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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

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

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

19/06/2019
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Customised DJI M210 Drone ‘Most Versatile’ For Volcano Gas Inspections

A DJI M210 drone, supplied by Heliguy and equipped with a custom payload, has been described as one of the best systems on the planet for carrying out short-range gas inspections of volcanoes. The aircraft was one of a number of drones used for groundbreaking research to explore volcanic emissions in Papua New Guinea, as part of vital work to help protect local communities and make inspections safer and more accessible. Led by Emma Liu, of the University of Cambridge, the major expedition – funded by Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO)... Read More

17/06/2019
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£1million allocated by Heliguy to help your enterprise drone programme

Heliguy has allocated £1million of stock to help government bodies kick start and scale their enterprise drone programmes – but hurry, because this offer is only available on a first-come, first-served basis. This batch of equipment has been specifically put aside for phase one of Full Stack – our new industry-first all-inclusive drone supply and support service for enterprise clients – and we’ve already had some of the UK’s largest emergency services signing up. Click here to find out more. Full Stack phase two – open to industry and large... Read More

10/06/2019
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Heliguy recognised by DJI Enterprise with European award

Heliguy has been honoured with a Top 10 Partner of the Year (Europe) award from DJI Enterprise. The accolade was presented during a major conference in Germany last week, during which we were the only UK company to give a presentation to industry experts from across the continent. Speaking in front of a large audience, Heliguy’s Business Development Manager Ruairi Hardman set out our strategy for helping businesses start and scale their commercial drone programmes with DJI technology and how we are supporting a cross-section of top-level enterprise clients, from... Read More