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 2020Continue Reading

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 footageContinue Reading

 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 impressiveContinue Reading

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 droppedContinue Reading

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 asContinue Reading

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 underContinue Reading

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”.Continue Reading

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.”Continue Reading

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 fiveContinue Reading

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 medicalContinue Reading

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 beenContinue Reading

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.Continue Reading

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 entranceContinue Reading

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 withContinue Reading