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FAA Awards Draganfly Innovations Inc. Section 333 Exemption for Commercial Operations in the United States

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A long standing leader in developing small unmanned aircraft systems, Draganfly Innovations expands to provide an array of aerial services throughout North America.

Saskatoon, SK – April 10, 2015

Draganfly Innovations Inc., a leader in developing small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) for over 15 years is awarded an FAA Section 333 Exemption and Certificate of Authorization (COA) to operate commercially and conduct research in the United States.

The exemption covers the Draganflyer X4-P, Draganflyer X4-ES, Draganflyer X6, and Draganflyer Guardian aircraft for use in aerial data collection such as mapping, agriculture, surveying, aerial photography, and inspections.

“Premier aerial services are a key part of our business moving forward.” says Zenon Dragan, President of Draganfly Innovations Inc. “With the FAA Section 333 Exemption, we now have coverage throughout North America”.

Draganfly systems originally introduced in 1999 have evolved and shaped the UAV industry. The aircraft are widely used by Public Safety Agencies worldwide and one of the first sUAS systems to receive an FAA COA in the fall of 2009 with the Mesa County Colorado Sheriff’s Office. In 2012 the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) flew the X4-ES system to locate and save the life of an accident victim. The RCMP system is being placed on permanent display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

As the industry evolves, the 333 exemption process is critical as Draganfly takes steps to further expand their reach, conducting U.S. research and offering a broad range of aerial services throughout North America.

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Draganflyer X6 and X4-ES UAS’ Appear in March/April 2015 Issue of Sheriff Magazine


Photo provided by Sheriff Magazine/National Sheriffs’ Association.

In the March/April 2015 issue of Sheriff Magazine, Alan Frazier of the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office has written a great article titled Drone Cops: Establishing an Unmanned Aircraft Systems Unit. In the article, Frazier touches on such subjects as: starting a UAS Unit, advantages of both multi-rotor and fixed wing models, and obtaining a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Certificate of Authorization (COA).

Frazier can be seen with the Draganflyer X6 which Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office was granted a 16 County wide COA on page 14. The Draganflyer X4-ES owned by Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office, which was granted the first Certificate of Authority for Nighttime operations use in the United States, can also be seen on page 15.

Click here to read the full article provided by Sheriff Magazine.

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Draganfly sUAS Used to Document Vast Accident Scene of Air Canada Flight AC624 Crash in Halifax, NS

On April 1st, 2011, the Draganflyer X6 was the first sUAS in North America to document a manned aircraft accident in an urban environment. Now, nearly 4 years later to-the-date, the Draganflyer X4-ES operated by the RCMP in Nova Scotia was used to photograph and gather data of the widespread crash site of the wreckage of Air Canada Flight AC624 in Halifax, NS. Working with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, there are hopes that the images will help determine what went wrong with the approach and landing that sent 23 people to hospital.

Mike Cunningham, the regional manager for air investigations with the TSB, said the aerial photography will help them see the whole picture. “In the past we’ve done that with fixed-wing aircraft, but now that we have this access to the RCMP’s drone capabilities, it’s a really great way for us to get the aerial coverage and the accident site that we need,” he said Monday. “It is a big help.”

This is the second time in the past year that the Nova Scotia RCMP have made headlines using their Draganflyer X4-ES. In September 2014, their Draganflyer X4-ES helped find missing hikers northeast of Topsail Lake, outside of Halifax.

Read the full story at CBC News.

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Saskatoon Police use Draganflyer X4-ES to aid in Investigation of Suspicious Death

Saskatoon Police Flying Draganflyer X4-ES

Draganfly Unmanned Aerial Vehicles have recently become a very popular item found in the tool-kits of many public safety agencies. The Saskatoon City Police used their Draganflyer X4-ES system in hopes of gathering evidence and preserving the scene of a suspicious death just outside of Saskatoon. The City Police hope that the aerial data will help give them a better idea of what happened that evening.

Read more about this story at The Saskatoon StarPhoenix.

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Draganflyer X4-P Featured on the Cover of University of Saskatchewan Student Newspaper, The Sheaf

Draganflyer X4-P on the cover of U of S Sheaf

Draganfly Innovations Inc. and University of Saskatchewan recently announced a partnership, in which the Draganflyer X4-P will be used by the College of Agriculture and Bioresources for crop-related studies.

The U of S student newspaper, The Sheaf, met with Gordon Gray, a University of Saskatchewan plant sciences professor, and discussed how the partnership began and how UAV’s will play major part in the future of agricultural studies.

Read the full article in The Sheaf.

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Draganfly Pro-Ag Package offers Turnkey Agricultural Remote Sensing Solution Utilizing MicaSense RedEdge Multispectral Camera

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Draganfly Innovations Inc. releases an advanced precision agriculture solution that redefines the way agricultural data is collected and viewed. The camera simultaneously captures five discrete spectral bands, which provide useful data for monitoring crops and environmental health.

March 16, 2015 – Unmanned aerial vehicles are instrumental in collecting multispectral imaging and provide data rich images, which are not visible to the naked eye. Draganfly Innovations now provides an all-inclusive solution that can plan, fly, and process advanced multispectral data. The Draganflyer Pro-Ag package is a comprehensive and powerful tool for farmers and researchers to gather the information needed to make better decisions.

The Draganflyer Pro-Ag package consists of a compact, ready-to-fly vertical take-off and landing UAV, rugged transport case, Draganfly Surveyor flight planning software, the third generation MicaSense RedEdge 5-band multispectral camera, and 2-axis stabilized gimbal. Built for efficiency, Draganfly Surveyor is easy to use and allows multi-flight mapping in situations when the project requires multiple flights to cover the area. Surveyor will automatically “join” the flights to create one seamless project. Ultimately, it’s all about acquiring high quality, precise aerial data.

The collected imagery is used to assess the health of crops and identify damage caused by pests or invasive weed growth. The scientific-grade multispectral imagery provides accurate and repeatable crop health maps so that the proper corrective course of action can then be determined. The combination of the MicaSense RedEdge and Draganflyer UAV provides a quick and effective solution for agricultural consultants and farmers worldwide.

For additional information including pricing, please contact us.

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Draganfly Innovations Inc. Featured in Winter 2015 Issue of Saskatchewan Now! Newsletter

Draganfly Innovations Inc. in Saskatchewan Now! Newsletter

Draganfly Innovations Inc has been featured in the Winter 2015 of ‘Saskatchewan Now!’ newsletter. President Zenon Dragan had a chance to tell some of the history of the company, and touch on such applications as search and rescue, industrial inspection, and photogrammetry.

Read the full article in the Saskatchewan Now! Newsletter

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