Definition of drone video camcorders.
As photovoltaic plants age, their efficiency often falls due to the underperformance of one component or another, requiring PV plant owners to conduct expensive and time-consuming thermal inspections to get to the bottom of the problem. EASY PV, a GSA-funded Horizon 2020 project, is using remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) to provide a more effective and cost-efficient solution.
EU ambassadors (Permanent Representatives Committee) endorsed on 22 December the deal concluded with the European Parliament on 29 November on revised common safety rules for civil aviation and a new remit for the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The reform includes the first ever EU-wide rules for civil drones, that will allow remotely piloted aircraft of all sizes to fly safely in European airspace and will bring legal certainty for this rapidly expanding industry.
The European Commission welcomes that the 28 EU Member States endorsed an agreement struck with the European Parliament for the revision of the EU aviation safety regulation. The new regulation will maintain Europe’s excellent safety record while eliminating red-tape and preparing for future challenges. Most notably, it establishes the first ever EU-wide framework for drones and for their safe and secure use. Today’s development constitutes a major deliverable under the Commission’s Aviation Strategy for Europewhose core objective is to support the competitiveness of the EU’s aviation industry and reinforce its global leadership.
− Analysis of the final compromise text with a view to agreement
The first ever EU-wide rules for the civil use of drones were agreed by EP and Council negotiators on Thursday morning.
On October 16, we will return with our popular Academy series to Brussels for the fourth time. Invited speaker includes Paul Misener, Vice-president of Global Innovation Policy at Amazon. He will be talking about the innovation at Amazon featuring Prime Air. We will also host a panel discussion around the future of transport and bolstering the single market and a second panel on Entrepreneurship of the future with a focus on how Amazon works with small firms.
The European Commission is today giving a fresh push to speed up the implementation of EU-wide rules for the use of drones in the European Union.
Countering Drones LIVEdemo forum is being convened in Geneva, Switzerland. Organised with the official support of the Department for Security and Economy, Government of Geneva, the conference will identify the essential improvements to capability and regulation. It will also be the first event to include a live demonstration of counter drone technologies, hosted on a Swiss Army training range.
Bee-based maths is helping teach swarms of drones to find weeds, while robotic mowers keep hedgerows in shape.