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UASystems eZELOS are on course for first flight in Spring 2023

UASystems eZELOS are on course for first flight in Spring 2023

23-Dec-2022Source: UASystems

Switzerland’s UASystems SA plans to make the first flight of its hybrid/electric eZELOS rotorcraft in March or April 2023. The rotorcraft has been designed for air taxi, air ambulance, air cargo and defence roles – for both urban air mobility and regional air mobility applications – and features a coaxial rotor system and a three-mode... Read more

Virginia Tech invited to join international drone research alliance

Virginia Tech invited to join international drone research alliance

21-Dec-2022Source: Virgina Tech

Virginia Tech has been invited to join an elite consortium of universities to lead research that will help guide the safe integration of uncrewed aerial systems (UAS), or drones, into the national and international transportation infrastructure. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence, or ASSURE, is a research... Read more

Aethon Aerial forms collaboration to define BVLOS operations for UAS

Aethon Aerial forms collaboration to define BVLOS operations for UAS

14-Nov-2022Source: Aethon Aerial

Aethon Aerial Solutions Inc (Aethon) and AeroVision Canada Inc (AeroVision Canada) announced a long-term research and development collaboration agreement with the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology’s (SAIT) Centre for Innovation and Research in Unmanned Systems (CIRUS) and ANAVIA, a Swiss Based manufacture of heavy lift UAS vehicles. The combined initiative will be part of SAIT’s... Read more

Rain Industries Release Autonomous Firefighting Helicopter

Rain Industries Release Autonomous Firefighting Helicopter

7-Nov-2022Source: Rain Industries

Rain Industries, a leader in rapid initial wildfire suppression, announced their next-generation autonomous firefighting demonstrator aircraft: the Rain MK2. The MK2 is an uncrewed aircraft system (UAS) based on a proven helicopter airframe. In conjunction with Rain’s fire agency launch customers, the MK2 will be used to demonstrate rapid initial wildfire response and containment. “We... Read more

Aurora Flight Sciences Announces New Fixed-Wing eVTOL Small UAS

Aurora Flight Sciences Announces New Fixed-Wing eVTOL Small UAS

4-Nov-2022Source: Aurora Flight Sciences

Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing Company, has released its latest small UAS product, the Skiron Expeditionary sUAS, or SKIRON-X. This Group 2 unmanned aircraft system (UAS) combines the simple operation of an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) configuration with the longer range and endurance of a fixed-wing design. SKIRON-X is a flexible solution for... Read more

FAA renames Drone Advisory Committee as scope widens to AAM

FAA renames Drone Advisory Committee as scope widens to AAM

21-Oct-2022Source: FAA

Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) is now the Advanced Aviation Advisory Committee (AAAC) The Advanced Aviation Advisory Committee (AAAC) is a broad-based federal advisory committee that provides independent advice and recommendations to the FAA on key unmanned aircraft system (UAS) and advanced air mobility (AAM) integration issues, interests and policies. The AAAC‘s work relates to the efficiency and safety... Read more

US Marines selects Kaman to build Cargo UAS prototype

US Marines selects Kaman to build Cargo UAS prototype

13-Oct-2022Source: Kaman

  Kaman Air Vehicles, a division of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN) announced that they have been selected to build a logistics UAS prototype for the United States Marine Corps. Kaman will build a funded military version of its KARGO UAV, a purpose-built autonomous medium-lift logistics vehicle. KARGO UAV carries up to 800 pounds of payload and... Read more

Korean Air partners with Airbus on vertical UAS

Korean Air partners with Airbus on vertical UAS

10-Oct-2022Source: Korean Air

  Korean Air Lines Co. said Thursday it has signed a memorandum of agreement with Airbus Helicopters to develop unmanned reconnaissance helicopters for the South Korean military. Under the technology partnership, Korean Air will develop an unmanned carrier-based helicopter and an unmanned helicopter for surveillance and reconnaissance purposes over South Korean islands near the western... Read more

Schiebel awarded SAR contract by SASEMAR in Spain

Schiebel awarded SAR contract by SASEMAR in Spain

6-Oct-2022Source: Schiebel

  Schiebel was awarded with the iSAR Research and Development programme, which builds on the current CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) with the aim of further developing its maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) capabilities, offering a higher level of automation. The scope of this multi-million Euro contract includes the further development and delivery of... Read more

EASA publishes updated Easy Access Rules for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

EASA publishes updated Easy Access Rules for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

