CAA issues update on DJI TB50 and TB55 battery faults

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The CAA has given an updated safety notice on the in-flight failure problem with some DJI drones.

The UK regulator described how it had been in regular contact with the Chinese manufacturer about the problem following a number of recent complaints.

DJI then confirmed it was working on a mitigation plan which prompted the CAA to remove some safety restrictions and publish a new notice.

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The new notice, which can be found in full on the CAA’s website, applies to all operators of multi-rotor small unmanned aircraft utilising DJI battery model TB50 or TB55 and describes how the manufacturer has stated how the issue is related to the battery firmware.

The new notice requires pilots to act in accordance with Air Navigation Order article 257 and 253, and does not affect article 95.

It also confirmed that the previous suspension of permissions involving operations over or within 150 metres of a congested area or when employing extended visual line of sight techniques, had been lifted.

The CAA added that the limitations will be subject to regular review and, as soon as further updates have been obtained from the manufacturer, and the CAA is satisfied that this has been addressed in a satisfactory manner, it would then issue a further update via the SkyWise alerts portal on the CAA website.

The full report can be obtained via the CAA’s website and will remain in force until further notice.

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