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COPTRZ News: Consultation on the safe use and effective regulation of drones

The government has today announced they are set to have a consultation on proposed new measures to provide regulation of drones. The ability to provide on-the-spot fines and being able to seize the drone are being discussed in parliament. With the market set to grow at a rapid rate over the next decade, it’s imperative … Continued

27th July 2018

Air Navigation Order (Amendment) 2018 – July Update

On 30 May 2018, the Government published an amendment to the UK Air Navigation Order 2016 (ANO) which contains its changes to the legislation regarding the operation of small unmanned aircraft. The amendment is published as Statutory Instrument (SI) 2018 No. 623, entitled ‘The Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2018’. Some articles (parts) of the amendment … Continued

23rd July 2018

Wingtra vs Sensefly eBee

Wingtra and Sensefly’s eBee are two of the finest fixed-wing drones available. If you’re on the lookout for a fixed-wing drone, there’s no doubt you will have come across these two. But which one is best suited to your commercial applications? There are many reasons why you would choose a fixed-wing for you commercial drone … Continued

23rd April 2018

NEWS FLASH: DJI Matrice 200 Series Firmware Update

DJI has announced there is a new firmware update (v01.01.0900) available for the M200 series. Here are some of the key updates announced: Added support for the DJI Zenmuse XT2 gimbal and camera (requires DJI Pilot App V0.6.0). Added payload SDK to support third-party payloads. Optimised the unlocking feature for Fly Safe. Optimised compass data … Continued

22nd April 2018

COPTRZ fly the Flyability Elios drone at Tech Incubator Launch

Here at COPTRZ, we decided to take the Flyability Elios drone for a fly at the Platform Tech Incubator Launch in Leeds. Take a look at the video here: The Elios is the first collision tolerant drone. It’s housed in a carbon fibre protective frame, and therefore means you can access the tightest spaces without the … Continued

17th April 2018

NEWS FLASH: Drone has near-miss with commercial flight

The need for Aeroscope was recently brought into the limelight. UK authorities have confirmed that a drone passed a mere 20 feet over an Airbus 319 during takeoff. It’s one of the biggest fears drone pilots have when flying. According to a report released by the UK Airprox Board, a drone came close to an Airbus … Continued

16th April 2018

Drone Licence UK: What are the regulations?

Drone regulations UK is a hot topic at the moment. Our guide will tell you all you need to know about drone regulations in the UK. Where you can and can’t fly, as well as shedding some light on new registration requirements. Before you get that drone flying, it’s important you understand some of the … Continued

13th April 2018

Using the DJI Mavic Pro as a commercial enterprise drone.

The DJI Mavic Pro started out as one of the finest hobbyist drones on the market. It has since become an incredibly popular drone for commercial enterprises. This blog takes you through why the Mavic Pro would be ideal for your business. The DJI Mavic Pro is a small yet extremely powerful drone. It features … Continued

11th April 2018