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FAA approves airworthiness criteria for Wingcopter, marking important milestone in U.S. Type Certification process

German drone delivery pioneer Wingcopter is delighted to announce that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued the Special Class Airworthiness Criteria for the Wingcopter 198 US unmanned aircraft. This approval marks a critical milestone in the certification process of Wingcopter’s flagship eVTOL delivery drone in the U.S. With the Airworthiness Criteria, the FAA defines te...

SwissDrones granted European Drone Operator License by the Malta Civil Aviation Directorate

SwissDrones, a global manufacturer of long-range unmanned helicopter systems, has obtained their European drone operator license – the EASA Light UAS Operator Certificate (LUC) in accordance with European Regulation 947/2019, granted by the Transport Malta Civil Aviation Directorate. This is the first LUC issued by Transport Malta, and the sixth issued in Europe. The certificate allo...

DRONAMICS earn CarbonNeutral certification on its path to net-zero

DRONAMICS has achieved CarbonNeutral company certification. The certification recognizes that the company has achieved carbon neutrality in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol global standard.  As a fast-growing technology company on the path to net-zero, DRONAMICS is looking to change the status quo in the cargo mobility sector – which means doing things d...

AERO 2022: drones at the service of society

The unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) segment is a very innovative and fast-growing branch of aviation. At AERO, exhibitors and operators will provide an insight into the range and performance of drones at the "UAS in government and public services" trade event in Hall A2 on April 27 and 28, 2022. Unmanned aerial vehicles are already an indispensable part of our lives, and they are beco...

DRONAMICS grows European Operations team ahead of commercial launch

DRONAMICS has announced the expansion of its European Operations team. Based in Malta, the team is focused on preparing the ground for DRONAMICS’ first commercial flights this year. The European operation opened with Ruth Sawers, Director of Operations. Ruth’s background is in specialized recruitment in the oil, gas and aviation sectors. She is a...

FedEx plans to test autonomous drone cargo delivery with Elroy Air

FedEx Express is teaming up with California Bay Area-based Elroy Air. As a first of its kind agreement in the U.S., FedEx Express will develop plans to test Elroy Air’s Chaparral autonomous air cargo system within the company’s middle-mile logistics operations, moving shipments between sortation locations. This is the latest initiative from FedEx in its effort to explore and adopt...

Wingcopter wins ITOCHU as a strategic investor and authorized partner in Japan

Wingcopter signed of a strategic partnership agreement with ITOCHU Corporation. ITOCHU joins Wingcopter’s Authorized Partnership Program and will act as a dedicated distributor and lessor for the Wingcopter 198, Wingcopter’s new eVTOL delivery drone, in Japan. On top, the Japanese conglomerate also decided to make a strategic investment in Wingcopter. With an annual...

Skyports, Swoop Aero and BD Rowa partner to integrate air logistics in the health supply chain

Swoop Aero, Skyports and BD Rowa announced a strategic partnership to transform health supply chains across Europe, Australia and other global markets through the integration of autonomous air logistics in the pharmaceutical industry.  The partnership unlocks a new frontier of value and outcomes for the pharmaceutical sector, the health system and the patients it serves. The collabo...

Two new airports joined DRONAMICS drone-delivery network

DRONAMICS announced the expansion of its European Droneport Network with two new locations. The new partners are Mannheim City Airport (Germany) and UAS Denmark Test Center hosted at Odense’s Hans Christian Andersen Airport (Denmark). Both will host the Dronamics Black Swan cargo aircraft, enabling same-day delivery service and providing access to more than 6 million people wi...

DRONAMICS appoints three industry veterans as Directors of R&D and manufacturing

DRONAMICS, world leading middle-mile cargo drone developer and operator, announced the expansion of its R&D and manufacturing teams with the addition of three industry veterans, who will help the company scale up its development and production in preparation for the launch of their commercial same-day delivery service with the Black Swan UAV this year. Svilen Rangelov, CEO and Co-found...

Drone delivery operations in Peru - Wingcopter teams up with UAV LATAM

Wingcopter partners UAV LATAM, a Latin American holding with more than 10 years of experience in the unmanned aerial vehicle space and a presence in 7 countries. Through this alliance, Wingcopter will work with UAV del Peru, a subsidiary of UAV LATAM, deploying the Wingcopter 198, Wingcopter's new flagship Unmanned Aircraft System, to carry out drone delivery operations for local cli...

Wingcopter landed $16 million contract with Spright for medical deliveries in the USA

Wingcopter and Spright announced a new commercial agreement worth more than US$ 16 million. As part of the deal Spright is acquiring a large fleet of Wingcopter’s new flagship delivery drone, the Wingcopter 198, to meet the increasing demand for medical drone delivery solutions throughout the United States. The contract makes Wingcopter the exclusive provider of fixed wing eVTOL de...