Australia readies airspace management system for unmanned aircraft
National air traffic management agency Airservices Australia says it has shifted from prototyping to the delivery phase of an effort to deploy an airspace management tool for small, uncrewed aircraft such as commercial unmanned air vehicles.
Babcock, IAI team up to promote tactical UAVs in Australia
Babcock Australia and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) have entered a pact related to the promotion of the Israeli’s company’s unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) in Australia.
Police UAV operator ‘saturated’ before collision with landing Cessna
Canadian investigators believe the police operator of an unmanned aerial vehicle became task-saturated, and unaware of a collision risk, before the craft was struck by a Cessna 172N flown by a student on a training flight.
LCI adds Chaparral autonomous cargo aircraft to portfolio as developer eyes 2023 flights
Aircraft lessor LCI has further broadened its portfolio with an order for up to 40 Elroy Air Chaparrals – an autonomous vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) cargo aircraft that uses a hybrid-electric powertrain.
CAA warns drone users after BBMF Hurricane near-miss
UK regulators have hailed the successful prosecution of a drone operator for threatening the safety of a vintage Hawker Hurricane fighter as a warning to other users of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs).
Airbus readies high-flying Zephyr for 2024 service launch
Airbus will begin taking customer commitments for its Zephyr high-altitude platform station this year, with the production aircraft’s entry into service being targeted by the end of 2024.
Chinese twin-tailed civilian UAV makes maiden sortie: state media
A four-engined, twin-tailed UAV – known as the ‘Double-tailed Scorpion’ – took off on its first flight in Sichuan province in China.
HAECO, Ehang explore wide-ranging advanced air mobility cooperation
HAECO has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese advanced air mobility firm EHang to explore cooperation in the “blooming new segment”.
EU, Singapore ink urban air mobility cooperation agreement
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together on urban air mobility development.
Japan’s Hiratagakuen, Airbus to study, develop eVTOL services
Airbus has signed an agreement with Japanese helicopter operator Hiratagakuen to develop advanced air mobility services in Japan’s Kansai region, with the ultimate aim of launching commercial transportation services.