Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference is part of Amsterdam Drone Week 2018

Amsterdam Drone Week

Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference is part of Amsterdam Drone Week 2018

About Amsterdam Drone Week (November 26-30, 2018)
Amsterdam Drone Week is a unique co-created platform, that unites the brightest and most creative minds of the UAS Industry, showcases the latest technology and helps unlock the potential of drones and discovery of new applications. For the duration of one week, this umbrella event connects the entire UAS value chain through a diversity of events around drone regulations, new technology and future solutions. Continue reading “Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference is part of Amsterdam Drone Week 2018”

Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference 2018 welcomes MyDearDrone as Media Partner

MyDearDrone

Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference 2018 welcomes MyDearDrone as Media Partner. The Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference 2018 takes place on November 28, 2018, at RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

About MyDearDrone
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MyDearDrone is perfect for you because it’s a free, original and best community to learn everything from news, reviews, guides and much more about drone and it’s technology.

So come and experience the Quadcopter (UAV) world with us. Continue reading “Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference 2018 welcomes MyDearDrone as Media Partner”

Drone Delivery Canada selected to participate in Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight Pilot Project

Drone Delivery Canada

Drone Delivery Canada selected to participate in Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight Pilot Project

Drone Delivery Canada is pleased to announce that Transport Canada has selected DDC to participate in the department’s Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight Pilot Project (the “Pilot Project”). The Pilot Project will advance its Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight (“BVLOS”) capabilities in Canada and will further DDC’s capabilities in the Moosonee and Moose Cree First Nation communities in Northern Ontario, Canada commencing in the summer of 2018. Continue reading “Drone Delivery Canada selected to participate in Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight Pilot Project”

Astral Aviation to launch first cargo drone operation in Africa

Astral Aviation

Astral Aviation to launch first cargo drone operation in Africa

Kenyan cargo airline Astral Aviation plans to launch the first cargo drone operation in Africa by the end of this year. Based in Nairobi and operating cargo flights in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe, Astral Aviation has established Astral Aerial Solutions as a dedicated subsidiary to handle the Kenyan freight specialist’s expansion into the niche drone market in Kenya, Rwanda, and Ethiopia. The company also has established a drone technology academy in Kenya that trains youth to operate the vehicles. Continue reading “Astral Aviation to launch first cargo drone operation in Africa”

SF Express wins first drone operator licence in China

SF Express

Ambitious Chinese express operator SF Express has pipped Alibaba and JD in the race to gain China’s first domestic drone operator licence – and it is set to collaborate with African drone specialist Astral in Kenya.

Announcing the news, China’s largest courier hailed the civil aviation authority (CAAC) decision to grant subsidiary Jiangxi Fengyu Shuntu a licence, calling it a “milestone”.

SF Express said: “This means that China’s drone logistics distribution is entering the legal operation phase. It is a milestone in the development of China’s logistics drones and it is also a recognition of SF’s logistics distribution and operation capabilities.”

Company shares reportedly jumped 5%, with the State Post Bureau forecasting an extra 9bn parcels will be delivered in China this year. Continue reading “SF Express wins first drone operator licence in China”

Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference 2018 in the media

media coverage

On March 20, 2018, the global Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference took place at North Carolina Global TransPark, USA. This 6th edition of the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft conference organized by Jakajima was hosted by North Carolina Global TransPark and supported by US Cargo Systems. Selected media coverage of the event

Kinston.com:

An international conference hosted its first event in North America in Kinston at the Global Transpark on Tuesday.

The Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference brings together educators, manufacturers, operators, consultants and government organizations in Kinston this week to discuss using unmanned aircraft and drones as a means of transporting freight and cargo. Continue reading “Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference 2018 in the media”

Dave Merrill, Elroy Air, will cover technical and commercial aspects of the autonomous air cargo logistics system

logistics

Elroy Air is developing autonomous aircraft systems to deliver goods to the world’s most remote places. Powered by sensing and autonomy, their vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) cargo transport system will operate outside of airport infrastructure. Immediate relief in disaster and firefighting situations, commercial cargo delivery by air to replace long / inefficient truck routes, and rapid autonomous resupply for troops in the field. The founders and much of the team worked at early UAV companies in the Bay Area (3D Robotics, Airware), and the company is backed by venture financing. The Elroy Air team is currently completing the design of their full-scale aircraft and readying sub-scale prototypes for first flights.

This talk will cover both the technical and commercial aspects of the autonomous air cargo logistics system under development by Elroy Air. In addition to a discussion about the aircraft itself, prototypes of our cargo-handling robotics will be shown and discussed. Bring your questions and ideas! Looking forward to a lively discussion about the next wave of innovation and development in aerospace, autonomy and logistics.

About Dave Merrill

Dave Merrill is a technology executive and hardware startup founder with a computer science and human computer interaction background (Stanford/MIT). His first startup was acquired by drone-maker 3D Robotics in 2014, where he led R&D and IP strategy. After serving as Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Lemnos, Merrill co-founded Elroy Air with Clint Cope to develop autonomous aircraft systems to deliver goods to the world’s most remote places. He is currently the CEO of Elroy Air.

Unmanned Cargo Air Vehicles Are Closer Than You Think – Presented by Ed De Reyes, Sabrewing Aircraft

Ed De Reyes

Unmanned Cargo Air Vehicles Are Closer Than You Think – Presented by Ed De Reyes, Sabrewing Aircraft, at the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference, on 20 March 2018 at the North Carolina Global TransPark, USA.

Public perception – and the perception of many people in the UAV and air cargo industries think that Unmanned Cargo Aircraft (UCAs) still have a few years before they’re a viable way to move food, dry goods or even hazardous cargo.

In order to be truly viable, UCAs must meet or exceed the cargo capacity and safety record of the current generation of manned aircraft.

The lack of battery capacity in electric vehicles has fed the misperceived notion of trading payload for battery endurance, and battery capacity contains only a small fraction of energy storage capability that their manned-counterparts are capable of achieving.

Other seemingly difficult hurdles of Beyond-Line-Of-Sight (BLOS) operations and in congested airspace have all combined to give the impression that UCAs are years in the future.

The technology to fly UCAs that are superior to manned cargo aircraft – especially in regional cargo carriers – is available now…and most of it is off-the-shelf. Continue reading “Unmanned Cargo Air Vehicles Are Closer Than You Think – Presented by Ed De Reyes, Sabrewing Aircraft”

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)”

Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference welcomes The Global TransPark (GTP) Foundation as Exhibitor

The Global TransPark (GTP) Foundation

Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference welcomes The Global TransPark (GTP) Foundation as Exhibitor. The event takes place on 20 March 2018 at the North Carolina Global TransPark, USA.

About The Global TransPark (GTP) Foundation
The Global TransPark (GTP) Foundation is a non-profit organization that was established for the specific purpose to lessen the burdens of government by supporting and undertaking functions that otherwise would be provided by the North Carolina Global TransPark (NCGTP). Continue reading “Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference welcomes The Global TransPark (GTP) Foundation as Exhibitor”