Industry News


  • ASSURE Announces Results of Phase II Ground Collision StudyWhat could happen if a drone hit a person on the ground? What are the risks of serious injury from flying small unmanned aircraft over people, and are we doing everything we can to reduce those risks? Through its continued research, the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE), has developed a […]
  • Help the FAA with the Recreational Drone Flyer TestTesting Testing 1..2..3.. Recreational Drone Flyer Test Coming Soon! Can your business help? Are you part of the drone or tech industry? The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants your help to administer a recreational flyer knowledge and safety test to the widest audience possible! We have posted a request for information (RFI) where you can submit your suggestions. While the […]
  • Taiwan Unveils Fire Cardinal Suicide DroneTaiwan is developing at least two exploding “suicide drones” as it scrambles to counter an increasingly modern and aggressive Chinese military. A new suicide drone appeared at the August 2019 edition of the biennial Taipei Aerospace & Defense Technology Exhibition in the island country’s capital. The unmanned aerial vehicle bears a strong resemblance to the […]
  • Drone Rescue Systems Supports Satellite Recovery ResearchThe parachute safety solution manufacturer Drone Rescue Systems GmbH supports the European research project Formation flight for in-Air Launcher 1st stage Capturing demonstration (FALCon). Under the leadership of DLR, research is being conducted on how launch vehicles can be returned to the launch site as efficiently as possible for re-use. The aim of FALCon is […]
  • Russian Hybrid Drone to Appear at MAKS-2019 AirshowThe new “Fixar” drone, set to be presented at Russia’s MAKS-2019 airshow in late August, is a hybrid of sorts, a quadcopter with fixed wings. With limited moving parts and a flexible design, it’s the kind of dual-use technology worth watching and, perhaps, even imitating. “Many companies and UAV manufacturers will present their aircraft, concepts […]
  • Merlin-Powered Messerschmitt 109 sThis short film features “Battle of Britain” movie aircraft Buchon G-AWHR. This is the latest of five Buchons featured in the movie to be restored. These are Spanish built versions of the Messerschmitt 109 that had Rolls Royce Merlin engines instead of the original Daimler Benz ones. Flying Legends Airshow 2019 featured all 5 of […]
  • FAA Approves Drone Food Delivery in North CarolinaDrone company Flytrex and the drone services company Causey Aviation Unmanned, Inc. (CAU) received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to begin food deliveries by drone in Holly Springs, North Carolina. As part of the FAA’s UAS Integration Pilot Program (IPP) and in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), Causey Aviation, the Town of Holly Springs, and Kite Realty Group […]
  • Japan’s NEC ‘Flying Car’ First HoverJapanese electronics maker NEC Corp. on Monday showed a “flying car,” a large drone-like machine with four propellers that hovered steadily for about a minute. The test flight reaching 3 meters (10 feet) high was held in a gigantic cage, as a safety precaution, at an NEC facility in a Tokyo suburb. The preparations such […]
  • Drone Delivery Systems Signs Nordic Region Distributor AgreementDrone Delivery Systems has secured a distributor of their products including AirBox Home for the Nordic region plus India and Malaysia. This would also include DroneX, their fleet of delivery drones as well as AirBox Sky, the temperature regulated payload carrier. Drone Delivery Systems is the only company in the world that can provide an […]
  • Skyfront Perimeter Drone Performs First BVLOS Flight under FAA Part 107Skyfront’s Perimeter 4 long-range hybrid gas-electric drone successfully performed the first civilian beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) flight without visual observers under the FAA’s Part 107 rules. This flight is a significant step toward the safe integration of unmanned aerial vehicles into the national airspace. During the round-trip flight, the Perimeter UAV flew over mountainous, rugged terrain along a […]