Aeroscout’s Long Flight Endurance Scout B-330

Aeroscout, a long term partner of performance leading LiDAR manufacturer RIEGL, has launched the Scout B-330 UAV helicopter, which is built with a high payload capacity of up to 50 kg (110 lbs), a very long flight endurance (at least three hours) and the capability of flying at very high altitudes (up to 3,000m above sea level) in a typical mission scenario. This includes a full autonomous take-off sequence, a mission flight at variable speed, and a landing sequence.

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New BVLOS Radar at Springfield Ohio

Crews at the Springfield Beckley Municipal Airport are laying fiber to support multiple UAV test sites.

At the Springfield Beckley Municipal Airport crews will begin installing a new kind of radar in June that will allow air traffic controllers to see a combination of planes and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The Air Force and the State of Ohio are footing the $5 million radar bill in first-of-its-kind testing that both parties hope will lead to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for beyond line of sight flight. Continue reading

RPAS 2017 – Find Out Where The European UAS/RPAS/Drone Community Is Going

RPAS 2017, the European Civil RPAS Policy, Regulatory & Innovation Forum, is an international conference focusing on remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) operational matters, current & future applications, policy & regulatory matters, current bottlenecks & innovative possible solutions, technical & performance requirements, system & sub-system developments, aerial work customer requirements, novel operations, as well as experience & lessons learned. Continue reading

Congressional Hearing Discusses Drone Delivery

The Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, chaired by Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH), today held a hearing to discuss how businesses are adopting the latest trends in technology to transform the delivery process for consumers. Witnesses provided testimony about how their businesses are leveraging technology to provide same-day delivery services to consumers. Continue reading