Articles in the UAV Category

Nov 2020 | No Comment

IRDAI committee recommends insurance for drones
Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) constituted a Working Group in June 2020 to study and understand the insurance needs of RPAS owners and operators and make recommendations relating to design and development of products meeting the needs of RPAS owners and operators, including Third Party Liability.
The Working …

Oct 2020 | No Comment

SUAVE clinches Smart City award
The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) is proud to announce that the Smart Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Enhanced (SUAVE) project has been chosen by IDC (International Data Corporation) Government Insights as the best Asia Pacific Smart City project under the “Urban Planning and Land Use” category of IDC’s 2020 Smart City Asia …

Sep 2020 | No Comment

VSR700 prototype performs first autonomous free flight
The prototype of Airbus Helicopters’ VSR700 unmanned aerial system (UAS) has performed its first free flight. It performed a ten-minute flight at a drone test centre near Aix-en-Provence in the south of France. It derived from Hélicoptères Guimbal’s Cabri G2, is an unmanned aerial system in the 500-1000 kg …

Jul 2020 | No Comment

Indian Government issues draft rules for manufacturing and using drones
The Civil Aviation Ministry of India issued draft rules for manufacturing drones and using it in the country. As per the new policy authorized manufacturer or importer can sell its devices only to an individual or entity approved by the aviation regulator DGCA. The draft …

Jul 2020 | No Comment

Wingcopter awarded
UAV startup Wingcopter is named as one of nine winners of Germany’s top global hackathon to kick-start humanitarian drone delivery. It partnered with UNICEF and the African Drone and Data Academy to develop a concept to deploy humanitarian drone delivery services. The goal will be to improve health supply chains during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. …

Jun 2020 | No Comment

Funding for safe drone navigation
The European Space Agency (ESA) has funded Ampyx Power, developer of a next-generation wind energy technology, and Omnisense, developer of locating and tracking solutions, to develop a robust fail-safe navigation system. The positioning solution will be used for automated take-off and landing of Ampyx Power’s wind energy aircraft when applied …

May 2020 | No Comment

SUGUS kicks off, a European project for integrating drones into the airspace
GMV has been awarded the SUGUS project (Solution for E-GNSS USpace Service), which aims to speed up the takeup of GNSS and Galileo in the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) segment. SUGUS, an 18-month, 485,000- euro, European Union R&D project, is to be carried …

Mar 2020 | No Comment

NAV CANADA signs strategic agreement with Unifly
Canada’s civil air navigation service provider, NAV CANADA, has entered into an agreement with Japan-based Terra Drone Corporation’s portfolio company, Unifly, to help drone pilots plan future missions. As a strategic technology partner to NAV CANADA, Unifly will facilitate the deployment of a national system that would provide …

Feb 2020 | No Comment

KazUAV supports World Bank’s school infrastructure risk assessment initiative
KazUAV, a group company of Japanbased Terra Drone Corporation, has been supporting the World Bank in its initiative to build sustainable school infrastructure in the Republic of Kyrgyzstan. As part of the General-Purpose Simulation Program (GPSS) under the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) …

Jan 2020 | No Comment

White Paper promotes European GNSS for safe, reliable UAVs
The European GNSS Agency has published an online White Paper on European Global Navigation Satellite Systems, asserting that use of Galileo and its corrections via the European Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) are essential for the safe and reliable navigation of drones.
The report further states that …