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First Urban Drone Delivery Near an Airport a Reality in Hels…

image courtesy Skyports UK-based drone infrastructure firm Skyports and partners have successfully completed drone delivery trials in an urban environment and near a major international airport. Skyports specializes in drone delivery: designing, building, securing and operating cargo and passenger “vertiports” where drones may safely launch and land.  Having a conveniently located …

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Wilhelmsen and Airbus Launch Singapore Maritime Drone Delive…

We often think of drone deliveries as being most useful in remote, hard-to-reach locations. Usually, that involves providing a cargo-carrying alternative in rural areas or a link to places cut off by natural disasters. But ‘hard-to-reach’ can also apply in some of the world’s busiest ports. A drone delivery project with …

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Alpha Unmanned Systems Partners With Inmarsat For BVLOS Deli…

Spanish UAV manufacturer Alpha Unmanned Systems is one of several UAV companies chosen to participate in Inmarsat´s UAV Pop-up lab. The satellite and communications giant is using the program to explore the value of satcoms in the commercial UAV sector. Along with six other UAV companies, Alpha Unmanned Systems will execute …

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DroneLife Exclusive: Drone Delivery is a “Reality that has I…

DroneLife recently caught up with David Rovira, Co-Founder and COO of Rigi Technologies, manufacturers of a new delivery drone built around the package.  (Check out the video below to see Rigi’s unique design.) David tells us about Rigi, where they fit in the delivery marketplace, and some of the challenges of using …

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Man Jailed For UK Prison Drone Delivery Attempt

A British man has been sentenced to five years in jail after attempting to deliver contraband to Liverpool prison using a drone. Anthony Cheeney was caught after he crashed the drone, a Yuneec Typhoon H, close to HMP Liverpool back in August 2017. Merseyside Police officers recovered drugs, mobile phones and …

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JD, China’s E-Commerce Giant, Making Deliveries to Remote Ar…

While the U.S. and Europe inch closer to drone delivery, China is racing ahead.  China’s leading e-commerce company, JD, has launched an agressive trial in remote areas of China. Xinhua.net reports that New Year’s gifts are being delivered by drone to rural areas ahead of China’s Spring Festival.  “Though online …

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JD, China’s E-Commerce Giant, Says 50% of Deliveries Will Be…

While the U.S. and Europe inch closer to drone delivery, China is racing ahead.  China’s leading e-commerce company, JD, has launched an agressive trial that the company says will lead to 50% of its packages being delivered by drone. Xinhua.net reports that New Year’s gifts are being delivered by drone …

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DRONELIFE EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: One Company’s Story About Dro…

Drones have finally inched closer to commercialization in India this year.  The country’s ‘Drone Regulations 2.0’ policy is considered a landmark in federal regulations for the drone industry. From taxis to delivery vehicles, the latest policy paves the way for a range of drone applications that can integrate into existing …

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