Safran signs MoU with Urban Aeronautics


Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Urban Aeronautics to study new market opportunities and address power system solutions to support the development of an entirely new platform family of internal rotor aircraft. The Cormorant (formerly AirMule) UAV demonstrator is already flying powered by an Arriel 1D driving two ducted-fans. Continue reading

Future Robotics Forum October 19-21 in Portland

auvsi_fallsymposium2016_logoThe Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Cascade Chapter will host the Future Robotics Forum at OMSI in Portland October 19-21, including an evening benefit for STEM education grants throughout the Pacific Northwest. The Future Robotics Forum will host business leaders and inspiring speakers of over two dozen companies and organizations driving the future of the drone and unmanned robotics industries.

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General Star Offers Drone Insurance

General Star Management Company has announced the availability of CGL coverage specifically designed to protect the manufacturers, distributors and operators of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), more commonly known as “drones.” In addition, contingent coverage for unmanned aircraft systems operations conducted on behalf of the insured is available. Continue reading

UPS Tests Drones for Urgent Deliveries


Package delivery giant United Parcel Service Inc. began testing last Thursday the use of drones to make commercial deliveries of packages to remote locations. Working with Danvers, Mass.-based drone maker CyPhy Works, UPS staged a mock delivery of urgently needed medicine from Beverly, Mass. to Children’s Island. Continue reading