US set to announce participants in new slate of drone tests (Reuters) – Major technology and aerospace companies including Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O), Apple Inc (AAPL.O), Intel Corp (INTC.O), Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) and Airbus SE (AIR.PA) are vying to take part in a new slate of drone tests the United States is set to announce on… [read more]
NASA & Amazon are researching traffic between drones and airplanes NASA and Amazon.com Inc. are tapping experts in France to figure out how to coordinate drone traffic, bolstering the country’s role as a hub for evolving regulation of unmanned aircraft. While Amazon hired a team in a Paris suburb, NASA headed closer to plane-maker Airbus SE’s home in… [read more]
US pilot unions receive approval to conduct study into single-pilot cargo aircraft US pilot unions have hit out at Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to conduct a study into the use of single-pilot cargo aircraft. Contained within the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 is a programme that would see the FAA, in consultation with NASA… [read more]
The first ever public drone parcel delivery service in Singapore will begin later this year. BILL READ FRAeS reports on how the new service will operate and its significance. During the 2018 Singapore Air Show in February, Airbus invited the media to witness the first demonstration of a new parcel-delivery drone service which will begin trial commercial… [read more]
Postal drone’s maiden voyage fails spectacularly A Russian postal drone’s maiden voyage ended rather sooner than its creators anticipated when it smashed into a wall, crumbling to pieces after just seconds in the air.
Amazon.com has been granted a new patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a delivery drone that can respond to human gestures. The concept is part of Amazon’s goal to develop a fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles that can get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less. Issued earlier this week, the… [read more]
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]
A California startup promising to build an electric long-distance cargo drone announced yesterday that it has raised 140 percent of its initial angel funding goal. Sabrewing Aircraft Company CEO Ed De Reyes said the company had raised just shy of US$1 million from The Drone Fund, Integro LTD and two other investors. The funds will… [read more]
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… [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.