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Cities and Regions of the EU’s UAM Initiative present the ‘Manifesto on the Multilevel Governance of the Urban Sky’

At the first day of the online conference ADW Hybrid, a first batch of fourteen European cities and regions, members of the UAM Initiative Cities Community (UIC2), presented their ‘Manifesto on the Multilevel Governance of the Urban Sky’. Cities and regions across the European Union see the opportunities of urban

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African Drone and Data Academy accepting new student applications

Drones, data and artificial intelligence are leapfrog technologies that allow more informed and agile development response and potentially accelerate economic growth in the region. However, to achieve this, Malawi and neighbouring countries lack qualified and skilled personnel needed to seize the opportunities offered by drone and data technology. To respond

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Chinese Helicopter Drones Ready for Delivery

Developed by the state-owned China North Industries Group Corporation Limited (NORINCO), the CR500 Golden Eagle unmanned helicopter system recently passed final inspections for delivery, the company said in a statement. Passing the final inspections indicates that NORINCO has made a breakthrough in developing and manufacturing mid-to-large-sized drone systems, the company

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SpearUAV Demos Ninox 40 Hand-Held to US Agencies

SpearUAV, Tel-Aviv-based developers and suppliers of unique UAS solutions for defense and HLS applications, successfully demonstrated its leading encapsulated drone system, the Ninox 40 Hand-Held, to the Department of Defense (DOD), in the presence of representatives from the U.S. Army (Army), U.S. Navy (USN), U.S. Marines (USMC), and the U.S.

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Airbus VSR700 OPV Achieves Autonomous Takeoff and Landing from Moving Platform

The Airbus Helicopters VSR700 optionally piloted vehicle (OPV) has successfully achieved fully autonomous takeoff and landing (ATOL) approaches, validating its autonomy to and from a moving platform and advancing the VSR700 programme towards its end goal: offering a tactical unmanned aerial system (UAS) with ATOL capacities for global navies. The

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GA-ASI Delivers Final MQ-9A Block 5 to Spain

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. delivered the final two MQ-9A Block 5 Remotely Piloted Aircraft and a Ground Control Station to the Spanish Air Force (SpAF) on Nov. 23, 2020, completing a Foreign Military Sales acquisition of four aircraft and three GCSs. The new MQ-9s will be operated by

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SkySpecs – Signs Partnership Agreement with TEPCO Ventures, a subsidiary of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings

SkySpecs, leading provider of Operations & Maintenance solutions for the wind energy industry, today announces a signed partnership agreement with TEPCO Ventures, to deliver SkySpecs’ solutions to the Japanese wind energy market. “We are excited to be partnering with TEPCO and look forward to a long and prosperous relationship. Japan

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Introducing Niklas Jung, Skyports’ new Flight Operations Manager

Niklas Jung joins Skyports as Flight Operations Manager, bringing his wealth of experience in developing drone operations for various use cases across five different continents… What is your role at Skyports? I have joined Skyports as Flight Operations Manager, tasked with leading and growing the company’s worldwide drone delivery operations,

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EmbraerX and Airservices Australia release Concept of Operations for Urban Air Mobility

EmbraerX, Embraer’s disruptive business subsidiary, and Airservices, Australia’s civil air navigation service provider, have developed a new concept of operations (CONOPS) for the air taxi market, also known as urban air mobility (UAM). Going forward, Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions, the new EmbraerX spin-off, will be responsible for this partnership

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US Navy selects L3Harris technologies for the second phase of unmanned aerial systems demonstration

ARLINGTON, Texas — The U.S. Navy has selected L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) to participate in phase two of a demonstration to identify and evaluate unmanned aerial systems capable of operating in austere deployed environments without additional support systems. L3Harris was one of two teams selected by Naval Air Warfare Center Air

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Skydio Autonomy Engineer – Computer Vision

Redwood City, California, United States Skydio is the world leader in autonomous flight, the key technology for the future of drones and aerial transportation. The Skydio team combines deep expertise in artificial intelligence, best-in-class hardware and software product development, and operational excellence to empower a broader, more diverse audience of

