archive-title Yearly Archives: 2017

Yearly Archives: 2017

6th Annual European Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Civil Operators and Operations Forum 2018

Terreco Aviation will be presenting at the 6th Annual European Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Civil Operators and Operations Forum 2018 in Paris, France in January 2018 – https://rpas-civops.com.  Louise Jupp will give a presentation on the ramifications of South African regulations with its unintended consequence of encouraging the illegal […]

Drones African Summit 2017: Take-aways from Day 3

The final day of the conference finished with presentations describing the use of drones for blast monitoring at mines (Rocketmine), for precision agriculture (Aerobotics) and for deliveries (DroneLife). There was also a presentation on the use of precision avionics on drones for efficient and safe operations (Aeroprobe). Eric Delabrousse from Rocketmine demonstrated […]

Drones African Summit 2017: Take-aways from Day 2

We had a full day with nine presentations today. Topics covered were diverse and ranged from: using drones for forensic purposes for traffic accidents; discussing why more women should be in the drone industry; applying drones to humanitarian and disaster management in Malawi; using drones for construction  management in Ghana; […]

Drones African Summit 2017: Take-aways from Day 1

The first morning sessions were largely focussed on safety and the governing regulations for commercial drone use.  The presentation by Mr Msithini of the South African CAA was particularly interesting and helpful.  It was acknowledged there have been challenges both within the CAA and due to the rapid expansion of […]

Terreco Golf Day

07 September 2017  Terreco Environmental and Terreco Aviation hosted the 11th tee at the West Bank Golf Club for the Sondeza Amanzi/Rocla SAICE Annual Golf Day.   We had a lot of fun catching up with friends and colleagues taking part and helping them on their way to the next hole […]

Africa’s first air corridor to test the use of drones

Central Malawi, Kasungu Aerodrome, has begun testing an “Arial corridor” that would aid in the delivery of supplies, scouting in times of crisis and boosting internet connectivity. The project, lead by UNICEF, will run until 2018. UNICEF is working with local and international governments and the private sector on this ambitious […]

Defibrillator drones – life saving devices

It almost seems sci-fi, but these drones exist and are being tested in Sweden. This life saving approach to emergency health care is showing positive results in testing. A simulated study found that drones carrying a defibrillator, which could be used by a member of the public, arrived 16 minutes […]

Border Aviation Airfest

Terreco Aviation was on display at the Border Aviation Airfest again on 27 and 28 May 2017.  We had a stand opposite the South African Air Force who were one of the highlights of the Airfest this year.  Their Silver Falcons display team performed several times and we were in […]

Passenger Drones soon to be seen in Dubai

Passenger Drone announced in Dubai A passenger drone unveiled at the CES Tech fair in 2016, the eHang 184, will begin “regular operations” from July in Dubai. The city’s Roads and Transport Agency has announced this at the World Government Summit. The craft is “auto-piloted” by a command center and […]