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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Drone Delivery Canada expands test and commercialization activities

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The so-called Commercialization Centre is on approximately 100 acres west of the Company’s main office and will be operational in November. DDC will maintain a permanent facility there with dedicated staff and will scale with Company growth.

The Condor is currently the Company’s largest drone with an expected range of 200km (124mi) and a payload capacity of 180kg (396lb) and is fully integrated with the Company’s patented and award-winning FLYTE software system.

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PUCA officially appointed as a member of the Informal Drone Experts Group (IDEG) by the European Commission

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On 06 October 2021, Mr Henrik HOLOLEI, Director-General for Mobility and Transport, has officially appointed the Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft (PUCA) as a full member of the Informal Drone Experts Group (IDEG), having considered the relevance of PUCA’s objectives and its demonstrated level of expertise. This appointment is not limited in time.

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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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Malta will be the European base of operations for DRONAMICS

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DRONAMICS today unveiled the first base of operations in Europe for its unmanned drone logistics service. After a detailed selection process with multiple national civil aviation authorities and leading customers in Europe, the DRONAMICS team has selected Malta as its first European operation base to provide same-day delivery service with the Black Swan drone in 2022.

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DHL Express & Pen Aviation seal a strategic partnership to participate in cargo drone delivery

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They have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to commercialize time-critical goods deliveries with unmanned aerial vehicles, leveraging PEN UAS-based solutions. This initiative is in partnership with Raya Airways as the cargo drone operator.

DHL will participate in a Proof of Commercialization (POC) by the end of 2021 to demonstrate the commercial viability of time-critical cargo drone delivery for port logistics missions, focusing on the maritime industry.

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Ireland and Skyports flying ahead of the EU with leading-edge regulatory certification

Skyports receives first-in-EU Light UAS Operator Certificate (LUC) to allow for BVLOS from the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), enabling self-authorisation of UAS drone flights.

Skyports, the world-leading operator of cargo drone deliveries and advanced air mobility (AAM) infrastructure, has obtained a Light UAS Operator Certificate from the Irish Aviation Authority, permitting the self-authorisation of Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) drone flights. This is the first such certificate issued by an EU regulator.

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