Sikorsky Looks To Future Family Of VTOL Systems

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), today unveiled its plan to build, test and fly a hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing demonstrator (HEX / VTOL) with a tilt-wing configuration. The design is the first in a series of large, next generation VTOL aircraft — ranging from more traditional helicopters to winged configurations — which will feature varying degrees of electrification, and an advanced autonomy … Continue reading Sikorsky Looks To Future Family Of VTOL Systems

HHLA Sky GmBH – A new phase of drone deliveries unlocked in Germany

On the 21st of February 2024, the first-ever BVLOS (beyond visual line of sight) automated drone took off from Lüdenscheid, Germany, with SAIL III approval for regular operation from the Federal Aviation Office. We are proud that the HHLA Sky Integrated Control Center played a pivotal role in enabling Germany’s first drone delivery airline to operate. This marks a significant advancement in the use of … Continue reading HHLA Sky GmBH – A new phase of drone deliveries unlocked in Germany

SkyDrop grounds its fleet

Matthew Sweeny Unfortunately, the Federal Aviation Administration regulations to enable commercial drone delivery at scale continue to take much longer than anticipated. On July 24, 2023, SkyDrop completed the first store-to-door drone delivery approved by the Civil Aviation Authority in New Zealand history, successfully delivering Domino’s and FedEx packages. On this same day, SkyDrop ran out of money and furloughed the team. The board spent … Continue reading SkyDrop grounds its fleet

British Antarctic Survey completes initial flights of Windracers ULTRA drone in Antarctica

Stunning footage released of ULTRA drone flying over Rothera Research station and nearby islands A team testing the Windracers ULTRA drone in Antarctica has shared the first video footage of the aircraft flying autonomously over British Antarctic Survey’s (BAS) Rothera Research Station and its nearby islands. Scientists and engineers, from BAS and Windracers, are testing the uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV) in Antarctica to check its … Continue reading British Antarctic Survey completes initial flights of Windracers ULTRA drone in Antarctica

Drone Express Announces AeroX Membership and Operations Expansion in Winston-Salem, NC

Drone Express, a leading provider of drone delivery solutions, proudly announces its membership in AeroX, a prestigious association dedicated to advancing the aerospace industry. This milestone marks a significant step forward in Drone Express’s commitment to revolutionizing last-mile delivery through innovative aerial technology. AeroX is a nonprofit organization of business, government and community partners focused on creatinga national model ecosystem for advanced air mobility ecosystem … Continue reading Drone Express Announces AeroX Membership and Operations Expansion in Winston-Salem, NC

Skyports and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to explore middle-mile drone logistics

Skyports Drone Services (Skyports), the global leader in drone logistics, surveys, and monitoring, has today announced a strategic partnership with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) to explore the feasibility of middle-mile drone logistics in the New York and New Jersey region.  The Port Authority oversees much of the region’s air, land, rail and maritime transportation infrastructure network, including: John F. … Continue reading Skyports and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to explore middle-mile drone logistics

Hovecon Seeks Information about AED Drone Delivery Solutions to Support Nationwide Research

Winston-Salem, NC – As part of its work to revolutionize emergency response to cardiac arrests, Hovecon seeks information from companies with drone delivery solutions for Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs). This work is part of the RESTORe-CARE Drone AED Delivery Program led by Duke University School of Medicine and funded by an American Heart Association (AHA) grant.  Details of the required capabilities and submission requirements are outlined … Continue reading Hovecon Seeks Information about AED Drone Delivery Solutions to Support Nationwide Research

Rigitech onboards medical drone service to enhance healthcare access in the Netherlands

RigiTech, the pioneering Swiss drone delivery company, proudly announces the addition of Medical Drone Service as a new operator using the advanced Eiger drone model to bolster healthcare services. Medical Drone Service, a collaborative endeavour between ANWB Medical Air Assistance and PostNL Health, in partnership with leading healthcare institutions including Erasmus MC, Isala, Sanquin, Certe, Resultlab, Amsterdam UMC, St. Antonius, Accureon, and UMCG, is dedicated to exploring the integration of … Continue reading Rigitech onboards medical drone service to enhance healthcare access in the Netherlands

Pyka Delivers First of Three Large-scale Autonomous Electric Cargo Aircraft to AFWERX

Pyka has delivered the first Pelican Cargo, an autonomous electric cargo aircraft with a 400-pound capacity, to AFWERX for the US Air Force’s Agility Prime program. Designed for remote operations, the aircraft boasts a 200-mile range, quick recharging, and simple operation requirements. Pyka’s innovation is expected to advance zero-emission aviation and national defense technologies. Continue reading Pyka Delivers First of Three Large-scale Autonomous Electric Cargo Aircraft to AFWERX

The Powerhouse Potential of the Aero2 Drone: A Hefty Payload and Maximum Versatility

The Aero2’s 40-kilogram payload capacity sparks curiosity. (That’s 88 pounds, for those measuring in Imperial!) Why such a specific number? What advantages does the Aero2 offer over lighter or heavier drones? To understand, let’s consider the world of critical cargo delivery and the unique capabilities of the Aero2. While smaller drones offer portability, their payload restrictions often hinder their effectiveness in critical applications. The Aero2 … Continue reading The Powerhouse Potential of the Aero2 Drone: A Hefty Payload and Maximum Versatility