DronePort Network joins Tulsa’s drone and AAM development plan
Aerial strategy and infrastructure specialist DronePort Network has formed a partnership with Osage LLC to develop and manage the large, multi-purpose Skyway 36 aviation facility, whose use by fixed-wing planes, drones, and next-generation passenger craft will be the cornerstone of the Tulsa Regional Advanced Mobility project (TRAM).
GAMA Praises EC Release of Latest Drone, UAM Strategy
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association praised the European Commission's (EC) publication of its Drone Strategy 2.0, saying it outlines several "flagship actions" that align with the industry's goals for advanced air mobility.
Integrating Advanced Air Mobility Operations into Tomorrow’s Flight Department
Business aviation flight departments need to prepare for advanced air mobility (AAM) operations and related technologies that are emerging. There are many hurdles that the introduction of advanced technologies must overcome, including public acceptance, regulations, and infrastructure requirements.
Commercial Drone Alliance uses old-school lobbying in next-generation AAM sector
Rebounding off its participation in the August 3 White House summit on advanced air mobility (AAM), sector lobbying organization Commercial Drone Alliance has gone on the offensive with praise of the Biden administration's initiative in support of next-generation aerial activities, but with criticism of regulatory constrictions it says stifles increased UAV services in the US.
Microsoft’s Drone AI Pilot Training Lab
It makes sense to perform the most hazardous activities in simulations when you're testing advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), autonomous vehicle prototypes, or simply automobiles in general. An early autonomous system may be extremely unpredictable, and Tesla warns that they might "make the wrong decision at the worst possible time." So, before even installing a system on a car, automotive manufacturers are doing a lot of simulator work to prepare the software for reality. At its most extreme, Tesla is building a supercomputer with capabilities far beyond what's needed.
Assuring Autonomy BlogWhite House Advanced Air Mobility Summit: Takeaways for Industry
On August 3rd, the White House hosted a Summit on Advanced Air Mobility (AAM). While AAM was the focus of the Summit, discussions also centered around more traditional Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS) issues, in addition to Counter-UAS issues in light of the Administration's Counter-UAS Action Plan. AUVSI was honored to be able to attend this historic event and thanks the Biden Administration, and specifically the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), for organizing this Summit and inviting key industry stakeholders to share their views. Below are AUVSI's top takeaways from the Summit
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence Partners with Airspace Link on Community Drone Safety
Airspace Link, a leading provider of drone safety infrastructure, and the Lone Star UAS Center are announcing a partnership to launch the FlySafe Program, powered by AirHub, to enhance the safety and capabilities of drone operations within their local communities. Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence and Innovation (LSUASC) is a research facility dedicated to the innovation and safety of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) flights throughout the United States. Lone Star UAS has been on the leading edge of planning and safety for UAS.
Member Spotlight: Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership
The Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP) is an FAA-designated UAS test site. They leverage operational capability, aviation expertise, and robust research resources to take on the most pressing technical and operational challenges in UAS integration. They lead Virginia's BEYOND team and other major federal UAS-integration efforts, and their work has consistently led to landmark permissions and operations that have advanced the industry.
Top Tips to Implement an Enterprise Drone Program: From the Experts at DroneNerds
DroneNerds is a top drone reseller, offering a wide variety of services and support. They've helped enterprise clients from many different verticals – and they've published a new ebook based on their experience supporting clients to help new entrants implement a successful enterprise drone program. The following is a DroneNerds guest post by Senior Marketing Manager, Ana Coronel. The full eBook, 8 Tips for UAV Program Implementation Success, can be downloaded here.
AllianceTexas Mobility Innovation Zone Partners with Ericsson Routes for High-Speed Connectivity
The AllianceTexas Mobility Innovation Zone (MIZ), which provides new mobility developers access to a testing ecosystem, resources, and partnerships essential to comprehensively test, scale, and commercialize new technologies, has now announced a partnership with Ericsson Routes, a company that provides maps of cellular connectivity strength. With this partnership, AllianceTexas hopes to provide users of the Mobility Innovation Zone with the knowledge of where they can find dependable, high-speed cellular connectivity routes for their autonomous aerial and ground-based vehicles.
