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.Continue reading “Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft is strategic partner of the UCA Conference”
“The importance to focus on the operational approach and implement that in the business model is often underestimated” states Christopher Spagnoletti, President at US Cargo Systems in the interview for JakajimaTV hosted by Pieter Hermans.Continue reading “Developing an Unmanned Cargo Aircraft is more than certification alone.”
Per Ahl, CEO, Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions (SDATS), is interviewed for JakajimaTV hosted by Pieter Hermans. He is one of the for front figures of introducing Remote- or Digital Tower solutions around the world and he will give you an insight from the start in 2006, where SAAB are today and how the future looks like.Continue reading “The Digital Tower where ATM and UTM will meet”
Today, the propulsion system represents a small percent of the value of a UAS; for a MALE it varies from 1-3%. Regardless, propulsion systems are key to ensure safety of flight and drive costs of operations, and this will be even more important on future Unmanned Cargo Aircrafts, where the engine will likely become the most important on-board system driving productivity. This presentation is intended to give an overview of the propulsion system for the future UCA, its relevance and the key productivity drivers; it will also benchmarking between traditional and breakthrough propulsion systems (eg. hybrid)
Commercial drones are starting to be used for tasks like inspecting oil rigs and crops. But they still require a highly skilled human pilot, and even those that are semi-autonomous usually use prebuilt maps or access the data over a wireless link.
Researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich are making drones more independent. They have demonstrated a small drone that can build its own 3-D map of an unfamiliar environment with minimal help from a human operator, and then plan its own routes around a space and its obstacles autonomously. Continue reading “Small Drone Makes Its Own Map to Navigate Indoors (Video)”
The Aviation Program at the University of Louisiana Monroe is producing cutting-edge drone research and hands on field operations that will improve agriculture—a major economic influence in northeast Louisiana. Continue reading “University program introduces cutting-edge drone research and hands on field operations that will improve agriculture”
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”
This past May, Montreal inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru broke the world record for the longest hoverboard flight.
Duru flew up to five metres above a lake for a distance of 275.9 metres aboard his homemade, propeller-powered hoverboard in a trip that lasted more than 1½ minutes. Continue reading “New Prototype of Record-Setting Hoverboard, Tested by Canadian Inventor (Video)”
As end of the bachelor phase at Delft University of Technology, a group of aerospace students designed an unmanned containerised cargo freighter that can reduce the cost of shipping by air
and the time required for inter-modal transfers and transport on the ground, called Atlas. Continue reading “Students designed an Unmanned Medium Ranged Containerized Cargo Freighter”
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’”