SkyeBrowse To Offer Free 3D Modeling
SkyeBrowse, the fastest and easiest drone reality capture platform, announced it will now offer a free version of its app with limited features.
uAvionix demonstrates SkyLine C2 management platform at Choctaw Nation UAS Test Site
uAvionix recently completed a complex demonstration of its SkyLine Command and Control (C2) management service in which multiple Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS) were being controlled from the cloud-based C2 platform, while each of the aircraft was connected to SkyLine by multiple simultaneous links to multiple terrestrial radios. The demonstration was conducted in coordination with the Chocktaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO) UAS Test Center, an FAA Beyond lead participant.
K-State Salina again selected to support national UAS prize competition
Following its successful coordination of the recent First Responder Unmanned Aircraft System Triple Challenge, Kansas State University Salina Aerospace and Technology Campus has again been selected to lead an unmanned aircraft systems competition that will award prize money to winners.
Blade to Acquire Three Urban Air Mobility Companies Creating Largest Helicopter Passenger Service in Europe
Blade Air Mobility, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLDE, "Blade") a technology-powered global air mobility platform, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement (the "Agreement") through its wholly-owned European subsidiaries to acquire the asset-light commercial passenger transport activities of three urban air mobility operators in Europe: Monacair SAM, Héli Sécurité and another leading helicopter operator in the South of France.
An Open Source Drone Platform is More Relevant than Ever: Auterion’s Romeo Durscher
Romeo Durscher, VP of Public Safety at open source drone platform Auterion is a drone industry hero, paving the way for drone use in emergency response and public safety. In a DRONELIFE Exclusive interview from the floor of AUVSI's Xponential 2022, Durscher says that an open source drone platform like Auterion's is all about giving manufacturers the opportunity to innovate, giving customers the widest range of choice, and ultimately improving the entire workflow of commercial drone use.
Gremsy Gimbals and Auterion Drones: Deeply Integrated Gimbal Solution Announced
Today, leading drone camera stabilizer manufacturer Gremsy has announced the formation of a partnership with autonomous mobility platform Auterion. The partners have teamed up for the development of a deeply integrated gimbal solution for Auterion powered and MAVLink compatible drone platforms. Gremsy PE, a new introductory lineup, provides users with the ability to utilize open drone ecosystems with a range of camera payload options.
Aerostructures Market by Material, Component, End-user, Platform & Region - Global Forecast to 2026
The "Global Aerostructures Market by Material(Composites, Alloys & Superalloys and Metals), Component, End User (OEM, Aftermarket), Platform (Fixed Wing, Rotary Wing, UAVs, Advanced Air Mobility) & Region (North America, Europe, APAC, RoW) - Forecast to 2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
US Drone Maker Applied Aeronautics announces NDAA compliant Albatross UAV is now available
Applied Aeronautics, a leading U.S manufacturer of affordable long-range drones, today announced its flagship Albatross UAV is now available in an NDAA-compliant variant. Applied Aeronautics has released this latest upgrade for their popular Albatross platform in response to a growing demand for robust, low-cost solutions from the defence community.
AirData and Skydio Announce Technology Partnership
Flight data management leader AirData UAV announced today a new technology partnership with Skydio, the leader in drone manufacturing and autonomous flight. This new partnership will enable the integration of Skydio Cloud into AirData's robust fleet management platform, offering customers a complete fleet management solution.
Airspace Link Partners with the City of Arlington, Texas
Airspace Link, Inc., a leading Detroit-based provider of drone mapping and solution software, announced it will be partnering with the City of Arlington, Texas, to pilot its new FlySafe Program, powered by the AirHub™ platform.
Lotte joins U.S. and South Korean business alliance to demonstrate UAM test flights
Aju Business Daily
Lotte, a conglomerate based in South Korea, joined a business alliance involving U.S. companies to promote demonstration flights for urban air mobility in a project led by the western port city of Incheon to open an air taxi service. Urban air mobility (UAM) is an ecosystem covering personal air vehicles and infrastructure such as a new navigation system, take-off and landing fields and charging technologies.
