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Flytrex Partner Causey Aviation Unmanned Gets FAA Part 135

Flytrex is a company that specializes in providing ultrafast delivery for food and retail. This week, Flytrex announced that its longtime partner Causey Aviation Unmanned (CAU) received Standard Part 135 Air Carrier Certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Part 135 certification will enable Flytrex to operate and complete long-range, on-demand commercial drone deliveries […]

Why FAA denying exemption for Percepto drones is a good thing

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has denied autonomous drone solutions provider Percepto’s latest exemption request. And that regulatory ruling is something that not only Percepto but the entire drone industry needs to celebrate. Confused? Read on… Usually, Israel-based Percepto is in the news for attaining breakthrough waivers and exemptions from the FAA, so its drones […]

Amazon’s delivery drones aren’t (much), due to FAA r pinches

Despite recurring announcements with significant fanfare at various stages of the service’s very long awaited rollout, it appears Amazon drones aren’t actually delivering much – or often ­­– in the two communities where they were finally put into operation last December. A pair of media reports say the Amazon delivery drone program – first initiated in 2013 and ultimately […]

GAO Vs. FAA, Pyka Pelican Cargo Drone, Flytrex Gets Part 135

 This week in drone news, we have three stories for you. The first one is the GAO. The Government Accountability Office says that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) needs to stop dragging its feet on unmanned aircraft system (UAS) integration. Yikes. And then there’s the new Pyka Pelican Cargo Drone, a large drone. And then […]

Indro Robotics opens cutting-edge drone test and training center

Canada’s Indro Robotics, a leader in drone and ground UAV research and user training, says it is teaming up with next-generation vehicle trial center Area X.O to offer new test facilities for uncrewed tech, featuring a range of exacting courses particularly useful to police and other first-responder aerial units. Indro says the drone and robotic testing, training, and […]

Drone News of the Week February 3

Read or listen to all of the headlines in one place: excerpts from the DRONELIFE drone news of the week of February 3, 2023.  Click on the titles below for the full story. Continue reading below, or listen: NVIDIA Releases Jetson Orin NX 16 GB Module: Performance and Efficiency for Drones and Robots NVIDIA Jetson […]

SkyDrive picks South Carolina as base of its US eVTOL business

Japan’s electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL) developer, SkyDrive, is looking beyond the planned debut of its SD-05 “flying car” at the 2025 World Expo in Osaka by establishing a base in South Carolina as its operational foothold for future business in the US. SkyDrive said its new offices in South Carolina will oversee the company’s work to develop an advanced […]

Percepto Streamlining BVLOS Approval Process

Percepto Announces Achievement of Regulatory Milestone with Industry-Wide Benefits by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Today, industry leader Percepto announced a first-of-its-kind exemption denial from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Continue reading below, or listen: The denial enables Percepto to operate Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS) beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) without the presence […]

Shipping giant Maersk deploys drones for warehouse inventories

Global shipping, ground transport, and logistics giant Maersk is tackling the problem of getting accurate, continually updated data from its warehouse inventories by swapping one of the weak links in that process – the easily distracted attention of humans – with the laser-focused, unperturbable eyes of automated drones. Maersk has adopted autonomous drones to take stock of inventories in […]

Israeli Police trials drones as first responders in urban areas

Israeli Police have successfully conducted a trial where drones served as first responders to incidents in two suburbs of Tel Aviv with a combined population of around 154,000 residents. Drone operator FlyTech and multi-drone operating system FlightOps played key roles in making this operational trial a success. Drone missions were carried out in the suburbs […]