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ACI World's new policy paper to help airports respond to rapid growth in drone use

In response to the rapid growth of the drone and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) market worldwide, Airports Council International (ACI) World has launched a policy paper on drones providing informed and practical recommendations for airports. Drone operations are expected to soon surpass the number of manned aircraft operations and airport operators have a vested interest in...

Airbus and International SOS sign MOU on drone cargo delivery systems

Ensuring safe flight operations for a hub-to-hub drone delivery service Planning an urban to rural or a ship to shore maritime setting Using drones approved by the aviation authorities with a higher than 5 kg payload Airbus and International SOS, the world’s leading medical and security risk services company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today to jointly study...

Bombardier to Introduce Head-up Display and Enhanced Vision System Option on Best-selling Challenger 350 Aircraft

Lightweight Head-up Display (HUD) from Rockwell Collins will make the best equipped cockpit in the super mid-size segment even better The Head-up Display and Enhanced Vision System (EVS) will be available as an option on new Challenger 350aircraft orders and as a retrofit on in-service models The HUD and EVS bring unparalleled situational awareness and improvements in low-visibility co...

Airbus signs contract for HERON TP drones with the German Armed Forces

Covers provision of drone systems as well as all operational services Contractual model is based on the successful Heron 1 contract  Includes five reconnaissance drone systems capable of carrying weapons Airbus and the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) have signed an operator agreement for Heron TP unmanned aerial syste...

Airbus launches advanced indoor inspection drone to reduce aircraft inspection times and enhance report quality

·         To be available for MROs and airlines in the last quarter of 2018 ·         First application for Airbus’ single-aisle family ·         Developed in partnership with Testia, Airbus’ non-destructive testing subsidiary At MRO Amer...

High-tech solutions used in airborne inspection of Latvian power grids

In this age of new technologies, all industries are trying to implement innovative solutions to make their daily operations easier and more efficient. As is the Latvian transmission systems operator Augstsprieguma tīkls AS (AST), which has ordered the first-ever innovative power line inspection and data management in order to identify structures and objects that threaten power grids and could lead...

Airbus completes first flight demonstration for its commercial parcel delivery drone ‘Skyways’

On track to commence trial service in Singapore this year Airbus Helicopters’ Skyways unmanned air vehicle has successfully completed its first flight demonstration at the National University of Singapore (NUS). The drone took off from its dedicated maintenance centre and landed on the roof of a specially designed parcel station where a parcel was automatically loaded via a robotic arm. O...

Vahana completes First full-scale test flight

Milestone in advancing Urban Air Mobility achieved as Vahana celebrates two years Vahana, the all-electric, self-piloted, vertical takeoff and landing aircraft built by Airbus' innovation outpost in Silicon Valley, A^3, successfully completed its first full-scale flight test, reaching a height of 5 meters (16 feet) before descending safely. The test was completed at 8:52AM Pacific on Januar...

Data-driven solutions save 20-50% maintenance costs of power assets

The United States is facing increasing power outages, surges, and spikes problem, which costs around $150 billion annually. There is an effort to make the power grid more reliable, but the numbers reveal that the problem keeps rising. Over 3,800 outages were reported in 2016 alone, which marked a 9% upsurge in comparison to the previous year. Smart data-driven solutions can help to save up to 50%...

Naval Group and Airbus Helicopters responsible for building the first demonstrator of a rotary-wing drone for a warship

The DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement) has just awarded a contract for technology development in the field of rotary-wing drones to the Naval Group and Airbus Helicopters consortium. The contract covers de-risking studies ahead of construction of a future tactical helicopter drone demonstrator aboard warships. The demonstration project will lead to trials of the drone launc...

Irelandia Aviation launches AerDrone International

Irelandia Aviation (Irelandia), the investment group behind several low cost airline carriers, has today (26 November 2017) announced the establishment of a new division, AerDrone International, a platform dedicated to commercial drone leasing. AerDrone International will be based in Dublin which is now well established as a global leader in aviation finance and leasing. AerDrone International...

Falco EVO surveillance drone touches down in the Middle East with first delivery to launch customer

The Falco EVO Remotely-Piloted Air System (RPAS) has been selected by two customers in the Middle East and Gulf region. The first delivery took place last month Leonardo is also seeing increased interest in its ‘drones as a service’ offering, where the company owns and operates the aircraft and provides surveillance data to the customer  In addition to fixed-wing RPAS, Leon...