Industry News


  • US Navy Wants MQ-25A Stingray Tanker Before UCASThe  US Navy won’t pursue the development of a lethal carrier-based unmanned aircraft before it fields its unmanned MQ-25A Stingray tanker sometime in the 2020s, the service’s requirements chief said last week. The service is taking a deliberate approach to adding unmanned aviation assets to carrier decks, ensuring it successfully integrates the MQ-25A into the […]
  • Uber Seeks Approval for San Diego Drone DeliveriesLast-mile drone delivery in the United States is heating up with the addition of a request by Uber to operate a food service in San Diego. An application filed with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) by Luke Fischer, Head of Flight Operations for Uber Technologies affiliate Uber Elevate, Inc., follows Wing Aviation’s recent approval to operate commercial […]
  • Meal Drone Delivery Coming to North CarolinaA 50-year-old Triad aviation company, an Israeli start-up and the North Carolina Department of Transportation are preparing to test a program to deliver meals by drone. Rather than arriving at the front door like an order from TakeOut Central or Uber Eats, freshly prepared food will be lowered via cable from an autonomous unmanned aircraft hovering […]
  • First Air Taxi Volo-Port to be Built by End of 2019Skyports and Volocopter have announced a cooperation to build the first mobile Volo-Port for air taxis. UK-based global vertiport owner and operator Skyports and air taxi pioneer Volocopter unveiled plans for the Volo-Port – the physical landing pads for so-called eVTOL (electric take-off and landing) – through stunning designs produced by internationally renowned agency Brandlab. Ground-based vertiport infrastructure is […]
  • FAA Announces More Access to Airspace to Fly DronesWith effect from yesterday, more than 100 control towers and airports will be added to the hundreds of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic facilities and airports that currently use the Low Altitude Authorization and Capability (LAANC) system. LAANC is a collaboration between the FAA and industry that directly supports the safe integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the nation’s airspace. LAANC […]
  • F-35A Lightning II Demo 2019 Melbourne Air ShowMelbourne, Florida. Saturday March 30th, 2019. Watch as Capt. Andrew Dojo Olson performs the 1st North American F-35A Lightning II aerobatic demonstration. You’ll also see the USAF Heritage Flight formation with a F-35A, A-1 Skyraider & P-51 Mustang. Source: YouTube
  • Drones to Inspect Wind Turbines in Sweden and FinlandSulzer Schmid,  a Swiss company pioneering UAV technology for rotor blade inspections, and WKA, the leading blade inspection and repair service provider, have been enlisted by Vestas  to conduct a massive and challenging drone-based blade inspection campaign in Scandinavia, on a staggering 1,250 wind turbines in less than 12 weeks.   For this important campaign, time is of […]
  • Terra Drone Shows Benefits of Aerial LiDAR SurveysTerra Drone Indonesia, a group company of Terra Drone Corporation, one of the world’s largest providers of industrial drone solutions, has successfully completed two pilot projects that demonstrate how construction companies can benefit from drone surveying and mapping services. Using drones equipped with Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology, Terra Drone Indonesia has carried out survey-grade […]
  • Delair Releases New Open Payload Version of DT26 UAVDelair, a supplier of commercial drone solutions, has introduced a new model of its popular long-range UAV, the Delair DT26, which offers an easy-to-integrate architecture for adding user-specified sensors and other payloads to the platform. The Delair DT26 Open Payload model features a removable container which can hold up to 3 Kg of extra payload […]
  • Drone Advisory Committee – Full List of New MembersU.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao formally announced new appointments to the Federal Aviation Administrations (FAA) Drone Advisory Committee (DAC). The DAC is a broad-based, long-term federal advisory committee that provides the FAA advice on key unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) integration issues by helping to identify challenges and prioritize improvements. The committee helps to create broad […]