Category: Helicopters & UAV/UAS

DJI New Geofencing System For Its Drones

DJI, the world leader in drone technology, on Nov. 17 announced a new geofencing system featuring continually updated airspace information. Geospatial Environment Online (GEO) will provide DJI drone users with up-to-date guidance on locations where flight may be restricted by regulation or raise safety concerns. For the first time, drone operators will have, at the […]

Robinson Introduces The Two-Place R44 Cadet

Robinson Helicopter Company plans to debut the R44 Cadet, a two-place R44, in the first quarter of 2016. While suitable for a wide variety of utilitarian applications, Robinson developed the Cadet with the training market in mind. The Cadet retains the same basic airframe, rotor system, and Lycoming O-540-F1B5 engine as the R44 Raven I; […]

Romania Hosts Airbus Production of New H215 Helicopter

In a ceremony held today by Guillaume Faury, CEO of Airbus Helicopters, and in the presence of Alexandru Nastase, Secretary of State, Airbus Helicopters set down the foundation stone of its new Romanian factory, established to assemble the latest helicopter to join the H Family of aircraft – the H215. The H215 is an evolution […]

DroneFest 2016 at SkyTech Drone Expo

With the world of film and photography changing as fast as new drones can be developed, artists around the world are celebrating. New York hosted the first NYC Drone Film Festival in 2015, and now the UK’s first international drone centered film and photography competition, DRONEFEST, will be seen for one night only during London’s […]

Seoul Decides to Develop Drones to Monitor Border With North Korea

According to the KBS channel, Seoul military experts hope that the use of drones will help to significantly reduce cases of soldiers wounded by mines. Commercial production of the drones is scheduled for 2024, the media reported. In spite of their long-standing armistice, South and North Korea remain legally at war, as no peace treaty […]

Airbus Group Receives Order For 12 New Helicopters For U.S. Army

The U.S. Army has exercised $65.8 million in contract options for 12 additional UH-72A Lakota helicopters and associated mission equipment packages from prime contractor Airbus Defense and Space, Inc. The UH-72A is manufactured on the same Airbus Helicopters Inc. production line in Columbus, Miss., that has delivered almost 350 Lakotas to the Army, Navy and […]

FAA’s UAV Registration Task Force Moves Forward

FAA’s unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV) registration task force, which began its work Tuesday, has until Nov. 20 to come up with recommendations on how consumers should register small UAS and what products should be excluded. With estimates that 700,000 consumer UAVs could be sold by year end, “we need to get something in place quickly,” […]

UAV Market to Reach $14.9 Billion by 2020

The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) market will reach $14.9 billion by the year 2020, according to a new report by Markets and Markets. The market is currently worked $10.2 billion and is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 8 percent between 2015 and 2020. North America holds an estimated share […]

X-47B Passes Unmanned Refueling Test

The U.S. Navy’s X-47B is the first unmanned aircraft to successfully refuel midflight—a feat test pilots found more challenging than landing it on an aircraft carrier. The aircraft only had a matter of inches in which it could moveversus a number of feet on the aircraft carrier,” said Lt. Cmdr. Jeff McLean, Air Test and […]