5-Oct-2022Source: EASA

  The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published a new revision of the Easy Access Rules for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (EAR for UAS). This Revision from September 2022 incorporates: the extended transition dates for using certain UAS in the ‘open’ category and the new dates of application for some standard scenarios, as introduced by Regulation (EU) 2022/425; and... Read more

Wingcopter test delivery drones in German rural areas

Wingcopter test delivery drones in German rural areas

30-Sep-2022Source: Wingcopter

  In a joint project, the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (Frankfurt UAS) and the delivery drone manufacturer and operator Wingcopter are testing the potential of on-demand transport of consumer goods to improve local supply in rural communities. For the project called “DroLEx – Drohnen-Lastenrad-Express-Belieferung“ (“Drone Cargo Bike Express Delivery”), which is funded with almost... Read more

M3 Systems, Pipistrel, and Volocopter Complete Deconfliction Flight Tests

M3 Systems, Pipistrel, and Volocopter Complete Deconfliction Flight Tests

27-Sep-2022Source: Volocopter

  M3 Systems, air traffic management (ATM) and unmanned aerial systems (UAS) operator, light and electric aircraft manufacturer, Pipistrel, and Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), have completed their first joint flight test campaign in France at Pontoise airfield. The week-long flight tests simulated three different avoidance maneuvers in real-world situations where unforeseen... Read more

Aerovironment updates Vapor UAS with more payload and range

Aerovironment updates Vapor UAS with more payload and range

15-Sep-2022Source: AeroVironment

  AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in intelligent, multi-domain robotic systems, announced the launch of the next-generation VAPOR® Helicopter unmanned aircraft system (UAS), VAPOR 55 MX. Delivering new levels of operational performance with a completely redesigned modular autonomy framework, VAPOR 55 MX enables increased endurance and expanded payload capacity to meet current and... Read more

UAV Navigation Releases Its New Visual Navigation System

UAV Navigation Releases Its New Visual Navigation System

13-Sep-2022Source: UAV Navigation

  UAV Navigation releases its new Visual Navigation System (VNS). This exciting new capability is bound to cause a stir amongst manufacturers and end users of NATO Category I and II UAS. The compact and lightweight device, which is provided as an optional peripheral to the main Flight Control System (FCS), enables the safe and... Read more

Schiebel partners with NGO Earthrace Conservation

Schiebel partners with NGO Earthrace Conservation

30-Aug-2022Source: Schiebel

  Schiebel is supporting global environment and wildlife protection activities through a partnership with Earthrace Conservation, a nonprofit organisation, providing its CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) for maritime deployment. Deployed onboard the Earthrace vessel M/Y MODOC, a CAMCOPTER® S-100 system is currently supporting the NGO operations in South America. The main tasks involve finding... Read more

Schiebel Camcopter delivers UAS capability to Bristow SAR UK contract

Schiebel Camcopter delivers UAS capability to Bristow SAR UK contract

12-Aug-2022Source: Schiebel

  Bristow, the global leader in vertical flight, has been awarded a 10-year contract by the UK Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) to deliver the Second-Generation Search and Rescue (UKSAR2G) programme. The contract includes the operational deployment of Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS). The new contract expands and builds on the existing capabilities Bristow... Read more

FAA Selects UNCW for Drone Training Initiative

FAA Selects UNCW for Drone Training Initiative

10-Aug-2022Source: University of North Carolina Wilmington

  The Federal Aviation Administration has selected UNCW to join its cohort of schools in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems-Collegiate Training Initiative, a program that recognizes institutions that prepare students for careers in unmanned aircraft systems, commonly referred to as drones. UNCW Professor Dr. Narcisa Pricope will lead the UAS-CTI within the Geospatial Intelligence Certificate program in the Department... Read more

Robotic Skies and Corridor partner on AAM maintenance solutions

Robotic Skies and Corridor partner on AAM maintenance solutions

4-Aug-2022Source: Corridor

  Robotic Skies and Continuum Applied Technology, Inc., providers of CORRIDOR Aviation Service Software, announce today they have entered into a global strategic partnership, combining CORRIDOR’s industry-leading aviation maintenance platform with Robotic Skies’ global Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) network for “Next Generation” Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) aircraft. The partnership... Read more

