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Skyports partners with MassDOT to land its drone services in Massachusetts, USA

Skyports has partnered with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) Aeronautics Division to demonstrate how its drone services could link communities across the Cape Cod region in Massachusetts, USA. MassDOT is investigating the uses of drones as a solution to connecting its remote communities to everyday services such as healthcare and logistics, and in particul...

Wingcopter receives Investment from Japan-based DRONE FUND

Wingcopter continues to fly high, announcing that it has received an investment from DRONE FUND. DRONE FUND is a Japan-based venture capital company specializing in drone- and air mobility-related startups. The investment is made out of DRONE FUND’s JPY 10 billion/USD 90 million strong third fund, called DRONE FUND III (officially DRONE FUND III Investment Limited Partnership), and...

Azur Drones signs a framework agreement to strengthens its collaboration with TotalEnergies

Azur Drones, one of the world leaders in drone-in-a- box solutions for surveillance and inspection, has recently obtained validation of its Skeyetech system by the giant TotalEnergies, confirming its added value for the energy sector. An industry-proven technology As a precursor of the Smart Industry, TotalEnergies has been interested for several years in the innovative “drone-in-...

World most advanced drone charging station - H3 Dynamics launches DBX-G7

H3 Dynamics announces the launch of DBX-G7, a brand new vertiport system for autonomous drone operations. Smarter, faster, and multi-modal with 5G and 4G, DBX was designed to scale on-going digitization efforts in safety compliance, maintenance and crisis management. Applications range from smart cities across Asia to various types of industrial sites worldwide. Developed during...

Bringing drone deliveries to Colombia - Skyports Partners with low-cost airline developer Irelandia

Skyports has created a joint venture with Irelandia, to bring drone deliveries to Colombia and wider Latin America. The joint venture will bring an innovative, fast, frequent and reliable logistics service to Colombia, providing a cost-effective solution to connecting Colombia’s rural communities. The joint venture will be led by Skyports’ Bogota-based Colombia General Manager,...

Successful first public flight of Volocopter VoloDrone in Hamburg

I must confess, it is something special - to follow the first public flight it is a cocktail of feeling and emotions! In fact you understand that you are assisting in a changing event. This was the case today - Volocopter VoloDrone conducted its first public flight at ITS Hamburg 2021. Together with DB Schenker, Volocopter demonstrated VoloDrone’s seamless i...

First Wingcopter authorized partner in South America - SYNERJET

Wingcopter and SYNERJET  announced the signing of a strategic partnership agreement. The agreement will allow the Latin American company to act as a distributor and local technical support provider for the Wingcopter 198, Wingcopter’s new flagship Unmanned Aircraft System, to customers in the region. SYNERJET is one of the most respected companies in the field of bus...

Testing last-mile drone delivery of goods between Shannon Airport to Foynes Port begins

Last week, FedEx Express in collaboration with Future Mobility Campus Ireland (FMCI) Air, announced the completion of its first scheduled drone last-mile delivery flight in Ireland. The delivery marks the launch of a trial service delivering goods from FMCI, based at Shannon Airport, County Clare, to Foynes Port, County Limerick, Ireland’s second-largest port operator and...

Easy Aerial achieves AS9100 certification for aerospace and defense

Easy Aerial announced its North America manufacturing facility has achieved AS9100 certification and registration, a standardized quality management system for the aerospace industry.  The designation is the result of the company passing stringent audit requirements and evaluations of its manufacturing processes to achieve a standard of quality required in the aerospace and defense industry.&...

Uber co-founder Garrett Camp’s Expa invests in drone delivery pioneer Wingcopter

Expa - a global network of startup founders supporting entrepreneurs through expertise, access, and funding - today announced a strategic investment in Wingcopter. Getting things to where they need to go isn’t always simple and, often, can be critically urgent. That’s where Wingcopter comes in. The leading German company not only develops and manufactures autonomous delivery...

Wingcopter drones fly blood samples in Germany

26 kilometers (16 miles) between Greifswald and Wolgast – that is the distance over which Wingcopter drones recently transported blood samples in the Northeast German federal state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. The flights were carried out by Greifswald University Medical Center in cooperation with DRF Luftrettung and Wingcopter as part of the MV|LIFE|DRONE Challenge pro...

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...