The company that designed the CGT45 SLT unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) wants to establish Clare as a European test centre for its drones.
A-techSYN, which designs and builds unmanned aerial systems (UAS), launched its UAV business in the Shannon Free Zone near Shannon Airport in 2017. The company forms part of the Shannon Avionics Cluster.
Yesterdays demonstration was held at Spanish Point airfield in front of Clare Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection Mr Pat Breen; representatives from the Turkish Embassy in Dublin; Shannon Group as well as members of the Irish Coast Guard, Civil Defence and other interested groups.
A-techSYN’s CGT45 SLT is one of the first UAV’s to use electric engines for take-off and landing and a combustion engine during fixed wing flight. The event was the first demonstration flight in Europe for the CGT45-SLT. Continue reading “Largest drone ever flown in Ireland carries first European test flight in Co Clare (video)”
Quiet harbingers of momentous changes – Interview with Hans Heerkens, Chairman Platform UCA (PUCA)
Hans Heerkens is a speaker at the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference, on November 23, 2017, at Avio Aero, Rivalta di Torino, Italy.
Far from the spotlight of the media, technologies are developed that can significantly change aviation – and society- especially when applied jointly. Two of them are 3D printing and quantum computers. Perhaps you do not think of aviation right away. But these technologies can profoundly change aviation, and may have a major impact on tomorrow’s world.
3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is a technique by which an object is constructed in thin layers, as if a printer does not apply one layer of ink to paper, but layer after layer. The significant advantage is that more and more items can be manufactured wherever and whenever they are needed. This saves time and transport costs. Experiments are already conducted with 3D printing of food. In combination with nanotechnology, which can change properties of materials considerably, the possibilities seem unlimited.
From anywhere to everywhere Continue reading “Quiet harbingers of momentous changes – Interview with Hans Heerkens, Platform UCA”
US company plans to launch transoceanic cargo drones
Natilus, a small company with just three employees, based in Richmond, California, is working to launch a transoceanic cargo business with airliner-size drones. They are currently building a 30-foot-long prototype that they plan to test this summer, according to their press kit. They then plan to produce a full-scale, 200-foot-long turboprop drone, built of carbon-fiber composite, by 2020. The design is fairly simple, since there is no need for a cockpit, or landing gear, or pressurization. The drone is designed to land and take off from the water, and motor up to a dock for loading. CEO Aleksey Matyushev said the vehicle would cost about one-tenth as much as a crewed freight aircraft, and transoceanic trips would cost about half as much as standard air freight. Continue reading “US company plans to launch transoceanic cargo drones”
Richard Moses and Senn Moses announced today the launch of ACME WEST on Kickstarter.com. ACME WEST is the first-ever to offer state-of-the-science aerial videography drones for rent. This unique company makes the newest drones accessible and affordable to the general public by offering them for limited time use. Continue reading “For the First Time State-of-Science Aerial Videography Drones Will be Available for Rent at Affordable Prices”
SkyWard, the pioneer in Drones as a Service (DaaS) software solutions, raised $1.5 Million in Seed round financing to build the first operations management platform for commercial robotic aircraft. Voyager Capital led the round with participation from Draper Associates and Toivo Annus, founder and former head of engineering at Skype. Continue reading “SkyWard Secures $1.5 Million to Deliver the First Commercial Drone Management Platform”
D11 is one of the top annual gatherings of tech minds and this year was no different. For the first time ever, D attendees heard the in-depth story on what GE Software will enable. Continue reading “GE CEO Jeff Immelt talks Industrial Internet at All Things D Conference (VIDEO)”
Drones are most often associated with the military. When people hear the word, “drone,” they often think of stealthy, high-tech unmanned aircraft running missions and firing missiles in remote areas of the world. Continue reading “Why you should invest in the drone revolution”
The Drone Revolution is coming, and we’re gunning for it. It’s gonna be huge. Are you even digging into the drone world yet? Continue reading “Profit from the coming drone revolution”
Wired’s former editor-in-chief, Chris Anderson, explains the next step for his drone empire Continue reading “How 3D Robotics is building for America's drone-filled future”
A private initiative to supply a test, evaluation, demonstration and experimentation facility for beyond-line-of-sight (BLoS) unmanned air systems (UAS) operations in the U.K. took an important step forward with the formal launch of the National Aeronautical Centre (NAC) Sept. 9. Continue reading “U.K. Launches UAS Testing Center”