Interior Expands Capabilities with Vertical Take Off and Landing Fixed Wing Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

New Drone will advance Department mission capability, improve safety, and reduce cost 3/13/2018 Last edited 3/13/2018 Date: March 13, 2018 Contacts: Interior_Press@ios.doi.gov BOISE, Idaho – The U.S. Department of the Interior will soon have the use of up to 50 Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) fixed wing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The small aircraft support … More Interior Expands Capabilities with Vertical Take Off and Landing Fixed Wing Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Building Urban Air Mobility Could Require Looking Outside Helicopter Industry

By Nick Zazulia and S.L. Fuller | March 1, 2018 The rotorcraft industry has been ripe with urban air mobility talk for nearly one year, as Uber introduced its idea for a new electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) air taxi ecosystem May 2017. Since that time, the conversation has begun to focus not on … More Building Urban Air Mobility Could Require Looking Outside Helicopter Industry

Skyways drone project in the spotlight at the 2018 Singapore Airshow

In partnership with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), Airbus is on track to test an automated package delivery system using unmanned drones in the first half of 2018. Dubbed Skyways, the project signed up SingPost in April 2017 as its logistics partner to trial small parcel delivery via autonomous drones to designated stations … More Skyways drone project in the spotlight at the 2018 Singapore Airshow

Vahana, the Self-Piloted, eVTOL aircraft from A³ by Airbus, Successfully Completes First Full-Scale Test Flight

Milestone in advancing Urban Air Mobility achieved as Vahana celebrates two years since launch   Vahana, the all electric, self-piloted, VTOL aircraft from A³ by Airbus, today announced the successful completion of its first full-scale flight test, reaching a height of 5 meters (16 feet) before descending safely. The test was completed at 8:52AM Pacific … More Vahana, the Self-Piloted, eVTOL aircraft from A³ by Airbus, Successfully Completes First Full-Scale Test Flight

Airbus completes first flight demonstration for its commercial parcel delivery drone ‘Skyways’

Singapore, Airbus Helicopters’ Skyways unmanned air vehicle has successfully completed its first flight demonstration at the National University of Singapore (NUS). The drone took off from its dedicated maintenance centre and landed on the roof of a specially designed parcel station where a parcel was automatically loaded via a robotic arm. Once successfully loaded with … More Airbus completes first flight demonstration for its commercial parcel delivery drone ‘Skyways’

A Hybrid UAV, the X PlusOne by xCraft: A Quadcopter Plus a Flying Wing

Avaialble on the Kickstarter site at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/137596013/x-plusone-your-ultimate-hover-speed-aerial-camera Drones seem to be everywhere. The problem is that the vast majority of them are multi-rotors and they excel at one thing: hovering. Hovering solves one side of the problem, but when shooting a fast subject you need speed. Without compromising precision hovering capabilities we created something fast. … More A Hybrid UAV, the X PlusOne by xCraft: A Quadcopter Plus a Flying Wing

Swiss Company to Launch Robotic Mini-Shuttle in 2017

By Rob Coppinger, SPACE.com Contributor | SPACE.com – 4 hrs ago LONDON — A Swiss company has unveiled an ambitious plan to build a privately built robotic rocket plane by 2017 in order launch satellites into orbit. The company Swiss Space Systems (S3) plans to loft the unmanned suborbital shuttle from the back of an Airbus A300 jetliner to serve as a commercial satellite … More Swiss Company to Launch Robotic Mini-Shuttle in 2017