The SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU) has signed off in the last week a new portfolio of very large-scale demonstrations aimed at making aviation smarter and more sustainable, and paving the way for urban air mobility (UAM) in Europe. “The demonstrations were selected following the publication of two calls in 2020
Click on the link below to watch heart-warming and inspiring footage of a Skyports drone delivering a Covid-19 test kit for the Argyll & Bute Health & Social Care Partnership (HSCP) over the local Scottish area from start to finish. Watch video https://twitter.com/SkyportsHQ/status/1365241502130126852 The post Watch latest video: Skyports footage
By Chris Stonor ResearchAndMarkets.com has announced that after extensive study, the global medical drone market is expected to reach USD947 million by 2027, reports uk.finance.yahoo.com. The research company looked at leading drone companies within this specialised field including Zipline, Flirtey, Wingcopter, DHL, TUDelft, Matternet and EHang. The report states, “The impressive
By Chris Stonor Just Eat has been added to the growing list of businesses involved with Manna Aero’s drone delivery trials alongside supermarket giant Tesco in Ireland’s town of Oranmore, County Galway, reports galwaydaily.com. Asian food lovers can now order from Camile Thai in Oranmore and have their delivery dropped
By Chris Stonor The North Carolina Department of Transportation is one of a long line of U.S States now deploying drones to improve local inspections of infrastructure, reports thesnapoline.com. This week, the Marc Basnight Bridge over the Oregon Inlet became the first bridge in the state inspected by a drone as
By Chris Stonor Electroflight announced last month a partnership with Swedish aerospace start-up Heart Aerospace alongside regulatory and compliance experts Bains Simonds, to develop a battery system to power a new, all-electric regional airliner the ES-19, reports a company press release. The partnership has secured over EUR1.5m in funding under
The BAND program “Brasil Urgente” was live with the presenter Datena showing the clouds and the rain in São Paulo, when out of nowhere a […]
By Chris Stonor The United States Air Force (USAF) Agility Prime program is to trial Metro Hop’s “unique landing gear” that allows its all-electric, short takeoff and landing (eSTOL) aircraft to fly up to 250 mph with substantial payloads, while operating nearly silently out of small spaces, reports a press release.
By Chris Stonor The Port of Antwerp has announced this week the deployment of autonomous drones to trial various use cases within the field of inspection and management control, reports a press release. These initial tests are the result of the Port of the Future platform, made available by Port
By Chris Stonor Joby is joining an increasing line of eVTOL start-ups coming to market. Via a merger with Reinvent Technology Partners (RTP), Joby is to list on the NYSE Stock Market, reports a press release. RTP is an acquisition company that takes a “venture capital at scale” approach to
By Chris Stonor Hyundai has appointed aerospace start-up veteran, Ben Diachun, to become Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the company’s growing R&D and engineering urban air mobility (UAM) division, reports a press release. Diachun brings 20 years of experience “in building sustainable high-growth companies and helping develop revolutionary aerospace vehicles”.
This bright unidentified flying object was caught on tape in the sky above New Mexico. This happened on 24th February 2021.
By Chris Stonor After being the first flying car to get road permission for Europe, PAL-V is now also the first to complete a full certification with EASA, reports a company press release. Based on PAL-V’s 10 years of trial results, EASA finalised the requirements for the PAL-V Liberty last
By Chris Stonor ZALA Aero Group unveiled its new hybrid unmanned VTOL at the IDEX 2021 International Defense Industry Exhibition and Conference this week which opened on Sunday in Abu Dhabi, reports a company press release. The release states, “(This) unique complex combines the best qualities of fixed-wing and multirotor
By Chris Stonor Lilium announced this week a new partnership with Spanish company, Aciturri, a “leading global manufacturer of aero structures and aero engine components”, reports a company press release. The partnership follows “a competitive procurement process and is a significant step towards prototyping for serial production of the Lilium Jet.”
By Chris Stonor Ehang announced today, it has recently completed the first trial flights of its EH216 in and over Beijing, reports a company press release. This is the first time a passenger-grade AAV has flown over China’s capital after gaining official approval from the airspace regulator. Two EH216 successfully completed five
By Chris Stonor The Netherlands border patrol aims to deploy drones to support its border security, reports drones.nl. The purpose is to track down people hiding in trucks and containers who may be part of a human trafficking operation including the rapidly growing and appalling sex child trade. The drone’s
By Chris Stonor Skyports in partnership with the UK’s NHS has launched the first Covid-19 test drone delivery service in Scotland, reports a company press release. Argyll & Bute Health & Social Care Partnership (HSCP) has begun carrying Covid test samples and other medical materials on Skyports drones between medical
By Chris Stonor Swoop Aero, a leading Australian-based drone delivery company, will soon be dispatching medical products for the country’s largest healthcare wholesaler, Symbion, and pharmacy chain, TerryWhite Chemmart, around the town of Goondiwindi located on the Queensland/New South Wales border, reports a company press release. The project, which has been
Pulsing red light followed by triangle with white lights filmed over Rochester, Washington on 22nd January 2021. Witness report: Driving south along school land road […]
UFOs hovering in the sky above Rosarito, Mexico on 20th February 2021. Witness report: We took a video in our condo on the 9th floor […]
They’re here… and they’re taking over Europe! For this list, WatchMojo UK counts down the strangest, most infamous and most unexplained alien close encounters across […]
By Chris Stonor Fotokite, a company with offices in Switzerland and America, announced this week, the unveiling of its fully autonomous aerial tethered drone, the Fotokite Sigma, reports dronewatch.eu. The company is supplying European fire-fighters and public safety teams alongside its distribution partners in Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK.
By Chris Stonor Draganfly, the Canadian drone developer and solutions company, announced this week a collaboration with Limitless Integrations, the Tulsa U.S-based information technology firm, to provide AI for drones via the patent-pending iDENT Mobile Onsight Detection Systems (MODS), reports geospatialworld.com. The iDENT MODS platform is “a self-contained turn-key entrance
This was filmed back in 2019 (11th March) but it was just posted on MUFON’s website today. Witness report: UFO flying next to plane in […]
By Chris Stonor The Chinese air taxi company, EHang, won’t forget Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 in a hurry. It was the day when U.S financial analyst and research company, Wolfpack, published a damming report about EHang, describing the company as “an elaborate stock promotion, built on largely fabricated revenues based on sham sales contracts with
By Chris Stonor Wingcopter, the German manufacturer and operator of unmanned delivery drones for both commercial and humanitarian purpose, has partnered Flying Labs Network as a technology ally, reports a company press release. The aim is to advance and enhance supply chains through locally led cargo drone projects and train