COMMENT: Drones – a threat to embrace

Bristol Airport
Damon Knight, Head of Safety, Security and Quality (SSQ), Air Navigation Solutions (ANSL) With a degree of scepticism is perhaps the right way to describe the aviation industry’s view of drones when they first gained popularity. The aviation industry has operated according to comprehensive standards and regulations for many years. Clear rules exist for anyone wanting to participate in the air traffic system, and standards must be demonstrated and adhered to in order to use the crowded airspace shared by all users. The more complex or densely populated the airspace one intends to use, the more rigid and detailed the
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Fix it before it breaks: Predictive maintenance

Khalid Al Breiki EDGE
Predictive maintenance is a proactive maintenance strategy that evaluates and predicts when a component might fail so that maintenance work can be scheduled at a time that minimises adverse impact. It differs from reactive or preventative maintenance in that the predictions are based on the exact condition of the equipment rather than average or expected life statistics. In addition, the maintenance teams no longer have to wait for the flight to land to capture data – predictive maintenance happens in real time, enabling workers to analyse data insights and algorithms while the aircraft is still airborne. This precision is proving
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COMMENT: Precision Hawk VP on the DOI’s “wrong approach to addressing drone security challenges”

Discussing the latest from how the United States has dealt with drones and data security, Diana Cooper comments on how the approach the DOI has taken is “wrong.” Here’s what the senior vice president of policy & strategy at PrecisionHawk had to say: Policies to counter China’s economic rise have emerged as one of the few areas of bipartisan agreement in Washington, and the latest target is the emerging civilian drone industry. But in the rush to protect U.S. economic and security interests, the unintended consequence will freeze progress in one of the most promising new technologies in America: small
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BEST PRACTICE: What every drone business needs to know about GDPR

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018 with great fanfare, and rightly so. It is the most significant change to data protection legislation in Europe for over two decades and puts individuals back in the driving seat of how their data is used. However, there continues to be a lot of confusion within the business community on the steps that need to be taken to ensure compliance. Consequently, many businesses are suffering from ‘GDPR fatigue’ caused by overexposure to security and legal rules. Joe Collinwood at CySure addresses misunderstanding surrounding cookies and consent in
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