Largest drone ever flown in Ireland carries first European test flight in Co Clare (video)

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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)”

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

Drone Delivery Canada

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”

Automatic drone test flight conducted in mountainous area in central Japan

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Automatic drone test flight conducted in mountainous area in central Japan

A team of researchers and companies has conducted a trial automatic flight of a drone in a mountainous area in central Japan, aiming to realize parcel delivery services for remote locations, including islands, using such unmanned aircraft.

The test, conducted in the city of Ina, Nagano Prefecture, on Nov. 11, was designed to have the drone carry a parcel box and make a round trip between a post office and a michi no eki roadside rest area. Continue reading “Automatic drone test flight conducted in mountainous area in central Japan”

Business matchmaking meetings during First global multimodal unmanned transport systems event

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Business matchmaking meetings during First global multimodal unmanned transport systems event

Enterprise Europe Network organises business matchmaking meetings on June 14, 2017, during the First global multimodal unmanned transport systems event

Register online and submit your own cooperation profile – REGISTER HERE

In your profile you can state what kind of technology/product/expertise you are offering, what kind of cooperation you are looking for and which ideas you would like to discuss with potential collaboration partners. All published profiles will be extensively promoted by the organisers of this event. Furthermore, all participants of the event will view your cooperation profile. A statistical analysis of 40 matchmaking events showed that high quality profiles are visited about 50 to 150 times BEFORE the event and will still be viewed AFTER the event. Continue reading “Business matchmaking meetings during First global multimodal unmanned transport systems event”

GeoConnexion is Media Partner of Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference

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GeoConnexion is Media Partner of Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference, which takes place on June 13, 2017, at Maaspoort, Venlo, The Netherlands.

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Coverage of topics such as 3D Visualisation, Remote Sensing, LiDAR, Cloud, Mobile Mapping, Navigation with emphases on healthcare, public safety, retail, the environment, utilities, surveying, LBS, transport/ logistics, telecommunications and more. Continue reading “GeoConnexion is Media Partner of Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference”

Intra-EU air transport accounts for 0.1 % of total goods transport in EU

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Intra-EU air transport accounts for 0.1 % of total goods transport in EU. The Gross Value Added (GVA) in the EU-28 at current prices is around € 633 billion.  According to the “Statistical Pocketbook 2016 EU Transport in Figures” the transport and storage services sector (including postal and courier activities) accounted for about 5.1 % of total GVA (Gross Value Added) in the EU-28 in 2014. Continue reading “Intra-EU air transport accounts for 0.1 % of total goods transport in EU”

Xerox Company Receives Funds to Develop Vanishing Autonomous Air Vehicles

PARC, a Xerox company, announced it has received funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) under its ICARUS program.

The ICARUS program (for Inbound, Controlled, Air‐Releasable, Unrecoverable Systems) seeks to develop a prototype air vehicle capable of autonomously delivering small payloads to targeted locations, and then vanishing once it has completed its mission. PARC, in collaboration with AeroVironment Inc., aims to develop the specialized materials and autonomous air delivery system that can be made to vanish under a project within ICARUS known as ONLY-DUST (On-Target Delivery and Disintegration Upon Stress-release Trigger). Continue reading “Xerox Company Receives Funds to Develop Vanishing Autonomous Air Vehicles”

Drones to deliver data and more (Video)

Imagine you’re at a concert watching your favorite band, and out of the corner of your eye you notice a tethered drone hovering nearby.

But this drone isn’t taking photos or videos of the band.  It’s temporarily providing enhanced LTE wireless coverage at the packed venue so you, along with thousands of others in attendance, can simultaneously send photos and videos to share the moment. Continue reading “Drones to deliver data and more (Video)”