Drone Industry News

New UK drone laws. 31/12/2020

UK Drone Laws: An In-depth Guide

So, you’ve bought a drone, or you’re thinking of purchasing one. Among the key considerations is how to fly legally and safely in the UK. This guide to UK drone regulations and registration will help. The article reflects the changes to drone rules which came into force in the UK and throughout Europe on December 31, 2020. UK Drone Laws: At A Glance Here are some key points to know, before reading about the rules in more depth. Three new operational categories: Open (geared to hobbyists/some commercial users), Specific (mainly... Read More

DJI launches Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced drone. 15/12/2020

DJI Launch Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced Drone

DJI has unveiled the Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced – which features powerful thermal and visual sensors, RTK capabilities, and up to 32x zoom. This new drone is the latest addition to the Mavic 2 Enterprise Series and features some key upgrades to set it apart. These crucial enhancements make the Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced a powerful tool for complex missions throughout public safety, search and rescue, and industrial inspections. Key features include: HD 640 x 512 px radiometric thermal resolution camera 48MP visual camera 1/2″ CMOS sensor Capture HD and... Read More

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Brexit Impacts New Drone Laws

UK drone qualifications will not be valid in the EU; UK operators wanting to fly in EU States will need to do the local version of the A2 CofC or GVC; This is the same for non-UK operators wishing to fly in the UK; CAA says this could change in the future. New drone qualifications obtained in the UK cannot be used in EU member countries, the CAA has said. Upcoming EU drone laws – due to start on December 31, 2020 – will see the introduction of the A2... Read More

Heliguy is selling the WingtraOne BVLOS drone. 02/12/2020

WingtraOne Fixed-wing Drone Available At Heliguy

WingtraOne VTOL fixed-wing drone added to the™ product portfolio; The WingtraOne is ideal for large-area surveys and can provide absolute accuracy down to 1cm;™ demonstrated the WingtraOne to client RUAS, a drone services company; RUAS praised the capabilities of the WingtraOne, and said it will complement its fleet of DJI drones; Buy the WingtraOne from™ by clicking here. Drone specialist™ has added the WingtraOne to our product portfolio – offering a BVLOS-ready, VTOL drone solution to aerial mapping clients. This state-of-the-art UAS is ideal for large-area... Read More

Could DJI drones be retrospectively class marked? 24/11/2020
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Can DJI Drones Be Retrospectively CE Class Marked?

Current DJI drones could receive retrospective CE class markings to enable pilots to enjoy greater freedoms under new European drone laws. The global UAS manufacturer has hinted at the possibility of updating its existing products to make them compliant with the soon-to-be-introduced CE class identification system. If this happens, it would open up more opportunities for pilots under the new rules; for instance, allowing them to fly closer to people without needing a standard permission. New CE Markings For Drones Under the rules – to start in Europe and the... Read More

Heliguy announces distribution agreement with FLIR. 10/11/2020

FLIR Distribution Agreement With Heliguy™ announces distribution agreement with FLIR Systems; Agreement allows™ to distribute the new FLIR Vue TZ20 camera; FLIR Vue TZ20 is a powerful tool for public safety and industrial inspection drone missions Distribution agreement ensures™ is best positioned to supply commercial drone programmes with FLIR’s range of sensors. Drone specialist™ has announced a strategic distribution agreement with FLIR Systems, Inc. (FLIR). The distribution agreement allows™ – a trusted DJI partner – to expand its provision to commercial drone programmes. Pairing DJI drones with FLIR technology has... Read More

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Revised CAP 722: Updates To The New UK Drone Laws

CAA issues updates to new drone laws starting in the UK at the end of 2020; For commercial operators, new Pre-Defined Risk Assessments (PDRAs) have been issued; Changes are being made to the drone registration test – with an increased number of questions; Fresh clarity on legislation for drones with ‘Follow Me’ mode, and guidance on commercial pilot currency; Read this blog for an in-depth look at the updates, plus an overview of the new UK drone laws. New guidance issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) highlights key updates... Read More

Esri UK and Heliguy have partnered. 21/10/2020

End-to-End Drone Workflow With Esri UK And Heliguy™ partners with Esri UK to provide an end-to-end workflow for the AEC industry; The alliance combines™’s drone services – such as supply and training – with Esri UK’s flight planning and data capture and processing software, centered on Site Scan for ArcGIS; The aim is to provide a comprehensive and integrated solution to enable drone programmes to scale and maximise data collection and insights; Sign up for™-Esri UK webinar, taking place on November 19. Drone specialist™ has announced a new partnership with Esri UK to complete... Read More

Two new surveying payloads have been launched for the DJI M300 RTK. 14/10/2020

DJI Launches Two Drone Survey Payloads

DJI unveils two specialist surveying payloads for the M300 RTK; Zenmuse L1 has a LiDAR sensor and 20MP RGB camera; The powerful Zenmuse P1 has a 45MP sensor for detailed data collection; New payloads transform DJI M300 RTK into a comprehensive aerial mapping tool; Stitch the drone data into mapping software, DJI Terra, for a complete end-to-end surveying workflow. Two specialist surveying payloads – one with LiDAR and the other with a high-res 45MP camera – have been launched for the DJI M300 RTK drone. The DJI Zenmuse L1 and... Read More

DJI is the world's leading drone maker. 08/10/2020

DJI Still Number One Commercial Drone Maker

DJI continues to be the world’s number one commercial drone manufacturer, with a market share of up to 80%; Chinese firms dominate Top 20 list of commercial drone makers; U.S. companies lead the dual-use sector; Rankings in the Drone Manufacturer Ranking Model, compiled by Drone Industry Insights. DJI continues to lead the way as the world’s number one commercial drone manufacturer, according to a new industry report. DJI has a market share of between 70% and 80% in the worldwide commercial drone sector. This strong performance comes despite accusations of... Read More