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Scotland’s Transport Secretary pays visit to Cranfield

Scotland’s Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Secretary, Michael Matheson MSP, today visited Cranfield University on a fact-finding mission to learn more about the latest technological developments in sustainable aerospace and aviation. On the visit, the Transport Secretary heard from Cranfield Aerospace Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University, about their work

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Merlin-Powered Messerschmitt 109 s

This short film features “Battle of Britain” movie aircraft Buchon G-AWHR. This is the latest of five Buchons featured in the movie to be restored. These are Spanish built versions of the Messerschmitt 109 that had Rolls Royce Merlin engines instead of the original Daimler Benz ones. Flying Legends Airshow

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Russian Hybrid Drone to Appear at MAKS-2019 Airshow

The new “Fixar” drone, set to be presented at Russia’s MAKS-2019 airshow in late August, is a hybrid of sorts, a quadcopter with fixed wings. With limited moving parts and a flexible design, it’s the kind of dual-use technology worth watching and, perhaps, even imitating. “Many companies and UAV manufacturers

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Drone Rescue Systems Supports Satellite Recovery Research

The parachute safety solution manufacturer Drone Rescue Systems GmbH supports the European research project Formation flight for in-Air Launcher 1st stage Capturing demonstration (FALCon). Under the leadership of DLR, research is being conducted on how launch vehicles can be returned to the launch site as efficiently as possible for re-use.

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Taiwan Unveils Fire Cardinal Suicide Drone

Taiwan is developing at least two exploding “suicide drones” as it scrambles to counter an increasingly modern and aggressive Chinese military. A new suicide drone appeared at the August 2019 edition of the biennial Taipei Aerospace & Defense Technology Exhibition in the island country’s capital. The unmanned aerial vehicle bears

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Help the FAA with the Recreational Drone Flyer Test

Testing Testing 1..2..3.. Recreational Drone Flyer Test Coming Soon! Can your business help? Are you part of the drone or tech industry? The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants your help to administer a recreational flyer knowledge and safety test to the widest audience possible! We have posted a request for

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DroneUp Awarded First Multi-State UAS Services Contract

DroneUp, LLC, an end-to-end drone pilot service provider for aerial data collection, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Services (RFP# E194-79435) by the Commonwealth of Virginia to provide UAS (drone) services to all state agencies, institutions of higher education, and

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Skyfront Perimeter Drone Performs The First Beyond-Line-of-Sight Flight under FAA Part 107

Fairbanks AK (SPX) Aug 15, 2019 –

Skyfront’s Perimeter 4 long-range hybrid gas-electric drone successfully performed the first civilian beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) flight without visual observers under the FAA’s Part 107 rules. This flight is a significant step toward the safe integration of unmanned aerial vehicles into the national airspace.

During the round-trip

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AerdiA streamlining operations with Dronecloud

Prior to introducing Dronecloud™ into the company, AerdiA and their employees were using between three to four different software systems to conduct business from start to finish. By introducing Dronecloud™ not only did the moral of the employees increase tenfold, but the real benefit was to their clients. “Now our

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Skyfront Perimeter Drone Performs First BVLOS Flight under FAA Part 107

Skyfront’s Perimeter 4 long-range hybrid gas-electric drone successfully performed the first civilian beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) flight without visual observers under the FAA’s Part 107 rules. This flight is a significant step toward the safe integration of unmanned aerial vehicles into the national airspace. During the round-trip flight, the Perimeter UAV flew

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Japan’s NEC ‘Flying Car’ First Hover

Japanese electronics maker NEC Corp. on Monday showed a “flying car,” a large drone-like machine with four propellers that hovered steadily for about a minute. The test flight reaching 3 meters (10 feet) high was held in a gigantic cage, as a safety precaution, at an NEC facility in a

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FAA Approves Drone Food Delivery in North Carolina

Drone company Flytrex and the drone services company Causey Aviation Unmanned, Inc. (CAU) received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to begin food deliveries by drone in Holly Springs, North Carolina. As part of the FAA’s UAS Integration Pilot Program (IPP) and in partnership with the North Carolina Department

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FAA approves another groundbreaking BVLOS flight

FAA UAS Integration Pilot Program partners Kansas Department of Transportation, Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus and Westar Energy solely leverage Iris Automation to limit the risk of airborne collisions while flying BVLOS TOPEKA, Kan. August, 2019 – The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) received permission to conduct the first-ever beyond-visual-line-of-sight

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AIRT Announces Rebranding of UAS DRONES Disaster Conferences to DRONERESPONDERS Series

DOWNEY, CA – During the 2019 UAS DRONES Disaster Conference in Los Angeles, Talwyn Haley, Air Traffic Security Specialist with the Federal Aviation Administration discusses the process for public safety agencies to request emergency air space authorization during times of disasters. Photo by AIRT. Non-profit evolving event programming as

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Verity Signs Intel Executive To Lead Sales Growth

ZURICH – August, 2019 – Verity Studios AG, the global leader in indoor drone systems, announced today that Head of Sales Fabrice Couadou is the latest addition to its growing senior management team. With more than 20 years of sales, business development, and marketing experience at Intel, Couadou will

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DJI Ryze Tello

Perform flying stunts, shoot quick videos with EZ Shots, and learn about drones with coding education … the Tello can do it all! Whether you’re at a park, in the office, or hanging out at home, you can always take off and experience the world from exciting new perspectives. Tello

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All-Directional Flying Object from Romania

The All-Directional Flying Object, or ADIFO, looks exactly like a stereotypical flying saucer. However, ADIFO’s creators say the inspiration for their uniquely shaped aircraft doesn’t come from UFO lore. Instead, they say the disk is designed to mimic the back cross-section of a dolphin’s airfoil. In his first interview with

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DRONERESPONDERS Unveils Technical Experts Program

The DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety Alliance, the world’s fastest-growing 501(c)3 non-profit program supporting public safety UAS, has launched a Technical Experts Program (TEP) to assist public safety and emergency services professionals and agencies who require first-hand subject matter expertise in deploying and managing their drone programs. Speaking at the North Carolina

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