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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...

Keeping our skies safe and secure: identify and track drones in real-time

There is no need to explain why the control of drone topic is more than important today. Our sky traffic becomes different. We have to be ready to work on safety, as a primary issue in order to organize and regulate it. Let us present you the step forward in that direction made by Thales and Gemalto. They will work together to develop systems for remote identification and tracking of Un...

The development of future Joint Light Helicopter is brought forward

 The launch of the Joint Light Helicopter programme has been brought forward to 2021! The announcement was made by The French Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly. Airbus Helicopters' H160 was selected for the HIL programme back in 2017 and it was initially scheduled for launch in 2022 by the current military budget law. Launching the programme earlier wil...

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...