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image Defense.gov The FAA has issued a temporary flight restriction (TFR) over the areas hit by Hurricane Harvey.  But the Red Cross unmanned aircraft response team, organized by professional drone photography company PropellerHeads, is flying under an FAA COA in coordination with the Texas Air Operations Center and Unified Command to provide vital overhead views …
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courtesy Anra Technologies The FAA has frequently promised that regulations on drone flight beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) will be prioritized.  Other countries – like France – have allowed BVLOS flight since as early as 2012, which has allowed the French drone industry to move forward on commercial applications not available in the US. …
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A few days after restricting civilian drone flights over regions in southeastern Texas slammed by Hurricane Harvey, the FAA is now allowing limited flights pending specific authorization by the federal agency. On Aug. 27, the agency released a warning stating that unauthorized drone flights over hurricane-stricken areas could subject pilots to “significant fines if they …
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DJI, a manufacturer of civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, has won an Emmy for Technology and Engineering from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. DJI’s camera drone technology was recognized for excellence in engineering creativity, specifically for creating “Low Latency Remote Controlled Airborne Video Platforms for Television.” DJI’s technology has provided directors …
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Aerial Chemical Detection System Testing Completed By NevadaNano and University of Utah Robotics Center U.S. Army contract is extended to continue innovation in autonomy and chemical sensing NevadaNano, a developer of the Molecular Property Spectrometer gas sensing technology, announces its latest achievement award. According to the company’s website, the U.S. Army awarded the company, along …
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Now that you have established that an Operational Safety Case (OSC) would be of benefit to your organisation, the next stage is accepting that to build an effective safety case you need to comprehensively understand how you approach safety and determine what organisational safety culture is in place. What is a Safety Case? There are …
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