DRONAMICS obtains first operational licence as drone cargo airline

Granted by Transport Malta Civil Aviation Directorate (TM-CAD), the licence allows operations in accordance with European Regulation (EU)

The Light UAS Operator Certificate (LUC) is the highest authorisation currently achievable under European drone operations and the first one issued in the EU for middle-mile cargo operations

It allows DRONAMICS to self-authorise flight operations across EU countries.

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Help PUCA member with this survey.

Mark Patrick Collins is a Ph.D student at Capitol Technology University and Associate Professor Unmanned Systems from Indiana State University. and is member of PUCA.

He is conducting a survey for his dissertation and would like your input.  The aim of his research is to investigate the requirements for large unmanned cargo aircraft (LUCA) operations and to evaluate the anticipated needs of the FAA to support the integration of LUCA airline flights in the National Airspace Systems (NAS).  This survey should not take longer than 15 minutes to complete.

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Elroy Air Unveils Its Chaparral, a Hybrid-electric VTOL Cargo Aircraft

Elroy Air, the company developing the first end-to-end autonomous vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aerial cargo system, unveiled its pre-production Chaparral aircraft today. The Chaparral can autonomously pick up 300-500 lbs of cargo and deliver it by air up to 300 miles, a capability that pushes beyond the limited payload capabilities of delivery drones and the airport infrastructure required of piloted air cargo options available today.

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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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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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PUCA member Elroy Air Raises $40MM Series A financing

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Elroy Air, the Aerospace and Logistics company developing the world’s first end-to-end autonomous vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aerial cargo systems, has raised a $40MM Series A financing from Marlinspike Capital, Lockheed Martin Ventures, and Prosperity7 Ventures alongside continued backing from existing investors including Catapult Ventures, DiamondStream Partners, Side X Side Management, Shield Capital Partners and Precursor Ventures. The fresh financing brings Elroy Air’s total investment raised to date to $48MM.

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