Collins and FlightAware launch integration to support advanced air mobility

Collins and FlightAware launch integration to support advanced air mobility

5-Jul-2022Source: Collins Aerospace

  Collins Aerospace is leveraging the synergies of its recent acquisition of FlightAware by announcing today at the World ATM Congress the availability of new aircraft tracking and alerting features for its Uncrewed Aircraft System (UAS) digital platform, WebUASSM. By integrating FlightAware FirehoseSM, the world’s most comprehensive global flight tracking and ADS-B flight status data feed,... Read more

New FAA Grant To Help Embry-Riddle Researchers Improve Drone Safety

New FAA Grant To Help Embry-Riddle Researchers Improve Drone Safety

30-Jun-2022Source: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

  Researchers at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University recently received a $371,000 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to study the detection systems of uncrewed aerial systems (UAS), or drones, to improve the safety of their operation. “The research will inform the development of standards and requirements for the accuracy of detect-and-avoid (DAA) systems, which will improve... Read more

Constant Aviation adds helicopter MRO services

Constant Aviation adds helicopter MRO services

7-Jun-2022Source: Constant Aviation

  Constant Aviation announced it has expanded its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) capabilities beyond its portfolio of business jets, commercial airliners and other fixed-wing aircraft to include rotorcraft such as helicopters, drones and other Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). “We have striven to be at the forefront of aviation technology in all its forms, including... Read more

AWHero completes Enhanced Maritime Surveillance Sensor Suite tests

AWHero completes Enhanced Maritime Surveillance Sensor Suite tests

2-Jun-2022Source: Leonardo

  Navies and Coast Guards worldwide are deploying Tactical Uncrewed Air Systems (UAS) in order to provide wide area ISR capabilities to vessels and contribute to the formation of a robust and dynamic Recognized Maritime Picture. UAS are becoming an important capability for maritime intelligence gathering. These systems provide considerable advantages when capable of being... Read more

Schiebel wins Prestigious Follow-On Contract with Royal Thai Navy

Schiebel wins Prestigious Follow-On Contract with Royal Thai Navy

18-May-2022Source: Schiebel

  UAS market leader Schiebel has been awarded its second contract in just three years by the Royal Thai Navy, signed with Lt. General Apichai Sompolkrang, Director of the Naval Acquisition Management Office in Bangkok. RTN Programme Director, Captain Anurat Siriwong, witnessed the contract signature. The contract will be completed before the end of 2022... Read more

Schiebel Pacific SEA 129 Phase 5 programme for the Royal Australian Navy

Schiebel Pacific SEA 129 Phase 5 programme for the Royal Australian Navy

5-May-2022Source: Schiebel

  Schiebel Pacific welcomes the decision of the Commonwealth of Australia to speed up the provision of its UAS capability by initiating a single source acquisition of the CAMCOPTER® S-100. This will enable the RAN to accelerate the capability acquisition they need and together with our local partners, we are committed to deliver the best... Read more

Schiebel wins follow-on contract with Royal Thai Navy

Schiebel wins follow-on contract with Royal Thai Navy

20-Apr-2022Source: Schiebel

UAS market leader Schiebel has been awarded its second contract in just three years by the Royal Thai Navy, signed with Lt. General Apichai Sompolkrang, Director of the Naval Acquisition Management Office in Bangkok. RTN Programme Director, Captain Anurat Siriwong, witnessed the contract signature. The contract will be completed before the end of 2022 and... Read more

Virginia Flight Information Exchange Key to Future of UAS and AAM

Virginia Flight Information Exchange Key to Future of UAS and AAM

13-Apr-2022Source: Virginia Department of Aviation

The Unmanned Aerial Systems industry has been clear that the #1 factor holding back growth is a lack of clarity. Through FAA programs like Data Exchange and UAS Service Suppliers (USSes), the federal government is meeting its commitments to support the industry with regulations addressing operations in controlled airspace. Now, Virginia is helping to provide... Read more

VSR700 trails autonomous capabilities at sea

VSR700 trails autonomous capabilities at sea

1-Apr-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has begun trialing autonomous take-off and landing capabilities at sea for the VSR700, an unmanned aerial system (UAS) being developed in the frame of the SDAM (Système de drone aérien de la Marine) programme, conducted by the DGA (Direction générale de l’Armement – the French Armament General Directorate) for the French Navy. Trials... Read more

