• Introducing the DJI DropSafe Parachute

    31 October 2014

    Manufacturers make all kinds of efforts to guarantee that the operation of their devices is safe. DJI is currently developing a parachute system called DropSafe, which can be deployed in 0,5 seconds Attached to the top of the drone, the DropSafe parachute can be deployed either automatically or remotely, cutting off all power to the drone so […]

  • France investigates mystery drone activity over nuclear plants

    France has launched an investigation into unidentified drones that have been spotted over nuclear plants operated by state-owned utility EDF (EDF.PA), its interior minister said on Thursday. Seven nuclear plants across the country were flown over by drones between Oct. 5 and Oct. 20, an EDF spokeswoman said, without any impact on the plants’ safety […]

  • Drones ‘pose growing safety risk’, warns British Airline Pilots Association

    26 October 2014

    Remotely piloted drones flying in British airspace should be operated by fully qualified pilots and meet the same safety standards as commercial aircraft, according to the national body of airline pilots. The British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) will tomorrow tell a parliamentary committee that is investigating drone use that current rules governing who can operate […]