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02/07/2019
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Heliguy wins place on £2.6m Network Rail drone framework contract

Heliguy, the UK’s largest drone provider, has been awarded a major nationwide contract with Network Rail, as part of an Unmanned Aircraft Services framework worth up to £2.6million. The North East-based UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) specialist has been specially selected to supply, maintain, repair and service Network Rail’s drones, as well as to deliver expert training to the infrastructure group’s in-house pilots. Network Rail has found that drones are a cost-effective solution for close-up inspections of difficult to access structures such as roofs, bridges, communication masts and overhead wires. Award-winning... Read More

07/06/2019
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Drone users can now report unjustified restrictions

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has launched an online form for drone users to report cases where access to airspace has been unjustly denied. The Airspace Access Reporting Form has been unveiled following the amendment of the Air Navigation Order 2016 earlier this year. In April, the CAA issued guidance to Aerodrome Operators and Air Traffic Service Units to assist with making decisions about issuing permission for UAS (unmanned aircraft systems) operations within their Flight Restriction Zones (CAP 1788) on the grounds of aviation safety, security interests or any other... Read More

24/05/2019
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DJI consumer drones to come with plane and helicopter detection to reduce collision risk

DJI has committed to installing aeroplane and helicopter detectors in new consumer drones, as part of a 10-point plan to ensure the world’s skies remain safe in the drone era. All new DJI drone models released after January 1, 2020, that weigh more than 250 grams will include AirSense technology, which receives ADS-B signals from nearby aeroplanes and helicopters and warns drone pilots if they appear to be on a collision course. This will be the largest single deployment of ADS-B collision awareness technology to date and sets a new... Read More

17/05/2019
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Heliguy exhibits new releases at Geo Business 2019

UK drone expert Heliguy will be exhibiting new releases at Geo Business 2019, including the launch of our new Fullstack SPE – an all-inclusive and cost-effective supply and support solution for those in the commercial drone industry. The renowned show, held at the Business Design Centre, in London, is the largest geospatial event in the UK and is designed for everyone involved in the gathering, storing, processing and delivery of geospatial information. The two-day international exhibition is being held on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd of May and is set... Read More

15/05/2019
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DJI Osmo Action v GoPro HERO7 Black v GoPro HERO7 Silver

DJI has today unveiled the Osmo Action camera – and it has already been touted as a GoPro killer. With this in mind, how does this new release compare to GoPro’s flagship HERO7 Black, and to a lesser extent, the GoPro HERO7 Silver? In this blog post, Heliguy Insider takes a look at the specifications of the three products and explores how they stack up against each another. DJI Osmo Action v GOPro HERO7 Black – The Specifications First off, let’s take a look at the tale of the tape... Read More

14/05/2019
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Heliguy launches industry-first Fullstack SPE

Heliguy, the UK’s leading drone expert, has launched an industry-first fully-managed drone supply and support solution for enterprise clients, to arm them with the latest equipment, reduce risk and cut out third-party finance involvement. Heliguy Fullstack SPE lets you lease your drones from us, gives you annual automatic upgrades to keep you at the forefront of cutting-edge technology and gives you access to a range of other value-added services, such as rapid repairs, priority support and courtesy drone hire. The Heliguy Fullstack SPE (Special Purpose Entity) offers an extensive and... Read More

30/04/2019
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Flyability launches new Elios 2 caged drone

Flyability has unveiled the Elios 2 – a new caged drone which is ideal for indoor inspection, helping you access hard-to-reach and dangerous areas safely and quickly. This new aircraft builds on the success of the first Elios, boasting new intelligent flight handling and improved data-collection capabilities to help you make critical maintenance and certification decisions. Flyability says that the Elios 2 is ‘the most intuitive, reliable and precise indoor inspection drone’ The Elios 2 also brings to market many other features including a thermal camera, shockproof payload, Full HD... Read More

03/04/2019
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Tello Iron Man Edition launched

Now you can fly like a superhero – thanks to the launch of the new Ryze Tello Iron Man Edition. Designed especially for Marvel fans, this new release is perfect for learning how to fly a drone while immersed in the exciting world of The Avengers. Inspired by Iron Man’s classic armour, Tello Iron Man Edition’s shell includes the heroic Arc Reactor, while its motors and propeller tips are dipped in gold. It is priced £129 and is available for pre-order from Heliguy. We expect to have stock later this month.... Read More

28/03/2019
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DJI launch DJI Terra drone mapping tool

DJI has launched DJI Terra – a new software tool that transforms drone data into digital 3D models and maps for easy analysis and decision-making. DJI Terra allows you to capture, analyse and visualise your environment DJI Terra enables businesses and organisations using DJI drone technology to capture, visualise and analyse aerial images for a wide variety of applications across the public safety, construction, infrastructure, agriculture and film industries. As an all-in-one mapping and modelling solution, DJI Terra makes it simple and efficient to extract value from drone data, generating... Read More

DJI's Qualified Entities Programme 19/03/2019
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UPDATE: DJI unveils beta phase of Qualified Entities Programme

Additional enterprise drones – including the new M200 V2 Series – can be unlocked through DJI’s Qualified Entities Programme (QEP), which allows 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... Read More