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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

VSR700 prototype performs first autonomous free flight

VSR700 prototype performs first autonomous free flight

29-Jul-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

The prototype of Airbus Helicopters’ VSR700 unmanned aerial system (UAS) has performed its first free flight. The VSR700 performed a ten minute flight at a drone test centre near Aix-en-Provence in the south of France. This is a significant step in the programme following the first flight in November 2019 when the prototype was tethered... 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

New Chinese Autonomous Aircraft Completes Test Flights

New Chinese Autonomous Aircraft Completes Test Flights

1-Aug-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Shenyang Institute of Automation has just completed test flights on their new unmanned helicopter, the Xiangying-200. The aircraft can carry up to 200kg and is 8.7m long. The Xiangying-200 is the first unmanned aircraft to be tested for autonomous take-off as well as landing on a ship, reports Xinhua Net.... Read more

CAAS, EASA and Airbus collaborate

CAAS, EASA and Airbus collaborate

20-Jul-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Airbus have agreed to collaborate in the development of safety standards and regulatory requirements for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in urban environments. The tripartite Project Document, which lays out the areas of collaboration, was signed by representatives from CAAS, EASA and... Read more

Schiebel completes successful S-100 trials for the Belgian Navy

Schiebel completes successful S-100 trials for the Belgian Navy

4-Jul-2018Source: Schiebel

Schiebel effectively demonstrated the exceptional search and rescue as well as maritime surveillance capabilities of the CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) from 21 June to 1 July 2018 to the Belgian Navy. Schiebel’s trials for the Belgian Navy aimed at building an enhanced knowledge base and developing a successful concept of operations for the... Read more

Airbus collaborates with Wilhelmsen on UAS for maritime deliveries

Airbus collaborates with Wilhelmsen on UAS for maritime deliveries

8-Jun-2018Source: Airbus

Airbus and Wilhelmsen Ships Service have entered into a strategic collaboration to drive the development of an end-to-end service for safe deliveries of parcels with an unmanned aircraft system (UAS), in the maritime industry. The announcement was made today at the biennial Posidonia maritime exhibition taking place in Athens, Greece, with the MoU signed by... Read more

Airbus and Schiebel successfully demonstrate Manned-Unmanned Teaming capabilities

Airbus and Schiebel successfully demonstrate Manned-Unmanned Teaming capabilities

2-May-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

 Airbus Helicopters and Schiebel have tested Manned Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T) capabilities between an H145 platform and a CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS), thus becoming the first European helicopter manufacturers to demonstrate this technology with the highest level of interoperability (LOI°5). The companies carried out test flights with the support of the Austrian Armaments and Defence... Read more

Schiebel demonstrates heavy fuel capability

Schiebel demonstrates heavy fuel capability

28-Mar-2018Source: Schiebel

Schiebel has successfully demonstrated the heavy fuel variant of the CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) as part of its customer acceptance program with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Under the directive of the Navy Minor Project (NMP) 1942 to procure a vertical takeoff and landing Maritime Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System – Interim Capability (MTUASIC),... Read more

Aspen Avionics and Sensurion Aerospace Team Up

Aspen Avionics and Sensurion Aerospace Team Up

21-Mar-2018Source: Aspen Avionics

Aspen Avionics and Sensurion Aerospace announced a co-development partnership that will bring certified avionics to the burgeoning UAS and unmanned air-taxi marketplace. Aspen Avionics’/Sensurion’s focus is on FAA certified autopilots, communications, navigation, and surveillance systems, for small, medium, and large UAS, including future cargo and passenger carrying aircraft. “The real winners in this partnership are... Read more

Marine Corps Plans for Super UAS

Marine Corps Plans for Super UAS

15-Mar-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Marine Corps has begun their plans to develop and build a large unmanned aircraft that will be able to launch off ships. They hope that the MUX (Marine Air Ground Task Force Unmanned Aircraft System-Expeditionary) will be able to not only launch vertically off ships, but fly with a 9,500 pound payload, provide air... Read more

Schiebel wins Camcompter S-100 Contract

Schiebel wins Camcompter S-100 Contract

12-Mar-2018Source: Schiebel

A fleet of Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) were commissioned by MDA, a Maxar Technologies company, to fulfill a contract with an international customer. Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS was chosen by MDA for its impressive track record of providing critical support in sea- and land-based intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions. As a... Read more

