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Rolls-Royce EVTOL Project at Farnborough

Rolls-Royce has unveiled a concept electric vertical take-off and landing (EVTOL) vehicle at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018. The design could be adapted for personal transport, public transport, logistics and military applications and is based upon technologies that already exist or are currently under development. It could take to the

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US Air Force Awards First RPAS Medals

The US Air Force’s first-ever remote “R” device was presented to aircrews of the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing July 11, 2018 at Creech. Col. Julian C. Cheater, 432nd WG/432nd AEW commander, ceremoniously presented the Meritorious Service Medals and Air Force Commendation Medals with the device. The device was authorized

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Aston Martin Volante Vision Concept at Farnborough

 British luxury brand Aston Martin at Farnborough presented the Volante Vision Concept, a luxury concept aircraft with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capabilities. Produced in partnership with Cranfield University, Cranfield Aerospace Solutions and Rolls-Royce, the concept aircraft aims to bring luxury personal transportation to the sky. The Volante Vision

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UFO Over Pendleton ?

Several Pendleton residents question what it was they saw in the skies over the town Wednesday morning for the better part of an hour. Virgil Bates Jr. and Tonia Smith were part of the road construction crew at the intersection of Southwest Nye and Marshall avenues when around 9 a.m.

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RAF Touts Potential of Protector Programme

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems is arriving at the Farnborough air show on a high, after completing a historic transatlantic first with its MQ-9B SkyGuardian – the basis for the UK Royal Air Force’s future Protector remotely-piloted air system. The medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned air vehicle touched down at RAF Fairford in

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SkyX Unveils New Design at #FIA18 SkyTwo

SkyX is at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow – #FIA18 – one of the two biggest air shows on the planet. (The other is Le Bourget, and is held outside of Paris on alternating years.) This show features all of the major aerospace players: Boeing, Airbus, Lockheed Martin – and

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Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation (LSUASC) selects the Penguin C

Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation (LSUASC) has selected the Penguin C unmanned aerial system, manufactured by UAV Factory, to provide low-altitude reconnaissance, storm damage, and other aerial information. The Penguin C UAS was selected due to the quality of design, engineering and construction, payload versatility, endurance, long-range

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Intel Breaks Guinness World Records Title for Drone Light Shows in Celebration of 50th Anniversary

In celebration of Intel’s 50th anniversary, the company flew 2,018 Intel® Shooting Star™ drones over its Folsom, California, facility, setting a new Guinness World Records™ title for the most unmanned aerial vehicles airborne simultaneously. “Several years ago, we had an idea of flying drones forming the Intel logo over our

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First USA-Qualified Ultralight All-Electric Personal VTOL Aircraft

OPENER, Inc., a pioneer of aero vehicles for consumer travel, has revealed BlackFly; the world’s first ultralight all-electric fixed-wing vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. BlackFly is a single-seat Personal Aerial Vehicle (PAV) designed and built for a new world of three-dimensional transportation. BlackFly is simple to master and requires

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MQ-8 Fire Scout Makes European Debut

Northrop Grumman debuted its MQ-8 Fire Scout shipborne rotary-wing unmanned air system to potential European customers at this year’s Royal International Air Tattoo. Northrop Grumman is hoping that the debut of a full-scale mockup at the show, held on July 13-15, will help to build awareness of the capability of

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Boeing Partners with SparkCognition to use AI and Blockchain for UTM

Boeing announced it is collaborating with artificial intelligence (AI) technology leader, SparkCognition, to deliver unmanned aircraft system traffic management (UTM) solutions. Boeing and SparkCognition will use artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies to track unmanned air vehicles in flight and allocate traffic corridors and routes to ensure safe, secure transportation.

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Google X Spins Off Loon and Wing

 Today, unlike when they started as X projects, Loon and Wing seem a long way from crazy — and thanks to their years of hard work and relentless testing in the real world, they’re now graduating from X to become two new independent businesses within Alphabet: Loon and Wing. As Other

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GA-ASI Expands Relationship with GKN Aerospace

Tails for Predator B Series Aircraft to be Built in the UK FARNBOROUGH AIRSHOW – July 2018 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) and GKN Aerospace have declared their intent to collaborate on composite tails for GA-ASI’s Predator® B Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) series via a Letter of Interest

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RUSTA partner with ARC Aerial Imaging

RUSTA partners with ARC Aerial Imaging to deliver market leading 2-day SUAS business development course in Drone Aerial Imaging for Mapping and Surveying. Andy Carmen Managing Director of ARC Aerial Imaging will be delivering the course at RUSTA’s Head Quarters in Lincoln. Sion Roberts Managing Director of RUSTA and Andy

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Lift off for electric planes – new funding for green revolution in UK civil aerospace

The UK’s world-leading aerospace sector will be propelled into a new era of cleaner, greener flight through industry and government investment, the Business and Energy Secretary announced today at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow. From the total investment, £255 million – supported by the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) and UK

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Boeing, SparkCognition to shape the future of travel and transport

Collaboration to focus on next-generation airspace management for the safe integration of autonomous air vehiclesNewly-established Boeing NeXt organization to lead future commercial mobility solutions and bring flight closer to home FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 17, 2018 Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced it is collaborating with artificial intelligence (AI) technology leader,

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Elbit Systems Rolls-out Hermes 900 StarLiner, a New Unmanned Aircraft Capable of Operating in Civilian Airspace

Elbit Systems commences global marketing of the HermesTM 900 StarLiner, a powerful and trend setting Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) that features adverse weather capabilities and is fully compliant with NATO’s Standardization Agreement (STANAG) 4671, qualifying it to be safely integrated into civilian airspace and fly

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