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by on October 10, 2019
A UCLA student-led study found that drones can be used to determine whether ships are following pollution regulations. The drones could help enforce air pollution requirements by examining ships’ emissions through a sensor package, according to the study, which was published in August. Specifically, the drones would check if cargo ships are burning clean fuel – fuel which has a maximum of 0.1% sulfur concentration. The sensor package is similar in shape to a box, said Anthony Rosas, a recent UCL...
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by on January 7, 2019
Westminster eForum Keynote Seminar. Next steps for the drone sector - promoting sector growth, achieving public trust, and the draft Drones Bill This timely conference will consider next steps for the UK drones sector, looking at what is needed from policy and regulation to promote public trust in the use of drones, as well as supporting innovation and growth. ...
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by on December 17, 2018
If you're thinking about purchasing a drone for Christmas, there are a few things you should know before taking flight -- or purchasing. President of Canadian Unmanned Incorporated Sterling Cripps says it's not as easy as one would think. The rules and regulations for flying around an air drone for commercial purposes is out to five nautical miles. But, if you just want to fly for recreational use, those distances are 3.5 nautical miles I believe." ...
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by on October 31, 2018
The latest drafts of the EASA regulations for unmanned aircraft were published recently by the European Commission and contain a significant and positive development for model flyers. DG MOVE (the European Transport Commission) submitted a proposal to remove model flying conducted within Associations/Clubs from the EASA regulations and this seems to have gained acceptance. The latest draft Implementing Act introduces this principle: (25) Since model aircraft are considered as UAS and give...
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by on October 30, 2018
It looks like the US 'air drone' industry is heading for a crazy time courtesy of an organisation that you and I have never heard of which is made up of lawyers who seem intent on its destruction. The US has long had serious issues with the recreational use of drones due to their ultra left wing privacy laws which restrict law enforcement from even approaching a drone user unless they are able to absolutely prove that a crime is being committed. The sue first and ask questions later approac...
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by on October 16, 2018
EU Drone Regulations Package Published On 8 October 2018, the European Commission published the Draft Implementing Regulation on the rules and procedures for the operation of unmanned aircraft + its Annex, as well as the Draft Delegated Regulation on unmanned aircraft intended for use in the ‘open’ category, and on third-country operators of unmanned aircraft systems + its Annex. The basic concepts included in the EASA Opinion have been maintained, but some clarifications have been introd...
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by on September 17, 2018
Rwanda is ahead of other African countries which are experimenting with drones and this means a lot especially as governments are involved in partnerships which make for better productivity and yields within and without the continent. The country may have been behind South Africa in policy implementation but they certainly have moved way ahead, with major partnerships and expansion projects. South Africa first adopted a drone regulatory policy in 2016, Tanzania, Kenya and Ghana have followed ...
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by on September 11, 2018
The service delivery and commercial arm of Oxford City Council has announced plans to provide drone based services to include roof and building surveying, land mapping, aerial photography and filming. Oxford Direct Services (ODS), which was created in April, said it is the first time a council owned organisation has brought drone services in-house. The organisation has invested in an off-the-shelf DJI Phantom 4 Advanced quadcopter drone, which has dual band satellite positioning (GPS and...
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by on September 6, 2018
Soon Europe will have uniform rules for drones in all Member States thanks to the recently adopted ‘European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Basic Regulation’. Based on the key principles, the EU Commission, EASA and the Member States will further define the details in Delegated Regulation and Implementing Regulation. However, the drone community is endangered by a proposed noise limitation for C1 and C2 classes of drones, which means all drones below 4kg used for operations over or close to pe...
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by on September 6, 2018
ORS4 No.1279: Small Unmanned Aircraft with a Mass Greater than 7kg – Operations above 400ft within Controlled Airspace and/or Aerodrome Traffic Zones. Reference: ORS4 No.1279 Title: Small Unmanned Aircraft with a Mass Greater than 7kg – Operations above 400ft within Controlled Airspace and/or Aerodrome Traffic Zones ...
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by on September 6, 2018
Officials cite the potential for accidents and several near misses as the reason for the proposed regulations. (TNS) — As drones gain popularity among hobbyists and commercial operators, the Spokane Valley parks department is grappling with how to balance their use with public safety and privacy. The parks department proposed banning drones and model aircraft from parks as part of an overall update to its regulations, which was discussed at an Aug. 21 City Council meeting. ...
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by on September 4, 2018
A decade ago, drones were only known in the security fields. But like many of the modern technological gadgets we enjoy today, drones have not remained the preserve of the military and Government. They have consistently become easier to use, access and own. In the film industry, those spectacular aerial shots that were the preserve of international Natgeo types, are now commonly found in any self-respecting wedding celebration video. Film is a huge beneficiary of the smaller more versatile ...
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