Security

UK pilots welcome British counter drone strategy

October 23, 2019 0

The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) has welcomed the British government’s counter-drone strategy. BALPA chief Brian Strutton, said the pilots’ organisation had campaigned for counter-drone measures to be introduced and so were pleased to see […]

Airspace

AirMap & partners demonstrate dynamic geofencing capabilities 

October 16, 2019 0

AirMap is participating in GEOSAFE, a SESAR Joint Undertaking funded project aimed at researching, developing, and testing foundational and advanced geofencing services. Together with partner organisations SPH Engineering (developer of UgCS ground control station), Aeromapper, Atechsys, Air Marine, and Thales, AirMap successfully […]

UAS/Drones

ICAO urged to develop high level guidance on rogue drones

October 11, 2019 0

Air traffic controllers require clearer procedures for handling unauthorised drones, according to the controllers’ federation IFATCA which represents more than 50,000 members in over 125 countries. In a paper presented to ICAO’s 40th Triennial Assembly in […]

Airports

Give airports funds to manage drone operations: task force

October 4, 2019 0

Airports should not be burdened with policing ‘careless, clueless or criminal’ drone users in the absence of a well-funded multi-agency approach. In its final report on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) integration, detection, identification, and mitigation […]

UAS/Drones

UPS gets government nod to become drone airline

October 1, 2019 0

UPS subsidiary UPS Flight Forward has received the US government’s first full Part 135 Standard certification to operate a drone airline. The company will initially expand its drone delivery service further to support hospital campuses […]

UAS/Drones

NEXA Capital launches Urban Air Mobility Geomatics

September 12, 2019 0

NEXA Capital Partners has launched Urban Air Mobility Geomatics, LLC, a new business intelligence entity to accelerate much-needed investment into eVTOL flight through analytical tools and advanced models, supported by geospatial data and business case […]

Safety

Altitude Angel launches CAA-backed Just Culture reporting system

September 4, 2019 0

Altitude Angel, the world’s foremost UTM (Unmanned Traffic Management) provider, is launching the world’s first ‘just culture’ incident reporting system for drone pilots and operators. With no industry-wide function currently available for drone pilots and […]

UAS/Drones

UPP, UPP & Away

September 1, 2019 0

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), NASA and their partners in a pilot programme that is laying the groundwork for an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) traffic management system this summer demonstrated how such a system can […]

SESAR

Upwardly Mobile

August 30, 2019 0

The final SESAR JU Gulf of Finland (GOF) U-space demonstration has taken place in Helsinki, Finland, showing how integrated Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) systems enable urban air mobility. Volocopter performed […]