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Vertical Aerospace Seraph eVTOL aircraft with Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE cloud

Dassault Systèmes announced that Vertical Aerospace is using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud to develop their third all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft. Vertical Aerospace will use the “Reinvent the Sky” industry solution experience based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud to manage the complex development of the eVTOL aircraft prototype by...

Dedicated Honeywell business unit: Unmanned Aerial Systems & Urban Air Mobility

Honeywell has formed a new business unit dedicated to the growing Unmanned Aerial Systems and Urban Air Mobility industries. The Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) business unit will continue Honeywell's momentum and leadership in these emerging markets, utilizing Honeywell's technology, software, services and certification expertise to meet customers' needs in these markets. "...

Drone delivery to be available for remote areas in Korea

A service that delivers packages to islands and mountainous regions using drones is now becoming a reality. Package delivery from Incheon to nearby islands is currently conducted using 10 passenger ship routes. However, PABLO AIR, a member company of the Born2Global Centre, plans to use its unmanned aerial vehicles to enable a higher-efficiency logistics service and bridge the gap in services...

Welcome the finalist in AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards - Wingcopter

Wingcopter has been named a finalist in the XCELLENCE Awards by the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI). The Germany-based manufacturer of autonomous delivery drones was selected from a pool of accomplished applicants as one of six finalists for the Humanitarian category, sponsored by DJI. Winners will be announced during the keynote session on Thursday, Oct. 8 at AUVSI...

EHang obtained World First Commercial pilot operation approval of passenger-grade AAVs for Air Logistics Uses

EHang obtained the world’s first commercial pilot operation approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (“CAAC”) to use EHang 216 passenger-grade AAVs for air logistics purpose.  Thus, EHang became the world’s first AAV company approved by a national aviation authority to carry out commercial pilot operation for the category of 150 kg plus heavy-lift air l...

Delivery trial for NHS in Scotland to support UK COVID-19 response: Thales, Skyports and Wingcopter

The trial is backed by Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) – the integrated partnership of NHS Highland and Argyll and Bute Council directed by the local Integration Joint Board –  and aims to prove the feasibility of delivering urgent medical cargo, such as COVID-19 test kits and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), between remote medical facilities by...

Meet ZALA Aero new multipurpose VTOL unmanned aerial vehicle

ZALA Aero has developed a new multipurpose VTOL unmanned aerial vehicle ZALA 421-16EV. The new unmanned VTOL ZALA 421-16EV HD features a unique adaptive system for using the aerodynamic properties of UAV in all flight modes. The new unmanned system combines the latest scientific and technical developments of the company - it broadcasts the video stream in HD quality (1280*720), whic...

Wingcopter - one of the winners of German Government €24 million COVID-19 hackathon

Wingcopter, developer of autonomous delivery drones for humanitarian and commercial applications, has been named one of nine winners of the #SmartDevelopmentHack. Through this global hackathon, the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) solicited innovative digital solutions to tackle the challenges caused by the coronavirus outbreak in low- and middle-income countries...

A benchmark for emergency delivery - Wingcopter wins at World Bank-sponsored drone challenge

Yesterday, the organizing committee of the Lake Kivu Challenge announced the Flying Competition’s winners and named Wingcopter the winner of the Emergency Delivery category. Wingcopter also received a special award for its safety procedures. As a winner, the company receives a prize money of GBP 65,000. The Flying Competition was part of the 2020 African Drone Forum which took place in Rw...

EHang Applies AAVs in Flood Emergency Response Exercise in China

EHang announced its successful participation in a flood emergency response exercise recently organized by the local government in Shaoguan, China. In this exercise, EHang had fully demonstrated the real application of its AAV technologies in an emergency situation. The large-scale AAV operations were conducted efficiently and autonomously, in a centralized mode. This further exemplifies the use ca...

First AAV E-port to be built by EHang

EHang Holdings Limited announced its intention to build the world’s first E-port for AAV services. EHang will cooperate with a local partner in the City of Hezhou in Guangxi Province, China, to build the E-port, which will accelerate the commercialization of EHang AAVs in the tourism industry. The city of Hezhou is a pioneer in air tourism, and this project will make it model for air to...

What commercial drone market will be worth

Frost & Sullivan's recent analysis, Global Commercial UAS Market Outlook, 2020, finds that the industry is transitioning from a nascent to a growth stage. With the surge in demand for commercial drones by the professional segment, unit shipment is estimated to rise at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.5%, reaching 2.91 million units by 2023 from 2.44 million units in 2019. By...