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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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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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DJI Releases New Firmware Updates for TB50 & TB55 Batteries

Improved Firmware Addresses Early Return-To-Home or Automatic Landing of M200 Series Drones Without Compromising Measures Implemented to Maintain Flight Safety  Background DJI released a firmware update on 16 November 2018 following reports of a small number of TB50 and TB55 batteries showing incorrect power levels which led to the loss of power mid-flight. The firmware …

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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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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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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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