FlyingBasket performed first urban area flight operation with industrial cargo drone

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This flight was part of a logistic demonstration in collaboration with Leonardo and Poste Italiane, the Italian postal service provider.

The eVTOL cargo drone FB3 with 100kg payload capability has been in commercial operation since 2020, when FlyingBasket received the first operational authorization to perform complex logistic missions in sparsely populated areas. Having accumulated ample experience as a drone operator across several European countries, FlyingBasket was distinctively the reliable choice for this pilot project.

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Wingcopter receives Investment from Japan-based DRONE FUND

German drone delivery pioneer Wingcopter continues to fly high, announcing that it has received an investment from DRONE FUND. DRONE FUND is a Japan-based venture capital company specializing in drone and air mobility related startups. The investment is made out of DRONE FUND’s JPY 10 billion/USD 90 million strong third fund, called DRONE FUND III (officially DRONE FUND III Investment Limited Partnership), and comes in the run-up of Wingcopter’s Series B investment round. It is DRONE FUND’s first investment in eVTOL drone technology as well as its first investment in a German company.

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Large Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Airline Operation Requirements and National Airspace Integration

The FAA has decades of experience regulating the safety of manned aircraft but less than a decade regulating the safety aspects of unmanned aircraft in the NAS.  This has caused the FAA to take a cautious approach to integrating unmanned aircraft into the NAS by integrating small unmanned aerial vehicles (sUAV) before large unmanned aircraft.

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Drone Delivery Canada expands test and commercialization activities

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The so-called Commercialization Centre is on approximately 100 acres west of the Company’s main office and will be operational in November. DDC will maintain a permanent facility there with dedicated staff and will scale with Company growth.

The Condor is currently the Company’s largest drone with an expected range of 200km (124mi) and a payload capacity of 180kg (396lb) and is fully integrated with the Company’s patented and award-winning FLYTE software system.

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PUCA officially appointed as a member of the Informal Drone Experts Group (IDEG) by the European Commission

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On 06 October 2021, Mr Henrik HOLOLEI, Director-General for Mobility and Transport, has officially appointed the Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft (PUCA) as a full member of the Informal Drone Experts Group (IDEG), having considered the relevance of PUCA’s objectives and its demonstrated level of expertise. This appointment is not limited in time.

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Airport Regions Council is member of Platform UCA

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Airport Regions Council is the association of regional and local authorities with an airport situated within or near their territories. ARC represents the interests of its members and brings together a wide range of expertise at the interface of airports and air transport with local and regional policies. A common concern is to maximise the benefits generated by airports and to minimise their environmental impact.

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Malta will be the European base of operations for DRONAMICS

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DRONAMICS today unveiled the first base of operations in Europe for its unmanned drone logistics service. After a detailed selection process with multiple national civil aviation authorities and leading customers in Europe, the DRONAMICS team has selected Malta as its first European operation base to provide same-day delivery service with the Black Swan drone in 2022.

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