Boeing unveiled a new unmanned electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (Boeing eVTOL) cargo air vehicle (CAV) prototype that will be used to test and evolve Boeing’s autonomy technology for future aerospace vehicles. It is designed to transport a payload up to 500 pounds for possible future cargo and logistics applications. “This flying cargo air vehicle represents another major… [read more]
Global UCA Conference mentioned in Aircargopedia newsletter The air cargo site Aircargopedia has started a separate section on unmanned cargo, and mentioned the Global UCA Conference in its latest newsletter. You can subscribe to this free newsletter on: http://www.aircargopedia.com/newsletters.htm.
Platform UCA welcomes new member Tokiomarine Kiln About Tokiomarine Kiln Tokio Marine Kiln is a leading international insurer with a reputation for underwriting excellence, great people and innovative products. We are part of the Tokio Marine Group, one of the world’s largest insurance companies. We empower more than 900 employees in 20 cities around the… [read more]
Hype technologies to profoundly change aviation – Hans Heerkens, Chairman Platform UCA (PUCA) Far from the spotlight of the media, technologies are developed that can significantly change aviation – and society- especially when applied jointly. Two of them are 3D printing and quantum computers. Perhaps you do not think of aviation right away. But these… [read more]
Platform UCA welcomes new member Consortiq About Consortiq Consortiq is a cutting edge innovator in drone and unmanned technology. We transform businesses through drone consultancy, drone training, aerial filming, hardware and software. We make it easier for organisations to put drones in the sky. We are expert drone professionals and market leaders in providing bespoke… [read more]
FAA forecasts continued growth in air travel in next 20 years. The FAA released its annual Aerospace Forecast Report Fiscal Years 2017 to 2037, which projects sustained and continued growth in nearly every aspect of air transportation from general aviation private flying to large commercial airline passenger levels. In commercial air travel, Revenue Passenger Miles… [read more]
Are we ready for all these remotely-piloted aircraft systems in our skies? Remotely-piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), commonly known as drones, are increasingly used for commercial operations and recreational purposes. This has coincided with an exponential increase in reports of RPA operating dangerously close to manned aircraft and airports.
Parcel service company UPS successfully tests car-based drone. UPS has successfully tested a car-based drone, the parcel service says. The Workhorse Group Horsefly UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) Delivery system can launch from a UPS truck to autonomously deliver a package to a home as the driver continues on route to make another delivery and return… [read more]
Dubai to launch autonomous flying taxi by this summer. Just over a year after EHang’s passenger-carrying autonomous drone was unveiled in Las Vegas, officials in Dubai said this week they plan to provide flights to the public in the aircraft by this summer. “The AAV [autonomous aerial vehicle] on display at the World Government Summit… [read more]
Pilotless plane, developed by BAE Systems. Engineers at BAE Systems have already launched a series of test flights in which the high-tech prototype flies by itself using computers while being monitored by operators sitting 15,000ft below it. BAE, which hopes it can open the door to unmanned flights in commercial travel, has transformed a small… [read more]