Google’s Project Wing drone delivery trial has been financially backed by the United States government, which believes the unmanned aircraft systems industry could create as many as 100,000 jobs.
Aurora Flight Sciences is looking to expand its operational testing of the Centaur Optionally Piloted Aircraft (OPA) system to Lonesome Pine Airport in Wise County, Virginia. Through this endeavor, Aurora aims to continue advancing the Virginia Unmanned Systems Commission’s progress toward making the state a leader in the unmanned systems industry, while also establishing Wise County as a research, development and operational hub for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada, announced an investment of $300,000 to support the development of an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) range for training and field testing in the Village of Foremost.
A historic day as the Grand Forks Air Force takes a big step forward in securing a first of its kind drone-based business park. A new lease agreement of the airstrip means it will be shared for military and civilian use. Continue reading
The Aerodrome and its partner, the City of Boulder City, NV, announced today the world’s first commercial droneport and teaching facility in Boulder City, NV. A droneport is a facility tailored specifically to Unmanned Air Systems (UAS). Unlike other planned droneport projects previously announced, The Aerodrome’s Eldorado Droneport has already broken ground, is fully funded, permanent and currently operational. This history-making project by Aerodrome and the City of Boulder City has the full support and approval of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The official opening of the “Deutsches Erprobungsgeländes für Unbemanntes Fliegen (DEU) / German Testsite for Unmanned Flying”, in Mattsies, Bavaria, Germany took place on Friday, September, 11th. The test site, which is the Airfield of Grob Aircraft, is for research & development of civil UAS. The test site can activate restricted airspace for flight operations with UAS. Several UAS companies displayed at this event. Continue reading
Airogistic LLC, a pioneer for developing UAV infrastructure products and services, has announced the product rollout of the DroneDome. The DroneDome is an outdoor netted shelter that allows for the use and testing of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) in a controlled and personnel safe environment.
Tayzu Robotics, a manufacturer and developer on the vanguard of the development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), has reached an exclusivity agreement with the government of the Cayman Islands allowing them to create a comprehensive UAV testing facility on the island of Cayman Brac. Continue reading