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DRONELIFE.com Launches New Drone Podcast: Weekly Wings

DRONELIFE.com is proud to announce the launch of a new drone podcast series, Weekly Wings, hosted by DRONELIFE Contributing Editor Paul Rossi. The podcast will be co-hosted by professional drone pilots Terry Neff and Samuel Stansberry, offering a unique perspective on the latest trends and issues in the drone industry. Paul Rossi, President of Nine […]

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Wilbur Air Partners with FlyNow to Expand Electric Aircraft Fleet

New Australian e-Airline to Integrate FlyNow Aircraft for Freight and Passenger Services Electric air taxi infrastructure start-up, Skyportz, has announced the establishment of Wilbur Air, a wholly owned subsidiary that will operate electric and hybrid aircraft from its network of vertiports across Australia. Wilbur Air will have priority access to Skyportz vertiport locations, which are […]

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Preparing for Advanced Air Mobility: Port San Antonio Plans Construction of eVTOL Vertiport

Advancing Aviation and Innovation: Port San Antonio Launches Construction of State-of-the-Art eVTOL Vertiport By DRONELIFE Features Editor Jim Magill Port San Antonio, located on the site of the former Kelly Air Force Base, plans to build a state-of-the-art vertiport for housing and deploying electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) aircraft as part of a $100 million airfield renovation […]

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Vigilant Aerospace Gets Oklahoma Aerospace Institute for Research and Education Grant to Develop Distributed Airspace Management System

 Vigilant Aerospace Systems, a developer of multi-sensor airspace management and collision avoidance software for drones and advanced air mobility, has been awarded a $500,000 grant as part of a nearly $1 million project to work with the Oklahoma Aerospace Institute for Research and Education (OAIRE) at Oklahoma State University to develop a distributed version of its […]

Lilium Expands Aerospace Operations into France

Advanced discussions with the French government could lead to new job opportunities and bolster the nation’s export capacity. Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM), a leading developer of all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) jets, has announced ongoing discussions with the French government regarding the expansion of its production capacity into France. This strategic move aims to […]

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UrbanLink Partners with Lilium to Integrate eVTOL Aircraft in South Florida

Revolutionizing Regional Air Mobility with Sustainable Solutions UrbanLink Air Mobility LLC, a South Florida-based start-up, is poised to reshape transportation as the first provider of all-electric zero-emission advanced air mobility (AAM) solutions in the United States. In a groundbreaking move, UrbanLink has forged a partnership with Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ:LILM), a global pioneer in Regional Air […]

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Unifly, Terra Drone, and Aloft Technologies Forge Alliance for Global Air Traffic Management

New Partnership Aims to Enhance Advanced Air Mobility with Unified UAS Traffic Management System Unifly, a leader in Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) technology, has joined forces with Terra Drone Corporation and Aloft Technologies Inc. to develop a global UAS Traffic Management (UTM) infrastructure. This collaboration, announced on April 25, 2024, in Antwerp, seeks […]

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NASA Advances Drone Autonomy: DRONELIFE Exclusive Interview with Researcher Jeffrey Homola

Advancements in Autonomous Drone Flight: Insights from NASA Researcher Jeffrey Homola by DRONELIFE Contributing Editor Paul Rossi At the AUVSI Xponential 2024, an event showcasing the latest innovations in unmanned systems, NASA’s recent achievement of flying multiple drones autonomously beyond visual line of sight marks a pivotal advancement in drone technology. I had the privilege […]

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The World’s First Certified Electric Autonomous Air Vehicle: A Q&A With Wisk

Amsterdam Drone Week continued Wednesday with a keynote address by Dan Dalton, Vice President of Global Partnerships at global AAM provider Wisk, now a fully-owned subsidiary of global aerospace giant Boeing. Wisk believes that they are building the very first certified autonomous air taxi.  It’s a huge milestone for the AAM industry: the majority of […]

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FAA, ICAO Tout Progress on Air Mobility: From the Floor of Amsterdam Drone Week

One of the world’s biggest air mobility events opened today in Amsterdam, as Amsterdam Drone Week kicked off.  The event is uniquely global in nature, bringing stakeholders from around the world together to discuss regulations, operations, public opinion and integration. This morning, keynote addresses brought aviation leadership from Europe and the US together to discuss […]

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