Package-delivery drones won’t really gel until around 2020, aviation authorities, advisers say. Amazon.com Inc. and others have been touting plans to use drones to deliver packages to consumers, but safety experts and federal documents indicate widespread flights aren’t likely before the next decade.
Hovercraft can travel over land, water and ice. The technology behind the Hybrid Airship, the cargo-hauling ship of the skies, allows this hybrid craft to travel virtually anywhere.What is a hovercraft? It’s part boat, part airplane and part helicopter. While it may look a bit odd, how it works is quite simple. It’s an amphibious… [read more]
There are dozens of videos on the Internet showing small, unmanned aircraft delivering medicine, packages, pizzas and tacos. If you believe the hype, the skies may soon be crowded with these vehicles. Last week, the Federal Aviation Administration took a big step toward defining this future by enacting the rules and regulations known as Part… [read more]
Domino’s will start delivering pizza via drones in New Zeeland this month, after trials performed earlier in August. “It doesn’t add up to deliver a two kilogram package in a two-ton vehicle,” said Scott Bush, a general manager for Domino’s Pizza Enterprises, which is independent of the U.S. chain and operates in seven countries. “In… [read more]
By Dr. Hans Heerkens, University of Twente, Netherlands, Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft and Dr. Frank Tempelman, National Aerospace Laboratory, Netherlands