Discussion in 'hardware' started by ronjor, Nov 17, 2016.
Drone 'flyer's licence' to be launched in time for Google's world-first delivery service in Canberra
Amazon hot air balloon Prime Air patent describes stealthy delivery drones
April 2, 2019
Google's drone delivery project in Canberra is given the green light to take to the skies
Rogue drones: U.K. launches $2.5M contest for tech to counter threats
San Francisco 49ers head of security: NFL needs permission to shoot down threatening drones
April 11, 2019
United Kingdom Ministry of Defence linked to mysterious outback aviation incident
"Drone Flies Over Fenway Park During Red Sox Game
BOSTON (CBS) – A drone flew over Fenway Park during the Red Sox-Blue Jays game Thursday night – and no one knows who’s responsible.
Boston Police said it was first spotted around 9:30 p.m. and it took off around 10:20 p.m. Officers and the Federal Aviation Administration are looking into the incident.
'There is an active investigation with the F.A.A. and the B.P.D....
'Flying drones in and around stadiums is prohibited starting one hour before and ending one hour after a scheduled game and prohibited within a radius of three nautical miles of the stadium,'the FAA said in a statement to WBZ-TV.
Flying a drone over a stadium could result in criminal fines up to $250,000 and up to three years in prison, according to the FAA..."
Gatwick drone attack possible inside job, say police
Dangerous Drone Encounters Soared in 2018
"Google Spinoff’s Drone Delivery Business First to Get FAA Approval
An offshoot of Alphabet Inc.’s Google has become the first drone operator to receive government approval as an airline, an important step that gives it the legal authority to begin dropping products to actual customers.
The subsidiary, Wing, now has the same certifications that smaller airlines receive from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Transportation. It plans to begin routine deliveries of small consumer items in two rural communities in Virginia within months, the company said..."
"...Wing’s new status was granted under regulations in place to cover traditional charter flights such as those carrying tourists on unscheduled hops between Hawaiian islands, rather than under rules specified for drones. That allowed Wing to leap a major hurdle.
Under the drone-specific regulations, the company could not charge to deliver packages from other companies or individuals over long distances — meaning beyond what the drone’s operator could see.
And now they can do just that and deliver 'other people’s cargo for hire, and do so beyond line of sight, which is pretty valuable, since the purpose of drones is to carry things a good distance,' Burgess said..."
Zipline expands medical drone deliveries to Ghana
April 24, 2019
"Drone delivers kidney for transplant over Baltimore...
The drone delivery of a kidney recently used for an organ transplant in Baltimore is being characterized by the University of Maryland as a “pioneering breakthrough” advancement in human medicine and aviation technology..."
Drone owners to be charged annual fee under new proposals
Rogue drone pilots flying near airports to be tackled by new task force
The FAA says the commercial drone market could triple in size by 2023
"Drones to deliver incessant buzzing noise — and packages...
As drones take flight, the world is about to get a lot louder...
Small recreational drones are fairly loud. Serious commercial drones are much louder. They have eight or more propellers (Alphabet’s Wing has 14; Amazon’s Octocopter has eight spinning at thousands of revolutions per minute, physically beating the air to generate lift and movement. The heavier the load, the harder they have to work, the more air gets beaten – and the louder the sound.
Drones also make higher pitched buzzing sounds than helicopters, which have much lower frequencies because their larger rotors don’t need to spin as fast to generate the necessary power. Now imagine tens or even hundreds of drones buzzing around your neighborhood, delivering packages to homes and businesses. Next, imagine the round-the-clock hives of aerial activity that warehouses and distribution centers will become, in addition to their existing burden on local roads; Amazon recently ordered 20,000 new vans...
Even domestic drones can raise baseline sound pressure levels by at least 20 decibels; when each 6dB increase means loudness doubles, that means a single drone can make an area 8 to 12 times louder than it is now..."
Drone sighting closes Frankfurt airport for an hour
May 9, 2019
Temporarily grounded? Recreational drone operators face new FAA requirements
Drone flown 'within 150ft' of passenger jet off Essex coast
DJI will add airplane and helicopter detectors to new drones in 2020
Making it harder to get too close by accident
May 22, 2019
NASA Begins Urban Drone Traffic Management Testing in Nevada
IBM is giving away 1,500 DJI drones to help with natural disasters
A first look at Amazon’s new delivery drone
Model aircraft pilots angry over drone laws
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