UMS SKELDAR introduces the modular design benefits of its V-150 UAS

UMS SKELDAR introduces the modular design benefits of its V-150 UAS

17-Mar-2022Source: UMS Skeldar

UMS SKELDAR will introduce the benefits of its modular SKELDAR V-150 Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) to key stakeholders attending this year’s UMEX tradeshow in Abu Dhabi. The SKELDAR V-150’s modular design not only accelerates customer maintenance schedules, but also brings with it the possibility of carrying out an engine exchange in just 15 minutes. Developing... Read more

Phenix Solutions partners with Eagle Technologies for the Ultra 2XL coaxial rotor system

Phenix Solutions partners with Eagle Technologies for the Ultra 2XL coaxial rotor system

12-Mar-2022Source: Phenix Solutions

Phenix Solutions, Inc. has chosen Eagle Technologies as a development partner in producing Phenix’s Ultra 2XL Heavy-Lift(c) UAS. Eagle Technologies has previous experience in designing and developing coaxial rotor systems. The unique Eagle design for the Phenix UAS will begin flight test in the summer of 2022. Phenix Solutions chose the new coaxial rotor system... Read more

FAA approves 35 miles of BVLOS airspace for drones in New York state

FAA approves 35 miles of BVLOS airspace for drones in New York state

19-Jan-2022Source: NUAIR

NUAIR and the New York UAS Test Site have received authority from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly referred to as drones, beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) across 35 miles of airspace within New York’s 50-mile Drone Corridor. Current regulations require drone operators to always have a pair... Read more

ESG delivers Sea Falcon to the German Navy

ESG delivers Sea Falcon to the German Navy

10-Nov-2021Source: ESG Elektroniksystemund Logistik-GmbH

The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has concluded a contract with ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH as the main contractor for the procurement of three Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), introduced in the Bundeswehr under the name “Sea Falcon”, for the K130 corvettes of the German Navy. With the implementation of... Read more

NBAA-BACE: Meeting the Challenges to Reach Full-Scale UAS Operations

NBAA-BACE: Meeting the Challenges to Reach Full-Scale UAS Operations

25-Oct-2021Source: NBAA

Zipline recently celebrated five years of its commercial unmanned aircraft delivery service with more than 200,000 commercial deliveries, primarily in Rwanda, the company’s Director, UAS Maintenance and Airworthiness Jon Hanlon shared today at the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (              ) education session “Moving on Up – Future... Read more

US Forest Service retires Vietnam-era Cobra

US Forest Service retires Vietnam-era Cobra

19-Oct-2021Source: US Forest Service

This past Saturday, the last remaining USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest (Region 5) Firewatch Cobra Program Viet Nam War-era helicopter took its final flight as we transition to a new era of aerial supervision utilizing modern helicopters and implement modern technologies like fixed-wing aircraft to service a larger landscape. . Additionally, Region 5 has stood... Read more

Teledyne FLIR Announces ION M640x Next-Gen Tactical Quadcopter

Teledyne FLIR Announces ION M640x Next-Gen Tactical Quadcopter

14-Oct-2021Source: Teledyne

Teledyne FLIR, part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY), announced the launch of the ION™ M640x tactical Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). The American designed, developed, and manufactured UAS builds on the capabilities of the ION M440 (a Blue sUAS) and will provide military and other government customers with best-in-class capabilities for their unique missions. “Our proven,... Read more

Leonardo and Northrop Grumman join forces on rotorcraft UAS opportunities

Leonardo and Northrop Grumman join forces on rotorcraft UAS opportunities

16-Sep-2021Source: Leonardo

Leonardo and Northrop Grumman announce their intention to jointly pursue opportunities in the Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS) domain. Drawing on Leonardo’s expertise in rotorcraft and Northrop Grumman’s capabilities in advanced aeronautics and next generation autonomous uncrewed aerial systems, the companies will focus on jointly addressing global opportunities in the VTOL... Read more

HyPoint to develop hydrogen fuel cells for Piasecki helicopters

HyPoint to develop hydrogen fuel cells for Piasecki helicopters

26-Aug-2021Source: HyPoint

HyPoint, the company developing zero carbon-emission turbo air-cooled hydrogen fuel cell systems for aviation and urban air mobility, today announced that it has entered into a multi-phase collaborative development agreement with Piasecki Aircraft Corporation (PiAC), a pioneer in advanced rotorcraft and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) platforms and technologies, for the development and certification of a hydrogen fuel... Read more

