Skyports adds Pyka heavy payload delivery drones to its fleet

The drone services division of UK delivery and vertiport company Skyports has announced it will be integrating the heavy payload electric vertical takeoff and landing UAVs by manufacturer Pyka into its fleet, thereby considerably expanding the goods its craft can haul in a single flight. Skyports announced the agreement on Monday, saying its Skyports Drone […]

FAA Part 135 Certification clears Flytrex’s drone delivery expansion

Drone delivery company Flytrex will soon be moving to expand its South Carolina and Texas operations across other US states, after it received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 135 Certification to offer unscheduled, on-demand aerial services through its longtime partner, Causey Aviation Unmanned (CAU). In earning the FAA’s Part 135 Certification through its partnership with CAU, Flytrex may now not only broaden its […]

Drones aid Myanmar resistance battle military junta’s bigger army

Though much attention has rightfully been turned to the remarkably effective ways soldiers and citizens alike have used consumer and enterprise drones in Ukraine’s defense against the Russian invasion, less notice has been made of the increasingly potent manner fighters in Myanmar have also been using UAVs to battle the armed forces of the nation’s repressive military junta. According […]

Do Skydio drones have Remote ID?

Skydio aircraft have finally made it to the FAA website tracking drone manufacturer compliance with the new Remote ID rule. The FAA, on January 17, 2023, approved the Declarations of Compliance for Skydio 2+ and X2E drone models. The FAA’s Remote ID rule for drone manufacturers was supposed to come into force on September 16, […]

Layoffs, Drone Crash, Airbus’ Zephyr Project

 This week in Drone News, we have three stories for you. Amazon and other Drone Companies are laying off employees. This is sad news, a follow-up on a crash that happened between a drone and a Cessna 172. There’s more information that came out, and Airbus is looking for partners on the Zephyr project. We […]

MIT says its silent propellers can make your DJI drone less whiny

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed new low-noise propellers that can make current multirotor drones much less of an acoustic annoyance. A team working at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory says it has come up with a closed-form propeller design that can significantly cut down the loud noise commonly associated with consumer drones. […]

Siemens, Skyway partner in standardized eVTOL vertiport project

German technology giant Siemens is partnering up with California startup Skyway to research and develop electrical supplies and infrastructure needed to power global vertiports soon expected to facilitate flights of electric takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicles like air taxis. Siemens announced it is teaming up with San Francisco Bay Area-based Skyway to determine the kinds of electricity and digital demands vertiports will require to handle both […]

GAO’s report on FAA drone integration strategy: You can do better

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has delivered its report on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) efforts to integrate drones into the national airspace and its methods of processing requests for operations not covered by Part 107 rules. The main conclusions of the audit are the regulator needs to do better in both establishing and communicating a comprehensive strategy […]

Remote ID For Drones To Combat Wild West In The UK Skies

The United Kingdom’s government and regulators are drawing up plans to introduce Remote ID for drones to combat the current Wild West in the skies. Plans that are being made right now say that drones will have to have electronic license plates so that law enforcement and security services can track them. As in the […]