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LYTE Aviation Hybrid eVTOL SkyBus SkyTruck

LYTE Aviation Unveils SkyBus and SkyTruck Hybrid eVTOL by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Today, advanced air mobility innovator LYTE Aviation unveiled its 40-seat (hybrid) eVTOL SkyBus and SkyTruck programme. Its LA-44 SkyBus, an eVTOL vehicle designed to be five times more fuel efficient than current helicopters, and SkyTruck cargo variant, designed around a […]

Archer Aviation United Airways Air Taxi in Chicago

Archer Aviation, United Airlines Establishing Air Taxi Route in Chicago by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Today, Archer Aviation and United Airlines announced plans to launch Chicago’s first air taxi route. The route will be situated between O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Vertiport Chicago, the largest vertical aircraft take off and landing facility in […]

New Oregon Aviation Director, Florida Pushes Back On Ban

This week in drone News, we have four stories for you. The first one is a big one: Oregon has named a new Aviation Director, and he’s a good one. We’ll talk about Florida public safety pushing back against the country of origin ban, a new partnership for Pilot Institute, and, lastly, 200 weeks of […]

Eve, Ferrovial partner on future air taxi vertiport ATM systems

Embraer urban air mobility (UAM) company Eve is moving again to prepare for the launch of future air taxi services by striking a new partnership in vertiport and air traffic management (ATM) system development with a unit of international transport infrastructure group Ferrovial. Under the letter of understanding signed this week, Eve and Ferrovial’s specialized vertiport affiliate will explore ways of combining their […]

Autel releases new Explorer V2 drone app with coordinated turns

Autel Robotics has released a new app for EVO II V2 drone users, Autel Explorer V2. The app comes with the highly anticipated Coordinated Turns feature and other bug fixes. Coordinated Turns is a feature that allows the EVO II V2 drone to make continuous turns without stopping during all mission flights. It is part of the Autel V2.4.35 […]

Drone News of the Week March 24

Read or listen to all of the headlines in one place: excerpts from the DRONELIFE drone news of the week of March 23, 2023.  Click on the titles below for the full story. Continue reading below, or listen: German delivery drone company Wingcopter and ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research GmbH have announced a development […]

Drone Delivery Canada sells its first Condor heavy-lift UAV

Toronto-based Drone Delivery Canada announced the first sale of its Condor heavy-lift UAV in a deal with the government’s Transport Canada agency. Drone Delivery Canada said the transaction for the Condor heavy-lift craft was valued at CAD $1.2 million ($880,000), and would also provide Transport Canada with operating and testing support throughout 2023. It noted the deal was brokered by its Air Canada […]

The Perfect Drone? My List Of Must-Have Features!

Today’s video will not have an epic intro or fancy B-roll throughout because I am doing a different type of video today. It is a sit-down-and-talk type of video where I discuss a topic that is interesting to me, and I was recently asked about. The question I was asked was, “What is your perfect […]

Drone Delivery Canada Inks $1.2M Deal With Government

Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) has secured a $1.2 million contract to provide its heavy-lift Condor drone to Transport Canada, as part of the government’s Innovative Solutions Canada initiative. The contract, which runs until December 2023, will see DDC and Transport Canada collaborating on operating, testing, and evaluating the drone’s capabilities. The Condor, DDC’s largest drone […]

Drones for Wind Turbine Inspection

ONYX Insight and Nearthlab Partner for Whole Turbine Predictive Maintenance by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Predictive maintenance solutions (PdM) provider ONYX Insight has announced a partnership with autonomous drone solution company Nearthlab to provide wind farm operators with a whole turbine predictive maintenance solution. The two companies are coming together to grant large […]