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Wingcopter and UPS Flight Forward to develop Versatile new drone fleet

UPS Flight Forward said it would collaborate with German drone-maker Wingcopter to develop the next generation of package delivery drones for a variety of use cases in the United States and internationally.UPS chose Wingcopter, a transport drone pioneer, for its unmanned aircraft technology and its track record in delivering a variety of goods over long distances in multiple international settings...

EHang further expands UAM Pilot City Initiative in Europe

EHang established a strategic partnership with Llíria in Spain as its fourth urban air mobility pilot city globally following Seville in Spain, Linz in Austria and Guangzhou in China. As a technology pioneer and the first to market in the UAM industry, EHang will collaborate with the Llíria City Council to develop a 3D air mobility solution for smart cities and launch...

DB Schenker invests as Volocopter extends Series C Round to € 87 million

DB Schenker and Volocopter announced an investment by the global logistics service provider into the pioneer of Urban Air Mobility as Volocopter extends its Series C funding to now total € 87 million. Besides DB Schenker, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group, TransLink Capital join the round as new investors, existing investor Lukasz Gadowski and btov also invested. The funding will go t...

Austrian Temporarily Terminates Regular Flight Operations as of Wednesday

Austrian Airlines decided to temporarily terminate all regular flight operations starting Wednesday night, March 18, 2020. This move is in response to entry bans being imposed across the globe and a rapid decline in demand for air travel. The last flight for the time being departing from Chicago with the flight number OS 066 will land in Vienna on March 19, 2020 in the morning hours. Up until then...

EHang Expands in Europe with First UAM Program in Seville

EHang announced that the company entered into a cooperation agreement with the city government of Seville, Spain to execute the first Urban Air Mobility pilot program in Spain. The agreement specifies that EHang will work with the Seville government to develop the urban air mobility including passenger transportation, air logistics and command and control platforms in the city. The...

Wingcopter secures further Investment from Corecam

Only three months after its initial funding, Corecam Capital Partners has increased its investment in Wingcopter in a second closing. In December, the multi-family office from Singapore participated in a seed round with several million euros in the German start-up, which develops and sells transport drones for humanitarian and civil applications.  The reason for the decision is the great c...

Wingcopter wins at NTT DATA Open Innovation Contest

Wingcopter has been awarded the Sustainable Development Goals Spotlight prize at this year’s Open Innovation Contest of the global business and IT solutions provider NTT DATA. The category was open to companies that use innovative technology to help achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Wingcopter was able to convince the jury of NTT DATA employees and exter...

The most advanced transportation method to healthcare raises strategic investment

A strategic investment was announced by Matternet, a pioneer in drone delivery for medical applications. The round of funding will provide Matternet with access to a broad set of opportunities in the U.S. healthcare logistics market and accelerate existing partnerships in key international markets. McKesson Ventures joins Matternet's roster of strategic investors Boeing, Sony an...

EmbraerX and Elroy Air to Collaborate on Unmanned Air Cargo

EmbraerX announced its expansion into the commercial air cargo market, via a collaboration agreement with Elroy Air. This collaboration will allow the companies to accelerate the unmanned air cargo market worldwide, leveraging Embraer’s 50 years of industry experience with Elroy Air’s bold new developments in autonomous aircraft systems. “In order to stay the cours...

Ready, Set, Start - DRONEDEK changing delivery by drone

We are living in such an interesting time, the development of latest technologies allows science fiction to become a simple reality, making a lot of task so easy to accomplish. Drones can be extremely disturbing, when used by strange people close to airport, but they can be as well very necessary to get your next Christmas present delivery on time!  DRONEDEK, first position patent hol...

Vahana became the inspiration for next generation of eVTOLs at Airbus

It has been four years agon, when Vahana concept was sketched on a napkin. This flagship programme that launched the urban air mobility initiative at Airbus. Now it has come to a close. Vahana’s key learnings are now providing Airbus Urban Mobility with invaluable insight on the design of its future urban air vehicle. “It all started with a sketch on a napkin…&rdq...

EHang Debuts In-City Demo Flight for Commercial Sightseeing Operations

EHang announced its strategic partnership with property developer Heli Chuangxin Real Estate to build out an urban air mobility demonstration project in Guangzhou. This is a major milestone as EHang prepares for the launch of commercial operations of its much-anticipated autonomous flying taxis.Under the terms of the partnership agreement, Heli Chuangxin and EHang are committed to b...