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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...

World’s First ISO Approved Drone Safety Standards announced

Today the world’s first ISO approved drone standards have been announced by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) following a 12-month period of consultation with drone professionals, academics, businesses and the general public. The final publication of these new international safety and quality Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are set to have a mas...

Growing number of drones requires uniform European regulations

The rapidly increasing number of complex flights undertaken by drones makes the adoption of further European regulations on U-Space more critical than ever. In order to integrate all the various types of drones and drone-operations into the urban airspace, right-of-way rules will apply, with manned flights generally having right-of-way over unmanned flights. EASA will present the main pr...

First flight of VSR700 prototype

The prototype of Airbus Helicopters’ VSR700 unmanned aerial system has performed its first flight at a drone test centre!  The VSR700 performed several take-offs and landings on Friday 8th of November with the longest flight lasting around 10 minutes. In accordance with the airworthiness authority that provided the flight clearance, the VSR700 was tethered with 30-metre cables t...

World’s first solar-powered drone capable of perpetual flight

The progress, development, innovation... Seams everythings becomes possible! Leonardo is accalerating technologycal progress by investing in the in the world’s first solar-powered drone capable of perpetual flight! Leonardo is investing in Skydweller Aero Inc., a US/Spanish start-up specialising in large-scale solar-powered unmanned air systems. The initiative will res...

Heavy-lift utility drone for agriculture

Drones are becoming the simple reality of our everyday life. There are so many ways we use them. Here is another one - drone for agriculture. The first large drone adapted for agricultural use is presented by John Deere and Volocopter. This first large agricultural drone is the result of a collaboration between John Deere, who bring knowledge of farmers’ needs, and the Urban Air Mo...

First FAA-Approved Drone Airline - UPS and Matternet drone delivery hospital operations in the U.S.

Matternet, a pioneer in drone delivery for medical applications, announced its drone delivery system is enabling the first FAA-approved drone airline. The full Part 135 Standard certification was granted to UPS allowing the company to operate as a drone airline using Matternet's drone technology to expand on-demand drone delivery operations to hospitals around the country. "We...

One of Monaco Yacht Show helicopter debuts - The first Leonardo AW109 VIP Trekker

You might say that The Monaco Yacht Show is not quite an aviation event... But, think about helicopetrs! You know that it is quite related, yacht and VIP helicopters. This time, let us tell you more about The AW109 Trekker. The one which made its debut at the show is already delivered to Sloane Helicopters, Leonardo's distributor for over twenty years in the United Kingdom and I...