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UAS Cluster Initiative newsletter
  July 12, 2022

UAS in the News
Tribal Nations and aerospace innovation in Oklahoma
Oklahomans are betting on the aerospace industry as a cornerstone of technological innovation and economic growth.
Upcoming UASCI Events
Thunderbird Drone Festival
August 12-13, 2022
Woodward, OK
The Thunderbird Drone Festival is Oklahoma's first and only drone film festival and drone technology expo.
Upcoming Industry Events
Commercial UAV Expo
September 6-8, 2022
Caesars Forum, Las Vegas, NV

UAS Summit & Expo
October 4-5, 2022
Grand Forks, ND

Public Safety UAS Workshop
October 5-6, 2022
Salina, KS
Join fellow public safety professionals and the Kansas State University UAS experts for a day and a half of UAS education, networking, and hands-on exploration. This workshop will provide learning opportunities for law enforcement, fire, and...
Droneport Headlines
Vertical, Skyports, Virgin, and others to create full UK AAM ecosystem
Drone DJ | 07/18/2022
A consortium has been formed by UK aviation companies, including Vertical Aerospace, Virgin Atlantic Airways, and Skyports, with the objective of testing and preparing the launch of electric takeoff and landing (eVTOL) flight services, like air...
Industry Headlines
The Deadline for Written Comments Re: BVLOS ARC Is August 2, 2022
sUAS News | 07/12/2022
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Beyound Visual Line of Sight Aviation Rulemaking Committee Final Report; Notice of Public Meeting

Air Force seeks industry information on small air-launched drones
Inside Defense | 07/18/2022
The Air Force Research Laboratory requested information from businesses for small unmanned aerial systems to be used for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and supplement kinetic strike, according to an online posting Monday.

NASA Researchers Field-Test New Technology to Aid Drone Pilots in Fighting Fires
Aviation Today | 07/20/2022
NASA's STEReO (Scalable Traffic Management for Emergency Response Operations) project, led by the Ames Research Center, has developed a prototype of a drone pilot's kit intended to help scale up the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for...

As Companies Expand Drone Deliveries, Most Consumers Have Trust Issues Over the Idea
Morning Consult | 07/19/2022
57% said they have little or no trust in drones to safely deliver products to homes and businesses, according to a Morning Consult survey

NREL Addresses Energy Challenges for Sustainable Aviation
NREL | 07/15/2022
From Sustainable Fuels to Airport Infrastructure Analysis to Next-Gen Aircraft, NREL Offers Solutions for Lowering Emissions in a Sector That Is Among the Most Difficult To Decarbonize

Building the Infrastructure for Advanced Air Mobility
NASA | 07/18/2022
Small drones delivering packages, air taxis carrying passengers, or air ambulance providing lifesaving transportation – these are just some of the concepts NASA's Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) mission is helping get into our skies. For these aircraft...

Future air mobility funding still flows, although down from 2021
McKinsey & Company | 07/22/2022
After record inflows of funding in 2021, funding has resumed more normal growth thus far in 2022 because of five main factors. The industry's long-term outlook remains positive.

New eVTOL Aircraft Cabin Concept from Hyundai Motor Group's Supernal
Clean Technica | 07/21/2022
Urban electric aircraft have been a fun topic for several years, yet we also don't really actually have any urban electric aircraft on the market. One day? One of the things that perk up my ears in this field is when a major automaker gets behind a...

Embraer's Eve air taxi unit racks up UAM deals at Farnborough airshow
Drone DJ | 07/20/2022
Aircraft manufacturing group Embraer's air taxi unit, Eve, has announced a pair of deals related to future urban air mobility (UAM) activities, including supplying its air traffic management software to aerial travel services provider Halo Aviation.

Pratt & Whitney and Collins launch hybrid-electric programme
Aerospce Manufacturing | 07/20/2022
Pratt & Whitney and Collins Aerospace, both Raytheon Technologies businesses, have launched a new hybrid-electric technology demonstrator programme applicable to future advanced air mobility vehicles.

The World's Largest Drone Superhighway: UK's Project Skyway
dronelife | 07/19/2022
Today at the Farnborough Air Show, the UK government officially announced its Project Skyway, the largest and longest network of drone superhighways in the world.

American Airlines Solidifies Delivery Slots for Vertical Aerospace eVTOL Aircraft
Transport Up | 07/16/2022
Vertical Aerospace has announced that it has confirmed delivery slots and the commitment of associated pre-delivery payments with American Airlines in a company press release this week.

Picente Announces Completion of $13 Million Skydome Project, Nation's Largest Indoor UAS Testing Center | 07/14/2022
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today announced the completion of Skydome, the nation's largest indoor UAS testing facility at Griffiss International Airport. 

Rolls-Royce unveils new turbogenerator to advance hybrid-electric flight
Inceptive Mind | 07/14/2022
Rolls-Royce has unveiled the turbogenerator technology, which includes a new small engine aimed at advancing hybrid-electric aircraft.

UAS In Firefighting: How Unmanned Systems Can Help To Keep The Environment Safe
sUAS News | 07/13/2022
Firefighting services worldwide are constantly innovating, and the recent trend toward using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) is no exception. Climate change has been a key factor in increasing the risk and extent of wildfires.

Animal Dynamics – Advanced simulation software brings aerial autonomy within sight
sUAS News | 07/12/2022
Animal Dynamics today announces a collaboration with the University of Manchester to improve the realism of its simulated environment and accelerate the commercial rollout of its Uncrewed Aircraft System, Stork STM.  

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