Canadian Coast Guard conducts BVLOS Trials of UAS for future SAR use

Canadian Coast Guard conducts BVLOS Trials of UAS for future SAR use

13-Aug-2021Source: Kongsberg Geospatial

The Canadian Coast Guard was in Oklahoma recently, albeit virtually. Kongsberg Geospatial announced today they successfully conducted Phase 1 trials of the Martin UAV V-BAT on behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard at a UAS test facility operated by the Chocktaw Indian Nation of Oklahoma, in rural southeastern Oklahoma. The Canadian Coast Guard is conducting... Read more

Schiebel Camcopter completes US Navy trials

Schiebel Camcopter completes US Navy trials

9-Aug-2021Source: Schiebel

Schiebel Aircraft and Areté Associates, successfully showcased the CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) combined with Areté’s Pushbroom Imaging Lidar for Littoral Surveillance (PILLS) sensor to the US Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR). In a combined demonstration sponsored by the US Office of Naval Research (ONR) on a commercial vessel off the coast of... Read more

Schiebel Camcopter® S-100 Completes Trials for the Hellenic Navy

Schiebel Camcopter® S-100 Completes Trials for the Hellenic Navy

2-Aug-2021Source: Schiebel

Schiebel demonstrated the outstanding capabilities of its Unmanned Air System (UAS) CAMCOPTER® S-100 to the Hellenic Navy. Stationed on board of the Elli-Class Frigate Aigaion (F-460) in the Mediterranean Sea west of Crete, the S-100 showcased in a one-week trial its range, endurance and speed, as well as its maritime surveillance and detection capabilities, to... Read more

HAI names new Special Advisor For UAS

HAI names new Special Advisor For UAS

7-Jul-2021Source: HAI

The Helicopter Association International (HAI) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Daniels as their special advisor for uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS). His one-year term began on Jul. 1, 2021. He replaces Dr. Scott Burgess of Embry-Riddle University. Daniels is the CEO of Praxis Aerospace Concepts International (PACI), a service-disabled veteran-owned... Read more

VSR700 achieves a first step in flight envelope opening

VSR700 achieves a first step in flight envelope opening

16-Apr-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

A few weeks ago, the VSR700 demonstrator achieved a test flight that pushed its speed limit to 60kts (more than 110km/h), entirely opening its flight envelope at low speed. At the end of the test, the demonstrator had accumulated more than 10 flight hours. Thanks to this milestone, the VSR700 programme is getting closer to... Read more

USAF makes grant to review hybrid electric options for eVTOL

USAF makes grant to review hybrid electric options for eVTOL

23-Mar-2021Source: LiquidPiston

LiquidPiston, Inc., a developer of advanced rotary internal combustion engines, announced today the adaptation of its X-Engine technology for the United States Air Force to use in unmanned aerial systems (UAS) as well as “orbs” – urban air mobility (UAM) vehicles designed to carry people and cargo around. The X-Engine, a next-generation rotary diesel engine,... Read more

University of Maryland Teams Honored for First Organ Transplant by Drone

University of Maryland Teams Honored for First Organ Transplant by Drone

10-Mar-2021Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce the University of Maryland UAS Test Site Team, led by director Matt Scassero, and University of Maryland Medical Center’s Dr. Joseph Scalea are the 2021 recipients of the association’s Golden Hour Award. The award recognizes the efforts of an individual, group, or organization that, through a particular... Read more

Schiebel first UAS Operator in Europe to receive LUC from Austro Control

Schiebel first UAS Operator in Europe to receive LUC from Austro Control

26-Feb-2021Source: Schiebel

Schiebel is the first Unmanned Air System (UAS) operator in Europe to receive the organisational approval certificate – Light UAS Operator Certificate (LUC) for its CAMCOPTER® S-100 from Austro Control. Under the new European Union (EU) regulatory framework for civil UAS operators, it is possible to receive a LUC by the National Aviation Authority. Schiebel... Read more

Eagle Researchers Receive FAA Grants

Eagle Researchers Receive FAA Grants

17-Feb-2021Source: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University researchers received four Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants this month to assess risks and help develop safety protocols for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, as they are increasingly integrated into such uses as package delivery and aerial taxi services. The grants, totaling about $500,000, are intended to advance FAA efforts to... Read more

Northrop Grumman and Ultra demo Unmanned ASW capability

Northrop Grumman and Ultra demo Unmanned ASW capability

3-Feb-2021Source: Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and UK-based Ultra (LSE: ULE) equipped a modified, manned Bell 407 (acting as an MQ-8C Fire Scout surrogate) platform with Ultra sonobuoys, receiver and processor to complete an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability demonstration. This successful demonstration of the UAS ASW mission on October 29 was the... Read more

