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September 30, 2017

FAA Restricts Drones Over Statue Of Liberty, Other Landmarks

No-Drone-Zone Begins 400 Feet From The Lateral Boundaries Of The Sites

At the request of U.S. national security and law enforcement agencies, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) § 99.7 – “Special Security Instructions” – to address concerns about unauthorized drone operations over 10 Department of the Interior (DOI) sites, including the Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore.

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Delair Unveils A New Large-Area Mapping Drone

Aircraft Features 3G/4G Communications And Onboard Processing Capabilities

Drone manufacturer Delair has introduced its next-generation professional unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for survey-grade photogrammetric mapping, the UX11, at INTERGEO 2017 in Berlin, Germany. This small fixed-wing UAV combines a powerful integrated onboard system, industry-grade sensors, limitless communication range and PPK centimeter-level positioning.

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Trimble Expands Portfolio Of Geofencing OEM Products

Adds Three New High-Accuracy Direct Georeferencing Systems On Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Trimble has introduced three new GNSS-Inertial Systems for Direct Georeferencing on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs):  the Trimble APX-15-EI UAV, Trimble APX-18 UAV, and Trimble APX-20 UAV. Direct Georeferencing with the systems allows the location of image elements collected by Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) and hyperspectral sensors to be accurately computed without extensive networks of ground control points, reducing costs while maintaining accuracy to produce maps.

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Thrush Aircraft Strengthens Commitment To Factory Training

Key Team Member Added As The Company Continues To Fulfill Its Promise Of Leadership In The Ag Aviation Training Arena.

There is an additional parking space now being occupied at the already busy Thrush factory, as Robert Garrett has become part of the company; serving in the highly anticipated Director of Training role. Robert is a highly regarded veteran of the ag aviation industry, and his coming onboard signals a further commitment on the company’s part to leading the industry in this critical segment of the business.

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