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Bringing drone deliveries to Colombia - Skyports Partners with low-cost airline developer Irelandia

Skyports has created a joint venture with Irelandia, to bring drone deliveries to Colombia and wider Latin America. The joint venture will bring an innovative, fast, frequent and reliable logistics service to Colombia, providing a cost-effective solution to connecting Colombia’s rural communities. The joint venture will be led by Skyports’ Bogota-based Colombia General Manager,...

Successful first public flight of Volocopter VoloDrone in Hamburg

I must confess, it is something special - to follow the first public flight it is a cocktail of feeling and emotions! In fact you understand that you are assisting in a changing event. This was the case today - Volocopter VoloDrone conducted its first public flight at ITS Hamburg 2021. Together with DB Schenker, Volocopter demonstrated VoloDrone’s seamless i...

First Wingcopter authorized partner in South America - SYNERJET

Wingcopter and SYNERJET  announced the signing of a strategic partnership agreement. The agreement will allow the Latin American company to act as a distributor and local technical support provider for the Wingcopter 198, Wingcopter’s new flagship Unmanned Aircraft System, to customers in the region. SYNERJET is one of the most respected companies in the field of bus...

Testing last-mile drone delivery of goods between Shannon Airport to Foynes Port begins

Last week, FedEx Express in collaboration with Future Mobility Campus Ireland (FMCI) Air, announced the completion of its first scheduled drone last-mile delivery flight in Ireland. The delivery marks the launch of a trial service delivering goods from FMCI, based at Shannon Airport, County Clare, to Foynes Port, County Limerick, Ireland’s second-largest port operator and...

Easy Aerial achieves AS9100 certification for aerospace and defense

Easy Aerial announced its North America manufacturing facility has achieved AS9100 certification and registration, a standardized quality management system for the aerospace industry.  The designation is the result of the company passing stringent audit requirements and evaluations of its manufacturing processes to achieve a standard of quality required in the aerospace and defense industry.&...

Uber co-founder Garrett Camp’s Expa invests in drone delivery pioneer Wingcopter

Expa - a global network of startup founders supporting entrepreneurs through expertise, access, and funding - today announced a strategic investment in Wingcopter. Getting things to where they need to go isn’t always simple and, often, can be critically urgent. That’s where Wingcopter comes in. The leading German company not only develops and manufactures autonomous delivery...

Wingcopter drones fly blood samples in Germany

26 kilometers (16 miles) between Greifswald and Wolgast – that is the distance over which Wingcopter drones recently transported blood samples in the Northeast German federal state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. The flights were carried out by Greifswald University Medical Center in cooperation with DRF Luftrettung and Wingcopter as part of the MV|LIFE|DRONE Challenge pro...

Inmarsat launches first UAV connectivity solution to safely integrate drones into managed airspace

Inmarsat announced the launch of its advanced new Velaris connectivity solution, which is uniquely positioned to serve as a catalyst for the safe and rapid growth of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles industry.  Powered by the Inmarsat ELERA global satellite network, Velaris will provide secure communications for commercial UAVs – co...

Air Methods launches Spright -new drone solution, deploying fleets of Wingcopters

Air Methodsthe announced the launch of Spright, a newly formed drone solution, designed to help improve healthcare access and minimize supply challenges. Collaborating with Wingcopter, an industry-leading German drone manufacturer, Spright is creating a drone-based, healthcare-specific delivery network across the United States. As a result of the nation’s efforts to keep healthcare c...

KORE enabled IoT technology powers drones to deliver Critical Medical Assets

KORE will showcase the innovative enablement of IoT connectivity that is making it possible for Australian drone-powered logistics company Swoop Aero to transport COVID-19 vaccines into isolated areas of the world. KORE representatives will be attending Mobile World Congress and showcasing the solution during a private presentation with the King of Spain and his senior dignitar...

Azur Drones integrates with Microsoft Azure to benefit from the power of data for autonomous drone operations

Azur Drones is one of the world leaders in drone-in-a-box solutions for surveillance and inspection. Its Skeyetech solution is operated on many highly sensitive sites around the globe. Skeyetech solution now integrates with Microsoft Azure through Azure IoT Hub to use the power of data for autonomous drone operations.  Thanks to Azure, our Skeyetech systems become intelligent and connect...

EHang sets up aerial emergency channels to help fight coronavirus in Guangdong, China

Since the beginning of the recent coronavirus resurgence in China’s Guangdong Province, EHang  has stepped up as a first-responder and leveraged its autonomous aerial vehicle technology by dispatching a flight operations team and multiple AAVs for COVID-19 relief and control efforts in Guangzhou City. The Company illustrates its commitment to fulfilling social responsibility amidst...