Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft is strategic partner of the UCA Conference

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Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft (PUCA) is an open, non-profit association of members which aims to support the development and deployment of Unmanned Cargo Aircraft, while driving a consistent, focused and concise approach to market education that will highlight the benefits, use cases and deployments of Unmanned Cargo Aircraft (UCA) from first mile to middle mile and last mile and with small to large cargo implementations.

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What unmanned/autonomous cargo aircraft/drone mean for the economy (VIDEO)

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Today, container ships transport over 90% of all goods in the world and more than $4 trillion worth annually, according to the World Shipping Council. But, it can take over a month for those goods to sail from Beijing to New York. By land, trucks move nearly 71% of all the freight tonnage in the U.S., according to the American Trucking Association. Problem is, there’s a shortage of truck drivers in the U.S. So, how do you speed up shipments while keeping personnel low?

What will this bring to our economy?

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Commercial use of drones in Czech Republic has tripled since last year

The number of drones used commercially by both state institutions and private firms in the Czech Republic has been rising and it has tripled since last year, Czech Civil Aviation Authority (ÚCL) spokesman Vítězslav Hezký has told the Czech News Agency.

Drones help check electricity pylons, they uncover defects in the construction of new roads and soon they will also help the police and firefighters in their actions. Continue reading “Commercial use of drones in Czech Republic has tripled since last year”

Unmanned aircraft are the future for air cargo – ‘but we need time to get it right’

More than 30 mostly European organisations are pressing for the development of unmanned cargo aircraft (UCA). Forwarders, shippers, universities and aircraft manufacturers, grouped under the name Platform for UCA (PUCA), are researching technological and regulatory issues and hoping to attract investment. Continue reading “Unmanned aircraft are the future for air cargo – ‘but we need time to get it right’”

Unmanned aircraft are the future for air cargo – ‘but we need time to get it right’

More than 30 mostly European organisations are pressing for the development of unmanned cargo aircraft (UCA). Forwarders, shippers, universities and aircraft manufacturers, grouped under the name Platform for UCA (PUCA), are researching technological and regulatory issues and hoping to attract investment. Continue reading “Unmanned aircraft are the future for air cargo – ‘but we need time to get it right’”

US Government to Publish Small UAS Rule by Year End

The U.S. government should release a draft regulation governing the operation of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) by the end of the year, federal officials told the Unmanned Systems Conference. The Federal Aviation Administration also provided more information on two restricted category type certifications it awarded on July 19, for the first time permitting operators to fly unmanned aircraft commercially.

The FAA draft rulemaking governing operation of small UAS weighing up to 55 pounds,which the agency originally expected to release in December 2011, has been stalled within the federal government over privacy considerations. John Porcari, U.S.Department of Transportation deputy secretary, said his department and the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), are close to completing their vetting of the proposed rule.

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Source: UAS Vision