Schiebel wins CAMCOPTER® S-100 contract

Schiebel wins CAMCOPTER® S-100 contract

3-Mar-2018Source: Schiebel

A fleet of Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) were commissioned by MDA, a Maxar Technologies company, to fulfill a contract with an international customer. Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS was chosen by MDA for its impressive track record of providing critical support in sea- and land-based intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions. As a... Read more

Unmanned Safety Institute’s Small UAS Safety Curriculum

Unmanned Safety Institute’s Small UAS Safety Curriculum

27-Feb-2018Source: Unmanned Safety Institute

The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), the world-leader in remote pilot training and certification, today announced that The Coastal Drone Academy of Oregon has recently implemented USI’s Small UAS Safety Curriculum. The Coastal Drone Academy, a program at Career Tech High School in Lincoln City Oregon, is a STEM extension program which teaches students to use... Read more

Schiebel Camcopter demonstrates law enforcement capabilities

Schiebel Camcopter demonstrates law enforcement capabilities

24-Jan-2018

Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS (Unmanned Air System) proved its suitability for search and rescue missions as part of an ongoing homicide investigation in Stiwoll, Austria, in late 2017. In the first operation of its kind, Schiebel provided Austrian law enforcement with a CAMCOPTER® S-100 and operating personnel to assist in the search for a double... Read more

UAS FuelEvolution™ launches at NBAA-BACE 2017

UAS FuelEvolution™ launches at NBAA-BACE 2017

13-Oct-2017Source: UAS

UAS International Trip Support (UAS) launches its latest technology, UAS FuelEvolution at NBAA-BACE in Las Vegas today. As the industry’s newest all-in-one fuel management solution, UAS FuelEvolution is designed to simplify fuel management and ordering for both private and commercial operators. This powerful technology tool – the latest addition to the UAS EvolutionTM suite –... Read more

Loudoun Sheriff uses drone to track residents at risk

Loudoun Sheriff uses drone to track residents at risk

29-Sep-2017Source: Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) recently acquired a small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS), commonly referred to as a drone. It is the first in Virginia and the sixth in the United States to be equipped with a Project Lifesaver antennae. The Project Lifesaver program is an electronic based locating system for people with medical... Read more

Norfolk Police launch drone trial

Norfolk Police launch drone trial

10-Aug-2017Source: Norfolk Police

Police in Norfolk will be using drones to help search for missing people, obtain crime scene photography and investigate rural crime, as a three-month trial of the technology begins. The unmanned aerial systems (UAS), more commonly known as drones, will be used as part of operational policing in line with the commitment from Norfolk’s Police... Read more

CAMCOPTER® S-100 completes successful qualification flights for French Navy

CAMCOPTER® S-100 completes successful qualification flights for French Navy

26-Jun-2017Source: Schiebel

Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) once again convinced with its outstanding maritime capability when successfully completing qualification flights for the French Navy from 29 May to 3 June 2017. The flight trials were performed from the deck of the Bâtiment de Projection et de Commandement (BPC) Dixmude, the newest of the French Navy’s... Read more

CONTROP Launches Compact Payload for UAS

CONTROP Launches Compact Payload for UAS

23-Jun-2017Source: CONTROP

CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd. – a company specializing in the field of electro-optics and IR defense and homeland security solutions – launches T-STAMP-XR, its unique, compact payload for UAS with exceptional thermal sensor optics, at the Paris Air Show 2017. According to Mr. Dror Sharon, CEO and President of CONTROP, “We developed the T-STAMP-XR in... Read more

Wirth Research announces hydrogen-powered tiltrotor mapping drone

Wirth Research announces hydrogen-powered tiltrotor mapping drone

13-Jun-2017Source: Wirth Research

The all-new Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) will be VTOL capable for its long-endurance missions, carrying its primary mission payload of a sophisticated suite of terrain-mapping sensors and on-board data processing capabilities.   To allow the longest possible endurance with zero in-flight emissions, and reduced vibrations, this unique UAS will be powered by an advanced hybrid... Read more

Norway trials Schiebel Camcopter S-100

Norway trials Schiebel Camcopter S-100

25-May-2017Source: Schiebel

Schiebel’s sophisticated Unmanned Air System (UAS) was presented to the Norwegian Coastguard, Royal Norwegian Navy, Royal Norwegian Airforce, Norwegian Coastal Administration, Police Directorate as well as other Norwegian authorities during demanding trials at Andøya Test Center (ATC). During the event held in Northern Norway, approximately 300 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle, the CAMCOPTER® S-100... Read more

