latest DJI Mini, drone news of the week February 17Learn or hearken to all the headlines in a single place: excerpts from the DRONELIFE drone information of the week of February 17, 2023.  Click on on the titles under for the complete story.

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Pierce Aerospace has partnered with Counter-UAS chief DroneShield to combine Pierce Aerospace’s Flight Portal ID Distant ID applied sciences into DroneShield’s C-UAS and Command and Management programs, together with DroneSentry-C2, granting finish customers enhanced situational consciousness and superior UAS identification capabilities beginning in 2023.

Latest DJI Mini DJI Mini 2 SEThe Newest DJI Mini: Mini 2 SE

Civilian drones and artistic digital camera expertise chief DJI introduced the DJI Mini 2 SE, an ultra-light, palm-sized foldable digital camera drone appropriate for each freshmen and skilled drone pilots. Weighing beneath 249 grams, the regulation-friendly Mini 2 SE is exempt from drone laws in varied areas. Its 1/2.3-inch CMOS digital camera sensor takes 12MP photographs and movies video at 2.7k, and allows 4X digital zoom for seamless transitions between photographs at various distances.

20 Drones, 1 Pilot: Matternets New Waiver May Change the Economics of Drone Supply

Final week, main drone supply system developer Matternet was granted an FAA waiver that may allow the corporate to hold out operations that concurrently deploy a complete of 20 plane beneath the management of solely a single distant pilot. Legitimate solely at Matternet’s Pittsburg, California take a look at web site, the 20:1 waiver permits the plane to fly past the sight of the distant pilot and the visible observer. The visible observer’s presence is required to ensure that the airspace is evident. This new waiver follows a collection of different accomplishments by Matternet, together with its current FAA Kind and Manufacturing certifications.

GAO Report on Drone Integration Urges FAA to Develop Complete Technique

Information and Commentary.  The U.S. Authorities Accountability Workplace (GAO) report on Drone Integration discovered the necessity for a extra complete technique and higher communications.

The GAO report on Drone Integration concluded with 4 suggestions:

  1. “The Administrator of FAA ought to develop a drone integration technique that features all seven components of a complete technique”;
  2. “The Administrator of FAA ought to consider its present documentation to determine choices to extra clearly talk how candidates can fulfill drone operational request necessities, and talk FAA’s inner course of for reviewing and approving operational requests”;
  3. “The Administrator of FAA ought to develop and doc a proper lessons-learned course of for its drone integration actions that features all six key practices for a lessons-learned course of”;
  4. “The Administrator of FAA ought to implement the formal lessonslearned course of it develops for its ongoing drone integration actions, together with Half 107 waiver opinions and the BEYOND program.”

commercial hydrogen droneHevenDrones Launches New Business Hydrogen Drone: H2D55

Immediately, HevenDrones launched the H2D55, the corporate’s first hydrogen-powered drone for industrial use.  Boasting 5-times better vitality effectivity than that of a standard lithium battery-powered drone, the light-weight H2D55 can fly for 100 minutes with a payload capability of 7kg. The H2D55 shall be unveiled at IDEX later this month.  The H2D55 is the primary in a deliberate lineup of three Hydrogen fueled drones made to handle lithium battery-powered drones’ flight endurance and payload capability limitations, along with the long run environmental influence of lithium mining

Zeitview’s Superior Inspection Companies Will Assist Develop North America’s Largest Photo voltaic and Storage Set up

Zeitview, which just lately rebranded from DroneBase, has introduced its superior inspection providers shall be employed within the growth of North America’s largest photo voltaic and storage utility-scale energy plant, Gemini, in partnership with the location’s developer Primergy Photo voltaic. Zeitview’s superior inspection providers shall be utilized to seize each stage of the development course of from a hen’s eye perspective, offering important information that can’t be obtained from the bottom. The corporate’s providers can even be employed to make sure that the 6,000 acre facility’s web site administration is performed with better effectivity, guaranteeing that tasks are accomplished inside time and price range constraints.

Skyports Designs for Vertiports in Dubai Accepted: Examine Out These Photos

Superior air mobility (AAM) vertiport infrastructure chief Skyports Infrastructure has had the event of its vertiport designs for Dubai permitted by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The design was introduced by Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Skyports Infrastructure and Joby Aviation at a closed presentation held earlier than the World Authorities Summit 2023.

Spright on Elsight’s Drone Supply Podcast: Drone Healthcare Supply

Don’t miss this episode, with Spright on Elsights Drone Supply Podcast.  Host Ben Gross interviews Spright’s Justin Steinke on the Spright story, working with FAA and EASA regulators, and the way Spright is utilizing the Elsight Halo for the BVLOS operations.

drones for Sierra Leone reforestation projectUAVaid Brings Drones to Sierra Leone Reforestation Challenge

A Sierra Leone-based pilot venture is about to make the most of drone-based distant sensing and information administration applied sciences for the verification and monitoring of reforestation applications.  Sierra Leone has misplaced over 30% of its tree cowl since 2000, and has little in methods of funds with which to create new forests. At COP26, the Authorities of Sierra Leone dedicated to planting 25 million bushes by 2030 over 960,000 HA.