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

Domestic Drones Stir Imaginations, and Concerns

http://nyti.ms/ZLe1yg Drones: A Booming Business?: Unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones, may soon become commercialized. In Grand Forks, N.D., people are preparing for a coming boom in drones-related business. Benjamin Trapnell, a professor at the University of North Dakota, mounting a video camera to an unmanned aerial vehicle.To the pilot’s right, a sensor operator was … More Domestic Drones Stir Imaginations, and Concerns

Rise of Drones in U.S. Drives Efforts to Limit Police Use

Drones are becoming a darling of law enforcement authorities across the country. But they have given rise to fears of government surveillance, in many cases even before they take to the skies. And that has prompted local and state lawmakers from Seattle to Tallahassee to outline how they can be used by police or to ground … More Rise of Drones in U.S. Drives Efforts to Limit Police Use

Boeing, ADASI Sign Teaming Agreement for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 18, 2013 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investments Company (ADASI), a Tawazun subsidiary, today signed a teaming agreement for the two companies to address the growing Middle East market for unmanned systems. Speaking at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, company representatives … More Boeing, ADASI Sign Teaming Agreement for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Boeing liquid hydrogen-powered Phantom Eye unmanned aircraft system

High-Altitude, Long-Endurance aircraft also receives software upgrades These images are available for editorial use by news media. ST. LOUIS, Feb. 7, 2013 — Boeing’s [NYSE: BA] liquid hydrogen-powered Phantom Eye unmanned aircraft system has completed taxi testing at Edwards Air Force Base in California as it progresses toward its second flight. During the testing, which occurred … More Boeing liquid hydrogen-powered Phantom Eye unmanned aircraft system

Dassault’s nEUROn Makes Its Maiden Flight Stealth Technology UAS Demonstrator To Undergo Testing Until 2014

With a length of 30 feet, a wingspan of 41 feet and an empty weight of 5 tons, the aircraft is powered by a Rolls-Royce Turbomeca “Adour” engine. The nEUROn will continue to undergo testing in France until 2014, at which time it will be sent to Vidsel in Sweden for a series of operational … More Dassault’s nEUROn Makes Its Maiden Flight Stealth Technology UAS Demonstrator To Undergo Testing Until 2014