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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Centrik takes off with new operational management system

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Centrik has increased its aviation management capabilities in a bid to better serve its clients within the industry. Centrik, which provides an operational management system developed specifically for the civil aviation industry, has updated its software offering to simplify the process for end-users. The system’s ‘easy-to-use’ interface is designed to make filing reports or checking operational status as quick and simple as possible. Centrik operations management is available for all aspects of manned aviation, unmanned aviation, and the defence, maritime and banking industries, and has modules to manage risk, safety, compliance, manuals, documents, meetings and training. Andy Wikinson, sales manager,
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VIDEO OF THE DAY: DJI champions Lincolnshire emergency drone deployment

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DJI is flying the flag for drones in emergency services by unveiling key insights into one of this year’s most high-profile drone rescue missions. The company is underlining the significance of drones in emergency operation by police by highlighting the role a UAV played in the discovery of a hypothermic man in Lincolnshire. Police officers initiated a search for a man who had left his car after it had overturned on the A16 near Ludborough in the early hours of Sunday (February 25) morning. Knowing that temperatures were near freezing, and that the man was potentially injured, officers decided to
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Epic drone fleet poised to dethrone Intel as world record holder

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A new champion could be crowned the Guinness World Record holder for the most UAVs flown simultaneously as a new challenger has squared up to Intel’s record-breaking fleet. Chinese drone specialist Ehang claims it has broken the world record for simultaneous drone operations with its 13-minute display over the City Wall of Xi’an, which featured 1,374 UAVs. Intel broke the record in February this year with a display of 1,218 drones, surpassing its own record of 500 drones flown simultaneously in Germany in 2016. As well as scooping a Guinness World Record, the company was also the first to provide
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Coachella proves drones can deliver what fireworks can’t and wows music lovers in the US

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Software and hardware giant Intel shared the spotlight with some of the biggest names in the music industry at American festival Coachella. The technology developer delivered a light display using approximately 300 Shooting Star drones in a bid to put an end to the health, safety and environmental concerns of using fireworks. The annual two-weekend festival takes place in Coachella Valley in California and welcomes over 250,000 guests. Anil Nanduri, vice president of the New Technology Group and general manager of Unmanned Aviation Systems at the Intel Corporation, said: “We worked to understand the mechanics of operating a show –
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VIDEO: DJI ignites a blaze to showcase what fire fighting UAV has to offer

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UAV manufacturing market leader DJI went up in flames to showcase the fire fighting capabilities of its newly-revealed Zenmuse XT2. DJI has unveiled new technology and tools to customise its enterprise drone platforms for specialised tasks, such as fire fighting, infrastructure inspection, precision agriculture and search and rescue, and held a live demonstration in Holland to show off its capabilities. The new Zenmuse XT2 thermal imaging camera, created in partnership with FLIR Systems, is a tool for drone operators to capture heat signatures invisible to the naked eye. Its side-by-side visual and thermal imaging sensors provide data capture and situational
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VIDEO: Getting to know Cyberhawk’s first female drone pilot

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Cyberhawk, a world leader in aerial inspection and survey using UAVs, has introduced the industry to its latest recruit. Cathy Alldred’s appointment represents a significant shift for Cyberhawk as the company’s first female drone pilot. In an introductory video, the Cyberhawk’s Chris Fleming talks to the organisation's first UAV female pilot. The video can be found below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oq86vnlV_EM&feature=youtu.be Recently it was reported that Cyberhawk completed a 63-wide survey mission of offshore platforms. As part of a framework agreement with Dubai Petroleum, Cyberhawk was appointed to inspect more than 350 risers on 63 offshore platforms. The inspection took only one month
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VIDEO: Behind the scenes of the NATS and Altitude Angel partnership

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Two of the UK drone industry’s leading lights have provided an insight into one of the partnerships set to shape the future of the nation’s commercial landscape. In March 2018, NATS announced a strategic partnership with fast-growing UK-based drone traffic management solutions company Altitude Angel. The framework has been announced as the companies recognise the ability for drone technologies to support essential tasks, such as emergency health services and organ transport, policing and traffic patrols, and the increasing the pressure to safely manage the airspace. The companies are both involved in many drone research efforts and projects, with the focus
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Intel drone mapping put through its paces for oil and gas inspection

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An inspections and asset visualisation organisation has placed an Intel drone at the centre of a surveillance project in a bid to bolster its asset management. Australia-based Airscope deployed the Intel Falcon 8+ drone to develop computer-generated 3-D models of its hydrocarbon processing facilities off the North West shelf of Australia and in the Cooper Basin. Industrial digitisation is predicted to generate $421 billion (£302 billion) in cost reductions and additional revenue each year for the next five years worldwide, according to a report by PwC. 3-D modelling of resource assets by companies like Airscope is one way of contributing
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VIDEO: Intel drones go for gold at 2018 Winter Olympics

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UAV software and hardware manufacturer Intel has ramped up global UAV awareness by taking centre stage at this year’s Winter Olympics. The company, which kicked off the event with a light display using its Intel Shooting Star drones, has partnered with the games as a technology provider. As a member of “The Olympic Partner” (TOP) worldwide sponsorship program, Intel is helping to transform the fan experience by creating immersive opportunities for viewers to be a part of the Olympic Games. As well as playing a key role in the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony, the drone team is conducting live drone
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Intel claims world drone record at Winter Olympics opening ceremony

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UAV software and hardware manufacturer Intel has made Winter Olympic history by setting a new Guinness World Record. Intel has broken its own world record for the most UAVs flown simultaneously at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in South Korea. The technology firm claimed the record with a display of 1,218 drones, surpassing Intel’s previous record of 500 drones flown simultaneously in Germany in 2016. As well as scooping a Guinness World Record, the company was also the first to provide a drone performance as part of a Winter Olympics’ opening ceremony. “The Olympics are a time when
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