Norway launches drone cargo project

Four Norwegian technology companies are collaborating to use unmanned helicopters to carry cargo between offshore vessels and offshore installations. The weather is a big challenge when cargo is going to be lifted with a crane between offshore vessels, rigs and other installations. The operations depend on wind, visibility, waves etc. Weather conditions at sea often… [read more]

Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference 2018 held in Kinston, North Carolina (Video)

The Unmanned Cargo Aircraft conference is underway at the Global Transpark in Kinston this week. This is the first time the international conference has been held in the U.S.Researchers and companies from all over the world were in attendance to discuss the latest developments and trends in the industry. As technology evolves jobs and opportunities… [read more]

Amazon, Boeing, GE, Google announce plans to develop private UTM system for drones

During last week’s FAA Symposium in Baltimore, Amazon, Boeing, GE, and Google announced that they are ready to start working on the development of a private Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) system for drones. Testing in conjunction with NASA is supposed to start in the next three months. The system will enable swarms of drones to fly a couple of hundred feet above the… [read more]

Amazon and UPS are investing big in drone deliveries

Amazon and UPS are investing big in drone deliveries Drone deliveries could be faster and cheaper than existing logistics methods. Companies like Amazon and UPS are investing big in developing flying robots to make deliveries. In theory, getting a recent purchase delivered in mere minutes is every consumer’s dream. In practice? It’s not exactly easy… [read more]

Commercial drones in U.S. are expected to begin limited package deliveries within months

Commercial drones in U.S. are expected to begin limited package deliveries within months After lagging behind other countries for years, commercial drones in the U.S. are expected to begin limited package deliveries within months, according to federal regulators and industry officials. The momentum partly stems from stepped-up White House pressure, prompting closer cooperation between the… [read more]

Aerospace Industries Association supports remote ID for hobby, heavy drones

Aerospace Industries Association supports remote ID for hobby, heavy drones The Aviation Rule Committee (ARC) on UAS Identification and Tracking (UAS ID) was formed in June 2017 after plans to issue rules allowing drone flights over people were frozen, suddenly, early that year. The regulatory plan had stalled after both law enforcement and homeland security… [read more]