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Archer Receives Special Airworthiness Certificate for its Maker eVTOL Aircraft Following Successful FAA Inspection

Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR) today announced it has received a Special Airworthiness Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) covering its Maker demonstrator aircraft. The Special Airworthiness Certificate authorizes Archer to begin flight testing its electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) Maker aircraft. Having cleared this final threshold to begin off-ground operations, Archer remains on track to conduct its [...]

Jetpacks, flying cars and taxi drones: transport’s future is in the skies

Paramedics with jetpacks, border police in flying cars and city workers commuting by drone all sound like science fiction - but the concepts are part of a advanced air mobility (AAM) market that is expected to be worth as much as $17 billion by 2025. As urbanisation leaves city streets congested and advances in technology allow for vehicles considered impossible [...]

Volocopter FlightSim – Learn to fly the future today!

Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), showcased its 100% electric VoloCity air taxi today at CoMotion LA, the three-day conference that is bringing together global leaders in emerging mobility. Those attending CoMotion LA can interact with the aircraft up close and learn how UAM can improve city life around the world. One important success factor for future UAM operations is public [...]

Teledyne FLIR’s Thermal Zoom Drone Payload: More Pixels. More Accuracy.

Teledyne FLIR Unveils Radiometric Vue TZ20-R Thermal Zoom Drone Payload. The high-resolution radiometric gimbaled thermal drone payload for the DJI V2 Matrice 200 Series and Matrice 300 offers pixel-by-pixel temperature measurement with up to 20 times digital zoom. Radiometry allows users to measure the temperature of every pixel in the scene.  Thermal zoom capability means that users can search or inspect [...]

F1-Inspired eVTOL Aims to Transform the Future of Air Mobility in Brazil

While flying cars are not a thing yet, eVTOLs seek to turn that vision into a reality. There’s still a long way to go until we’ll see a fully developed infrastructure for air taxis, but some of the busiest cities around the world are already taking big steps to expand urban mobility and take it to the sky. Brazil, home [...]

China may deploy drones on border with India

If the Global Times is to be believed, Chinese experts feel larger, fixed-wing drones, such as the GJ-1 and GJ-2 armed reconnaissance drones, can be deployed along China's borders including the border with India. The idea in the from a proposal has been floated by a Chinese legislator Hou Yun, who also happens to be a commander with China's People's [...]

China deploying ‘en masse’ underwater drones in Indian Ocean, says report

According to the defence expert, reports from December last year suggested that 14 would be employed in the Indian Ocean mission but only 12 were used. Sutton said that these gliders are unpowered with large wings to glide that can run for long periods of time, adding that they are not fast or agile, however, they are employed for long-range [...]

Over 3,000 drones take over skies in China setting a world record

Drones are being perceived as the future in all spheres as technology continues to dictate our modes of living. Now, a staggering record was set in China after 3,281 drones took over the skies - displaying a camaraderie unseen before. The drone show was also inducted in the Guinness World Record directory for using over 3,000 drones to put on [...]

What to consider before gifting a drone this holiday season

With the holiday season quickly approaching, you may be looking at a drone as a gift. A drone can be a fantastic gift for your loved ones that are into technology and the RC hobby. However, there are some things you should consider before committing to purchasing a drone. more… The post What to consider before gifting a drone this [...]