Elroy Air, the company developing the first end-to-end autonomous vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aerial cargo system, unveiled its pre-production Chaparral aircraft today. The Chaparral can autonomously pick up 300-500 lbs of cargo and deliver it by air up to 300 miles, a capability that pushes beyond the limited payload capabilities of delivery drones and the airport infrastructure required of piloted air cargo options available today.Continue reading “Elroy Air Unveils Its Chaparral, a Hybrid-electric VTOL Cargo Aircraft”
This flight was part of a logistic demonstration in collaboration with Leonardo and Poste Italiane, the Italian postal service provider.
The eVTOL cargo drone FB3 with 100kg payload capability has been in commercial operation since 2020, when FlyingBasket received the first operational authorization to perform complex logistic missions in sparsely populated areas. Having accumulated ample experience as a drone operator across several European countries, FlyingBasket was distinctively the reliable choice for this pilot project.Continue reading “FlyingBasket performed first urban area flight operation with industrial cargo drone”
Ushering in a new era for the global freight industry with an advanced new concept in airfreight that pushes the limit of what’s possible.
At 19:30 CET, at Sofia Airport in Bulgaria, DRONAMICS will reveal to the world The Black Swan – an advanced unmanned airplane that is the most fuel-efficient cargo airplane ever built.Continue reading “DRONAMICS will unveil first production Black Swan aircraft”
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.Continue reading “DHL Express & Pen Aviation seal a strategic partnership to participate in cargo drone delivery”
Unmanned Cargo Aircraft (UCA) get more and more attention. UCA offer the potential to transport loads of 1 kg to 10 tons or more over both short and long distances, on routes that are unfeasible or uneconomical for other modes of transport. During the conference, internationally renowned speakers will introduce UCA development projects, potential applications and current deployments.Continue reading “PUCA is strategic partner of the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference”
Skyports, an enabler of cargo drone deliveries and advanced air mobility (AAM) infrastructure, and Kencoa Aerospace, a Korea-based global aerospace solution supplier and manufacturer, have announced a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to implement cargo drone deliveries to and on South Korea’s Jeju Island.Continue reading “Skyports and Kencoa Aerospace announce BVLOS cargo drone project in Korea”
A report published by the International Transport Forum. This report presents policy options for the successful integration of drones into the transport system. How can countries reap the benefits of drone transport while limiting risks? The report examines concerns about the acceptability, efficiency and sustainability of drone transport.
The analysis covers passenger and freight drones with different payloads and ranges, and also addresses other drone uses that support the transport sector.Continue reading “Drones in the Transport System: Acceptability and Integration”
The BOOSTLOG project, commencing in 2021, is a 3 year project funded by the EU through HORIZON 2020, aiming to boost the impact generated from EU funded R&I projects to contribute to EU policy objectives, address societal challenges and increase EU’s competitiveness.Continue reading “BOOSTLOG, boosting the impact of EU funded research in the field of freight transport and logistics”
The DRONAMICS European Droneport Network is the world’s first cargo droneport network and includes private airports and airport groups operating more than 35 airports in 11 European countries, connecting 300 million people with a low-cost same-day cargo service. DRONAMICS will operate same-day flights within the network using its proprietary DRONAMICS “Black Swan” large cargo drones, each with a capacity of 350 kg and range of up to 2,500 km, reducing time, cost and emissions by up to 80% compared to traditional air cargo.Continue reading “DRONAMICS Announces International drone delivery network”
On the final day of the World Cargo Symposium, the future of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the industry was a hot topic, especially following a morning presentation by Matternet, a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of drones that are currently being uded to deliver life-saving drugs to remote field clinics in Malawi. Continue reading “Matternet Cargo Drones Are Currently Used to Deliver Life-Saving Drugs in Malawi”