Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

News and issues relating to civil and military unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) of all kinds and sizes, including those used for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), combat (unmanned combat air vehicles, or UCAVs), law enforcement, research and other applications. Of particular focus is the FAA's planned integration of UAS into the U.S. national airspace system.

Phenix Solutions' Ultra 2XL all-electric eVTOL aircraft will be remotely piloted.
Mar 10, 2022 - 9:47 AM
Phenix Solutions is flight testing a single-engine coaxial remotely piloted aircraft under the U.S. Air Force Agility Prime program.
Phoenix Air Unmanned is the first remotely piloted aircraft systems operator to meet IBAC’s new RPAS standards
Mar 8, 2022 - 3:55 PM
IBAC adapted certain best practices in its IS-BAO standard to better fit helicopter operations and expanded the breadth of the program to include RPAS.
Bristow has ordered 50 Vertical Aerospace VA-X4s, and airlines, including American Airlines and Virgin Atlantic Airways, have also placed orders.
Mar 4, 2022 - 11:00 AM
Vertical Flight Society executive director Mike Hirschberg says eVTOLs will "change the world."
Elbit Skylark 3 Hybrid
Feb 16, 2022 - 3:00 AM
Elbit’s popular Skylark 3 UAS has been developed with a dual electric/internal combustion propulsion system offering a dramatic increase in endurance.
Airbus's Skyways drone delivering cargo to ships docked off Singapore.
Feb 16, 2022 - 2:27 AM
ST Engineering, Skyports, and Sumitomo are starting a trial program to deliver cargo to ships docked off Singapore using uncrewed aircraft.
Jet Aviation at Seletar
Feb 15, 2022 - 9:17 AM
Seletar Aerospace Park could become a hub for eVTOL aircraft activity following an agreement between the Singapore government, Volocopter and Skyports.
Thales UAM
Feb 13, 2022 - 9:07 PM
The Asia-Pacific region’s vast population, huge cities and poor road systems make it ripe for UAM market development, says Thales.
Wingcopter
Jan 24, 2022 - 10:03 AM
German drone maker Wingcopter will provide a fleet of its tiltrotor Wingcopter 198s to the Spright unit of Air Methods.
Phoenix Air Unmanned IS-BAO RPAS
Jan 18, 2022 - 11:31 AM
The International Business Aviation Council has issued its first IS-BAO Remote Piloted Aircraft System to Phoenix Air Unmanned.
EQ-4B Global Hawk
Dec 16, 2021 - 5:09 AM
The former BACN-carrying high-altitude UAVs will be outfitted to support hypersonic missile tests as part of the SkyRange initiative.