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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 ā€“ 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 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…

EMED Group and Skyports Drone Services trial medical courier services by drone

EMED Group, one of the largest healthcare logistic providers to the NHS, and Skyports Drone Services have successfully completed a proof-of-concept project aimed at bringing additional innovation and sustainability benefits to medical courier services. Launched in June 2023, the four-week trial was run with East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT), an existing…

Royal Mail and Skyports Drone Services launch fully electric drone deliveries in Orkney

Royal Mail and Skyports Drone Services have today announced the launch of the Orkney I-Port operation, a drone delivery project established in partnership with Orkney Islands Council Harbour Authority and Loganair. Royal Mail and Skyports Drone Services have established a daily inter-island mail distribution service between three islands on Orkney. The project will initially operate…

Skyports Drone Services’ new drone partner makes debut for Royal Mail delivery project

Skyports Drone Services has today announced Speedbird Aero as new aircraft partner for the Orkney I-Port operation, a drone delivery project established in partnership with Royal Mail, Orkney Islands Council Harbour Authority and Loganair. Speedbird Aero has been selected as the latest aircraft partner to join Skyports Drone Servicesā€™ world-class drone fleet. The Brazilian drone…

Building a World Class Fleet

We pride ourselves on the profound knowledge of our remote pilots, who form the backbone of our operations. Our global team of flight operators comprises a remarkable collective of professionals, including ex-competitive drone pilots, former and active military personnel, and trained crewed aircraft pilots. The knowledge and skill they each bring to the table is…

World-Leading Drone Centre Opens in Buckinghamshire

The Satellite Applications Catapult launches its new Drone Test and Development Centre (DTDC) facility at Westcott Venture Park in Buckinghamshire. The site is a former RAF base and has a 270m runway, four dedicated landing pads for vertical, or vertical to horizontal take-off, and multiple flying areas offering real-world environments. The DTDC offers permanent hangars as workshop space for…

Skyports Drone Services introduces Cash-to-Master deliveries in Singapore and Korea

Skyports Drone Services has announced the addition of Cash-to-Master (CTM) services to its repertoire of ship-to-shore services. The CTM service was announced today at the annual Singapore Maritime Week event, with a live demonstration of the new offering taking place at the Maritime Drone Estate, Singaporeā€™s drone testbed. Attendees included event delegates and representatives from…

Skyports Drone Services strengthens presence in Korea through Joint Venture with Korean drone company, Marine Drone Tech Inc.

Skyports has today announced the formation of a joint venture (JV) entity between its drone services business and Korean drone technology company, Marine Drone Tech (MDT). Named Skyports Drone Services Korea, the JV Co will be dedicated to delivering tailored drone solutions that address connectivity, productivity, and safety. With a growing demand for innovative technologies…