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    General Atomics demos MQ-9B UAV flying in national airspace for NASA

    2020-04-07T18:41:00Z

    The company says the UAV demonstration showed how on-board sensors could be used for “inspections of hundreds of miles of rail, power line, communication and canal infrastructure, agriculture monitoring and topological surveys, as well as wildfire and flood monitoring.”

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    Canada approves first UAV beyond-visual-line-of-sight flight with only detect-and-avoid

    2020-03-30T19:52:00Z

    The regulatory agency granted the Beyond-Visual-Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) Special Flight Operations Certificate to drone operator MVT Geo-solutions of Quebec, which offers aerial lidar, photogrammetry and thermography land mapping services.

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    JAL trials transporting fresh fish with UAVs

    2020-02-26T02:20:00Z

    Japan Airlines has conducted the first series of test flights using UAVs to transport freight, including one involving fresh fish from Nagasaki to a Tokyo restaurant. The flights, which spanned two days, were operated in cooperation with the Nagasaki Prefecture government. JAL adds that Yamaha Motor piloted the UAV ...

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    Volocopter nets €87 million in Series C funding round

    2020-02-21T14:51:00Z

    German eVTOL maker says funding, expertise will support bid for commerical operations in two to four years 

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    JAL and Bell explore urban air mobility in Asia

    2020-02-19T04:45:00Z

    Japan Airlines and Japanese conglomerate Sumitomo Corporation have signed a cooperation agreement with Bell to study business opportunities for urban air mobility in Japan and around Asia. The agreement will encompass market research for mobility services that eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) technology, as well as examining the ...

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    BAE joins high-altitude race with maiden PHASA-35 flight

    2020-02-17T09:41:00Z

    BAE Systems has performed a maiden sortie of its solar-powered PHASA-35 high-altitude pseudo-satellite (HAPS) from the Woomera Test Range in South Australia. Further flights will follow this year, says BAE.

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    Airbus and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore explore urban air mobility solutions

    2020-02-12T07:40:00Z

    Airbus and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore urban air mobility solutions in Singapore. As part of the agreement, Airbus and CAAS will work together on developing urban air mobility services using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Source: ...

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    ST Engineering to test unmanned shore-to-ship parcel deliveries

    2020-02-10T06:19:00Z

    ST Engineering and maritime logistics provider Wilhelmsen Ships Service are teaming up to develop and trial shore-to-ship parcel deliveries in Singapore, using unmanned air vehicles on beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) misisons.

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    Elbit to fly Hermes 900 for UK search and rescue trials

    2020-02-05T15:40:00Z

    Elbit Systems will this year carry out a series of tests in the UK to assess the feasibility of using unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) to support search and rescue operations.

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    Singapore’s urban air mobility dreams take off

    2020-02-03T17:14:00Z

    Against the backdrop of the iconic Marina Bay Sands in downtown Singapore, the aircraft took off, circling the Marina Bay area for two minutes, before landing. That marked the first-ever manned flight in an Asian city for urban air mobility company Volocopter, which used its 2X prototype for the ...

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    JAL to test drone flights for medical supply delivery

    2020-01-24T03:39:00Z

    Japan Airlines has signed a cooperation agreement with the Japanese city of Yabu to launch unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) test flights to transport medical supplies. JAL is hoping to conduct the maiden sortie this spring. The expected route will span about 25km, from a hospital to a clinic and ...

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    India implements compulsory drone registration

    2020-01-14T03:31:00Z

    Drone owners and operators in India will need to register with the authorities by the end of January. The country’s Ministry of Civil Aviation says the registration is a “one-time opportunity for voluntary disclosure”, which will help the authorities in identification of civil drones and their operators. As ...

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    EHang conducts first US autonomous trial flight

    2020-01-09T08:25:00Z

    Chinese autonomous unmanned air vehicle (UAV) giant EHang conducted its first trial flight in the United States, as it works towards getting certification for passenger flights in the country. EHang’s two-seater passenger-grade aircraft, the EHang 216, took to the skies for the flight during the North Carolina Transportation Summit. ...

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    UAV Turbines unveils hybrid-electric ‘microturbine’ for drones

    2019-12-10T18:07:00Z

    UAV Turbines unveiled to the market on 10 December a demonstrator hybrid-electric “microturbine” for small unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) that it says allows drones to harness the efficiency of a turbine, but also the instant power of an electric motor.

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    NAVAIR picks payload contest winners for US Marine Corps' MUX

    2019-11-22T20:07:00Z

    The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) awarded the first four payload prizes for the Marine Air Ground Task Force Unmanned Aircraft System Expeditionary (MUX) programme.

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    Morocco approved for 36 AH-64Es with manned-unmanned teaming

    2019-11-21T20:20:00Z

    The US State Department approved a potential Foreign Military Sale to Morocco worth an estimated $4.25 billion for 36 Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and related equipment, including manned-unmanned teaming kits.

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    US Army looks for autonomous medevac vehicles, including UAVs

    2019-11-20T20:43:00Z

    The US Army is drawing up its roadmap for the future of medical care on the battlefield and is looking to autonomous vehicles, including unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), to support its medevac mission.

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    DUBAI: UMS Skeldar to announce new contract wins

    2019-11-18T12:07:22Z

    UMS Skeldar expects to sign contracts with two countries before year-end for its Skeldar V-200 vertical take-off and landing unmanned air vehicle, as the programme moves into the industrialisation phase.

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    Raytheon offers advice on dealing with drones

    2019-11-18T12:05:00Z

    Raytheon is displaying a range of counter drone systems at the show, amid strong regional interest in technology that can keep airspace clear of undesired small intruders.

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    Shenzhen Sunwin makes its international debut with UAV duo

    2019-11-18T11:39:00Z

    Chinese Technology company Shenzhen Sunwin is making its international debut at the show, where it hopes to raise awareness among exhibitors and visitors of its Eagle family of unmanned air vehicles. Sunwin is also hoping to attract potential partners and distributors who can help to promote its line-up, which includes ...