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Inmarsat launches first UAV connectivity solution to safely integrate drones into managed airspace

Inmarsat announced the launch of its advanced new Velaris connectivity solution, which is uniquely positioned to serve as a catalyst for the safe and rapid growth of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles industry.  Powered by the Inmarsat ELERA global satellite network, Velaris will provide secure communications for commercial UAVs – co...

Air Methods launches Spright -new drone solution, deploying fleets of Wingcopters

Air Methodsthe announced the launch of Spright, a newly formed drone solution, designed to help improve healthcare access and minimize supply challenges. Collaborating with Wingcopter, an industry-leading German drone manufacturer, Spright is creating a drone-based, healthcare-specific delivery network across the United States. As a result of the nation’s efforts to keep healthcare c...

KORE enabled IoT technology powers drones to deliver Critical Medical Assets

KORE will showcase the innovative enablement of IoT connectivity that is making it possible for Australian drone-powered logistics company Swoop Aero to transport COVID-19 vaccines into isolated areas of the world. KORE representatives will be attending Mobile World Congress and showcasing the solution during a private presentation with the King of Spain and his senior dignitar...

Azur Drones integrates with Microsoft Azure to benefit from the power of data for autonomous drone operations

Azur Drones is one of the world leaders in drone-in-a-box solutions for surveillance and inspection. Its Skeyetech solution is operated on many highly sensitive sites around the globe. Skeyetech solution now integrates with Microsoft Azure through Azure IoT Hub to use the power of data for autonomous drone operations.  Thanks to Azure, our Skeyetech systems become intelligent and connect...

EHang sets up aerial emergency channels to help fight coronavirus in Guangdong, China

Since the beginning of the recent coronavirus resurgence in China’s Guangdong Province, EHang  has stepped up as a first-responder and leveraged its autonomous aerial vehicle technology by dispatching a flight operations team and multiple AAVs for COVID-19 relief and control efforts in Guangzhou City. The Company illustrates its commitment to fulfilling social responsibility amidst...

Shaping the future: FACC scholarship holders of Upper Austrian University of Applied Sciences Wels take off with self-constructed drone

As one of the world's leading technology groups in the aerospace industry, FACC is an expert in the field of innovative lightweight components - and imparts its year-long expertise to high potentials of the future. That is something to be proud of! Students independently developed a lightweight camera drone as part of a project within the framework of the joint Lightweight Design and Composite...

Autopilot System for Bell 505 Certified in the United Kingdom

Bell Textron Inc. announced today that the Genesys HeliSAS autopilot in the Bell 505 has received certification from the United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority. “We are thrilled to offer the Genesys autopilot for the 505 to our customers in the UK,” said Duncan Van De Velde, managing director, Europe and Russia. “The system decreases pilot workload, increases pil...

EHang 216 AAV conducted trial flights in Japan

EHang announced its flagship passenger-grade AAV EHang 216 successfully performed its maiden Japan unmanned and autonomous trial flight to showcase safe, autonomous, eco-friendly urban air mobility solutions. Ahead of the trial flight, the EHang 216 obtained a trial flight permit from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan with a local partner. EHang 216 was the...

Skyports, Future Mobility Campus Ireland, Avtrain and Shannon Group join forces to bring advanced air mobility to Ireland

Skyports, Future Mobility Campus Ireland, Avtrain and Shannon Group have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish Ireland’s first passenger and cargo vertiport. The partnership will work towards launching an operational vertiport at Shannon’s FMCI campus in 2022, thereby encouraging participation and investment in Ireland’s Advanced Aerial Mobility (AAM) indus...

Expanding regional air mobility coverage - long-range EHang VT-30 AAV revealed

EHang revealed its new type of electric passenger-grade AAV “VT-30”, the first in EHang’s product suite that is designed for inter-city transportation. With a hybrid structure, VT-30 is designed to travel a distance of up to 300km with a designed flight time of up to 100 minutes and is designed as a safe, convenient, efficient, eco-friendly and intelligent air mobility solutions...

World first triple-drop delivery drone to power logistical highways in the sky - Wingcopter

Wingcopter introduced its new drone generation - the Wingcopter 198. The Wingcopter 198 is an all-electric, vertical-take-off-and-landing (eVTOL), fixed-wing drone that has been designed from the ground up to meet aviation safety and reliability requirements. The new delivery system leverages Wingcopter’s broad experience in aviation innovation and establishes a new...

CAAC established EH216 Type Certification team to further advance certification process

EHang Holdings Limited announced that the Civil Aviation Administration of China has established a “type certification” team for the EH216 passenger-grade AAV. The kickoff meeting was held in Guangzhou on April 13-14 with the aim to officially advance the TC approval work of EH216. This is unprecedented in CAAC’s record in TC approval projects for unmanned aerial system...