Category: Drone Legislation

CAA Launch Online Reporting System for Small Unmanned Aircraft

Today, the CAA announced their new online reporting system for small unmanned aircraft (SUA). Following the 2019 amendment of the Air Navigation Order (ANO), the CAA have introduced a new online form to report instances where access to airspace has been denied to UAS, and where the request may not have been considered in line …

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DJI Adds ‘AirSense’ Aircraft Detection Technology to New Consumer Drones

DJI has released their safety improvement agenda for drone operators and regulators that includes plans to add ADS-B receivers to their consumer-grade drones. Announced at an event in Washington D.C, DJI has formulated a 10-step plan called “Elevating Safety” to strengthen the universal safety of their unmanned aircraft. From 1st January 2020 all DJI consumer …

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CAA Consultation open for UK Drone Registration Scheme

This morning the CAA officially opened the consultation on the on the proposed charge for the new UK drone operator registration scheme. Members of the public have until 7 June 2019 to view and respond to the proposal. This comes in preparation for the Government mandated UK Drone Registration Scheme, which is due to be …

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CAA publish Air Navigation Order 2018 and 2019 Amendments in CAP 1763

Background On 20 February 2019, the UK Government published an amendment to the UK Air Navigation Order 2016 (ANO) titled ‘The Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2019’ that is detailed by the CAA in CAP 1763. This new ANO publication comes into force on 13th March 2019 and will affect the operation of small unmanned aircraft …

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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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News Alert: CAA Issues New Safety Notice for SUA Operators

News Alert: CAA Issues New Safety Notice for SUA Operators The CAA have released the latest Safety Notice (SN–2018/11) 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–2018/10, which is now …

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News Alert: DJI issues Firmware Updates for problematic TB50/TB55 Batteries

News Alert: DJI issues Firmware Updates for problematic TB50/TB55 Batteries Following the recent concerns surrounding the operational safety of the TB50 and TB55 intelligent flight batteries for DJI Inspire 2 and DJI Matrice 200 Series, the manufacturer has now released Firmware Updates for their customers. DJI took immediate action following the small number of reported …

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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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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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Important CAA Safety Notice for SUA Operators – DJI Matrice 200 Series In-Flight Power Failures

Important CAA Safety Notice for SUA Operators – DJI Matrice 200 Series In-Flight Power Failures On Friday, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced an important Safety Notice (SN–2018/008) to all Small Unmanned Aircraft (SUA) Operators regarding operational safety of the DJI Matrice 200 Series. As a leading NQE, it is our responsibility to notify all …

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Texo DSI Receives Expanded CAA Flight Permissions in UK Industry-First

Texo DSI Receives Expanded CAA Flight Permissions in UK Industry-First This month, Texo Drone Survey and Inspection Ltd (Texo DSI) announced the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) approval of their Operational Safety Case Vol 3 (OSC) – awarding them the most comprehensive set of congested area commercial flight permissions ever granted in the UK. As owners …

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The CAA Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2018 comes into effect TODAY

The CAA Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2018 comes into effect TODAY Here’s everything you need to know about the regulation amendments: A new set of laws regarding drones have come into force today – affecting a number of areas of the Air Navigation Order (ANO 2016) that can now be cited as the Air Navigation …

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