All posts by George Gatsios

XTI Aircraft Company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Enterprise Estonia, Estonian Aviation Cluster (EAC), and the Estonian Aviation Academy (EAVA) to recognize Estonia as a Regional Mobility hub for the TriFan 600 hybrid-electric long-range vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) airplane. “We are excited to partner with Enterprise Estonia, the EAC, and the EAVA to serve the needs...

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The female-led drone company MightyFly has raised $5.1 million of seed funding to scale hiring and production of its eVTOL aircraft. Meanwhile, the FAA has already granted the startup a special airworthiness certificate to allow for conducting test flights of its hybrid-electric MF-100. Ultimately, MightFly’s mission is to provide “rapid and Efficient Access to Goods via Autonomous Cargo Aircraft.” The funding...

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All Nippon Airways (ANA) is collaborating with German drone manufacturer and service provider Wingcopter to accelerate the delivery of vital pharmaceuticals and other consumer products via unmanned aircraft. The two aviation innovators are conducting comprehensive trials with the electrical fixed-wing VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) aircraft developed by Wingcopter, with the aim of building a drone delivery network capable of...

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SF Express, the Chinese integrated logistics provider, intends to expand its delivery network fleet through the deployment of large cargo unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capability. To accomplish the expansion, SF Express has partnered with its Munich-based subsidiary, Amazilia Aerospace, and Slovenian aerospace OEM Pipistrel. The synergies achieved via this agreement will ultimately accelerate the development of...

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Pipistrel has selected Honeywell’s next-generation Attitude Heading Reference System and Air Data Module for its Nuuva V300 cargo unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The technologies provide critical navigation and motion-sensing data and will work in tandem with Honeywell’s Compact Fly-By-Wire system onboard the aircraft. As described by Honeywell, “if the fly-by-wire system operates as the ‘brain’ of an aircraft’s flight controls,...

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