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SafeDrone: Comprehensive contracts with drone manufacturers

SafeDrone by Lufthansa Technik has signed comprehensive contracts with drone manufacturers Matternet and SwissDrones. Both companies will use SafeDrone Health to improve the efficiency of their maintenance programs. SafeDrone Health helps to reduce maintenance efforts SafeDrone Health is a holistic and manufacturer-independent diagnostic solution especially for flight-critical components of...

World’s first shore-to-ship deliveries - Airbus’ Skyways drone trials

For the  first time, drone technology has been deployed in real port conditions, as Airbus has begun shore-to-ship trials in Singapore with its Skyways parcel delivery drone. The maiden shore-to-ship delivery flight was made to the Swire Pacific Offshore’s Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessel ‘M/V Pacific Centurion’, 1.5km from the shoreline of Singapore&...

AirMap And Honeywell Develop Cost-Effective Tracking Solution For Drones

The development of a cost-effective drone tracking solution is announced by AirMap and Honeywell, to provide airspace safety authorities with situational awareness of manned and unmanned aircraft operations within an airspace system Together, the companies will develop a cost-effective hardware device to allow for unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or drones, to maintain consistent communicati...

CAAC Issued Guidance on UAV Airworthiness Certification

On January 23rd, 2019, the Airworthiness Department of Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) issued the Guidance on UAV Airworthiness Certification based on Operational Risks (hereinafter abbreviated as "Guidance"), aiming at establishing a risk-based UAV airworthiness management system by the end of 2019. A total of five Chinese UAV companies were author...

First to Receive Approval for Fully Autonomous Drone Flights in Europe is Skeyetech System by Azur Drones

This is an historic milestone for the civilian professional drone. For the first time, the Directorate-General for Civil Aviation (DGAC) which regulates drones uses in France, has approved a fully-automated drone with no pilot, paving the way to new applications  Azur Drones, European leader in surveillance UAVs, has just received the first and only DGAC approval for a fully...

Airport surveillance with drones for improved airport safety

Future airports will be more and more automated and remotely controlled, and drones are expected to be integrated with daily operations. A newly granted project ASAS - Airport Surveillance for Airport Safety, led by RISE Research Institutes of Sweden and to be conducted together with LFV (Luftfartsverket), Swedish Regional Airports (SRF), Örnsköldsvik Airport (OER) and FlyPulse will deve...

ExecuJet becomes Approved Maintenance Organisation for Bermuda and Aruba in China

ExecuJet Haite is celebrating receiving approval from the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) and the Aruba Department of Civil Aviation (ADCA) to provide full maintenance services at its MRO facility at Tianjin Binhai Airport, China.  ExecuJet Haite is a full-service, state-of-the-art business jet maintenance facility that, along with the recent BCAA and ADCA approvals, boasts CAAC, E...

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...