19Jan/20
Technical Failure or Unrealistic Expectations? Report Shows U.K. Police Drones Fall in Heavy Rains

Technical Failure or Unrealistic Expectations? Report Shows U.K. Police Drones Fall in Heavy Rains

Whether technical failure or simply unrealistic expectations, a new report published in the U.K. indicates that the DJI Matrice Series drones fall during heavy rains. As reported by CNN, the U.K.’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) found that 16 DJI Matrice 200 series drones crashed due to “technical failures” while flying in the rain. This month’s…

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18Jan/20
DRONELIFE Exclusive: AMA’s Tyler Dobbs on RID and Recreational Drones, “No Viable Options”

DRONELIFE Exclusive: AMA’s Tyler Dobbs on RID and Recreational Drones, “No Viable Options”

The FAA’s proposal for Remote ID for drones appears problematic for the recreational drone community.  Tyler Dobbs, the AMA‘s Director of Government Affairs, says the proposal leaves “no viable options” for hobby flyers.  Dobbs says that without changes, the current proposal will not only force law abiding flyers out of the hobby, but cause a…

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17Jan/20
Another Win for Altitude Angel: Unmanned Traffic Management to be Deployed in Norway

Another Win for Altitude Angel: Unmanned Traffic Management to be Deployed in Norway

As the need for Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) frameworks to be implemented becomes clear, UTM providers are competing to provide the base technology to governments around the world.  The race isn’t all about the individual contracts: it’s also about the opportunity to demonstrate a methodology that will work – and scale – for other areas.…

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