Drone Test Centre Planned in Twente, The Netherlands (Video)

At present there are insufficient test locations for remote controlled aircrafts in the Netherlands. Therefore companies choose to test their drones abroad. Builders of drones and researchers have an urgent need for space to test safely with drones. Also for the practical training required for drone pilots per July 1, 2015 such special locations are needed. Continue reading “Drone Test Centre Planned in Twente, The Netherlands (Video)”

EU Promises to Help European Drone Makers Conquer World Markets

The EU Commission has promised to help European drone makers conquer world markets, as part of wider efforts to export EU aviation rules.

Violeta Bulc, the transport commissioner, said in Brussels on Monday (7 December) upcoming drone laws will create “a European-based regulatory framework” which will “create the conditions” for EU-based commercial producers to “stay the leader, globally.” Continue reading “EU Promises to Help European Drone Makers Conquer World Markets”

Google Expects to Begin Drone Package Deliveries in 2017

Internet giant Alphabet Inc , the new holding company for Google, expects to begin delivering packages to consumers via drones sometime in 2017, the executive in charge of its drone effort said on Monday.

David Vos, the leader for Alphabet’s Project Wing, said his company is in talks with the Federal Aviation Administration and other stakeholders about setting up an air traffic control system for drones that would use cellular and Internet technology to coordinate unmanned aerial vehicle flights at altitudes under 500 feet (152 meters). Continue reading “Google Expects to Begin Drone Package Deliveries in 2017”

Konelek Joins the Platform for Unmanned Cargo Aircraft (PUCA)

Konelek has become a member of PUCA – Platform for Unmanned Cargo Aircraft, a European working group set up in 2011 with the aim of facilitating the definition of requirements for, and the development of, the next generation of Unmanned Cargo Aircraft, and letting its members play a meaningful and profitable role in this development. Continue reading “Konelek Joins the Platform for Unmanned Cargo Aircraft (PUCA)”

ATLAS, an Unmanned Medium Ranged Containerized Cargo Freighter

“Design an unmanned containerised cargo freighter that can reduce the cost of shipping by air
and the time required for inter-modal transfers and transport on the ground”, was the objective for a concluding part of aerospace engineering bachelor’s curriculum at Delft University of Technology, called the the design synthesis exercise (DSE). Continue reading “ATLAS, an Unmanned Medium Ranged Containerized Cargo Freighter”