Health Condition Monitoring, new online service launched by “SafeDrone by Lufthansa Technik” “SafeDrone by Lufthansa Technik” is on the verge of launching a new online service, Health Condition Monitoring (HCM), allowing manufacturers and users to monitor the technical condition of their drones after a mission is completed. This proven procedure from manned flight is now… [read more]
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]
3D Printing, Unmanned Aircraft to Revolutionise Logistics Logistical support for forward-deployed Marines will be revolutionized in the coming years by new technologies like 3-D printing, unmanned aircraft and “smart” logistics gear that can be networked to solve problems faster, a top Marine said. “We’re looking to see what is the art of the possible and… [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.
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]
Canadian company plans the country’s first commercial drone-delivery operation A Canadian company is expanding its unmanned test flights with plans to be the country’s first commercial drone-delivery operation by next year. Drone Delivery Canada of Ontario will soon begin flight trials at the Foremost Aerodrome in Alberta, headquarters of the Foremost Centre for Unmanned Systems… [read more]
The first global multimodal unmanned cargo systems event will take place on June 13-14, 2017, at Maaspoort, Venlo, The Netherlands. The event will include 4 dedicated conferences and an exhibition: Cargo Innovation Conference – June 14; Focus topics: M2M, IoT, 5G; Big Data; Sensor Networks; Robotics; Machine Learning; Security; Regulatory issues; Business models; and more…….. [read more]
Amazon is taking airborne logistics idea further with a mobile floating distribution center. Amazon, which recently began basic package deliveries via drone, is taking the airborne logistics idea further the with the concept of a mobile floating distribution center.