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Announcements

DJI's Qualified Entities Programme 19/11/2018
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DJI unveils beta phase of Qualified Entities Programme

DJI has unveiled the beta phase of its Qualified Entities Programme (QEP), which will allow public-safety personnel to conduct drone operations without restriction. Through the QEP, DJI will remove all domestic geofencing limitations and altitude limitations for enterprise aircraft. This will allow users to fly in sensitive locations and at higher altitudes, in order to enable critical operations such as disaster response, firefighting, search and rescue, and other public-safety applications. A DJI statement said: “DJI is committed to supporting national, regional and local public safety agencies through enabling the full range... Read More

Heliguy Customer Services Recognised with Award Nomination 12/11/2018
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Heliguy shortlisted for prestigious prize at North Tyneside Business Awards 2018

Heliguy is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for a prestigious prize at the North Tyneside Business Awards 2018. The North Shields-based drone expert is in the running to win the Retail and Service Provider Award. The ceremony will take place at the revamped Spanish City, at Whitley Bay, on Thursday, November 15. Scott Henderson, Operations Manager at Heliguy, said that the company was honoured to be named as a finalist. “We are proud and humbled to be nominated for the Retail and Service Provider Award at the... Read More

DJI Responds to TB50 and TB55 Battery Issues 09/11/2018
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DJI ‘not shying away’ from TB50 And TB55 battery issue

DJI is taking the TB50 and TB55 battery issue very seriously, saying that it has confirmed the cause of the problem and it will be fixed in two stages, starting with the release of a firmware update next week which will ensure that drones which use these batteries can fly safely again. On Tuesday, at the Heliguy Emergency Services Roadshow, in Lincoln, held in partnership with DJI, the Chinese-based technology giant announced that it is ‘working round the clock’ to find a solution to the recent issues with TB50 and... Read More

Mavic 2 Enterprise Announced 30/10/2018
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DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise will be a big hit for search and rescue operations

A small and compact drone which is capable of very big things – DJI has launched its much-anticipated Mavic 2 Enterprise, writes Heliguy’s James Willoughby. This state-of-the-art foldable and portable UAV boasts a range of features and puts safety and life-saving at its very heart. What is the Mavic 2 Enterprise? As the name suggests, this modified version of the popular Mavic 2 focuses very much on enterprise, with a particular emphasis on the way it can transform the day-to-day operations of emergency service and rescue personnel. Thanks to an... Read More

23/08/2018
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DJI Announce Mavic 2 Pro & Zoom

After a long wait, DJI has just announced two new additions to their Mavic Series; the Mavic 2 Pro and the Mavic 2 Zoom. The announcement took place at DJI’s See the Bigger Picture event in New York where DJI detailed their features and showed the two drones in action. These two new quadcopters share the unique foldable design of the Mavic Pro and add a wealth of new features and two powerful new cameras. As both drones share the majority of features other than the cameras, we will detail... Read More

20/08/2018
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CAA Release ANO Amendment

The CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) has released information on another industry-changing amendment to the Air Navigation Order 2016 titled Small Unmanned Aircraft – Night Operations and Operations within Congested Areas by SUA Operators holding Permissions issued prior to 30 July 2018. This change update allows any SUA operator with permissions from the CAA granted on or before the 30/07/2018 to operate at night and over or within 150 metres of a congested area. Several conditions must be met in order to apply to these new articles. These include the following:... Read More

27/07/2018
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Industry Changing CAA Announcement for PfCO Holders

Following the recently announced changes to the Air Navigation Order 2018, the CAA today announced some additional exciting news for existing Small Unmanned Aircraft (SUA) Operators. From the 30th July 2018, the following changes will come into effect: A reduction on the classes of SUA from 4 to 2; 0-20kg Multirotor and 0-20kg Fixed Wing A standard PfCO now permits the operation of a 7-20kg SUA in congested areas to within 50m which previously SUA in such class were limited to a distance of 150m Night operations will be automatically... Read More

26/07/2018
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UK Government Suggest New Drone Legislation

Following on from the recent amendment to the CAA’s Air Navigation Order 2016 and upcoming Drone Bill, the Department for Transport have today announced further measures that may be introduced. The government is set to consult on new measures including the following: Police may be able to issue on-the-spot-fines to drone rule breakers Police may be able to seize drones if necessary A minimum age may be set for drone pilots – age mentioned is 18 A decision will be made on whether the set distance of 1km from an... Read More

24/07/2018

Flying High Challenge – Drone Report Summary

A report has just been released on the first stage of the UK’s Flying High Challenge in which five cities are testing how drones will shape the future of the UK. The programme comes from a partnership between the Nesta Challenge Prize Centre and Innovate UK. The report titled ‘Flying High: Shaping the Future of Drones in UK Cities’ details a wide range of benefits as well as potential issues drones present when used in cities. In this post, we’ll provide a breakdown of what’s included in the report and... Read More

20/07/2018
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New UK Drone Laws Announced – Updated

The UK Department for Transport have just announced a set of new drone laws for UK drone pilots. These new rules will cover several areas including the banning of drones exceeding 400 feet, banning drones within 1 kilometre of airports as well as drone registration and online tests for drones above 250 grams. The rules will come into effect in the Summer of 2018 and Winter of 2019. Keep reading to find out more about the new laws and how they will affect your drone use. UK Drone Laws –... Read More