Since 2014, AHS International has been leading a series of workshops on Transformative Vertical Flight (TVF), building a community of aerospace professionals that includes technical, regulatory and business elements, and exploring the potential for new forms of air transportation systems with innovative propulsion systems. The focus has been on systems that embody combinations of on-demand, electric and hybrid-electric propulsion, and vertiport-capable configurations and designs. See the AHS Electric VTOL News website for news and a directory of concepts under development.
The 5th Annual Transformative Vertical Flight Workshop, held this year in San Francisco, California, featured the latest advances and possibilities in urban air mobility. Videos and presentations for the workshop can be downloaded below. Next year’s workshop will be rebranded as the “6th Annual Electric VTOL Symposium” and is planned to be held in Jan. 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. Past workshop briefings and videos can be found at the AHS webpage on Transformative Vertical Flight. Continue reading “5th Annual Transformative VTOL Workshop papers available”
Utility drone built by Singular Aircraft to start US flight tests
A company in Wyoming has secured FAA approval to start flight tests with a large twin-engine drone, the Flyox Mark II, built by Singular Aircraft of Barcelona, Spain. The amphibious drone has a 35-foot wingspan and can carry up to 4,000 pounds of water for dropping on forest fires. Continue reading “Utility drone built by Singular Aircraft to start US flight tests”
Dubai-based startup development firm Eniverse has unveiled the DoorBox, a fully automated receiving box that will be placed receive deliveries from drones.
In November, Eniverse announced that it had teamed up with Fetchr and San Francisco-based drone delivery firm Skycart to deliver the first autonomous drone delivery service in the region. Continue reading “Dubai-based start-up Eniverse to deliver region’s first autonomous drone delivery service”
Dorado drones – next “UBER” on blockchain for on-demand deliveries
The next-generation on-demand delivery company Dorado, has revealed that it plans to raise $69M via its ICO. Dorado has already ‘pre-heated the oven” by raising $4M from institutional investors, including the ICO-focused Goldfish Fund, and it plans to offer the remaining allocation to the general public. There’s likely to be a huge amount of interest given how mature Dorado is in comparison to the majority of companies that hold ICO’s. Dorado, a fork of Foodout, which is based in Europe, was founded in 2014 and is already a leader in 6 countries, delivering 4 million orders, to 1 million active users, with +50M in sales. Continue reading “Dorado drones – next “UBER” on blockchain for on-demand deliveries (Video)”
Drone Delivery Canada starts testing Raven X1400 cargo delivery drone
The Raven X1400 delivery drone is engineered to provide pay load capacities of up to 25lbs and designed to fly approximately 60km. The Raven X1400 boasts a larger payload compared to DDC’s Sparrow X1000 drone which had its Declaration of Compliance accepted by Transport Canada in December 2017. The addition of the Raven X1400 Delivery Drone is designed to meet the challenging weather conditions of Northern Canada and provide larger payloads should the demand for such be present. Continue reading “Drone Delivery Canada starts testing Raven X1400 cargo delivery drone”
Global Survey on Drone Operations – Results Are Now Available
This worldwide survey on drone operations was kicked off in 8 languages in July 2017. The objective was to propose a segmentation of the non-military drone application sectors (commercial & non-commercial), as well as a categorization of drone flight mission purposes taking place in these sectors. Based on these two documents, the survey identifies & classifies: Continue reading “Global Survey on Drone Operations – Results Are Now Available”