UAV

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, Singapore’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…

Skyports Drone Services partners with Pyka to launch heavy payload operations

Skyports Drone Services and electric, autonomous aircraft manufacturer, Pyka, have agreed on a partnership for heavy payload drone logistics. The collaboration will leverage Skyports Drone Services’ extensive operational experience and Pyka’s best-in-class heavy payload aircraft to provide game-changing drone delivery services.   The partnership will see Skyports Drone Services welcome the newly unveiled Pyka Pelican…

The power of ship-to-shore drone delivery in maritime supply chains

Skyports Drone Services strategist Michael Merritt shares his views on the opportunities and applications for drone services in the maritime industry. The global drone market has seen explosive growth throughout the last decade; The market is expected to grow from $15B to $90B by 2030. The reduced cost, increased speed, and zero carbon emission associated…

Skyports Drone Services launches large scale hiring programme to support international scale up

Leading drone operator Skyports Drone Services has launched a large scale employment programme aimed at recruiting personnel to support the roll out of drone operations across existing and emerging markets. The Hub Operator Programme is an open call for applicants willing to travel for extended periods of time and work at the cutting edge of…

What is the Hub Operator Programme?

If you’re reading this post, at least one of the following statements probably applies to you: You’re a new grad, jobseeker or have plenty of spare time to start a new work project You’re eager to find a job where travel is guaranteed You want to kick start a career in the drone industry You’re…

Open Skies Cornwall achieves milestone first flight in urban environment, launches public consultation for future of drone delivery in Cornwall

Ten leading companies and organisations have partnered together to unlock four Cornish airspace environments for the development of the next generation of unmanned aircraft, and to establish a network of ‘Skyhighways’ to connect remote communities for real world end users in Cornwall via drone. Open Skies Cornwall consortium launches Cornish Community consultation to help shape…

Next Phase of Project CAELUS to Develop UK’s First Medical Delivery Drone Network Launches

A consortium led by AGS Airports in partnership with NHS Scotland to deliver what will be the UK’s first medical distribution network using drones has launched its next phase. CAELUS (Care & Equity – Healthcare Logistics UAS Scotland), secured £10.1 million funding from the Future Flight Challenge at UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) last month.…

A response to the UK Drone Ambition Statement

Chief Regulatory Officer Simon Whalley reflects on the Drone Ambition Statement, the UK Government’s vision for how UAVs will deliver new capabilities, boost productivity, and reduce emissions. The first day of Farnborough Air Show is traditionally reserved for the big announcements and this year was no different. Among the many was the publication of the…