Drone Industry News


Onboard Supercomputer Automates DJI Drone Flights

Heliguy, Lorenz Technology, and CG Labs team up to showcase the Lorenz AI-Link® integrated with a DJI M210 drone; The onboard supercomputer is ideal for secure data sharing, pre-planning flights, and drone automation; CG Labs exhibited the technology at UMEX 2020, in Abu Dhabi; Major companies are already combining DJI drones with the Lorenz Lorenz AI-Link®, including DFDS; Lorenz Technology and CG Labs have signed up to Heliguy’s Full Stack service. DJI Gold Partner Heliguy has partnered with CG Labs and Lorenz Technology to showcase an onboard ‘supercomputer’ which allows... Read More


Heliguy Partners with Excelerate Technology

Heliguy and Excelerate announce partnership to provide high-tech solutions for real-time incident response; The alliance is based around Heliguy’s model of drone supply and Excelerate’s innovative UAV Streamer; Both companies will leverage each other’s complementary technology experience and will join forces on product development projects; Partnership described as ‘exciting, sensible and practical move to help clients utilise the best technology to enhance their operations’. Heliguy, one of the world’s leading drone specialists, has partnered with Excelerate, the global market leader in resilient communications technology, to provide a comprehensive solution for... Read More


Komatsu Expands Drone Fleet With DJI Phantom 4 RTK

Global construction firm Komatsu expands its drone fleet with a Phantom 4 RTK from DJI Gold Partner Heliguy; The drone will complement Komatsu’s current UAS capabilities; Komatsu chose the DJI Phantom 4 RTK because it is lightweight and a quick-to-deploy solution; The DJI Phantom 4 RTK is a next-gen mapping and survey drone, which can yield ‘high accuracy’. Global construction firm Komatsu has bolstered its drone fleet by adding a DJI Phantom 4 RTK to its ranks, supplied by Heliguy. The next-generation mapping and surveying aircraft will complement Komatsu’s current... Read More


Is US Drone-grounding A Classic Case of Smoke And Mirrors?

US officials have grounded a civilian drone programme amid espionage concerns – but is this a classic case of smoke and mirrors? At a time when relations between America and China are somewhat frosty, the US Department of Interior (DOI) this week issued an order to formally halt the department’s drones for non-emergency operations. While it doesn’t directly specify Chinese-made aircraft, the sentiment is clear – considering that interior officials have acknowledged that all of the department’s 800-or-so drones are made in or contain parts from the Far East. Indeed,... Read More


DJI Inspire 2 And X5S Used For Queen’s Speech

DJI Inspire 2 drone and X5S camera, supplied by Heliguy, were used to film aerial scenes at Windsor Castle for the Queen’s Christmas 2019 Speech; The X5S captured stunning visuals and stable footage in heavy wind; Crowded Space Drones was chosen for the job. Director Andrew McQuillan said the shots would not be possible without drone technology; The drone and camera were supplied by DJI Gold Partner Heliguy. Andrew praised Heliguy’s supply and support service, including our industry expertise. A DJI Inspire 2 drone and X5S camera – supplied by... Read More


Heliguy Wins Place on £8m YPO Drone Framework Contract

DJI Gold Partner Heliguy awarded a major contract with YPO, in conjunction with the Home Office, as part of an £8million national framework agreement; The framework is to supply drones and services to public sector organisations, primarily to blue light clients and the emergency services; Heliguy will provide drones, offer associated services, and carry out repairs and maintenance; YPO contract comes on the back of Heliguy winning a place on a major £2.6m Network Rail framework agreement. DJI Gold Partner Heliguy has been awarded a major contract with YPO, as... Read More


Enhanced Safety and Better Decision-making – New York Fire Department Benefiting From Drones

Find out how drones are benefiting New York City Fire Department (FDNY); Captain Michael Leo describes drones as a ‘game changer’ – vital for situational awareness, rapid response, and enhanced crew safety; FDNY utilises a fleet of DJI aircraft, including the M210 and Mavic 2 Enterprise Series; UK-based Heliguy interviewed FDNY at DJI AirWorks 2019, as part of our launch into the USA to serve the enterprise and consumer drone market. The Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) is benefiting from drones – gaining vital situational awareness... Read More


Call For Drone Inspections In New York After Architect Death

UPDATE (January 30, 2020): Brendan Schulman, DJI’s Vice President of Policy and Legal Affairs, has addressed New York City Council, advocating the use of drones in the city; New York City officials are pushing to legalise the use of drones for building inspections after the death of architect Erica Tishman; DJI shows the M210 RTK drone with the Z30 zoom camera and XT2 thermal camera, which can improve safety, cut costs, and boost efficiency; “I believe using drones to inspect buildings is something that we must embrace for the future,”... Read More


A Year In Drones: Heliguy Review Of 2019

Installing drone defence at Gatwick Airport, winning a place on a £2.6 million Network Rail framework, presented with a DJI Enterprise award, and launching in the USA – 2019 has been a busy year for Heliguy. There’s also been the launch of several products from DJI, including the groundbreaking Mavic Mini drone, the Osmo Action camera, and the M200 Series V2. And the drone industry has had to contend with new regulations and the introduction of a UK registration scheme. In this special blog, Heliguy Insider reviews some of the... Read More


WATCH: Incredible Drone Footage Of Seal Pup Count

DJI Mavic 2 Pro and DJI Phantom 4 Pro, supplied by Heliguy, used to conduct seal pup count on the Farne Islands; Using drones for the survey is faster, safer, and less stressful for the seals, compared to a traditional foot count; A foot count of a single island may take five-to-six hours, whereas the drone can complete an island survey within about 30 or 40 minutes; Aerial photographer Ritchie Southerton carried out the drone survey. DJI Gold Partner Heliguy is his prefered drone supplier, praising us for our ‘faultless... Read More