Tag: drone

Rwanda’s Humanitarian Drone Delivery Service Changing the World

Reading Time: 3 minutes After months of testing among the thousand hills of Rwanda, a partnership involving a humanitarian healthcare shipper, a robotics company, the Rwandan government, and delivery and logistics group UPS has formally launched the world’s first national drone delivery service. The ground-breaking Rwandan project – launched by President Paul Kagame – is said to have the […]

Australian Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers Raise Concerns Over New Drone

Reading Time: 3 minutes Pilots and air traffic controller groups have called for new Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) regulations on the use of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) to be thrown out due to safety concerns. Under new rules that came into effect from Thursday, commercial operators of RPAs, or drones, weighing less than two kilograms did not have […]

GCAA & DOT Abu Dhabi Move To Speed Drone Operations Approvals

Reading Time: 2 minutes The UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is working with Abu Dhabi’s Department of Transport (DOT) to electronically link their drone operation approval systems in a pilot project which could halve process times. News of the pilot project, expected to be in operation by the end of this year, came at the Second Drones Middle […]

FAA Contemplating Whether Millions of Drones Will Fill Skies

Reading Time: < 1 minute Federal aviation officials say so many people are registering drones and applying for drone pilot licenses, they wonder if there will eventually be millions of drones crowding the nation’s skies. Earl Lawrence is director of the Federal Aviation Administration. Lawrence told a government-industry committee Friday that 550,000 drones have been registered with the agency in […]

UK Orders Third Airbus Zephyr-S UAV

Reading Time: < 1 minute The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has ordered a third Zephyr-S Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), as part of a £13-million contract with Airbus. Zephyr-S is the latest version of a series of ultra-lightweight UAVs, capable of flying up to 70,000ft – twice the altitude of a commercial airliner – for up to 45 days at […]

Take a Chance to Aplly for Age of Drones Video Awards

Reading Time: < 1 minute Only 2 weeks left untill the deadline of Age of Drones Video Awards. We have already received more than 300 applications. Intense competition is expected. With great pleasure we invite production studios, drone&camera lovers, amatours and all other to participate in video contest. Take your chance to apply for Age of Drones Videa Awards and […]

Drones Hunt Down Poachers in South Africa

Reading Time: 3 minutes In the midst of Africa’s poaching crisis, a dedicated group of aviators may have uncovered a solution to ending this illegal practice. Air Shepherd, an initiative of the Lindbergh Foundation, is flying advanced unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in high-risk areas in South Africa — and soon, other countries on the continent. Air Shepherd’s UAVs, equipped […]

Two Major Drone Announcements by FAA Administrator

Reading Time: < 1 minute Speaking at the AUVSI annual conference in New Orleans, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced the agency is establishing a broad-based advisory committee that will provide advice on key unmanned aircraft integration issues. He also announced plans to make it easier for students to fly unmanned aircraft (PDF) as part of their coursework. Huerta said the […]

Drone Collision With Jet Highlights Growing Aviation Danger

Reading Time: 3 minutes A collision between a British Airways passenger jet and a drone over London has left the plane undamaged but the aviation industry deeply shaken. British police and air accident authorities were investigating Sunday’s incident, in which an Airbus A320 carrying 137 people struck an object believed to be a drone at a height of about […]

Drone Hits British Airways Plane Approaching Heathrow Airport

Reading Time: 3 minutes A plane approaching Heathrow Airport is believed to have hit a drone before it landed safely, the Metropolitan Police has said. The British Airways flight from Geneva was hit as it approached the London airport at about 12:50 BST with 132 passengers and five crew on board. After landing, the pilot reported an object – […]