Flytrex – Scalable Drone Delivery Operations

Wes Shover

by Wes Shover, Head of US Operations, Flytrex Aviation

Flytrex provides comprehensive autonomous drone delivery systems that enable any business, from SMBs to e-commerce giants, to integrate on-demand autonomous drone delivery into their offering. From facilitating the regulatory process to providing the drones, a cloud-based drone management system, insurance and maintenance, Flytrex is the leading end-to-end drone logistics service spearheading the drone revolution. In this presentation we will share what we have learned through the operational experience in Iceland, Latin America, and the United States.

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Aspects of UTM systems & U-Space services to consider when rolling-out Cargo Drone operations

Tim McCarthy

by Dr. Tim McCarthy, Senior Lecturer, Maynooth University

Unmanned Cargo flight operations present various challenges in terms of their design, construction and management – all of which will need to be investigated, developed and adapted for long-haul, short-haul, regional and urban operational environments.

Various topics need to be considered including; automation, aircraft platform performance, airspace structure, routing, de-confliction, optimisation, emergency event handling and ground infrastructure. These topics are underpinned by regulatory (legislation, protocols, certification), technology (aerospace, sensors, connectivity, computation) and operational (UTM/U-Space services, business models, Societal) aspects.

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Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference welcomes US Cargo Systems as Exhibitor

US Cargo Systems

Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference welcomes US Cargo Systems as Exhibitor. The event takes place on September 10-11 at Greenville Convention Center, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

About US Cargo Systems

US Cargo Systems is a worldwide leader in the design and development of Cargo Handling and Aerial Delivery Systems. We are proud of our over 70 year heritage serving countless commercial and military aircraft customers with leading edge technologies.

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Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference welcomes North Carolina’s South East as Exhibitor

North Carolina's South East

Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference welcomes North Carolina’s South East as Exhibitor. The event takes place on September 10-11 at Greenville Convention Center, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

About North Carolina’s Southeast

North Carolina’s Southeast is a regional economic development partnership representing 18 counties that generates new economic growth in the region. Located midway on the U.S. east coast, North Carolina’s Southeast region is home to an international port, six universities, and more than 75 international firms across diverse business sectors.

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Joe Melvin, North Carolina Aerospace Corridor speaks at Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference

Joe Melvin

Joe Melvin, CEcD North Carolina Aerospace Corridor, will speak at Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference

In his role as Director of Business Development for North Carolina’s Southeast, Joe Melvin utilizes his business and public administration experience to develop and oversee the NC Aerospace Corridor in conjunction with leaders from Craven, Lenoir and Wayne counties. (The North Carolina Aerospace Corridor is centrally located on the eastern seaboard of the United States and offers unparalleled access to domestic and global markets by way of highways, rail, air and multiple deep-water ports.)

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Emerging technologies with great potential – opinions of speakers at UCA Conference

What emerging technologies do you see as having potential in the short and long run? We asked, speakers at Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference answered. Below you can see a selection of answers.

Ed De Reyes, Sabrewing Aircraft: The emergence of detect and avoid technologies, and the willingness of regulatory agencies to work cooperatively with manufacturers to make heavy-lift VTOL cargo carriers a reality. Read more

Basil Yap, North Carolina Department of Transportation – Division of Aviation: Our greatest need in the short term is a fully functional detect and avoid solution on unmanned aircraft to help address “see and avoid” which is a requirement to operation beyond visual line of sight in the United States. This has been a real struggle for the Federal Aviation Administration to understand how they will certify or vet this technology. “Remote ID” will be one step closer to building a robust Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM). In addition, we have often overlooked weather and the the impact it has on smaller UAS operations. The ability to model micro climates and incorporate the data into UTM systems will give pilots better decision making tools and ultimately enable more routine operations. Read more

Peter le Hew, Modern Technology Solutions, Inc: Autonomy through not just UAS is allowing for new approaches to how we use the air domain. Read more

Jeremy Tucker, AirBox Technology: Robotics, UAV’s and AI are on the cutting edge and will become ubiquitous. We are on the cusp of a cataclysmic change in the way we interface with the world around us in a physical sense. Read more

Aliaksei Stratsilatau, UAVOS: Investments in the development of a UAS for military purposes will grow. For example, counter-drone systems for remote identification and destruction of UAV, means of fighting UAV, loitering munition. The market needs unmanned platforms for autonomous delivery of goods of different weights, High Altitude Pseudo Satellite to relay data. Read more

Mahesh Nandyala, S3M Solutions LLC: UAS integrates with Deep learning and AI. Read more

Patrick Watson, Animal Dynamics: Technologies that ultimately de-centralise services and products such as: micro-grids, aerial transportation networks, e-payments, etc. Read more

David Merrill, Elroy Air: Short run: electric and hybrid-electric powertrain, perception tech getting better rapidly
Long run: Harmonized airspace integration for UAS of all sizes. Read more

Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference takes place on September 10-11, 2019, at Greenville Convention Center, Greenville, North Carolina, USA. For more information about the complete program, speaker profiles and registration, visit: https://unmannedcargoaircraftconference.com/program/

Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference welcomes Lenoir Community College as Exhibitor

Lenoir Community College

Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference welcomes Lenoir Community College as Exhibitor. The event takes place on September 10-11 at Greenville Convention Center, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

About Lenoir Community College
Lenoir Community College, a member of the North Carolina Community College System, is a comprehensive two-year public institution. The college offers associate degrees, diplomas, or certificates through educational programs in college transfer, business, industry, public services, health services, and continuing education for the intellectual, economic, social, and cultural development of students and the community. Programs and support services are accessible through traditional and distance learning options. Continue reading “Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference welcomes Lenoir Community College as Exhibitor”

UPS Flight Forward will operate unmanned drone delivery services across the USA

UPS has applied to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Part 135 certification to operate commercial drone flights in the UPS® network under a subsidiary business called UPS Flight Forward, Inc.

The new subsidiary is a recently incorporated business that could receive Part 135 certification as early as this year, putting UPS on track to have one of the first fully-certified, revenue-generating drone operations in the United States. When approved, this certification lays the foundation for drone flights beyond an operator’s visual line of sight, and for flights occurring day or night. Such flights are highly restricted in the United States and approved only by exception.

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