Argus Unmanned Creates Safety Partnership Program

Argus Unmanned Creates Safety Partnership Program

24-May-2017Source: ARGUS International

As a global leader in aviation safety and vetting tools for consumers of aviation services ARGUS is pleased to announce the ARGUS Unmanned Safety Partnership Program for commercial UAS operators. The ARGUS Unmanned Safety Partnership Program has several package options. Each package contains valuable operational and safety tools as well as the globally respected ARGUS... Read more

Belarusian Drone Showcased at MILEX 2017

Belarusian Drone Showcased at MILEX 2017

23-May-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Belarusian Company, KB Indela, has recently showcased their new combat and reconnaissance unmanned helicopter at the defence technology expo MILEX, 2017. The drone is capable of delivering air strikes, performing reconnaissance and convey video footage. It has a single rotor with non-retractable landing gear, with an auxiliary wing. Its engine runs off high-octane gasoline,... Read more

Pulse Aerospace introduces two new UAVs for specific mission

Pulse Aerospace introduces two new UAVs for specific mission

11-May-2017Source: Pulse Aerospace

Pulse Aerospace, the premier developer of helicopter Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) platforms in the United States, has publicly announced the release of two new rotorcraft UAS, the petroleum powered Radius 65™  and electric Vapor 15™.  By expanding beyond the company’s current Vapor 35™ Vapor 55™ offerings, Pulse covers the broadest application range of any Helicopter UAS... Read more

FAA Will Release Maps to Speed up Drone Authorization Applications

FAA Will Release Maps to Speed up Drone Authorization Applications

11-Apr-2017Source: FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to release the first set of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) facility maps on April 27. The maps will depict areas and altitudes near airports where UAS may operate safely. They will help drone operators improve the quality of their Part 107 airspace authorization requests, which will help the FAA... Read more

Royal Aeronautical Society announces rotorcraft summer conference

Royal Aeronautical Society announces rotorcraft summer conference

6-Apr-2017Source: HeliOffshore

The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) rotorcraft summer conference Technology Friend or Foe – Operations in an increasingly complex environment builds on previous automation conferences, to consider the impact of technological changes to onshore rotorcraft operations. Cockpit automation in onshore operations are more likely to be affected by the changes in airspace management that are that are being... Read more

US Army Part of Development for Medical Evacuation UAS

US Army Part of Development for Medical Evacuation UAS

4-Apr-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Dragonfly Pictures Inc. has developed a dual-rotor UAS, called the DP14 Hawk, that the US Army hopes will one day be used for wounded soldier evacuation. The drone can carry up to 430 pounds for 24 hours in its cargo space of 6-feet by 20-inches. Cruising speeds reach up to 82 miles per hour. It... Read more

Schiebel Camcopter® S-100 heading towards manned-unmanned teaming operations

Schiebel Camcopter® S-100 heading towards manned-unmanned teaming operations

3-Apr-2017Source: Schiebel

  Schiebel and Patria have been working together to integrate Patria’s sophisticated Compact Airborne Networking Data Link (CANDL) communication network onto the CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS). The two European companies’ joint effort is the first step of an ongoing program of work examining how the CAMCOPTER® S-100 can be deployed to directly support... Read more

Sky-Futures and Bristow Conduct Successful Interoperability Flight Test

Sky-Futures and Bristow Conduct Successful Interoperability Flight Test

28-Mar-2017Source: Bristow Group

Sky-Futures, a leader in drone-based technology, and Bristow Group successfully conducted their first interoperability test between a helicopter and an unmanned aircraft at Galliano, Louisiana, achieving a major milestone in the companies’ joint efforts to implement a complementary service to clients in the Americas Region. The collaborative effort, which was the result of comprehensive planning... Read more

HAI Safety Symposium for UAS Integration into the NAS

HAI Safety Symposium for UAS Integration into the NAS

8-Mar-2017Source: HeliHub.com

HAI President Matt Zuccaro opened the 2017 Safety Symposium with a presentation of the integration of Unmanned Aerial Systems into the National Airspace System. Zuccaro explained how the technology behind UAS is one that we should aim to develop. He goes further to say that such technology will bring business to helicopter operators and that... Read more

