DroneUp Appoints Andy Thurling to Lead UAS Airspace Innovation

DroneUp, LLC, announced the appointment of Andy Thurling, an accomplished commercial drone policy and safety expert and the company’s first Vice President of Airspace Innovation. In this role, Thurling will lead the development and execution of DroneUp’s airspace and Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) strategies. He will also help create standards and policies that […]

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NCDOT Encourages Summer Drone Safety

National Drone Safety Day is Saturday, and North Carolina officials are bracing for one of the busiest summers yet for the wildly popular devices. Across the state, there are about 15,000 registered recreational drones and more than 9,500 registered commercial drones, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. But these unmanned aircraft systems can be dangerous […]

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Zipline Unveils First Onboard, Acoustic Detection & Avoidance System for Autonomous Drones

Zipline, has unveiled its new Detection and Avoidance (DAA) system. A first for the industry, the new system uses onboard acoustic-based technology to enable safe and autonomous flights in complex, and even uncontrolled airspaces. This technology marks a significant step forward in realizing commercial autonomous deliveries at scale. Zipline’s new DAA system relies on a […]

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Unilever’s The Ice Cream Shop Partners with Flytrex for Airborne Ice Cream Delivery

The Ice Cream Shop, Unilever’s first-ever digital storefront, announced it has partnered with Flytrex, a leader in on-demand, ultrafast delivery for food and retail, to offer ice cream delivery via drone across all of Flytrex’s U.S. locations: Holly Springs, Fayetteville and Raeford, North Carolina, and Granbury, Texas. Orders from The Ice Cream Shop will be […]

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UAS Drone’s Subsidiary, Duke Robotics, to Move Operations to a Science & Industry Park with Adjacent Drone Testing Zone

UAS Drone Corp. announced it has signed a lease for a new facility at the recently built Mevo Carmel Science and Industry Park complex near Yokneam, Israel, which has a large adjacent area for drone flying, takeoffs and landings. “As we continue to evaluate additional applications for our technology, including for its use in the […]

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Ascent AeroSystems Spirit Platform Joins DIU Blue UAS Approved List

The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) announced today that Ascent AeroSystems “Spirit” platform has been added to the Blue UAS Cleared List of approved small unmanned aerial systems (UAS).  Beginning immediately, any U.S. government customer can buy and operate a Spirit without further technical review or approval. “We’ve been shipping Spirits since 2020, and our customers […]

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Unilever’s The Ice Cream Shop Partners with Flytrex for Airborne Ice Cream Delivery

The Ice Cream Shop, Unilever’s first-ever digital storefront, announced it has partnered with Flytrex, a leader in on-demand, ultrafast delivery for food and retail, to offer ice cream delivery via drone across all of Flytrex’s U.S. locations: Holly Springs, Fayetteville and Raeford, North Carolina, and Granbury, Texas. Orders from The Ice Cream Shop will be […]

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Volocopter Collaborates with Microsoft on VoloIQ Aerospace Cloud Project

Volocopter has announced a strategic collaboration with Microsoft to develop an aerospace cloud system in Microsoft Azure that will address the nascent cloud computing requirements for eVTOLs, UAM, and autonomous aviation. Once primed for commercial use, Azure will support the digital platform VoloIQ, the operating system for Volocopter’s UAM services, and its subsequent transition to […]

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