Hillwood and Bell Demonstrate Point-to-Point Autonomous Package Delivery at Mobility Innovation Zone

Hillwood and Bell Demonstrate Point-to-Point Autonomous Package Delivery at Mobility Innovation Zone

2-Feb-2021Source: Bell

Hillwood and Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, demonstrated a point-to-point unmanned aircraft system (UAS) package delivery in North Texas at the AllianceTexas Mobility Innovation Zone. The Bell Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) flew across the Mobility Innovation Zone (MIZ), and delivered a package to a landing area, demonstrating its future commercial capabilities.... Read more

FAA Issues Restrictions on UAS Operations at DOD Facilities

FAA Issues Restrictions on UAS Operations at DOD Facilities

5-Jan-2021Source: FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Unmanned Aircraft Systems(UAS) airspace restrictions over additional national security sensitive locations, effective December 30. In cooperation with its federal partners, the FAA will restrict UAS operations in the airspace over two locations. The first facility is Rock Island Arsenal located between Davenport, Iowa and Rocks Island, Illinois. The second facility... Read more

French Navy adds 4 Schiebel S-100 Camcopters

French Navy adds 4 Schiebel S-100 Camcopters

15-Dec-2020Source: Schiebel

Naval Group, on behalf of the French Navy, has accepted for operational use two further CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) with a total of four Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs). They will be deployed on the Mistral-class amphibious helicopter carriers (Porte-Hélicoptères Amphibie – PHA) Tonnerre and Mistral. The acquisition comes after the successful integration of... Read more

MissionGO Completes Longest Organ Delivery Flight via UAS

MissionGO Completes Longest Organ Delivery Flight via UAS

27-Oct-2020Source: MissionGO

MissionGO, a provider of unmanned aviation solutions that are transforming logistics, and Nevada Donor Network, an organ procurement organization (OPO) serving the state of Nevada, today announced two successful test flights carrying a human organ and tissue via an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) on Sept. 17. The first flight transported research corneas from Southern Hills... Read more

AeroVironment Teams with Robotic Skies for UAS Maintenance Support

AeroVironment Teams with Robotic Skies for UAS Maintenance Support

13-Oct-2020Source: AeroVironment

AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), announced a teaming agreement with Robotic Skies, a global maintenance, repair, and overhaul network for UAS, to provide field maintenance, inspection and repair support for AeroVironment customers. Robotic Skies, through teaming agreements with companies such as AeroVironment, provides UAS fleet operators with local,... Read more

Honeywell Unveils Next-Generation Avionics Lab for UAS and UAM

Honeywell Unveils Next-Generation Avionics Lab for UAS and UAM

7-Sep-2020Source: Honeywell

A new research and development lab built by Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is demonstrating the company’s technological capabilities in both hardware and software for the unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and urban air mobility (UAM) markets. The lab, which resembles a conceptual UAM vehicle flight deck with real hardware, is the first of its kind to demonstrate... Read more

THOR VTOL Completes Environmental Qualification Tests

THOR VTOL Completes Environmental Qualification Tests

18-Aug-2020Source: Elbit Systems

Elbit Systems’ THOR, a multi-rotor Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) mini Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), successfully completed a series of environmental qualification tests ahead of the delivery of more than a thousand of units to an army in Southeast Asia. As announced on October 6, 2019, the Company was awarded a $153 million contract to... Read more

US Army test launches UAS from Black Hawk

US Army test launches UAS from Black Hawk

22-May-2020Source: US Army

Dozens of sets of eyes looked skyward at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, in early March to watch the forward launch of an unmanned aircraft system from a helicopter and from a moving vehicle on the ground. “This may seem like just another event – like ‘well, we’ve done another experiment, we’ve done another demonstration’ –... Read more

Leonardo extends training capabilities to rotorcraft UAS

Leonardo extends training capabilities to rotorcraft UAS

27-Mar-2020Source: Leonardo

Leonardo is extending its training services capabilities to include rotorcraft unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to provide 360° training solutions to its growing customer base for maximised mission effectiveness and safety. The Company has recently obtained an Authorized Training Organization Certificate for UAS released by ENAC (Italian National Civil Aviation Authority). With this certification Leonardo is... Read more

