Category Archives: Non-Military & Commercial UAS

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

Delair Introduces Advanced Fixed-Wing UAV for Lidar-Based Aerial Surveying and 3D Mapping

Delair, a supplier of drone solutions for commercial industries, has introduced the next generation of its high-performance Delair DT26X LiDAR UAV, the industry’s first long-range fixed wing drone to combine highly accurate Light Distance and Ranging (LiDAR) sensing capabilities with an integrated high resolution RGB (red, green, blue) camera, dramatically increasing the precision, efficiency and cost effectiveness of surveying and 3D mapping. Continue reading

Drone in Close Encounter at Las Vegas Airport

A video was posted to YouTube last Thursday exhibiting an exceptionally dangerous move by a drone pilot. The version uploaded to YouTube shows a drone quickly climbing in altitude mere seconds before a Frontier aircraft flies under it. Continue reading

Dutch Drone Maps Seychelles National Park

The interior region of Silhouette Island, one of the Seychelles Islands in the Indian Ocean, is a national park, with some of the richest biodiversity in the entire Indian Ocean. It is also home to several, critically endangered, plants and animals. In order to keep track of the different species on the island and gain insights into the unique ecosystem, an up-to-date map is an essential tool. Continue reading