United States

FAA investigating drone over Red Sox game

The FAA in the US is looking into a drone which flew over a Boston Red Sox game on Thursday. Officials for the famous Baseball side reported that they saw a drone fly over the field during the action against Toronto. According to a report from Reuters, footage aired on TV showed the drone hovering over the playing field. The club has since confirmed it reported the incident to the Boston Police Department for investigation. In a statement made on Friday, the manufacturer said the drone looked like a DJI Phantom. The US unit of DJI said: “We are trying
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FAA ready to award first drone airline licence within the next month

The FAA is expecting to awards its first licence to operate a drone airline in the next month. According to a report from Reuters, an official at the regulator described how the agency decided last year that the large-scale commercial package delivery operations by drones would need to meet the same safety and economic certification standards as other airlines. FAA Office of UAS Integration executive director Jay Merkle said: “In the next month we expect to announce we will have our first ... air carrier certificate for operating a drone airline, “That is a major accomplishment for us and our
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Skycatch and DPR enterprise agreement creates new model of UAV standardisation

Skycatch and DPR Construction have signed an enterprise-wide agreement. As part of the announcement, the companies said they expect the move to create a new model of UAV standardisation and productivity for all of their project sites. Hannu Lindberg, commenting on the news, said one aspect stood out when making the agreement: She said: “Track record. We've seen Skycatch deliver results in a variety of applications and settings. We believe Skycatch offers the best opportunity for us to deliver our projects more efficiently at scale." DPR cited the enterprise partnership focus, quality of data, and robust software package when choosing
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