Uber Technologies Inc. plans to deliver food by drone in San Diego as part of a wide-reaching commercial test program approved by the federal government on Wednesday, said Dara Khosrowshahi, the chief executive officer.
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 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]
AIA report projects explosive growth of large unmanned aerial systems global market In the not-too-distant future, large unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)—those flying above 400 feet and weighing more than 55 pounds—will begin populating the skies: transporting cargo, fighting fires, delivering WiFi and even flying people around the world. Think Bigger: Large Unmanned Systems and the… [read more]
Pilot-less airliners are set to take flight in the next two decades. Eric Fanning, Aerospace Industries Association CEO, on the growth in the large drone industry: “In 20 years, we expect to be $30 billion a year and 60,000 new jobs.”
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… [read more]
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.
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… [read more]
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… [read more]
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… [read more]