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PrecisionHawk Creates Commercial Drone Pilots Network

PrecisionHawk has announced the acquisition of and AirVid. Both platforms enable users to commission drone pilots for commercial jobs. PrecisionHawk will merge the companies under the name and platform to form a network of more than 15,000 commercially licensed drone pilots – making it the largest of its kind. Continue reading

First Flight Demonstration for Airbus Skyways Parcel Delivery Drone

Leo Jeoh (design office head at Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia) and team around Skyways

Airbus Helicopters’ Skyways unmanned air vehicle has successfully completed its first flight demonstration at the National University of Singapore (NUS). The drone took off from its dedicated maintenance centre and landed on the roof of a specially designed parcel station where a parcel was automatically loaded via a robotic arm. Continue reading

EHANG 184 – First Test Footage Released

EHANG has unveiled footage of the latest test flights of their self-flying passenger aircraft or Autonomous Aerial Vehicle (AAV). The EHANG 184 series is the world’s first passenger drone capable of carrying a single person at up to 130 km/h and in force 7 typhoon conditions. These manned test flights are just the latest in a series of tests to ensure that the EHANG 184 AAV will be safe and ready for public use in the near future. Continue reading

Applied Aeronautics Doubles Production Capacity

Applied Aeronautics, a provider of affordable commercial drones, has announced their Albatross UAV is operating on all seven continents and in over 40 countries. In response to growing demand for their products across both the private and public sectors, Applied Aeronautics will double its production capacity in Q2 of this year, marking its second facility expansion in the past 18 months. Continue reading

US Coast Guard Evaluates ScanEagle Ocean Surface Anomaly Detector Payload

The US Coast Guard (USCG) is assessing and evaluating a payload on its fleet of Insitu ScanEagle tactical unmanned aerial systems (UASs) that takes photos of the ocean surface, checks for anomalies, and alerts the aircraft’s operator for further investigation, according to a key official. Continue reading