FlightOps drone OS used to transport medical samples in Israel

As part of an experimental delivery project by the Israeli Innovation Authority and the Ministry of Transport, a drone was used to transport medical tests including blood, urine, and coagulation samples. Flying approximately 9.7 miles (15.6km) between Hillel Yaffe Medical Center and Sha’ar Menashe Mental Health Center in Israel, the drone carried a 2.2 lbs […]

DJI RC gets another firmware update to fix buggy compass

Acting quickly on reports of an inaccurate compass display by Mini 3 Pro drone operators, DJI has released a new firmware update for the RC smart controller. DJI RC firmware v01.01.0300 promises to fix the issue wherein the compass would not display correctly for users. This problem with the DJI RC appears to have cropped up […]

Partnership explores diversified use of Vertical Aerospace’s VX4 eVTOL

Vertical Aerospace is teaming up with fellow UK company Babcock International to explore a range of potential deployment scenarios of Vertical’s VX4 electric takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, including cargo transport, defense operations, and emergency medical services (EMS). The joint project will rely on Babcock’s deep experience in aerospace, defense, and security activities to examine effective […]

Swoop Aero working with US, Aussie regulators on joint drone certification

Australian aerial logistics and drone delivery company Swoop Aero is working with its national Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in a project aiming to harmonize and streamline the remotely piloted aircraft (RPAS) certification process of both countries. The company said the objective of the effort is to structure approval systems and criteria used […]

UK reveals study forecasts potential $54 billion drone activity by 2030

The UK government has released a study it commissioned on the effects of drone activity in coming years, with best-case scenarios in it forecasting an additional $54 billion in economic growth and 650,000 potential new jobs by 2030. The Skies without Limits v2.0 report was produced by consultancy PwC, and presented by the UK government’s Department of Business […]