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Airborne-Unmanned 01.15.19: New CA Regs, State Farm Waiver, Indemnis Chute

Also: Heathrow Drone Sighting, DJI Smart Remote Controller, Hydrogen Multi-Rotor UAV, Northwest UAV

Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, has announced Canada’s new rules for remotely piloted aircraft systems.

The new rules, which will come into force on June 1, 2019, apply to all drone pilots flying drones between 250 grams and 25 kilograms that are operated within the drone pilot’s visual-line-of-sight, regardless of whether the drone is flown for fun, work or research. The new simplified rules reflect significant consultations with Canadians and the industry. The final regulations introduce two main categories of drone operation: basic and advanced. The categories are based on distance from bystanders and airspace rules. State Farm has reportedly been granted the first national waiver to any company in the U.S. by the FAA. The national waiver allows State Farm to conduct drone operations over people (OOP) and flights beyond the pilot’s visual line of sight (BVLOS) through November 2022. Previous waivers State Farm was granted were limited to a short time frame and to specific geographic areas impacted by hurricanes. The Indemnis Nexus parachute system for the DJI Inspire 2 drone has been validated as compliant with the new international standard for drone parachutes, following a strenuous testing procedure at the New York UAS Test Site in Rome, NY managed by NUAIR. This chute opens a wide range of new possibilities for professional drone operators intending to demonstrate that they can safely and reliably fly over people as well as sensitive locations. The FAA prohibits most drone operations directly over people as a safety precaution. Professional drone operators can apply for a waiver from that restriction if they can demonstrate they have robust safety mitigations in place. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne-Unmanned!!!

Airborne-Unmanned 01.15.19 is chock full of info in this Weekly News Episode, Tuesday, January 15th, 2019... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Hosts Skylar Vanel, Brianne Cross, Christopher Odom, and Laura Hutson, and is supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalist Tom Patton, this episode covers:

  • Minister Garneau Unveils Canada’s New Drone Safety Regulations
  • State Farm Granted First National FAA Waiver For Damage Assessment Drone Flights
  • Indemnis Parachute For DJI Drones Meets Stringent New Safety Standard
  • Heathrow Closes Briefly After Alleged Drone Sighting
  • DJI Introduces A Smart Remote Controller With Built-In Display
  • First Hour-Long Flight For Hydrogen Multi-Rotor UAV With 11lb Payload Achieved
  • Northwest UAV Becomes Distributor Of Veronte Autopilots, Accessories

 
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