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Increase in drone accidents prompt new restrictions in Canada

Increase in drone accidents prompt new restrictions in Canada

March 20, 2017 at 5:13 pm 0 comments

Flying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) just got a little harder in the Great White North. The Canadian government has instituted new temporary, on year rules that prevent the use of recreational drones near airports, garnering praise from private- and public-sector stakeholders in the air transport business. In addition to clearlyRead More

Natilus Offers First Look at Freight Drone Prototype

Natilus Offers First Look at Freight Drone Prototype

February 21, 2017 at 8:36 pm 0 comments

Natilus is launching its first drone, by the second quarter, and ACW sister-publication Mobility Buzz has obtained the first look at the prototype, which the startup hope to transform into a full-sized freight drone that has the potential to profoundly change freight flows and cargo movement. The San Jose, Calif.-based company hasRead More

10 Year Old Schoolgirl and Pony Express Couriers Combine to Make Ireland’s First Authorised Delivery by Drone
Ireland’s first IAA approved parcel delivery by drone was completed this weekend, in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin by Belle Moore (10 years old), a student of Alexandra College Junior School, Milltown, as part of her research for her project on drones for the Intel Mini Scientist Competition. The flight took took two minutes to complete from take-off to parcel drop, with the drone (a DJI Inspire 1) taking the parcel, weighing 250 grams from the shoreline to a boat at sea almost 200 metres away. The parcel contained medical supplies: an emergency thermal blanket, an Epi-pen, bandages, plasters, thermometer, first aid leaflet and gloves. Dublin’s largest courier company, Pony Express Couriers, helped with the logistics of the flight and have been helping Belle with her research, providing data on current parcel delivery methods in Dublin. 
Controlling the delivery drone on the day was Captain Gearóid Ó Briain, Head of Training at FlyRyte Drone Academy who train commercial drone pilots in Ireland (www.FlyRyte.com). Captain O' Briain taught young Ms. Moore when she completed her Drone Ground School training in December 2016, making her the youngest person in Ireland to be awarded the certificate..Belle will present her report ‘Using Drones to Deliver Parcels in Dublin: A Feasibility Study’, at the Grand Finals of the Intel Mini Scientist Competition in the Helix in DCU on Friday the 3rd February.
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Ireland’s first drone delivery made by 10-year-old girl

January 30, 2017 at 6:51 pm 0 comments

A 10-year-old student from Ireland completed the country’s first officially sanctioned parcel delivery over the weekend, according to the official Irish Aviation Authority’s Media Centre. The two-minute parcel drop flight carried a 250-gram payload of emergency medical supplies, and went from the shoreline of Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin, to aRead More

Flirtey, 7-Eleven to elevate drone delivery beyond novelty act

Flirtey, 7-Eleven to elevate drone delivery beyond novelty act

December 20, 2016 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

Flirtey drones and the 7-Eleven convenience store chain have been busy ramping up their drone-delivery service agreement since delivering the first iced “Slurpee” drink to a customer in Nevada this July. The partners have now announced the completion of 77 autonomous drone deliveries to customer homes in the United States.Read More