Transport Canada approves autonomous delivery test in Class E airspace by Drone Delivery Canada

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Transport Canada approves autonomous delivery test in Class E airspace by Drone Delivery Canada

Drone Delivery Canada tested its service with Transport Canada approval in airspace that hosts “hundreds of daily helicopter and aircraft flights,” the company said. Autonomous delivery was tested in the Moose Factory and Moosonee communities in Ontario. Continue reading “Transport Canada approves autonomous delivery test in Class E airspace by Drone Delivery Canada”

New Program Will Explore the Safe Use of Drones for Delivery

Amazon has today announced a partnership with the UK Government to explore the steps needed to make the delivery of parcels by small drones a reality, allowing Amazon to trial new methods of testing its delivery systems.

A cross-Government team supported by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has provided Amazon with permissions to explore three key innovations: beyond line of sight operations in rural and suburban areas, testing sensor performance to make sure the drones can identify and avoid obstacles, and flights where one person operates multiple highly-automated drones. Continue reading “New Program Will Explore the Safe Use of Drones for Delivery”

Rwanda government signs agreement with US-based company for drone infrastructure (Video)

The government of Rwanda has signed an agreement with US-based Zipline International for an infrastructure for drones, which will deliver medical supplies throughout the country.

The drones will not encounter difficulties from the challenging terrain faced by existing transportation, improving the efficiency of health supply chains. Continue reading “Rwanda government signs agreement with US-based company for drone infrastructure (Video)”

Wal-Mart Stores to Test Drones for Home Delivery

Wal-Mart Stores Inc applied Monday to U.S. regulators for permission to test drones for home delivery, curbside pickup and checking warehouse inventories, a sign it plans to go head-to-head with Amazon in using drones to fill and deliver online orders.

The world’s largest retailer by revenue has for several months been conducting indoor tests of small unmanned aircraft systems – the term regulators use for drones – and is now seeking for the first time to test the machines outdoors. It plans to use drones manufactured by China’s SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd. Continue reading “Wal-Mart Stores to Test Drones for Home Delivery”

Google has tested autonomous aerial vehicles for goods deliveries (VIDEO)

The project is being developed at Google X, the company’s clandestine tech research arm, which is also responsible for its self-driving car. Project Wing has been running for two years, but was a secret until now. Google said that its long-term goal was to develop drones that could be used for disaster relief by delivering aid to isolated areas. Continue reading “Google has tested autonomous aerial vehicles for goods deliveries (VIDEO)”

Dr. Alex Chong speaks at UCA Conference: "The design, development & testing of a launch pod off an UCA"

Present at the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference will be dr. Alex Chong – principal lecturer – and mr. Seetloo & miss Selaru – final year students MEng Aeronautical Engineering. They are from University of South Wales (USW) and will broach the subject: The Design, Development & Testing of a Launch Pod Off an UCA.  Continue reading “Dr. Alex Chong speaks at UCA Conference: "The design, development & testing of a launch pod off an UCA"”