Aerospace

On this page all content directly related to aerospace in general can be found. Everything that has to do with science, engineering and flight in Earth's atmosphere and surrounding space.

Jul 16, 2018

Aeronyde and Unifly Partner to Build Advanced Drone Systems for Emergency Responders

July 16, 2018. Melbourne, FL– Today, Florida-based Autonomous Aerial Systems (AAS) company Aeronyde and Belgian Unmanned Traffic Management provider Unifly announced a partnership to bring advanced UAV technology to emergency responders. The companies will integrate Unifly’s Unmanned Traffic Management services, along with Aeronyde’s system for Autonomous flight, to create an efficient self-flying system for police and fire departments.

The Aeronyde-Unifly partnership will create an autonomous system to enable emergency responders to scale their drone operations. The resulting system will offer on-demand dispatching of registered and authorized drones, and will deliver real-time situational awareness of scenes of distress.

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May 8, 2018

Solar-powered drone that can fly for up to a year

BAE Systems and Prismatic, two British aerospace firms, are developing a drone supposedly capable of remaining in the sky for an entire year at high altitudes. The drone could be described as a High Altitude, Long Endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

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Apr 18, 2018

Airbus using drones to visually inspect aircraft

Airbus has recently demonstrated the first ever automated drone-based, innovative aircraft maintenance tool at the MRO Americas exposition in Florida. The exposition is a gathering of aviation maintenance professionals from around the world. Airbus’ Advanced Inspection Drone is to be operated inside a hangar, capable of accelerating and facilitating visual checks, considerably reducing aircraft downtime and increasing the quality of inspection reports.

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Apr 3, 2018

Drone nearly hit passenger plane in New Zealand

An Air New Zealand flight came very close to hitting a drone during its descent into Auckland Airport from Tokyo on March 25th. The pilots of flight NZ92 spotted the drone about 5m or 16ft from the aircraft at a point in their descent when it was impossible to take evasive action.

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Feb 20, 2018

Helicopter crash possibly caused by drone

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The DJI Phantom

Image source: DJI

On February 14, a helicopter crashed on Daniel Island in Charleston, South Carolina in the US. Reportedly, the crash was caused by a drone that was flying nearby.

The crash is currently being investigated, and the Federal Aviation Administration confirmed on Thursday that the helicopter crash landed around 2pm after striking a tree. No further information was available, according to the FAA, as the investigation is still ongoing.


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Feb 20, 2018

Could we be taking a taxi drone to work soon?

It certainly looks like we're moving towards that possibility if we take a look at what some companies are working on. In this article, we've made a compilation of the major taxi drone projects currently in development.

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Feb 20, 2018

Airbus planning on delivering parcels at university campus

Airbus has been testing a drone capable of delivering parcels to stations around a university campus in Singapore. By the middle of the year, drones will be flying between parcel stations on campus.

 

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Feb 20, 2018

Global internet access with Facebook Aquila

You may or may not have heard of Facebook’s ambitious drone project designed to bring internet access to remote areas. It’s been a while since we’ve heard of any updates, but it’s nonetheless worth it to look at what Aquila entails in this overview.

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