Tag: drones

Airbus DS Prepares To Sign Contract for 2-Year Drone Study

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus Defence and Space expects to sign this month a contract for a two-year definition study for a European medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) drone, seen as a key capability for four partner countries, according to Jana Rosenmaan, the head of the company’s unmanned aerial systems division. Airbus DS, Dassault and Leonardo-Finmeccanica, who are partners in the initiative, are […]

New Drone Operational Rules Finalized by the FAA

Reading Time: 3 minutes On June 21, 2016, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) finalized the first operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as drones. The new rules will take effect in late August and affect drones weighing less than 55 pounds that are being used for purposes other than hobbyist operations. […]

DOT and FAA Finalize Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Reading Time: 3 minutes Rules for small unmanned aircraft systems imposed by DOT and FAA will create new opportunities for business and government to use drones. Yesterday, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”), opening pathways towards fully integrating UAS into the nation’s […]

Drone Incursion Closes Dubai International

Reading Time: < 1 minute Dubai International Airport stopped flights for 69 minutes on Saturday when a drone flew too close to the airport. Airspace was closed from 11.39am to 12.45pm, according to a statement from Dubai Airports. Around 20 flights were diverted, most of them to Al Maktoum International, and others to Sharjah and Al Ain. Drones are forbidden […]

EASA to Assess The Risk of Collision Between Drones and Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute The European Aviation Safety Agency announces today the creation of a task force to assess the risk of collision between drones and aircraft. The task force will: • Review all relevant occurrences including the occurrences collected by the European Member States, • Analyse the existing studies on the subject of impact between drones and aircraft, […]

Amazon To Create Own Air Fleet

Reading Time: 2 minutes Amazon.com Inc has said it has signed a deal to lease 20 Boeing 767 widebody freighter aircraft to handle more of its own deliveries in the United States. The deal comes at a time when the world’s biggest online retailer is offering ever-faster, and increasingly free, deliveries for millions of online orders. Amazon, which relies […]

Finland To Test Drones Along Russian Border

Reading Time: < 1 minute Finland plans to test drones along its frontier with Russia as an increasing number of asylum seekers from the Middle East and Africa cross the country’s Arctic border. Major Jussi Napola, of the Finnish border guard, said Helsinki intends to run the tests along its 833-mile (1,340-kilometer) border with Russia. “The plan is to test […]

100 UAS Set Guinness Record While Flying to Symphony Music

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Intel Corporation together with Ars Electronica Futurelab made the Guinness Record-breaking drones flight. The video was released of 100 multicolored UAS “dancing ” to a live orchestra and creating patterns in the night sky. It took years to prepare for such a show. Ground crew used PCs powered by Intel hardware to control drones […]

EASA Publishes the Technical Opinion on Safe Use of Drones

Reading Time: 2 minutes The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published today a Technical Opinion on the safe use of drones incivil airspace. The EASA Technical Opinion sets the direction to be followed for all future work to be done to ensure unmanned aircraft are operated safely and interact safely with other airspace users. The aim is to provide […]