For the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industry to become mainstream there are many pieces of a puzzle that have to fit into placeRead more
The working groups will complement other NASA and industry efforts, including the UAM Grand Challenge series.Read more
According to NASA officials, both “advanced air mobility” and “national campaign” better reflect the goals of the undertaking.Read more
As a first step, NASA’s Aviation Research Institute and the Air Force Agility Prime have requested information seeking input from suppliers and manufacturers of all types of parts, subsystems and systems of AAM vehicles – a term that includes a number of new eVTOL aircraft, including urban air mobility.Read more
Japan to introduce licensees for BVLOS drone flights
The news comes from government sources on Monday who said the government hopes to have the system up and running by 2022. The BVLOS licenses will also be age-restricted and you must pass both practical and written test to get receive the license.
The licenses will only be active for some time with renewal tests required to keep the license. Illegally flying drones with an active license will result in the extermination of the license and a possible fine for the illegal flight.
A panel discussion will be used to come up with the exact logistics of the licenses which will be put into a report this week. The government is hoping to submit the bill next year in plans to release the licensing system in 2022.Read more
The license, which the government hopes will be introduced in fiscal 2022, will be age-restricted, and will require operators to pass both a written and practical examination.
The licenses will be only valid for a certain period of time and will have to be renewed. Illegal drone use will lead to the cancellation or suspension of a license.
A public-private panel discussing how to facilitate the use of drones will propose the license system in a report to be complied Tuesday, the sources said.
The government plans to finalize the details and submit a bill to revise the civil aeronautics law to the Diet next year, they said.Read more
Leonardo is extending its training services capabilities to include rotorcraft unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to provide 360° training solutions to its growing customer base for maximised mission effectiveness and safety. The Company has recently obtained an Authorized Training Organization Certificate for UAS released by ENAC (Italian National Civil Aviation Authority). With this certification Leonardo is now able to supply training services for light and very light category remotely piloted systems (up to 25 kg) through its Helicopter Training Academy headquartered in Sesto Calende (Northern Italy).
This certification heavily adds to the overall quality level and versatility of training services provided by Leonardo, making the Company the world’s first rotorcraft OEM with this capability – it is expected to be recognised by EASA in 2021. This latest service addition allows Leonardo to respond to the evolving market demands by those helicopter operators who are increasingly using small UAS for their missions, including those carrying out disaster relief and emergency response tasks.
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MVT Geo-solutions, in partnership with Iris Automation, has been granted the first Beyond-Visual-Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) by Transport Canada using only onboard Detect-and-Avoid (DAA).Read more
NASA’s Urban Air Mobility Grand ChallengeRead more
This latest version provides overall improvements to users as well as notable security enhancements, including the introduction of Advanced Encryption Standard 256 (AES-256), and MicaSense RedEdge-MX RTK functionality.Read more
Piaggio Aerospace, the Italian aircraft producer, announced today it has sold and delivered a new Avanti EVO to Centoco Holding Corp.Read more
Piaggio Aerospace last week received the go-ahead from the Italian government to seek a buyer, following a nearly year-long restructuring process that officials claim has resulted in orders and commitments totaling $919 million for the beleaguered aircraft manufacturer.Read more
London, UK; Altitude Angel, the industry-leading UTM (Unmanned Traffic Management) technology provider, has today announced it has been awarded the contract to provide Netherlands’ ANSP, Luchtverkeersleiding Nederland (LVNL), with its first nationwide UTM platform following an open and competitive tender process.Read more
The Air Force Academy brought a cutting-edge, multi-drone light show to its campus last month to celebrate its storied rivalry with West Point.Read more