In a European first, DJI drone inspects Airbus A330 aircraft outdoors

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While it’s important to check out recently flown airplanes for any signs of damages or defects, aircraft inspection is a process riddled with many challenges. The aviation industry wants to modernize this system with smart, automatic drones. And in Europe, one company has achieved a major milestone by completing a fully automated outdoor airport drone inspection of a commercial aircraft at an active airfield.

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Dutch incubator Unmanned Valley is giving away money for drone development

Dutch autonomous systems field lab Unmanned Valley has announced subsidies for participating startups and maturing innovators of drone, unmanned aerial systems (UAS), and sensor-based technologies.

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Drones are protecting crops from hungry moths

A cress grower from the Netherlands has turned to drones to protect crops from the moths and caterpillars that munch away at them. The greenhouse grower has enlisted PATS Indoor Drone Solutions’ help to get the high-tech security team in the air.

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Netherlands air traffic control chooses Altitude Angel for GoDrone

The Air traffic control agency Luchtverkeersleiding Nederland (LVNL) in the Netherlands is working with Altitude Angel to power its GoDrone platform. The partnership will allow Dutch pilots to create an account and submit flight applications. It’s a process that was previously done over the phone or via email.

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Drone project shows Dutch Water Line in 360-degree aerial VR photos

One of our good Dutch friends and big time drone enthusiast, Wiebe de Jager from DroneWatch just launched a unique drone project. Wiebe visited all the fortresses that make up the old Dutch Water Line to create 360-degree aerial VR photos with his DJI Mavic Air. The Dutch Water Line is a series of water-based defenses conceived by Maurice of Nassau in the early 17th century. This defense mechanism, that combined with natural bodies of water could transform Holland almost into an island. All the photos can be seen on this website.

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Dutch landscape photographer captures tulips from the sky and creates stunning aerial photos

Dutch landscape photographer Albert Dros uses his drone to capture the tulip fields from the sky. Depending on the weather, the tulips and other flowers will show themselves from late April into early May. Especially in the Western part of the country, around Lisse, the fields of flowers can seem endless and people traveling from all over the world to see their beauty.

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