Since the early days of flight, the aviation industry has focused on the safety and security of manned vehicles. Today, the industry is finding ways to address these same issues with unmanned vehicles. The rapid advancement of technology and the increasing demand for commercial unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has led… Read more“HOW IS NASA HELPING UAV MANUFACTURERS IMPROVE DRONE SAFETY?”
Safeguarding flights in US airspace is the aim of a new competition launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Langley Research Center in early August 2019. The Safeguard with Autonomous Navigation Demonstration (SAND) Challenge is an opportunity for small businesses to compete in an autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) competition… Read more“NASA launches competition to address airspace safety risks”
Safran Helicopter Engines has announced that it has partnered with ZF Luftfahrttechnik GmbH (ZFL) and MT-Propeller to design a new turboprop engine for European unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) applications. The new engine will be based on Safran’s Ardiden 3 rotorcraft engine, with additional technologies that have been matured through the company’s… Read more“New Turboprop Engine to be Designed for European UAV Applications”
I am very excited for the upcoming 2019 New York UAS Symposium and the chance to provide the community with an update on all the exciting work that the NY UAS Test Site and NY State is conducting to advance the UAS Industry. To set the stage for this important… Read more“2019 New York UAS Symposium Overview”
Project Wing recently took part in a series of nationwide trials conducted by NASA and the FAA to examine how to control the growing number of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in the sky. For several years, Wing and other companies are likely to have parks with thousands of UAS in… Read more“Managing traffic in the skies”
The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate is teaming up with NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration in order to manage unmanned aerial vehicle traffic. With projections of seven million drones that could congest the national airspace, the federal agencies needed a capability to control the domain.
For the drone industry to fully transition to a state where BVLOS flights become the norm in daily operations, innovative companies will need to take the lead in steering that shift into course. As of right now, there is an obvious gap between what drones can do and what they… Read more“Breaking the Barrier of Beyond”