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DJI will be adding airplane & helicopter detectors to drones in 2020

After January 1, 2020, DJI will be including AirSense technology in all consumer drones weighing more than 250 grams. This will allow drones to receive ADS-B signals from nearby airplanes and helicopters and warn drone pilots if they appear to be on a collision course. AirSense can detect airplanes and helicopters from miles away – farther than a drone pilot can hear or see them.

See more details in this DJI news release:
DJI Adds Airplane And Helicopter Detectors To New Consumer Drones

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And our dear MAVIC 2 (PRO or ZOOM) have this characteristic ??

Since the existing consumer drones don’t have the required hardware, they won’t be able to use the AirSense technology. According to DJI’s news release, it appears any new drones released this year won’t include that hardware either.

which reports that from 01 01 2020 … but the MAVIC 2 was manufactured before. They could have left it done so that in the future it could be used. But this way, when they enable it in the new ones, it will be another way to make sales

To be honest, that feature is a long way down the list of reasons why I would buy a new consumer drone (unless it would one day make it easier to get an airspace waiver). Especially if it increases the price tag.

Should be retro fitting or stand alone warning unit not just in new units

Already have that feature on my Mavic2E . . works great . . but only if the aircraft has full ADS-B OUT . . does nothing for gliders, ultralights, lots of home-builts . . ADS-B OUT is supposed to be mandatory in Canada someday but not yet . . . so expect to see a lot of airliners going overhead at 30 thousand