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]
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]
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]
China’s drone newcomer Tengoen Technology has ambitious plans China’s drone newcomer Tengoen Technology (also spelled Tengdun) has ambitious plans. The company promises to market armed drones for purchase. It also promises to build the world’s biggest cargo drone. That’s quite a slate for a company that was only founded in 2016.
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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.
Parcel service company UPS successfully tests car-based drone. UPS has successfully tested a car-based drone, the parcel service says. The Workhorse Group Horsefly UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) Delivery system can launch from a UPS truck to autonomously deliver a package to a home as the driver continues on route to make another delivery and return… [read more]