Delivery

Operation Last Mile

Operation Last Mile

DroneUp recently partnered with Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) in tests designed to determine how unmanned aerial systems can assist with critical delivery during times of crisis under the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Part 107 regulations. The test participants conducted exercises from April 6 through April 9, 2020, on the vacant campus of St. […]
Thales & Skyports Drone Delivery Trial

Thales & Skyports Drone Delivery Trial

The recently announced trial aims to prove the feasibility of delivering urgent medical cargo, such as COVID-19 test kits and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), between remote medical facilities by delivery drone. UK drone delivery provider Skyports will conduct the trial and operate the flights using delivery drones supplied by unmanned aircraft-maker Wingcopter, because of its proven […]

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Drone Delivers Prescriptions to Florida Retirees

Drone Delivers Prescriptions to Florida Retirees

Retirees in The Villages, a central Florida community, will start getting their prescriptions delivered by drone next month! UPS Flight Forward and CVS are teaming up to use Matternet’s M2 drone delivery system and are approved under FAA Part 107 rules to start the deliveries to more than 135,000 residents in response to Covid-19 social […]
Remote ID Update: 8 Companies Chosen

Remote ID Update: 8 Companies Chosen

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced the eight companies that will assist the Federal government in establishing requirements for future suppliers of Remote Identification (Remote ID). Remote ID will enable Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly called drones, to provide identification and location information while operating in the nation’s airspace. The […]

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Wingcopter Wins Emergency Delivery Competition

Wingcopter Wins Emergency Delivery Competition

The Lake Kivu Challenge Organizing Committee invited UAS companies to help advance the safe implementation of electric cargo UAS transport, digital aviation solutions and related infrastructure in the Lake Kivu Region in Rwanda. Wingcopter was named the winner of the Emergency Delivery category. Wingcopter’s fully automated drone delivered an emergency package from the mainland to […]
ThereCraft Delivery Drone [VIDEO]

ThereCraft Delivery Drone [VIDEO]

This flying-wing drone, dubbed “YCS17,”  has a compartment for transporting items and a release mechanism to drop its payload. This type of aircraft can fly faster and for longer distances than a pure rotor-propelled drone. Here it is: We achieved the perfect payload release: pic.twitter.com/Khr3ifIKmx — ThereCraft (@therecraft__) December 10, 2019  

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Navy Drones Supply MREs and Ammo

Navy Drones Supply MREs and Ammo

While we aren’t downplaying the importance of drones delivering your pizza in record time, the Navy has found a critical role for “fast food” UAVs: bringing MREs and ammunition to its forces. Last month at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona, the Navy held a Tactical Resupply Unmanned Aircraft System (TRUAS) competition for drones could autonomously […]
Ice Cream Now – Drone Delivery Service

Ice Cream Now – Drone Delivery Service

Terra Drone Corporation and the British-Dutch transnational consumer goods giant Unilever have joined forces to explore drone-delivery of ice creams in New York. In a program undertaken at Unilever’s recent annual investor event,Ben & Jerry’s ice cream cups were delivered to a pre-decided destination by drone. The demo was conducted as part of Unilever’s ice […]

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Swiss Post Up & Flying (Again)

Swiss Post Up & Flying (Again)

The Swiss Post delivery system has resumed after being suspended in August 2019 for two drone crashes. After a review by an independent board of experienced aviation specialists, Michel Guillaume, one of the members of the review board, said, “Swiss Post and Matternet [the U.S. company that maintains the fleet] maintain high safety standards and […]
Hydrogen-Powered Drone Makes 43-Mile Medical Delivery

Hydrogen-Powered Drone Makes 43-Mile Medical Delivery

A collaboration between drone consulting group Guinn Partners, Skyfire Consulting, the US Department of Health and Doosan Mobility Innovation proved that a DS-30 aircraft with a temperature-controlled payload system was a feasible option for long-range drone delivery. A release from Guinn Partners reads, in part, “Members of our team at Guinn Partners worked with Doosan […]
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