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First Autonomous Aerial Vehicle Passenger-carrying Demo Flight

The first passenger-carrying AAV demonstration flight announced by EHang, it took place at the 2019 Northeast Asia Expo. EHang's passenger-grade AAV, EHang 216, has already completed similar public demonstration flights in several other Chinese cities, including at EHang's headquarters in Guangzhou, Lianyungang and Luzhi in Jiangsu province, Taizhou in Zh...

New Top Consumer Drone For Outdoor and Social Media Enthusiasts

For all those who want to spice up their social media profiles with unique 4K aerial photos or simply capture breathtaking moments and memories from an exceptional perspective, Yuneec's new Mantis G camera drone will soon be available for purchase. With the foldable and handy 4K quadcopter, Yuneec enables its users to let their creativity run free and all that at an afforda...

Impossible Aerospace Claims Electric Aviation First

Impossible Aerospace announced that its US-1 "flying battery" quadcopter became the first aircraft of its kind to cross the northern Nevada desert without recharging in repeated 72-minute flights across the playa on August 6, 2019. This flight marked yet another public demonstration for the US-1, first unveiled at Interdrone 2018. The aircraft used for the flight w...

A new way of how drones are used - HEISHA launches new pilot free VTOL fixed wing

HEISHA has recently launched the new unattended system. D.NEST F300, combined the auto-charging station C300 with VTOL fixed wing is available for sale. It's expected to revolutionize the way how drones are used in daily life and it can be used for farm/pasture/privacy land inspection anytime, anywhere. Heisha also released D.NEST D300 and D.NEST S300 (USD 1999) for small areas, which bas...

New B4UFLY App to Provide Airspace Safety Awareness to Drone Fliers

Kittyhawk and FAA introduced a new version of B4UFLY, the free mobile app that lets drone operators check the status of airspace prior to flight. Available now for iOS and Android, the app determines what airspace restrictions are in effect at any location in the United States, in real-time. B4UFLY is a key tool in the safe integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the Natio...

Vineyards in Luxembourg are safe with drone pilot project

I guess a lot of you have heard about helicopters coming to help to protect vineyards against cold. As we live in a very interesting time of drone development, here it comes a new solution - drones applied in viticulture. Two partners came together for a drone pilot project for vineyards in Luxembourg:  Luxaviation Group and Domaine L&R Kox of Remich.  The proj...

Meet largest-ever Remotely-Piloted Air System, the Falco Xplorer

Leonardo introduced its largest-ever Remotely-Piloted Air System, the Falco Xplorer. Building on thesuccess of the Company’s Falco family of tactical-class RPAS, the new drone features a payload capacity of 350kg, more than 24 hours flight time and a satellite communications capability for beyond- radio-line-of-sight operations, all within a 1.3 ton maximum take-off weight (MTOW). E...

Keeping our skies safe and secure: identify and track drones in real-time

There is no need to explain why the control of drone topic is more than important today. Our sky traffic becomes different. We have to be ready to work on safety, as a primary issue in order to organize and regulate it. Let us present you the step forward in that direction made by Thales and Gemalto. They will work together to develop systems for remote identification and tracking of Un...

The development of future Joint Light Helicopter is brought forward

 The launch of the Joint Light Helicopter programme has been brought forward to 2021! The announcement was made by The French Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly. Airbus Helicopters' H160 was selected for the HIL programme back in 2017 and it was initially scheduled for launch in 2022 by the current military budget law. Launching the programme earlier wil...

SafeDrone: Comprehensive contracts with drone manufacturers

SafeDrone by Lufthansa Technik has signed comprehensive contracts with drone manufacturers Matternet and SwissDrones. Both companies will use SafeDrone Health to improve the efficiency of their maintenance programs. SafeDrone Health helps to reduce maintenance efforts SafeDrone Health is a holistic and manufacturer-independent diagnostic solution especially for flight-critical components of...

World’s first shore-to-ship deliveries - Airbus’ Skyways drone trials

For the  first time, drone technology has been deployed in real port conditions, as Airbus has begun shore-to-ship trials in Singapore with its Skyways parcel delivery drone. The maiden shore-to-ship delivery flight was made to the Swire Pacific Offshore’s Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessel ‘M/V Pacific Centurion’, 1.5km from the shoreline of Singapore&...

AirMap And Honeywell Develop Cost-Effective Tracking Solution For Drones

The development of a cost-effective drone tracking solution is announced by AirMap and Honeywell, to provide airspace safety authorities with situational awareness of manned and unmanned aircraft operations within an airspace system Together, the companies will develop a cost-effective hardware device to allow for unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or drones, to maintain consistent communicati...