Three hospitals have launched Poland’s first regular long-haul drone delivery service

These will fly between Warsaw and the towns of Pułtusk and Sochaczew.

After successful tests that began in autumn 2020, the Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA), a state body, has allowed for regular shuttles starting on 17 February. Six or seven flights are planned daily.

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Wingcopter receives Investment from Japan-based DRONE FUND

German drone delivery pioneer Wingcopter continues to fly high, announcing that it has received an investment from DRONE FUND. DRONE FUND is a Japan-based venture capital company specializing in drone and air mobility related startups. The investment is made out of DRONE FUND’s JPY 10 billion/USD 90 million strong third fund, called DRONE FUND III (officially DRONE FUND III Investment Limited Partnership), and comes in the run-up of Wingcopter’s Series B investment round. It is DRONE FUND’s first investment in eVTOL drone technology as well as its first investment in a German company.

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ANRA shows airspace management and drone delivery software platforms.

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ANRA Technologies flew drone delivery demonstrations at Florida Department of Transportation and Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise SunTrax facility for SASHTO 2021, showcasing their airspace management and drone delivery software platforms. 

SASHTO is the Southern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. The Association was organized to encourage a balanced transportation system across the southern United States.

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Middle-mile drone delivery – DRONAMICS and DHL enter partnership

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DHL will partner DRONAMICS to jointly develop solutions and offer same-day cargo drone deliveries to customers using DRONAMICS’ drone delivery network and Black Swan drones. Both companies are discussing mutual exclusivity for middle-mile drone deliveries in selected industries and markets. In addition, DRONAMICS’ goal to become carbon-negative by 2027 and direction to operate on sustainable biofuels in the future will play a part in helping DHL achieve its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050.

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Drone delivery could lead to robots in the sky

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As the pandemic makes us more dependent on deliveries, drone makers and real estate developers are finding ways to get people their goods – changes they hope will have lasting effects

The drone rises quickly off the launch pad, hovers briefly and then whines out over the waters of Lake Simcoe on a mission to deliver masks and hand sanitizer to a First Nations community, and maybe inspire its youth in a new direction.

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Potential for future delivery projects with Indigenous communities in Canada

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Recent drone delivery projects in two First Nations communities in Ontario have been able to lift the spirits of the local populations.

Bringing in PPE, food, medicine, and other basic and medical supplies, new initiatives in Georgina Island First Nation and Beausoleil First Nation have taken off with the first COVID-19 pandemic-related drone deliveries in Canada.

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Amazon’s Drone Delivery Fleet receives FAA Clearance

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Amazon’s Drone Delivery Fleet receives FAA Clearance

Retail behemoth Amazon.com Inc. took a big leap toward delivering goods from the sky by becoming one of only a handful of companies certified by the U.S. government to operate as a drone airline.

The Federal Aviation Administration designated Amazon Prime Air an “air carrier,” the company said Monday. That allows Amazon to begin its first commercial deliveries in the U.S. under a trial program, using the high-tech devices it unveiled for that purpose last year.

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Swiss company Matternet starts test medical drone delivery in North Carolina

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Swiss company Matternet starts test medical drone delivery in North Carolina

Matternet, a Swiss company, began a three-year test programme of its delivery drones under a program run by the N.C. Department of Transportation and authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration. The North Carolina program is one of 10 the FAA chose nationwide to try to determine how drones, or unmanned aircraft systems, can be put to commercial use in the United States. Continue reading “Swiss company Matternet starts test medical drone delivery in North Carolina”