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Consortium launched to explore 5G-enabled drone deliveries in hard-to-reach areas

A new consortium, led by leading drone delivery and inspection specialists, Skyports Drone Services, has launched to explore how 5G services can support the deployment of drone operations in rural areas.


Lt. Governor Gilchrist Announces Over $6 Million to Four Projects Furthering the State’s Advanced Aerial Mobility (AAM) Leadership    

Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist announced that four projects will receive $6.25 million in total funding to scale critical AAM infrastructure and deploy pilots that will generate operational data to validate the commercial potential of key AAM use cases and help inform the state’s AAM policy. The funding will be provided through the AAM Activation Fund, a collaborative effort…


Drone delivery trials take to the air in Argyll and Bute

Skyports Drone Services (Skyports) to carry out a series of flight demonstrations and inspections to explore how drone deliveries can benefit remote communities and businesses in the area.

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Exploring middle-mile logistics with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

In February 2024, Skyports Drone Services (Skyports) signed a strategic partnership with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to explore middle-mile drone logistics. This Q&A outlines the key parameters of this new collaboration.

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Skyports and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to explore middle-mile drone logistics 

Skyports Drone Services (Skyports), the global leader in drone logistics, surveys, and monitoring, has today announced a strategic partnership with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) to explore the feasibility of middle-mile drone logistics in the New York and New Jersey region. 

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Skyports Drone Services and Ground Control launch drone survey project with Network Rail

Skyports Drone Services (Skyports), the global leader in drone deliveries, surveys and monitoring, and Ground Control, the UK’s leading environmental maintenance and biodiversity company, have announced a new drone survey and AI data capture service with Network Rail.

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Electric drones to help UK water companies monitor water quality

Skyports Drone Services in collaboration with Makutu has successfully completed maiden test flights for a new drone inspection service set to help water companies monitor and improve the quality of river and coastal water.

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Skyports Drone Services and Field to revolutionise the utilities, road and rail sectors with greener, smarter, safer asset inspections and insight

Skyports Drone Services and Field announce a new service that gives utility and infrastructure owners and operators rapid and detailed insights into their assets to enable and inform critical decision-making faster, save inspection time and operational costs, improve safety, and reduce carbon footprint.

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Regulatory roadblock: The hidden threat to industry growth

For the global drones industry, the development of a progressive, enabling regulatory environment represents one of the biggest challenges we face to operating – and the biggest facilitator of growth.

Operators, manufacturers and other key stakeholders from across industry rightly need to spend considerable effort in making the case for and contributing to the continued development of regulatory frameworks.

Skyports Drone Services onboards RigiTech to launch inter-island drone deliveries in Korea

Skyports Drone Services has today announced the launch of a new project in Yeosu City, Korea, for the delivery of pharmaceuticals and foodstuffs by drone. The project will be the first time Skyports Drone Services operates flights with new drone partner RigiTech. The Yeosu City drone project, supported by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and…

Skyports Drone Services demonstrates heavy lift for Royal Navy logistics and humanitarian use cases

Skyports Drone Services, the global leader in drone deliveries, surveys and monitoring, has today announced its successful participation in phase two of the Royal Navy Uncrewed Aerial Systems Heavy Lift Challenge (UASHLC) with Pelican Cargo, a fully autonomous and 100% electric, heavy-payload aircraft made by Pyka, the California-based leader in industrial autonomous electric aircraft technology.…

Skyports Drone Services partners with Carbonix to support scale up of long-range drone operations in Australia

Skyports Drone Services has partnered with Australian drone manufacturer Carbonix to scale beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations across the country using its long-range vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. In the first phase of the partnership, Skyports Drone Services will embed specialist international drone pilots within Carbonix. The expert pilots will provide Carbonix…