Tag: Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)

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The CAA Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2018 comes into effect TODAY

The CAA Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2018 comes into effect TODAY Here’s everything you need to know about the regulation amendments: A new set of laws regarding drones have come into force today – affecting a number of areas of the Air Navigation Order (ANO 2016) that can now be cited as the Air Navigation …

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The Challenges for UK Drone Operators and NQEs with the Implementation of EASA Regulations

The Challenges for UK Drone Operators and NQEs with the Implementation of EASA Regulations Background On the 28th of June the European Council adopted new aviation safety rules – The “basic regulation” as it is known will bring all UAS under 150kg under the EASA regulations, rather than member states or National Aviation Authorities. The …

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SAVE £200 on Drone Equipment when you book a Drone Training Course with Uplift

SAVE £200 on Drone Equipment when you book a Drone Training Course with Uplift We all love a good bargain, don’t we? Well, here at Uplift we know just how to treat our customers with a drone equipment deal. To celebrate our recent name change from Uplift Drone Training to Uplift Drones we have a …

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BSI Issues BS 9122 Draft for Public Comment

BSI Issues BS 9122 Draft for Public Comment The British Standards Institution (BSI) has released a drafted document – named BS 9122 – for public comment outlining a new standard of specifications for drone users in the hope of improving standards across the UK drone industry. The BSI, alongside other organisations such as the Engineering …

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CAA Drone Training: The Ins and Outs, Plus our 2018 Calendar

CAA Drone Training: The Ins and Outs, Plus our 2018 Calendar So, you’re thinking of flying a drone commercially? Great! But before you get started, there are a few things that you must do first; book a CAA drone training course, pass a few tests, and write an Operations Manual – you know, the usual. …

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DJI Praise New UK Drone Rules

DJI Praise New UK Drone Rules DJI has welcomed the Department for Transport’s (DfT) amendment to the Air Navigation Order, saying the new drone rules ‘balance safety with benefits of drone technology.’ Last month, the DfT announced new drone laws that will come into effect in the UK on 30 July 2018. From the 30 …

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CAA Warns of Increasing ‘Illegal Drone Operators’

CAA Warns of Increasing Illegal Drone Operators As the drone industry continues to go from strength to strength, an increasing number of people are paying operators to fly drones for commercial use. But while there are thousands of Civil Activation Authority (CAA) commercially approved drone operators across the UK, the organisation has warned that there …

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PwC Reports Drone Industry Set to Increase UK GDP by £42bn

PwC Reports Drone Industry Set to Increase UK GDP by £42bn Last week, PwC released a report outlining their latest research and predictions for the future of the UK drone market. This marks one of the first major studies into the impact of UAV technology on the UK economy and the opportunities it could create …

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NEWS ALERT: Department for Transport Announces New UK Drone Laws

Yesterday (30 May 2018) the Department for Transport (DfT) announced new drone laws will come into effect on 30 July 2018. All drones will be restricted to fly at a maximum height of 400ft (120m) and not within 1km of aerodromes. This will apply to drones of any weight or size flying within UK airspace …

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How to Find Air Traffic Control (ATC) Contact Numbers

Do you know where to locate ATC contact details? It’s important to know how and when to contact Air Traffic Control (ATC), as this is something the CAA require you to include within your Drone Operations Manual. Not only do you need to state the contact telephone number of the relevant Aerodrome ATC, but you …

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Writing your Drone Operations Manual Vol 1 & 2 – Important Updates from the CAA

Why It’s Crucial to Stay Up to Date with CAA Amendments Firstly, it’s important to highlight that the CAA drone Operations Manual is a document for you, not the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). You and/or your employees are the ones who will be applying it to all your future SUA business operations. Therefore, you need …

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CAA Announces Changes to the UAS Applications Process: Everything You Need to Know

Overview Today, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced they are introducing a new and improved online application process for unmanned aircraft, more commonly known as unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The aim is to clarify the process to customers whilst improving their own productivity (thus reducing wait time and delays for customers) by moving the …

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Drones in Infrastructure: Network Rail

Drones in Infrastructure: Network Rail Modern drone solutions have become an integral part of the safe inspection, management and repair of the UK’s infrastructure, with industry leaders Network Rail paving the way. Here we explore how Network Rail have successfully integrated SUAs into their Air Operations Team. Who are Network Rail? Network Rail own the …

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EASA Releases Proposal of New Regulatory Framework for UK Drone Operators

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) recently released their official Opinion on the previous Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA). This is in relation to the Introduction of a regulatory framework for the operation of unmanned aircraft systems in the ‘open’ and ‘specific’ categories. The remit of EASA will be “extended to cover the regulation of …

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What is a “Drone Licence” and do I (or my company) need one?

What is a Drone Licence? First of all, it’s important to point out that a ‘drone licence’ doesn’t actually exist in the UK, as this can be misleading. However, the term is regularly coined by those who don’t know how better to describe the CAA Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) – as its full name …

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