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Port Authority Takes Stand on Airport Drone Vendors

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UAO Staff on August 20, 2015

Citing a proliferation in unmanned aircraft sightings near manned aircraft, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is reportedly telling airport retailers to discontinue selling drones – and that includes models that weigh under 1 lb. The Port [Read More]

Flyox I Amphibious UAV Takes off for First Flight

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UAO Staff on July 20, 2015

Singular Aircraft's Flyox I, an amphibious unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that can take off and land on both land and water, recently completed its maiden testing flight. The aircraft, with a payload of 1,850 kg and a range of 8,300 [Read More]

T-Mobile Takes First Delivery of Aerialtronics UAV

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UAO Staff on June 30, 2015

For the purpose of inspecting antenna masts in the Netherlands, T-Mobile has now taken delivery of the Aerialtronics Altura Zenith unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Jeffrey Leentjes, network specialist at T-Mobile, explains that telecoms companies can save time and significant operational [Read More]

Aurora Flight Sciences Takes Centaur in the Air at UAS Test Site

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UAO Staff on June 22, 2015

In collaboration with the New York unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site, Aurora Flight Sciences recently conducted unmanned flights of its Centaur optionally piloted aircraft (OPA) – the first time a large-scale, fixed-wing aircraft has been flown at any of [Read More]

B2B Drone Delivery Takes Flight in the U.K.

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UAO Staff on March 24, 2015

FPS, a U.K.-based supply-chain solution provider, has completed what it believes to be the first U.K. business-to-business delivery made by a drone. The product delivered was a Gates belt tensioner from the FPS automotive aftermarket product range. The item was [Read More]

Audi Takes a Jab at ‘Frighteningly Common’ UAVs

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UAO Staff on March 06, 2015

German car manufacturer Audi has featured a swarm of attacking unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in a commercial for its new technology in the Audi A6. In the description on its YouTube video, Audi says, ‘Hi-tech advancements like drones are becoming [Read More]

Collision-Proof UAV Takes Home Grand Prize in Drones for Good Competition

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UAO Staff on February 09, 2015

Swiss company Flyability has received a $1 million grant in the United Arab Emirates’ Drones for Good competition for the Gimball unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Gimball, a UAV that can enter confined spaces and safely fly close to humans, is [Read More]

DJI Takes Action to Restrict UAV Flights in D.C. Metropolitan Area

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UAO Staff on January 28, 2015

DJI says it will release a mandatory firmware update for its Phantom 2, Phantom 2 Vision, and Phantom 2 Vision+ unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to restrict flights in certain airspace. According to DJI, the new safe-flight features will help users [Read More]

Battery-Powered UAV Prototype Takes Flight

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UAO Staff on June 06, 2014

AMP Trucks, a subsidiary of AMP Holding Inc., has successfully designed and flown a prototype of its new HorseFly battery-powered unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), designed for the package-delivery market. Built in collaboration with the University of Cincinnati's Department of Aerospace [Read More]

Philadelphia Company Takes Advertising to the Skies with UAVs

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UAO Staff on May 02, 2014

With inspiration coming from Amazon's much-publicized drone-delivery plans, a 19-year-old former college student has established an advertising company based upon unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Philadelphia-based DroneCast plans to offer campaigns in which UAVs carry banners advertising businesses, according to an [Read More]