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MIPIM 2019: In Cannes with KingFisher APS

March is just around the corner and with it comes the 30th edition of MIPIM in Cannes, France. We are teaming up with KingFisher APS at this world leading property event.

MIPIM is a four day event for the international property market, attended by industry influencers. The property market is facing some challenges in the coming years with growing populations and the growing need for smart cities. Technology is emerging faster than ever and solutions for sustainable growth is high on the agenda. This annual event attracts 26,000 participants from 100 countries to network, share knowledge and come to learn from each other.

KingFisher APS is a leading commercial drone operator, based in London, with a wealth of experience in the property market. Drones offer a safe solution to gather accurate information in the property sector, with very low carbon emissions.

If you are attending MIPIM 2019, we would like to hear from you. Let’s talk about how we can work together to build our future together.

CAA grounding the DJI Inspire 2 and DJI M200 series

On the 31st of October, The CAA published a safety notice, restricting the use of the DJI Inspire 2 and the DJI M200 series. The restriction stated that all SUA (drone pilots) are not allowed to fly these drones over or within 150m of congested areas, until further notice. Since then, DJI Global have been working closely with The CAA to get these restrictions lifted.

For us at HexCam, we were able to speak with KingFisher APS (our London-based collaborator) and arrange for the Inspire 2 to be swapped for the Phantom 4, that was located at our Norwich offices. This meant that operations continued undisturbed and our clients haven’t had to reschedule any of the drone mapping, inspections and surveys we’ve committed to. Here Andy is flying the Inspire 2, well out of the way of any humans in a rural location, testing the batteries.

Stay abreast of the restrictions here: https://t.co/4xKlfBQTo3

Map of Australia

Back in January 2018, we performed a condition drone survey of The Map of Australia with KingFisher APS for Historic England and Savills. It was with delight that we saw the progress this week. The project had many supporters and volunteers, helping to restore it in time for the centenary of Armistice Day.
80 people attended the service on Sunday, 11th November, some reading extracts of diaries and letters written home by soldiers from WWI.

We will remember.

UK Construction Week: NEC Birmingham

This week we were invited by KingFisher APS, to join them in Birmingham at the UK Construction week, to talk about the uses of drones in the construction industry.

Construction and building sites are often complex environments that poses risks to humans. Drones offer a safer and more accessible way to survey and inspect in these environments. It is also a much safer way to work at height (with taller structures). Aerial imagery and data is processed easily and made available to clients, typically within a day or two. This allows the client to take focused course of action, pin-pointing where they want humans to go.

KingFisher APS is one of our key collaborators, who has recently won the award for Best Business for Tech and Innovation, at the Croydon Business Awards 2018. Congratulations, Adam!

We had a successful three days with Adam in Birmingham and we have met lots of new people to work with.