Ascent’s Coaxial Drones, Now with Exyn’s LiDAR-Enabled Mapping Software
A partnership, which marries Ascent AeroSystems' coaxial unmanned aerial system technology with Exyn Technologies' LiDAR-enabled mapping software, is expected to provide a new solution for customers seeking to operate drone systems in confined spaces and in GPS-denied environments.
The Billion Dollar Club: Archer and Joby Go Public | Commercial UAV News
Commercial UAV News
A few months ago, we published an article about SPACs (special purpose acquisition companies) and the strong influence they were having in the growing advanced air mobility (AAM) industry. Now that influence is materializing in the form of millions poured into research & development (R&D) of these non-traditional aerial platforms. On August 21st Archer aviation announced that it is confirming the proposed business combination with Atlas Crest Investment Corp. (NYSE: ACIC) ("Atlas Crest"), a SPAC. This business combination was first announced in February as a potential Q2 2021 deal, and even though it took one more quarter to materialize, in a few short weeks, Archer will be a public company.
HALE Platforms Provide Vigilance for a Changing World
As the US and its allies focus on the growing threat from peer competitors, unmanned aerial systems (UAS) could provide 'deterrence by detection', according to a recent report from the US Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA).
WFP boosts global co-operation on humanitarian drone use
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) with support from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) is stepping up global co-operation on the use of humanitarian drones, which are a game-changer for fast, accurate, disaster impact assessment and response. With growing threats from famine and climate change, it is hoped a new online platform will help respond to the challenges ahead, as currently being demonstrated in the response to tropical storm Eloise in Mozambique.
New anechoic chamber lets MSU drone research fly under the radar
Mississippi State University's Raspet Flight Lab II is making use of a quiet room for their research, and it is not the library. The lab specializes in research on unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and has been focused on research related to drones, both commercial and military, and how to reduce propeller noise while maintaining efficiency and performance.
Swoop Aero – Australian Flight Operations Manager
Swoop Aero was founded to transform how the world moves essential supplies by making access to the skies seamless. We were the first company to deliver a vaccine using a drone under a commercial contract. Since then, we've expanded globally, transforming the health supply chain with drone logistics operations in four countries.
HEISHA Launches User-friendly Drone-in-the-box Solution
HEISHA, the leading provider of autonomous drone charging stations in the world, as launched DNEST—its newest and smallest charging station—together with a global call for exclusive partners.
Bell Flies Cargo Drone for NASA’s Commercial UAS Demo Program
An unmanned aircraft system developed by Textron's Bell subsidiary for cargo delivery has flown beyond visual line of sight in an urban area as part of a NASA project to showcase commercial UAS missions with industry partners.
Volansi raises $50 million for high-speed delivery drones
Volansi (formerly Volans-i), which provides vertical takeoff and landing drone delivery services for commercial and defense customers, recently announced a $50 million round. The company plans to use the funds to accelerate its go-to-market efforts as it expands into new territories globally.
After Years of Sky-High Hype, Where are All the Drones?
Drones were a hot topic from analysts in 2014. Predictions included the concept of drones taking over the military, the extinction of helicopters due to obscurity, and small unmanned flying drones replacing food and mail delivery services. With all of the planning and even some government approvals, it makes one wonder, where are all the drones?
Aerial survey gives Dyer a detailed look at what's going on in town
Northwest Indiana Times
When you hear about people looking at "the big picture" before making a decision, it might mean looking at 21,200 pictures in Dyer, Indiana. That's how many images are compiled using unmanned aerial vehicle technology to give town officials a single clear picture of the lay of the land.
Incentives offered to aerospace innovator
The Oklahoma City Economic Development Trust has agreed to $275,000 in job-creation incentives for aerospace company Skydweller Aero to help set up shop in Oklahoma City.
Skyborg Drone: How The U.S. Air Force Wants to Merge Man and Machine
The National Interest
In an interview, the Air Force acquisitions chief explained that Skyborg will bring "intelligent mass" to air battles by integrating artificial intelligence with piloted aircraft to maintain the United States' competitive advantage in the air.
EHang Launches a Firefighting Drone for High-Rise Fires
The world's leading passenger drone platform is not introducing an entirely new aircraft, but a new application. EHang is launching a new version of the EHang 216 as a firefighting drone, specially designed for high-rise firefighting.