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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...

First Autonomous Aerial Vehicle Passenger-carrying Demo Flight

The first passenger-carrying AAV demonstration flight announced by EHang, it took place at the 2019 Northeast Asia Expo. EHang's passenger-grade AAV, EHang 216, has already completed similar public demonstration flights in several other Chinese cities, including at EHang's headquarters in Guangzhou, Lianyungang and Luzhi in Jiangsu province, Taizhou in Zh...

New Top Consumer Drone For Outdoor and Social Media Enthusiasts

For all those who want to spice up their social media profiles with unique 4K aerial photos or simply capture breathtaking moments and memories from an exceptional perspective, Yuneec's new Mantis G camera drone will soon be available for purchase. With the foldable and handy 4K quadcopter, Yuneec enables its users to let their creativity run free and all that at an afforda...

Impossible Aerospace Claims Electric Aviation First

Impossible Aerospace announced that its US-1 "flying battery" quadcopter became the first aircraft of its kind to cross the northern Nevada desert without recharging in repeated 72-minute flights across the playa on August 6, 2019. This flight marked yet another public demonstration for the US-1, first unveiled at Interdrone 2018. The aircraft used for the flight w...

A new way of how drones are used - HEISHA launches new pilot free VTOL fixed wing

HEISHA has recently launched the new unattended system. D.NEST F300, combined the auto-charging station C300 with VTOL fixed wing is available for sale. It's expected to revolutionize the way how drones are used in daily life and it can be used for farm/pasture/privacy land inspection anytime, anywhere. Heisha also released D.NEST D300 and D.NEST S300 (USD 1999) for small areas, which bas...

New B4UFLY App to Provide Airspace Safety Awareness to Drone Fliers

Kittyhawk and FAA introduced a new version of B4UFLY, the free mobile app that lets drone operators check the status of airspace prior to flight. Available now for iOS and Android, the app determines what airspace restrictions are in effect at any location in the United States, in real-time. B4UFLY is a key tool in the safe integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the Natio...

Vineyards in Luxembourg are safe with drone pilot project

I guess a lot of you have heard about helicopters coming to help to protect vineyards against cold. As we live in a very interesting time of drone development, here it comes a new solution - drones applied in viticulture. Two partners came together for a drone pilot project for vineyards in Luxembourg:  Luxaviation Group and Domaine L&R Kox of Remich.  The proj...

Meet largest-ever Remotely-Piloted Air System, the Falco Xplorer

Leonardo introduced its largest-ever Remotely-Piloted Air System, the Falco Xplorer. Building on thesuccess of the Company’s Falco family of tactical-class RPAS, the new drone features a payload capacity of 350kg, more than 24 hours flight time and a satellite communications capability for beyond- radio-line-of-sight operations, all within a 1.3 ton maximum take-off weight (MTOW). E...