Safety Notice provides updated information regarding the points detailed in Safety Notice SN–2018/009, which is now …

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ECITB launch specialist qualification – Industrial Drone Operations Training Standard

ECITB launch Industrial Drone Operations Training Standard The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) is a non-departmental public body (NDPB) accountable to the Department for Education (DfE). Established in 1991, the ECITB is the skills, standards and qualifications body with statutory responsibility for the development of the engineering construction workforce of Great Britain. In late …

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Brett Currie: The Interview

Brett Currie: The Interview Just over 12 months ago, Brett Currie embarked on a year-long campervan adventure around the UK & Europe with his drone*, girlfriend Lisa and cheeky Jack Russell ‘Freddie’ in tow. 6 months prior, Brett and Lisa had suddenly quit their 9 to 5 desk jobs, sold their home and spent the …

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Important CAA Safety Notice for SUA Operators – DJI Battery TB50 and TB55 In-Flight Power Failures

Important CAA Safety Notice for SUA Operators – DJI Battery TB50 and TB55 In-Flight Power Failures Last week, we reported the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced an important Safety Notice (SN–2018/008) for the DJI Matrice 200 Series aircraft, following reports of in-flight loss of power. Yesterday, the CAA released a second Safety Notice (SN–2018/009) to …

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DJI launch Mavic 2 Enterprise for everyday industrial operations

DJI launch Mavic 2 Enterprise for everyday industrial operations Yesterday, DJI announced the launch of the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise drone, the latest addition to their growing enterprise fleet and the third member of the new Mavic 2 Series. The selective combination of this grouping allows the Mavic 2 Enterprise to fly into the marketplace …

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