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20/12/2018
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DJI launch Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual

DJI has released the Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual – a portable industrial drone equipped with powerful, side-by-side visual and thermal cameras that provide commercial pilots a reliable tool to operate better, safer and quicker in challenging environments. Developed in partnership with FLIR Systems, the Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual features the compact design of DJI’s Mavic 2 Series drones with the same array of advanced controls and accessories found in the Mavic 2 Enterprise. When DJI and FLIR first introduced the XT camera in 2015, we opened up a range of new... Read More

20/12/2018
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Gatwick Airport: Drone-detection technology is available

Ground-breaking drone-detection technology is available to monitor and spot UAVs – which could potentially stop major incidents like the recent disruption at Gatwick Airport. The DJI AeroScope system is a sophisticated and comprehensive platform that rapidly identifies UAV communication links, gathering real-time information such as flight status, paths, serial number, speed, direction and home position, as well as the make and model. This monitoring data stream helps AeroScope users make an informed response and security decision as soon as possible. North East-based drone expert Heliguy is a specialist in AeroScope.... Read More

Coverdrone unveils flexible 11/12/2018
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Coverdrone offers new flexible policies

Coverdrone has adapted its industry-leading policy to offer a range of flexible policy periods, from one day to one year and everything in between. The company, which offers specialist drone insurance cover for commercial and recreational users, says that it has introduced the new flexie measures because it ‘understands that drone insurance requirements can differ on a daily basis and that a 12-month policy is not suitable for everyone’. Among the highlights are: Free flight training cover for clients going through any flight examination with any NQE within the UKFree registration... Read More

Partnership agreed 04/12/2018
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Delair UX11 to be sold via Heliguy

Award-winning company Heliguy has entered into a strategic partnering agreement with Survey Solutions Scotland – the sole UK distributor for Delair UAV fixed-wing products – to offer clients the long-range, BVLOS-ready Delair UX11. This state-of-the-art UAV is a professional aircraft suitable for large-area mapping, with BVLOS (beyond visual line of sight)-ready capabilties and optional PPK (post-processed kinematic) for survey-grade results.  And on Tuesday, a week after the partnership was agreed, Heliguy invited the Iris Group to its test site in Northumberland to showcase the Delair UX11. Iris is looking for a fixed-wing solution... Read More

DJI releases Osmo Pocket 28/11/2018
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First look at DJI Osmo Pocket

DJI has announced the release of its much-anticipated Osmo Pocket – a tiny stabilised vlogging camera offering storytelling freedom in the palm of your hand. Unveiled in time for Christmas, the curtain came up on this compact and intelligent piece of kit at an eagerly-awaited launch event in New York today, following a heap of social-media expectation and guessing games. The chocolate-bar-sized Osmo Pocket, measuring in at just under five-inches long and weighing 116g, boasts the smallest three-axis gimbal in DJI history, the ability to capture shake-free footage, a 1/2.3-inch sensor... Read More

CAA consults on Charges Schemes price increase 23/11/2018
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CAA consulting on proposals to increase Charges Schemes

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has launched a consultation on proposals to increase all Charges Schemes by 2.4% from April next year, due to ‘current cost pressures’. The CAA, which charges a fee for the issue, renewal, conversion or revalidation of a pilot licence or rating, says that it is looking to increase costs due to ‘significant financial pressures, with increases in our cost base as well as the need to make crucial investment in modernising our systems’. The Authority adds that The Project Delivery (Transformation Programme) has and will continue... Read More

Heliguy Black Friday deals 23/11/2018
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Heliguy unveils Black Friday deals

Heliguy has unveiled its Black Friday deals, with huge discounts on drones, hand-held items and training. Prices will be slashed on the DJI Mavic Air and DJI Mavic Air Fly More Combo, the DJI Spark Fly More Combo, the Ryze Tello, the Tello Boost Combo, the Heliguy Atom CoAx and Heliguy Firefly. The cost of DJI Goggles Racing Edition and DJI Osmo Mobile 2 will also be dropped, while candidates looking to sign up to Heliguy’s popular PfCO Course will be able to save more than £100. We will also... Read More

22/11/2018
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CAA issues updated safety notice on TB50 and TB55 batteries

An updated safety notice has been issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), lifting restrictions put in place following issues with some TB50 and TB55 batteries – as long as the drone operator can verify successful installation of DJI’s firmware workaround. The safety notice (SN–2018/011) was issued yesterday afternoon and applies to operators of multi-rotor small unmanned aircraft utilising DJI battery model TB50 or TB55, including all DJI Matrice 200 series (which includes the 200, 210 and 210 RTK platforms) and the DJI Inspire 2 (the affected SUA). It comes after... Read More

CAA Consultation on Drone Registration 21/11/2018
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Civil Aviation Authority launches consultation to help shape its Drones Registration Service

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has launched a consultation to find out how people are using drones. The feedback will allow the CAA to build the Drones Registration Service – designed to meet drone-user requirements. All drone pilots and operators with aircraft weighing 250g or more will need to register from November 2019. It comes as part of the recent changes to the legislation around the usage of drones and other small unmanned aircraft in the UK. Click here to complete the survey. As part of the consultation process, the... Read More

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