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DJI Inspire 2 LiDAR Drone

Indiana Drones just made history with the world’s first DJI Inspire 2 LiDAR drone. Now this isn’t the official LiDAR from DJI (you can find more about that here) but the ROCK R1A LiDAR from ROCK robotic. 3D LiDAR scanning has never been more accessible than it is right

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Aerial Drone-Dipping Sensors for Hydrographic Surveys

A cutting-edge new system for autonomous airborne hydrographic survey has been launched by THURN Group. The THURN QuickDip system of data collection uses aerial drones to carry Valeport sensors on pre-planned survey routes to deliver an efficient repeatable method of gathering highly accurate survey data from inaccessible or dangerous

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Drone Harmony Selects Altitude Angel as Global Map Data Provider

Altitude Angel, a global UTM (Unmanned Traffic Management) technology provider, today announced that mission planning platform, Drone Harmony, has opted to embed Altitude Angel’s market-leading data in its flight mapping solutions. Drone Harmony is a software company developing a data capture platform that enables enterprises to capture quality data of

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Next-Gen Drones Could Learn from Bumblebees’ Flight

An international study, led by researchers from UNSW Canberra, has discovered the secret of bumblebees’ self-aware dexterous flight, that could have applications for the next generation of drones and autonomous vehicles. Research lead author, Dr Sridhar Ravi from UNSW Canberra, studied how bumblebees navigated through a tunnel with a series

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Sky Power Expands Generator Controls Portfolio

After introducing the new generator control system SGC 352, the German engine manufacturer Sky Power GmbH is adding another system, the SGC 081. This starter generator control unit can be used for engines with fuel injection as well as for engines with carburettors. “The additional Starter Generator Control SGC 081

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Drone Lifts a High-Voltage Wire in China

A drone was used to lift a high-voltage wire in Yuncheng, a city in north China’s Shanxi Province. One end of the wire was already fixed to a transmission tower. The drone’s mission was to bring the other end to a separate tower, located in Sanmenxia City, Henan Province. The

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Drone Harmony select Altitude Angel as it’s global map data provider

London, UK: Altitude Angel, the world’s leading UTM (Unmanned Traffic Management) technology provider, today announced mission planning platform, Drone Harmony, has opted to embed Altitude Angel’s market-leading data in its flight mapping solutions. Drone Harmony is a software company developing a data capture platform that enables enterprises to capture

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DRONAMICS Announces World’s First Cargo Droneport Network

DRONAMICS, the world’s leading middle-mile cargo drone developer and operator, today unveiled the first 5 airports in its European network of cargo droneports. The DRONAMICS European Droneport Network is the world’s first cargo droneport network and includes private airports and airport groups operating more than 35 airports in 11 European

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Snowdonia Aerospace Airspace Change Proposal

Snowdonia Aerospace has today launched a public consultation, open to everyone, on a proposed change to the airspace designation around Llanbedr Airfield. The consultation begins on Monday 7 the December 2020 and will run for 7 weeks before closing on Friday 22nd January 2021. The Snowdonia Aerospace Centre (SAC) is

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Altitude Angel – UI Developer

Benefits: Competitive Employee Referral Scheme, Flexible Working, Training opportunities, and more!Location: Reading, Berkshire (UK) Who are we? Widely regarded as a technical leader in the emerging field of Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM), Altitude Angel develops cloud-scale systems to facilitate the safe integration of unmanned vehicles into national airspace worldwide. In

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XTI Aircraft partners with VerdeGo Aero on the Hybrid-Electric VTOL TriFan 200 Cargo/Logistics Aircraft

DAYTONA BEACH, FL — Recognizing the need for fast, economical, point-to-point cargo and logistics transportation, VerdeGo Aero in Daytona Beach, FL and XTI Aircraft Company in Denver, CO have partnered together on the TriFan 200 program. XTI Aircraft, a leader in next-generation VTOL aircraft, is developing the TriFan 200, a

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Saxon Inspector UAS, the most advanced solution in America

The Saxon Inspector Drone is an evolutionary aircraft that has proven itself in many parts of the world. Our Y6 design allows the aircraft to perform more efficiently and handle more harsh weather conditions than most multicopters in the market today. The Inspector UAS is constructed of aircraft aluminum, reinforced

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