Schiebel picks Leonardo radar for African Camcopter operator

Schiebel picks Leonardo radar for African Camcopter operator

5-Mar-2017Source: Leonardo

Leonardo has announced, at the Avalon airshow in Geelong, Australia, that the company has been selected by Austrian-based Schiebel to deliver its active electronically-scanned array (AESA) radar technology for the Camcopter® S-100 unmanned air system (UAS) being provided to the armed forces of a North African nation. The radar, Leonardo’s PicoSAR, will be used to... Read more

Registration for 2017 FAA UAS Symposium Goes Live

Registration for 2017 FAA UAS Symposium Goes Live

21-Feb-2017Source: FAA

The FAA and AUVSI are co-sponsoring this year’s event, which will bring together representatives from government, industry and academia to discuss topics of high interest to the fast-growing unmanned aircraft (UAS) community. It will focus on industry partnerships as well as how to overcome technical challenges to safe UAS operations. Last year’s first UAS Symposium... Read more

Unmanned Safety Institute Training Programs Educate Law Enforcement on Drone Activity

Unmanned Safety Institute Training Programs Educate Law Enforcement on Drone Activity

7-Dec-2016Source: Unmanned Safety Institute

The Unmanned Safety Institute, a professional organization dedicated to the safe and responsible integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the U.S. National Airspace System, provided a one-day workshop training on October 28, 2016, at the Town of Warrenton Police Department Headquarters located in Warrenton, Virginia. The purpose of this educational workshop was to train... Read more

FAA Evaluates Drone Detection Systems Around Denver

FAA Evaluates Drone Detection Systems Around Denver

18-Nov-2016Source: FAA

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) that enter the protected airspace around airports can pose serious threats to safety. The FAA is coordinating with our government and industry partners to evaluate technologies that can be used safely to detect drones near airports.  This week, the the FAA and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are conducting drone-detection... Read more

Lockheed Martin UAS and Optionally-Piloted Helicopters can work together

Lockheed Martin UAS and Optionally-Piloted Helicopters can work together

16-Nov-2016Source: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) demonstrated for the first time how its suite of optionally-piloted helicopters and small unmanned aerial systems can work together to successfully locate and extinguish fires, pinpoint the location of a missing person, and bring that person to safety. “When lives are at risk, advanced human-machine teams can complete dangerous missions without... Read more

FAA: Wildfires and Drones Don’t Mix

FAA: Wildfires and Drones Don’t Mix

30-Jul-2015Source: FAA

Responding to recent incidents in which unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as “drones,” interfered with manned aircraft involved in wildland firefighting operations, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is supporting the U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Forest Service in their simple message to drone operators: If you fly; we... Read more

Royal Australian Navy tests Camcopter S-100

Royal Australian Navy tests Camcopter S-100

17-Jun-2015Source: Schiebel

Schiebel´s CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) has in a series of flights between 2 and 12 June 2015 successfully demonstrated its multi- sensor capability to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and other Australian Government Departments. The demanding trials took place near Nowra, on the South East Coast of Australia, and encompassed multiple scenarios, performed... Read more

ElbitSystems outlines Paris Air Show involvement

ElbitSystems outlines Paris Air Show involvement

11-Jun-2015Source: Elbit

Elbit Systems will present a wide range of innovative next generation systems at the upcoming 51th Paris Air Show, set to take place in Le Bourget, from June 15 – 21, 2015. Visitors to the company’s booth (Chalet A-200, booth and outdoor display area A-8) will have an excellent opportunity to view new products and... Read more

Embry-Riddle Selected as Part of FAA’S Unmanned Center of Excellence

Embry-Riddle Selected as Part of FAA’S Unmanned Center of Excellence

19-May-2015Source: Embry-Riddle

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the ASSURE Coalition have been selected by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as the nation’s new Center of Excellence in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). As a co-founder of ASSURE (Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence), Embry-Riddle will be the technical lead in UAS airport ground operations, UAS pilot... Read more

Schiebel Camcopter helps in rescue of refugees in Mediterranean again

Schiebel Camcopter helps in rescue of refugees in Mediterranean again

4-May-2015Source: Schiebel

Starting today, Schiebel’s unmanned helicopter CAMCOPTER® S-100 once again supports the MOAS foundation in the rescue of refugees in distress at sea. MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station), a registered non-profit organization based in Malta, owns a 40-meter-long vessel named Phoenix that’s used for the rescue of refugees at sea. Stationed aboard this ship, the CAMCOPTER®... Read more

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