Unmanned & Urban Aviation

Nov 30, 2020
VerdeGo powers XTI TriFan; Seoul stages UAM demo; and Embraer powers up electric partnership.
Nov 24, 2020
From wing tips to lighter materials to low emission/fuel efficient engines, industry players agree the end goals for aviation sustainability are more important than ever.
Nov 23, 2020
Safran powers Bye; Aurora flow-controlled CRANE; Stratospheric turbulence test; UAM acceptance survey; AI in design; Supersonic nacelles
Nov 16, 2020
Urban air mobility is a case study in the benefits of digital design.
Nov 16, 2020
Embraer spins off an independent company to accelerate its entry into urban air transportation.
Nov 24, 2020
From wing tips to lighter materials to low emission/fuel efficient engines, industry players agree the end goals for aviation sustainability are more important than ever.
Nov 23, 2020
The FAA on Nov. 23 released proposed airworthiness criteria for four small unmanned aircraft systems, bringing to 10 the number of drones that are positioned to earn design approvals from the agency.
Nov 22, 2020
The FAA on Nov. 20 released for comment proposed airworthiness standards for six small unmanned aircraft systems as a step toward issuing its first-ever regulatory certifications of drone designs.
Nov 20, 2020
The FBI on Nov. 19 arrested a Hollywood, California, man on charges that he crashed a drone into a Los Angeles Police Department helicopter in September.
Nov 20, 2020
U.S. start-ups VerdeGo Aero and XTI Aircraft have partnered to develop a hybrid-electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing unmanned aircraft.
Nov 19, 2020
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is to use artificial intelligence in the design of an air taxi under a four-year, $7.2 million DARPA contract.
Nov 18, 2020
New Zealand start-up Kea Aerospace has unveiled plans to develop a stratospheric unmanned aircraft, aiming initially at the aerial imagery market.
Nov 16, 2020
A survey of potential urban air taxi users by German research organization Fraunhofer and vehicle developer Volocopter reveals a high demand for safety but a split on whether the aircraft should be piloted.