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Drone Industry News

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

21/05/2019
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Heliguy at Geo Business 2019 – Live Updates

Heliguy is excited to be exhibiting at this years Geo Business 2019. We will be posting live feeds during the event to keep you updated as things happen. Day 1 9am Show opens. Day one is under way and the Heliguy stand is ready and our expert team are raring to go. We will be showcasing our new Fullstack SPE drone supply and support service, HECTIC R&D consultancy and drones such as the DJI Phantom 4 RTK and M210 RTK V2. We are on stand E8. If you’re at the... 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

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, 24/7 support and courtesy drone hire. The Heliguy Fullstack SPE (Special Purpose Entity) offers an extensive and... Read More

13/05/2019
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Drone Training in Cambridge with CAA Approved NQE Heliguy

Heliguy has expanded its offering of PfCO drone training courses by adding the beautiful Madingley Hall, in Cambridge, to its choice of UK venues. The drone training course, delivered by our expert training team, is aimed at pilots who want to fly their UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) commercially, arming them with the knowledge to obtain the necessary PfCO (Permission for Commercial Operation) from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Praising Heliguy’s PfCO courses, candidates have said that we were exceptional, the work was relevant and ensured a thorough knowledge of the... Read More

03/05/2019
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Drones being used in search and rescue trial

Drones, supplied by Heliguy, are being used in a new trial to support vital search and rescue missions around the Essex coast. The 12-month pilot, which began earlier this week, is taking place thanks to a partnership between Essex Police, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). “Drones will allow rescuers to make more informed decisions and ultimately help make the coast safer – particularly as the busy season is now almost upon us,” says the MCA The drones will help coastguard rescue teams... Read More

03/05/2019
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Drone Registration Scheme – Is £16.50 Too Much?

Opposition is mounting against a controversial proposal to charge UAV operators as part of the UK Drone Registration Scheme, with critics blasting the idea as outrageous and detrimental to the future of model flying. Battle lines are being drawn throughout the industry following the start of a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) consultation which sets out a plan to introduce an annual £16.50 fee for drone operators whose aircraft is between 250 grams and 20 kilograms. Disgruntled commercial pilots and hobbyists have voiced a string of negative comments, describing the payment... 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

30/04/2019
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Drones a vital tool in climate change research

Drones are playing a crucial role in vital work to better understand the effects of climate change in the Arctic. Dr Joseph Cook, a glaciologist at the University of Sheffield, is conducting major research projects in Greenland, exploring the impact of global warming on glacier and ice-sheet dynamics. To help these studies, Dr Cook and his team are harnessing the power of drones, including a DJI Mavic Pro. The UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicle) enable the scientists to access difficult-to-reach areas, cover large swathes of land and provide accurate results. They... Read More

25/04/2019
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Were drones really to blame for near-miss with plane?

Call us sceptical, but a recent news story has raised a few eyebrows at Heliguy HQ this week. The article in question? A Virgin Atlantic jet faced a collision at 14,000ft with two drones as it was approaching Heathrow Airport to land. This press coverage – which has done the rounds on various media sites – got us scratching our heads, deliberating on whether the offending objects were indeed two rogue UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), or maybe – just maybe – something else? Now, this isn’t a case of us... Read More