Tag: drones

EU Moves Forward on UAV Regulation

Reading Time: 2 minutes A European Union-wide agreement has been reached on future commercial operations of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones). The agreement aims to have the necessary regulations in place by 2019. The European Commission, national aviation authorities and the drone industry hammered out the details at a conference in Helsinki, the Finnish capital. The ‘Helsinki Declaration’ identifies three […]

France to Start Equipping Its Drones With ‘Precision Guided’ Weapons

Reading Time: 1 minute France announced its intention to start using armed drones on Tuesday, joining several states that use the deadly unmanned aircraft in various military conflicts. French Defense Minister Florence Parly said that France is going to start the process of arming its drones in the near future. The move will involve six US-made unmanned aircraft, which […]

FAA’s Hurricane Harvey Update

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Federal Aviation Administration has continued to handle emergency and relief operations at a number of airports in the Hurricane Harvey area, including at Houston Hobby and George Bush Intercontinental. The FAA is prepared to support the resumption of commercial service flights when airport authorities reopen the airports. This Hurricane Harvey information is critical so […]

CASA Releases Discussion Paper and Opens Submissions For Drone Review

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has opened submissions for its review into commercial and recreational operations of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), or drones. The regulator on Friday published a discussion paper on RPAS operations in Australia, noting there were about 50,000 drones used in this country currently, mostly for sport and recreational purposes. […]

United Arab Emirates To Ban Drone Imports

Reading Time: 1 minute The UAE will stop importing drones that fail to the match the new specifications for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), a senior Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) official has said. In May, ESMA approved the new regulatory standards that included a surveillance system for detecting unmanned aerial vehicles. “Our new standards will come into […]

EASA Publishes a Proposal to Operate Small Drones in Europe

Reading Time: 2 minutes The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published a proposal to regulate the operation of small drones in Europe. All interested parties are welcome to comment this proposal from 12 May until 12 August 2017. The proposal provides a framework to safely operate drones while allowing this industry to remain agile, to innovate and continue to […]

New “SafeDrone” Platform Minimizes Risks for Pilots and Drones

Reading Time: 1 minute “SafeDrone by Lufthansa Technik” is a new initiative for minimizing uncertainties and risks in unmanned aviation. The open and completely transparent platform allows collaboration between all interested market players and provides them with direct access to recognized standards for technology, quality and security in the use of drones. A basic package is available free of […]

IATA Welcomes Transport Canada’s New Safety Rules for Drones

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the announcement by Canada’s Minister of Transport, the Honorable Marc Garneau, to implement an Interim Order restricting the use of recreational drones around airports and other high risk areas. The irresponsible or malicious use of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) near airports and aircraft poses a safety and […]

Drones Oman

The Drone Oman Workshop and Live Demonstrations is supported by the Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) Oman. The event will provide an update about the upcoming regulations in Oman and discuss the best way forward for government authorities and commercial companies to start using drones. Why is this event a must-attend? If you are […]

2017 – the Year of Drones

Reading Time: 3 minutes Drones are being seriously considered for use in a number of important applications from military functions, like bomb disposal, to energy applications, like remote pipeline monitoring and inspection. But as the Federal government works to finalize rules on the use of drones in commercial applications, the drones are increasingly finding their way into more and […]