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Airbus Pushes Forward With Skyways Drone Delivery Initiative

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 20, 2017

Airbus Helicopters is collaborating with Singapore Post (SingPost) for the “Skyways” project, which will deploy unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for parcel deliveries. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by Jean-Brice Dumont, Airbus Helicopters’ executive vice president of engineering and [Read More]

Airbus’ New Approval to Further Civil Certification of Large UAS in Europe

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 22, 2016

After more than two years’ work, Airbus Defence and Space, a division of Airbus Group, says it has become the world’s first company to be approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the design and development of unmanned [Read More]

Drone ‘Security Gap’ Tackled by Airbus and San Fran Tech Company

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 11, 2016

The civilian-drone defense system from Airbus and Dedrone uses cameras, radars, microphones and directional scanners to secure critical airspace.

Airbus Shows Off Its UAV Airplane Inspections

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 13, 2016

Today at the Farnborough International Airshow in England, Airbus demonstrated the use of drones to visually inspect an airplane. Airbus says its drone, equipped with a high-definition camera, can perform a visual inspection for the upper part of the aircraft. [Read More]

Airbus, Local Motors Launch Challenge for Next-Gen Drone Solutions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 12, 2016

Airbus Group and Local Motors have launched a global challenge that includes a series of co-creation activities, online competitions, open-source projects and hackathons all focused on designing a next-generation commercial drone solution. The first part of the Airbus Cargo Drone [Read More]

Airbus, NEXA to Pursue Widespread UAS Commercialization

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 08, 2015

Airbus Group Inc. and NEXA Capital Partners LLC have announced an agreement to pursue solutions for the widespread commercialization of unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The two companies are exploring ways in which a range of industries could better exploit UAS [Read More]

Aibotix Hexacopter Photogrammetrically Measures Airbus

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 18, 2015

German surveyors have used an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from Aibotix to generate a 3D model and point cloud of Novespace's Airbus A300 ZERO-G airplane. Uli Bauer and Andreas Gelhausen were tasked with creating a model of the zero-gravity plane, [Read More]

A Quadcopter and an Airbus A380: Apples to Apples?

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Written by Gregory P. Cirillo on March 18, 2014

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is doing its best to meet the legislative mandate to integrate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the national airspace system (NAS) roughly within the 2015 deadline imposed by the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of [Read More]