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Drone Industry News

17/07/2019
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DJI AeroScope Supplied By Heliguy Detected Drones at British Grand Prix

DJI AeroScope – supplied by Heliguy – was used to detect drones being flown illegally during the British Grand Prix weekend at Silverstone. Northamptonshire Police and Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Emergency Services Drone Team used the sophisticated drone-detection system, alongside other software, to help trace rogue unmanned vehicles within the 2.5-mile restricted zone around the circuit. The team was really impressed with DJI AeroScope. It was easy to use and gave real-time information allowing the team the capability to respond in a timely manner. PC Alan Hincks, Drone Pilot from... Read More

17/07/2019
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Film Company Using DJI Drones Supplied By Heliguy For Netflix and the BBC

“As a filmmaker, drones have changed the environment completely and are an absolute necessity.” That is the verdict of Phil Crothers, Director of Film and Co-founder of Pivotal, as he reflects on the growing importance and distinct advantages of using unmanned aircraft in the film industry. And he should know, because the Northern Ireland-based company has utilised the DJI Inspire 2 drone and cinematic DJI Zenmuse X5S and X7 cameras to shoot outstanding visuals for the likes of Netflix, WarnerMedia, the BBC, ITV and Channel 4. In terms of safety,... Read More

10/07/2019
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WATCH: DJI drone with zoom camera used for inspection work

An aerial photography business is using drones – supplied by DJI Gold Partner Heliguy – to carry out important inspection work and is benefiting from enhanced safety, increased efficiency and reduced costs. Quayle Industries is utilising the DJI M210 Series V2 with the DJI Zenmuse Z30 zoom payload, as well as the X4S and X5S imaging cameras, for a range of jobs, including roof surveys, power-cable checks and site-progress monitoring. This has proved to be a highly-effective solution for the company. For instance, check out this video which shows the... Read More

08/07/2019
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Drone users have control over their data, says DJI

Key DJI officials have shared their thoughts on important industry issues, including data security, drone safety and enhanced procedures to deter rogue operators. The topics were discussed during a wide-ranging interview at INTERPOL World 2019 – an international trade exhibition and conference staged in Singapore last week. During the event, MBE Philip Ingram (PI) quizzed Adam Welsh (AW), DJI’s Head of Asia Pacific Public Policy, and Romeo Durscher (RD), Director of Public Safety Integration for DJI. One of the key takeaways from the fascinating interview was that operators flying DJI... Read More

05/07/2019
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Heliguy selling ParaZero SafeAir parachutes for DJI drones

Heliguy has partnered with ParaZero to sell SafeAir parachutes for DJI drones, helping to increase safety and minimise damage in the result of a flight failure. These best-in-class parachutes can be integrated with: M200 Series. Compatible with DJI Matrice 200, Matrice 200 V2, Matrice 210, Matrice 210 V2 and Matrice 210 RTK. It is not compatible with the Matrice 210 RTK V2 model. M600 Pro. Compatible with different antenna configurations including D-RTK model. DJI Phantom 4 (excluding RTK model). Mavic Pro Series. Mavic 2 series, including the Mavic 2 Enterprise... Read More

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

27/06/2019
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CAA to impose fine for rejected PfCO drone applications

Drone operators applying for or renewing a PfCO (Permission for Commercial Operations) face a £124 fine if their submission is not up to scratch, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced. Applications with three or more mistakes, where the applicant has made no attempt to keep up to date with the latest drone legislation, will be rejected and face the financial penalty. The CAA has said that this new strict approach – to be implemented over the next few months, although a precise date has not yet been given –... Read More

26/06/2019
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Heliguy launches CPD-accredited drone courses for the emergency services

Heliguy has launched a specialist CPD (Continuing Professional Development) drone course for the emergency services, to enhance pilot expertise and covering advanced flight training, exemptions and legislation updates. The CPD-accredited training package is essential for drone pilots in the emergency services, ensuring they are flying to a high standard and in strict accordance with the rules and regulations. CPD is widely regarded as a mandatory activity in the continuation of any professional enterprise, helping to maintain an optimal level of safety and service provision. Inquire about the Heliguy CPD course... Read More

24/06/2019
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DJI launches secure solution for government drone programmes

DJI has announced a new Government Edition – an integrated drone solution designed to meet the stringent information security and data privacy requirements of government agencies. A number of government agencies around the world have voiced their concerns at possible data leaks or tracking of telemetry data in the past, and DJI has now responded with its new solution. Government Edition is based on DJI’s industry-leading drone hardware and is controlled by custom device firmware and operational software in a unique architecture that supports the highest data security requirements. It... Read More

21/06/2019
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Heliguy delivers £250,000 of drone stock to African mines

Heliguy has supplied a quarter of a million pounds of drone stock to major mining companies in Africa, who are using this technology to increase safety and obtain fast and accurate data. As one of DJI’s largest and trusted European enterprise channel partners, Heliguy has delivered a suite of DJI equipment to bolster fleets in the Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Namibia and Burkina Faso. These companies – who cannot be named as they are under non-disclosure agreements (NDA) with us – have chosen to work with Heliguy because of our in-depth... Read More