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AIRBORNE DRONES DISCUSSES COMMERCIAL VS CONSUMER DRONES: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?
COMMERCIAL VS CONSUMER DRONES   It is generally predicted that the Commercial Drones will overtake Consumer/Prosumer grade drones in the foreseeable future. Oppenheimer Advisory Note (2016) distinguishes between 3 tiers of drones namely: Leisure, Prosumer and Commercial. There are obvious differences in price range and number of units sold, but the main differences relate to the nature and functionality of…
AIRBORNE DRONES DISCUSSES DRONES FOR BUSINESS USE – FIXED WING OR LONG RANGE MULTI-ROTOR?
FIXED WING OR LONG RANGE MULTI-ROTOR?   INTRODUCTION Today drones (or UAVs) are all the rage and its impact on Society and Commerce is compelling and undeniable. Long range drones in particular present enterprises with very attractive use cases to enhance competitiveness. In fact it will soon be a minimum requirement to be able to…
USING AIRBORNE DRONES’ DRONES STOP PALM OIL DEFORESTATION IN RAIN FORESTS
Drones stop palm oil deforestation of rain forests Brazil has seen success following the intensification model to decrease deforestation in the Amazon. Increasing access to rural credit tied to compliance with environmental regulation has shown to be an effective model at increasing agricultural productivity on existing farmland and preventing forest clearing for cropland expansion. It…
AIRBORNE DRONES: “DOT AND FAA FINALIZE RULES FOR SUAS”
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…
AIRBORNE DRONES EXPLORES: “USING THERMAL CAMERAS TO MANAGE FORESTS”
Thermal cameras to manage rain 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…
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…