Schiebel Camcopter® S-100 completes sniffer capability tests

Schiebel Camcopter® S-100 completes sniffer capability tests

3-Mar-2020Source: Schiebel

Schiebel, together with partner Nordic Unmanned, successfully completed a two-day test of its sniffer capability on board the CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS in the shipping lane outside Gniben, Denmark. Ships operating in Europe’s busiest sea routes are permitted to emit exhaust fumes with a sulphur oxide content limited to no more than 0.1 percent. Amongst other... Read more

UAS advises on Coronavirus for business aviation in China

UAS advises on Coronavirus for business aviation in China

4-Feb-2020Source: UAS International Trip Support

Carlos Schattenkirchner is Regional Director of UAS International Trip Support based in Beijing, China.  He and his team provide domestic handling services across China, assisting overseas business aviation operators achieve easier access to all categories of business airports in the region. UAS’ Chinese and English-speaking agents are active at the principal business aviation hubs including... Read more

Kaman K-Max advances civil and military autonomous flight programs

Kaman K-Max advances civil and military autonomous flight programs

3-Feb-2020Source: Kaman

Kaman Air Vehicles, a division of Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN), announced the advancement of its military and commercial K-MAX Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) programs. Kaman continues the development of the next generation of K-MAX UAS to support US Marine Corps future operating concepts. These logistics systems add flexibility and speed of distribution to all sizes... Read more

EHang Achieves World’s First Certificate of Unmanned Aircraft System Safety for AAVs

EHang Achieves World’s First Certificate of Unmanned Aircraft System Safety for AAVs

18-Sep-2019Source: EHang

EHang, an autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) technology platform company, announced that it has become the world’s first company to achieve certificate of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) safety level II for AAVs through tests of the UAS fence. The certificate was issued by the China Academy of Civil Aviation Science and Technology (CAST) and was internationally... Read more

Schiebel completes successful flight trials in Finland

Schiebel completes successful flight trials in Finland

18-Sep-2019Source: Schiebel

After chosen for one of the companies for test trials by the Border and Coast Guard Division of the Finnish Border Guard, Schiebel’s proven CAMCOPTER® S-100 Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Air System (UAS) performed a five-day maritime surveillance demonstration aboard Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) Turva. The intense flight trials took place at the... Read more

AeroVironment unveils VAPOR all-electric helicopter UAS

AeroVironment unveils VAPOR all-electric helicopter UAS

13-Sep-2019Source: AeroVironment

AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems for both defense and commercial applications, today announced the availability of its VAPOR all-electric Helicopter UAS at Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI), the world’s largest land, sea and air defense and security exhibition. Developed at AeroVironment Innovation Center-Midwest, VAPOR incorporates more than a... Read more

VR-Technologies and KrasAeroScan signed a cooperation agreement

VR-Technologies and KrasAeroScan signed a cooperation agreement

2-Sep-2019Source: Russian Helicopters

During the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019, VR-Technologies — innovation design office of the Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) — signed a cooperation agreement for development and serial production of VRT30 unmanned aerial system (UAS) with KrasAeroScan. The subject of the agreement is the establishment of partnership and efficient and... Read more

AeroVironment buys VTOL UAS Developer Pulse Aerospace

AeroVironment buys VTOL UAS Developer Pulse Aerospace

19-Jun-2019Source: AeroVironment

AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both defense and commercial applications, today announced it has acquired Pulse Aerospace, LLC, a developer and supplier of small VTOL UAS, for $25.7 million in cash, including milestone-based earn-out payments of $5 million. AeroVironment financed the transaction entirely from available cash on... Read more

Schiebel wins Norway’s tender for UAS deployment in the Arctic

Schiebel wins Norway’s tender for UAS deployment in the Arctic

3-May-2019Source: Schiebel

Norway’s Andøya Test Center selected Schiebel’s marketleading CAMCOPTER® S-100 Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Air System (UAS) for extensive search and rescue trials as part of the Arctic 2030 project. The CAMCOPTER® S-100 was selected for its exemplary international reputation and its successful record of accomplishments in the maritime domain with customers all around... Read more

UMMC Baltimore makes first delivery of a transplant organ by drone

UMMC Baltimore makes first delivery of a transplant organ by drone

30-Apr-2019Source: UMMS

In a first-ever advancement in human medicine and aviation technology, a University of Maryland unmanned aircraft has delivered a donor kidney to surgeons at the University of Maryland Medical Center for successful transplantation into a patient with kidney failure. This successful demonstration illustrates the potential of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for providing organ deliveries that,... Read more

