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Playing traffic cop for drones in cities and towns nets Airspace Link $4 million

Playing traffic cop for drones in cities and towns nets Airspace Link million As the number of drones proliferates in cities and towns across America, government agencies are scrambling to find ways to manage the oncoming traffic that’s expected to clog up their airspace. Companies like Airmap and KittyHawk have raised tens […]

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Joby Aviation raises $590 million led by Toyota to launch an electric air taxi service

Joby Aviation raises 0 million led by Toyota to launch an electric air taxi service Joby Aviation has raised a $590 million Series C round of funding, including $394 million from lead investor Toyota Motor Corporation, the company announced today. Joby is in the process of developing an electric air taxi service, […]

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Boeing CEO out following 737 Max fiasco, will be replaced by current board chairman

Boeing CEO out following 737 Max fiasco, will be replaced by current board chairman Boeing’s CEO Dennis A. Muilenburg is CEO no longer, the company announced today. Effective January 13, 2020 current Board Chairman David L. Calhoun takes over the top executive officer spot at the aerospace company, and becomes President as […]

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Rocket Lab’s new ‘Rosie the Robot’ speeds up launch vehicle production – by a lot

Rocket Lab’s new ‘Rosie the Robot’ speeds up launch vehicle production – by a lot Rocket launch startup Rocket Lab is all about building out rapid-response space launch capabilities, and founder/CEO Peter Beck is showing off its latest advancement in service of that goal: A room-sized manufacturing robot named ‘Rosie.’ Rosie is […]

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UPS and CVS deliver prescription medicine via drone to U.S. residential customers for the first time

UPS and CVS deliver prescription medicine via drone to U.S. residential customers for the first time UPS is rolling along with its drone delivery program, working with partner CVS Pharmacy to deliver prescription drugs to customer doorsteps via its newly deployed commercial drones. UPS delivered medications to two paying customers on November 1, […]

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Alphabet’s Wing begins making first commercial drone deliveries in the U.S.

Alphabet’s Wing begins making first commercial drone deliveries in the U.S. Alphabet -owned drone delivery spin-out Wing is starting to service U.S. customers, after becoming the first drone delivery company to get the federal go-ahead to do so earlier this year. Wing is working with FedEx Express and Walgreens on this pilot, […]

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Rocket Lab’s new 5-year FAA license will help it streamline its rocket launch process

Rocket Lab’s new 5-year FAA license will help it streamline its rocket launch process Rocket Lab has received a new 5-year Launch Operator License from the Federal Aviation Administration, which grants it permission to do multiple launches of its Electron rocket from its LC-1 launch site in New Zealand without having to […]

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Kitty Hawk reveals its secret project, Heaviside

Kitty Hawk reveals its secret project, Heaviside Sebastian Thrun is waving a device in his hand with an excited, almost gleeful expression on his face as he trots from a makeshift aircraft hangar toward the secret project that Kitty Hawk Corp. has been working on for nearly two years. The serial entrepreneur […]

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UPS gets FAA approval to operate an entire drone delivery airline

UPS gets FAA approval to operate an entire drone delivery airline UPS announced today that it is the first to receive the official nod from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate a full “drone airline,” which will allow it to expand its current small drone delivery service pilots into a country-wide […]

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Tiny UK startup takes on Google’s Wing in the race to a drone traffic control system

Tiny UK startup takes on Google’s Wing in the race to a drone traffic control system A future where drones can easily and cheaply do many useful things such as deliver packages, undertake search and rescue missions, deliver urgent medical supplies, not to mention unclogging our roads with flying taxis seems like […]

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