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AIRBORNE DRONES: “DOT AND FAA FINALIZE RULES FOR SUAS”
Regulations will create new opportunities for business and government to use drones. WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules (PDF) for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”), opening pathways towards fully integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace. These new regulations work…
AIRBORNE DRONES EXPLORES: “USING THERMAL CAMERAS TO MANAGE FORESTS”
The use of drones and thermal imaging to help with the conservation and tracking of endangered wildlife. SFC-Naim A2 POC from Airborne Drones on Vimeo. This video shows Airborne Drones visiting the Semonggoh Wildlife Centre near Kuching in Malaysia to demonstrate the specialist applications of thermal imaging at night and high definition video feed for monitoring the endangered orangutan nests…
AIRBORNE DRONES REPORTS ON: “JAPANESE GOVERNMENT TO SLASH DRONE REGULATIONS”
As the FAA gears up to increase drone regulations in the US, the Japanese government announced that it would slash regulations on drones in order to promote their use, calling them part of the “fourth industrial revolution.” The second meeting of Japan’s Public-Private Dialogue towards Investment for the Future was held yesterday at the Prime Minister’s Office. The…
AIRBORNE DRONES REPORTS ON: “DRONES MAY SOMEDAY REPAIR OUR CITIES”
In 2013, American taxpayers spent $91 billion on roads with a huge piece of the pie allocated to labor-intensive repair of bad roads. by Jules Li – Leeds City Centre Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wiki CommonsNow, fast-forward to the often-imagined “City of the Future.” Instead of massive, honking, smog-belching traffic delays ringed around…
AIRBORNE DRONES REPORTS ON: “MINERS STRIKE DRONE GOLD DOWN UNDER”
One of Australia’s largest mining and metal companies is digging into drone use as a viable means of information gathering and the results may be a virtual gold mine of data for the industry. According to a recent company press release, Rio Tinto — a British-Australian multinational — is using drones to monitor its coal…
AIRBORNE DRONES REPORTS ON: “DRONES HELP CATCH TRAIN THIEVES IN POLAND”
PKP Cargo, Poland’s largest rail freight operator, has announced that recently introduced drones are helping to significantly reduce the amount of thefts from the company’s trains.  “Thanks to the initiatives undertaken by PKP Cargo, in the first half of the year losses due to theft of goods from trains were reduced by almost 60 percent,”…