Schiebel carries out S-100 Camcopter trials in Nigeria

Schiebel carries out S-100 Camcopter trials in Nigeria

4-Mar-2019Source: Schiebel

Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) demonstrated its outstanding capabilities to a large European oil and gas corporation during demanding trials in Rivers State, Nigeria, from 27 to 30 January 2019. The international oil and gas industry has shown increasing interest in employing UAS to effectively monitor and control oil and gas infrastructure, both... Read more

Leonardo opens a new facility in Pisa

Leonardo opens a new facility in Pisa

18-Feb-2019Source: Leonardo

Leonardo opened today its new facility in Pisa (Italy) dedicated to the development and production of the AWHERO Rotary Unmanned Air System (RUAS). During the official ceremony, also attended by national and local authorities and representatives from the industry, the first pre-production aircraft was also officially unveiled. Alessandro Profumo, CEO of Leonardo said: “I am... Read more

USHST Sees Safety Benefits of Integrating UAS and OPA Technology into Helicopter Operations

USHST Sees Safety Benefits of Integrating UAS and OPA Technology into Helicopter Operations

14-Feb-2019Source: USHST

 As part of its commitment to drive down the civil helicopter fatal accident rate, the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) has issued a report identifying how Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Optionally Piloted Aircraft (OPA) technology can reduce fatalities in high-risk operations. The study by the USHST is part of a larger effort to implement... Read more

Schiebel demostrates comint and imaging payloads of S-100 Camcopter®

Schiebel demostrates comint and imaging payloads of S-100 Camcopter®

17-Dec-2018Source: Schiebel

Schiebel, in cooperation with ELTA Systems and Overwatch Imaging, integrated two new payloads for an active army exercise. The Australian Army conducted a two-week activity with the CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) to gain further insights into future capabilities and payloads in support of Project Land 129-3. Specifically, they tested ELTA Systems’ state-of-the-art ELK-7065... Read more

NYPD Unveils New UAS Program

NYPD Unveils New UAS Program

11-Dec-2018Source: NYPD

The NYPD announced its Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) program, which will be comprised of newly acquired Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), or drones, and the licensed NYPD officers of the Technical Assistance Response Unit (TARU) who will operate them. Whether it’s a search and rescue mission, an inaccessible crime scene, a hostage situation, or a hazardous... Read more

Schiebel doubles Camcopter S-100 production capacity

Schiebel doubles Camcopter S-100 production capacity

7-Dec-2018Source: Schiebel

Schiebel is expanding its flagship facility in Wiener Neustadt, Austria, to meet the growing demand for its market-leading Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air Systems (UAS). Schiebel’s high-tech facility in Wiener Neustadt, a well-known and highly visible landmark in the region, opened in 2006. Comprised of a production plant of 2,300 m²... Read more

Schiebel wins European Maritime Safety Agency Contract

Schiebel wins European Maritime Safety Agency Contract

3-Dec-2018Source: Schiebel

Schiebel, the market leader in Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Air Systems (UAS), was awarded the coveted maritime surveillance service provision contract by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS was selected based on its impressive service record in the maritime domain, as well as its proven maritime surveillance expertise. Payload... Read more

Schiebel establishes Australian base

Schiebel establishes Australian base

2-Oct-2018Source: Schiebel

Schiebel, the market leader in Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Air Systems (UAS), has founded Schiebel Pacific Pty Ltd (SPL) to provide the Pacific region with a permanent and comprehensive programme, logistics and sales hub. The Schiebel Group, with already established Defence contracts in the region, sees considerable further potential in Australia and in... Read more

Schiebel CAMCOPTER® S-100 impresses with flight display

Schiebel CAMCOPTER® S-100 impresses with flight display

25-Sep-2018Source: Schiebel

Schiebel’s market-leading CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) entertained an international audience with a flight display at the prestigious Red Bull Air Race in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. The Red Bull Air Race returned to its Austrian roots for the sixth race of the season and teamed up with Schiebel in Wiener Neustadt, a city with... Read more

Bell and Teammates selected for NASA Unmanned Aircraft Systems Demo in 2020

Bell and Teammates selected for NASA Unmanned Aircraft Systems Demo in 2020

10-Sep-2018Source: Bell Flight

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a cooperative agreement with NASA for an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) flight demonstration in the National Airspace System (NAS) expected to be conducted in 2020. The cooperative agreement outlines the goal of progressing toward routine commercial UAS operations in the NAS. Bell and our collaborative teammates... Read more

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