Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft welcomes Reliefbase as new member

Reliefbase Foundation

Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft welcomes Reliefbase as new member

About Reliefbase Foundation
Reliefbase Foundation is a Joint Innovation Initiative where public and private partners, together with knowledge institutes, community organizations and (international) NGOs, work together to test and validate new concepts, prototype products, instruments, systems and materials for innovations that can be used in the context of disasters, emergency response and relief operations, or in the day-to-day lives of people, in particular in relation to: (a) Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene; (b) Disaster preparedness and emergency response (DRR & DRM); and (c) Drones and Unmanned Cargo Aircraft. Continue reading “Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft welcomes Reliefbase as new member”

Graduation assignment on UCA supported by Avio Aero & Platform UCA – Unmanned Cargo Aircraft with innovative propulsion system – comparative evaluation with traditional freight systems

graduation assignment

Master’s Graduation assignment on UCA supported by Avio Aero & Platform UCA – Unmanned Cargo Aircraft with innovative propulsion system – comparative evaluation with traditional freight systems

Frame, structure and deliverables expected

Unmanned Aircraft will be the future of the cargo industry, according to several experts. Being an application already well established in the military segment and relying on a mature technology, these vehicles are only missing the implementation of a proper regulation by the authorities to make their breakthrough into the markets. Continue reading “Graduation assignment on UCA supported by Avio Aero & Platform UCA – Unmanned Cargo Aircraft with innovative propulsion system – comparative evaluation with traditional freight systems”

Platform UCA welcomes new member Tokiomarine Kiln

Tokiomarine Kiln

Platform UCA welcomes new member Tokiomarine Kiln

About Tokiomarine Kiln
Tokio Marine Kiln is a leading international insurer with a reputation for underwriting excellence, great people and innovative products.

We are part of the Tokio Marine Group, one of the world’s largest insurance companies. We empower more than 900 employees in 20 cities around the world to protect customers against complex and ever changing risks. Continue reading “Platform UCA welcomes new member Tokiomarine Kiln”

Hype technologies to profoundly change aviation – Hans Heerkens, Platform UCA

Hype technologies

Hype technologies to profoundly change aviation – Hans Heerkens, Chairman Platform UCA (PUCA)

Far from the spotlight of the media, technologies are developed that can significantly change aviation – and society- especially when applied jointly. Two of them are 3D printing and quantum computers. Perhaps you do not think of aviation right away. But these technologies can profoundly change aviation, and may have a major impact on tomorrow’s world.

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is a technique by which an object is constructed in thin layers, as if a printer does not apply one layer of ink to paper, but layer after layer. The significant advantage is that more and more items can be manufactured wherever and whenever they are needed. This saves time and transport costs. Experiments are already conducted with 3D printing of food. In combination with nanotechnology, which can change properties of materials considerably, the possibilities seem unlimited. Continue reading “Hype technologies to profoundly change aviation – Hans Heerkens, Platform UCA”

Integra Aerial Services Joins the Platform for Unmanned Cargo Aircraft (PUCA)

Integra Aerial Services (INAS) has joined the Platform for Unmanned Cargo Aircraft (PUCA), 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.

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German Aerospace Laboratory (DLR) Joins the Platform for Unmanned Cargo Aircraft (PUCA)

German Aerospace Laboratory (DLR) has joined the Platform for Unmanned Cargo Aircraft (PUCA), 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.

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Platform Unmanned Aircraft Cargo Welcomes Matternet as New Member

Matternet joined the Platform for Unmanned Cargo Aircraft (PUCA), 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.

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