Tagged: Travel

Drone Delivery Service to Japanese Tourist Island

A drone service will start on July 4 to deliver or replenish supplies mainly for beachgoers and picnickers on an uninhabited island off Yokosuka. E-commerce giant Rakuten Inc. and supermarket chain Seiyu GK said June 17 that their drone delivery service to Sarushima island will last for about three months.

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Drone Travel 101

My recent exposure into the world of drones has led me to using my 30 years of aviation experience to teach UAV ground schools and write documents for UAV operators in Canada. While my aviation roles cover several operational areas, my role as Flight Dispatcher, Private Pilot and Operations Manager

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FAA Releases Aerospace Forecast

All safety, efficiency and economic indicators show that air travel in the United States is strong, according to the FAA Aerospace Forecast Fiscal Years (FY) 2019-2039 (PDF). With aircraft operations expected to increase more than 25 percent over the next 20 years, the FAA is advancing major airspace modernization and

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UK Government Extends Revolutionary 5G Project

The 5G Rural Integrated Testbed (5GRIT) is delighted to announce a 6-month extension to its project which could revolutionise both the agricultural and tourism industries as well as improve connectivity for all those living in rural communities. 5GRIT, a consortium of innovative businesses and leading universities, was awarded a grant

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A short first hop for ‘drone taxi’ in Vienna

Vienna (AFP) April 4, 2019 –

It was more of a small step than a giant leap, but the first public outing of a pilotless “drone taxi” in Vienna on Thursday nevertheless offered a glimpse into the possible future of urban travel.

Several big companies such as Boeing and Airbus are

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Finding Buried Treasure

Buried treasure is often the stuff of legend, but that didn’t stop PrecisionHawk from recently traveling more than 7,000 miles to hunt for buried treasure in the Philippines left by the Japanese during World War II.

Working alongside the History Channel on a show called Lost Gold of

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NASA’s Mars Helicopter Completes Flight Tests

Since the Wright brothers first took to the skies of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, Dec. 17, 1903, first flights have been important milestones in the life of any vehicle designed for air travel. After all, it’s one thing to design an aircraft and make it fly on paper –

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Hezbollah’s Drone Museum

The Mleeta Resistance Tourist Landmark, also called the Mleeta Museum for Resistance Tourism, is widely referred to as the ‘Hezbollah Museum’. It now displays a ‘squadron’ of drones used by Hezbollah during the Zionist war against Lebanon in 2006 and during the anti-Islamic State campaign on the Lebanon-Syria border in

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Drone Delivery Canada Receives Approvals to Start Testing its 50 lbs Cargo Delivery Drone – The Falcon

Drone Delivery Canada ‘DDC or the Company’ (TSX.V:FLT,OTC: TAKOF), is pleased to announce that it has commenced testing its newest cargo delivery drone, ‘The Falcon’ with a lifting capability of 50 pounds of payload and a travel range of 60km. “In response to market demand driven by the burgeoning e-commerce

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Ontario Police Use Drones for Snowmobiling Safety

The Ontario Provincial Police is now utilizing drones and aircraft to enforce safe snowmobiling after a spike in fatalities last year and a half-dozen deaths already this winter. Provincial police are “dismayed by the recurring causal factors in snowmobiler deaths, most notably, those that stem from snowmobilers travelling on

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Drones Shut Down Gatwick Airport

British police say two people were arrested early Saturday morning for suspected “criminal use of drones’” in the Gatwick Airport case that has created nightmarish holiday travel delays for tens of thousands of passengers.

US Navy Wants to License Tube-Launched Drone

Meet the Nomad. It travels well in a launch tube, a pair of rotors folded neatly along its long chassis, waiting to take flight. The unique design of this 3-foot-long unmanned aerial vehicle features counter-rotating coaxial rotors, which are pulled into place by torsion springs after being launched from its

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Drone Video Shows Progress On The Dubai Expo 2020 Site

Dubai is a hub of business, a popular tourist destination, and the largest city in the United Arab Emirates. But especially here in the States, it’s best known for one thing in particular: massive construction projects. Whether it’s the largest building in the world or the man-made Palm Jumeirah archipelago,

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NET GUARD Drone for High-Rise Rescues

NET GUARD is a high altitude self-driven UAV drone concept designed by a group of 6 students in Guangzhou, China. the creation is meant to rescue people from high-rise fire emergencies — when receives a distress signal, it uses GPS to pinpoint the location of the fire. Travelling at high

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US Army Eyes High-Altitude UAVs

The US Army Futures Command, a new group leading the service’s modernization efforts, is enthusiastic about using high-altitude unmanned air vehicles for a variety of missions, including as communications hubs. Willie Nelson, director of the US Army Futures Command’s assured positioning, navigation and timing cross-functional team, said he traveled to

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EASA paves the way to enable safe air travel of urban air mobility and air taxi aircraft

On 15th October, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) opened a public consultation on its proposal of airworthiness standards which will enable the certification of small vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. This is to develop the first component of the regulatory framework to enable the safe operation of air

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Kittyhawk Secures $3M Funding from Travelers

Kittyhawk, a supplier of enterprise drone operations software, has announced a strategic investment from The Travelers Companies, Inc.. The investment will help the company bring unified drone operations to new markets. Travelers has been a pioneer in adopting the use of drones within the insurance industry. The company was one

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Kittyhawk Secures Funding from Travelers

Kittyhawk, the market leader in enterprise drone operations software, today announced a strategic investment from The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV). The investment will help the company bring unified drone operations to new markets. Travelers has been a pioneer in adopting the use of drones within the insurance industry. The

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Vertical Aerospace

Advances in technology have transformed many aspects of how we live, work and travel. Billions of people fly every year, fly regularly and the busiest air routes in the world are short-haul. But the way we fly hasn’t evolved to address these changes: it’s the same model whether we’re flying

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Yuneec Presents the Mantis Q With Voice Control

Yuneec International is the current world leader in regard to electric aviation. This week, they’ve presented the Mantis Q, the latest, all-new extension of the award-winning Yuneec lineup. The Mantis Q, which was pitched to be a travel drone, features foldable arms, gesture and facial detection controls, a maximum flight

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