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Drone may have hit Boeing 737 just before jet landed in Mexico

Drone may have hit Boeing 737 just before jet landed in Mexico

Mexican airline Aeromexico is investigating whether a drone slammed into one of its Boeing 737 jetliners as the aircraft approached its destination Wednesday in Tijuana, Mexico, on the U.S. border.Images on local media showed considerable damage to the nose of the 737-800, which was operating as Flight 773 from Guadalajara. In a cabin recording, crew members can be heard saying they heard a "pretty loud bang" and asking the control tower to check if the nose was damaged. The collision happened shortly before landing."The exact cause is still being investigated," Grupo Aeromexico said in a statement. "The aircraft landed normally and the passengers' safety was never compromised."
Heavy-hauling drone lays claim to a Guinness World Record

Heavy-hauling drone lays claim to a Guinness World Record

We first caught wind of the Skyf drone around a year ago, and the Russian outfit rolled out some pretty outrageous performance specs to go with it. With a mix of gasoline and electric motors, the massive multirotor drone can apparently carry a 440-lb (220 kg) payload for up to eight hours. Recent demonstration flights in Tatarstan, Russia, didn't see it quite reach these lofty heights, but it did do enough for its creators to lay claim to a Guinness World Record.
Drone deal approved

Drone deal approved

Parliament has finally approved the drones-for-medical delivery deal after three failed attempts. The Ghana Health Service (GHS) introduced the deal to help deliver blood and essential medicines across the country, especially to rural communities. 102 MPs voted for the deal while 58 dissented. The GHS recently described the deal as extremely useful and called on all Ghanaians to support the idea. Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, 4th December 2018, the Director-General of the GHS, Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare expressed worry over the continuous politicisation of government's novel ideas by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), even when they have little understanding of the matter.
Here's How Drones Could Help With California's Wildfire Problems

Here's How Drones Could Help With California's Wildfire Problems

A string of devastating wildfires have raged across California in 2018, leading to what is likely the state’s worst season in history. Just under a week earlier, California managed to contain its single deadliest fire in its history after battling the blaze for 14 days. California state officials have reported 85 civilian deaths so far from the conflagration and three firefighter injuries. Now, some are looking to technology to help ameliorate the threat.
Drone Rules Likely Still Years Away, Dragging on Industry’s Growth

Drone Rules Likely Still Years Away, Dragging on Industry’s Growth

The Federal Aviation Administration is significantly behind earlier schedules for crafting airborne-identification rules for drones, causing industry officials to worry the delay could stymie their most ambitious plans for years.
The biggest threat to drone innovation is a group you’ve never heard of

The biggest threat to drone innovation is a group you’ve never heard of

A little-known but highly influential group of attorneys from across the country will soon meet in Detroit and could change our skies forever. They claim their draft model legislation concerning drones will help protect privacy. However, their actions could have far-reaching effects on innovation, safety and future drone operations. The state-appointed members of theUniform Law Commission (ULC) aim to promote uniformity by proposing model legislation for consideration by legislatures across the country.
Drones for Good: Oceans Unmanned

Drones for Good: Oceans Unmanned

Capt. Brian Taggart, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Institute (NOAA) (ret.) has spent a career flying all types of aircraft – manned and unmanned – to gather aerial data for conservation.  Now, he heads the Oceans Unmanned project, an organization developed to use drones to support conservation, education, and protection of oceans.  Oceans Unmanned, says Taggart, is “Bringing Tech to Ocean Protection.”
Drone used to map Schoharie limo crash scene

Drone used to map Schoharie limo crash scene

At approximately 1:45 p.m. Monday, NTSB officials cleared the area near the crash site, asking all TV media satellite trucks and other equipment to leave, in order to conduct an aerial survey of the scene using a drone controlled by an NTSB pilot.
Police drone finds girl, 16, who called 999 to report rape

Police drone finds girl, 16, who called 999 to report rape

High risk missing girl contacts police states she been raped & is still with the offender. Describes location thought to be huge old industrial complex surrounded by 8ft fence. Our #thermal #drone makes the find in mins. Officers guided in. 1 in custody and child safeguarded.
Despite objection, Congress passes bill that lets U.S. authorities shoot down private drones

Despite objection, Congress passes bill that lets U.S. authorities shoot down private drones

U.S. authorities will soon have the authority to shoot down private drones if they are considered a threat — a move decried by civil liberties and rights groups. The Senate passed the FAA Reauthorization Act on Wednesday, months after an earlier House vote in April. The bill renews funding for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) until 2023 and includes several provisions designed to modernize U.S aviation rule — from making commercial flights more comfortable for passengers to including new provisions to act against privately owned drones.
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