CAL Analytics to Provide Detect and Avoid Service in NY Drone Corridor
Autonomous systems leader CAL Analytics will be incorporating its proprietary detect and avoid (DAA) service and contingency management platform (CMP) into New York's 50-mile Drone Corridor. The Drone Corridor, operating out of Griffiss International Airport in Rome, NY and managed by NUAIR, is one of seven uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) test sites designated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The organizations are collaborating on a Technical Assistance program with the FAA in order to establish a DAA service for use in low-altitude beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) UAS operations.
Drones to Maintain Offshore Wind Farms?
EnBW and DLR are conducting an innovative research project on the use of drones in offshore wind farms. The latter would then be used for the transport of equipment but also of people.
Teledyne FLIR on Counter Drone Solutions: “The Big Problem with Small Drones”
"The Big Problem with Small Drones (and How to Address It) is a new whitepaper by Teledyne FLIR Defense, part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE: TDY) on counter drone solutions. The whitepaper addresses the rising risk of weaponized small drones and concludes that successful counter drone measures must take a "multi-layered approach".
This Swedish company has built a fully electric 'flying car' it says anyone can fly
By Aisling Ní Chúláin • Updated: 04/03/2022 - 03:59
As he remembers it, Peter Ternstrom was only about 8 or 9 when the idea came to him while reading the French Sci-Fi comic Valérian to build a flying car.
Decades later Ternstrom has managed to realise a drone-like "jet ski of the skies" of his own, one he hopes could be worthy of Galaxity, the capital of Earth in Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières' classic comic.
Whitepaper: A Perfect Autopilot For Package Drone Delivery
COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the hardest setbacks the aviation industry has suffered in history. The reduction of people's movement significantly impacted global air traffic. In 2021, there have been green shoots as the number of flights has increased to figures close to pre-pandemic figures.
NASA Competition Seeks Student Data Crunchers for Runway Solutions
Every day, millions of airline passengers fly in and out of airports across the National Airspace System (NAS) onboard tens of thousands of flights. As the number of aircraft grows, airports need ways to manage that increase.
To reduce operational inefficiencies, air traffic officials may perform an airport configuration change depending on weather, traffic, or other inputs. The need for more accurate runway predictions and reconfigurations is becoming more important as airports get busier.
FAA and NASA UTM field day
The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) Field Test Industry Day will be hosted jointly by the FAA and NASA. This event opens the next chapter of UTM testing and exploration, leveraging previously developed UTM ecosystem capabilities to explore emerging UTM Services. The UTM Field Test will execute flight test activities to validate industry standards. This project supports Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) policy development and routine low-altitude BVLOS UAS operations in various environments, including operations at night and over people.
Businesses Investing In Drones Could Be Key To $1 Trillion Infrastructure Fix In The US
Drones have come a long way since the days when a single, small remote-controlled copter was sent aloft to inspect something hard to reach. Fleets of drones are being dispatched to collect data and imagery, often enriched with artificial intelligence (AI) programs and actionable analysis from a geographic information system (GIS), to make better sense of the world around us. The devices and analysts on the ground are helping monitor and verify conservation promises, search the rubble of collapsed buildings, and explore other planets.
American drone registration decline
Many people are looking for drone registration statistics. While the Part 47 registration database is publicly available, the Part 48 registration database is not. The vast majority of drones register under Part 48. The FAA has released Part 48 drone registration data in pieces. They haven't ever bundled it all together to see what is going on overtime. You have to search around and find snippets.
How Could Drones and Air Taxis Help with Weather Predictions?
While the development of advanced air mobility (AAM) aircraft like drones and air taxis is being pitched as an advancement of logistical support to move cargo and people, a project from university researchers and NASA could allow these aircraft to create more accurate weather predictions.
FAA Announces ARC for BVLOS Flight - DRONELIFE
FAA Administrator Steve Dickson delivered a keynote address outlining the progress that the FAA has made in delivering drone rules: Ops Over People, Ops Over Moving Vehicles, Remote ID. Dickson also had very good news about the next big step in drone regulation, announcing a new ARC for BVLOS flight.