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]
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.
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]
Drone Delivery Canada starts testing Raven X1400 cargo delivery drone The Raven X1400 delivery drone is engineered to provide pay load capacities of up to 25lbs and designed to fly approximately 60km. The Raven X1400 boasts a larger payload compared to DDC’s Sparrow X1000 drone which had its Declaration of Compliance accepted by Transport Canada… [read more]
Global Survey on Drone Operations – Results Are Now Available This worldwide survey on drone operations was kicked off in 8 languages in July 2017. The objective was to propose a segmentation of the non-military drone application sectors (commercial & non-commercial), as well as a categorization of drone flight mission purposes taking place in these… [read more]
SF Express conducts cargo pod dropping test payolad 1.2ton max range 3000km. More about China’s drone newcomer Tengoen Technology ambitious plans here
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.
Four years after Amazon introduced the idea, big aerospace companies are finally revealing their own cargo drone prototypes Using unmanned aerial vehicles for door-to-door deliveries seemed like a laughable pipe dream when Amazon tossed out the fanciful idea on 60 Minutes in December 2013. But some very important people didn’t find the concept so far-fetched.
Boeing unveiled a new unmanned electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (Boeing eVTOL) cargo air vehicle (CAV) prototype that will be used to test and evolve Boeing’s autonomy technology for future aerospace vehicles. It is designed to transport a payload up to 500 pounds for possible future cargo and logistics applications. “This flying cargo air vehicle represents another major… [read more]
Global UCA Conference mentioned in Aircargopedia newsletter The air cargo site Aircargopedia has started a separate section on unmanned cargo, and mentioned the Global UCA Conference in its latest newsletter. You can subscribe to this free newsletter on: http://www.aircargopedia.com/newsletters.htm.