Europe

Commercial UAV Expo Europe ‘benefitting’ from Amsterdam Drone Week co-location with early support

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The Commercial UAV Expo is ‘benefitting’ from co-locating with Amsterdam Drone Week with a list of early supporters. Organisers of the 4th annual show have announced a list of early supporters for this year’s event, which will be held 1-3 December 2020 at the RAI Amsterdam. For its fourth edition, Commercial UAV Expo Europe will take place as part of Amsterdam Drone Week (ADW). Attracting more than 4,000 drone professionals from all over the world, organisers say ADW 2020 will be the largest and most important drone platform in Europe. Commenting, Lisa Murray, group director at Diversified Communications, said: “The
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WATCH: Hybrid multirotor sets endurance world record flight time

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The Quaternium drone HYBRiX has set a new world record of endurance. It flew for a total of eight hours and ten minutes. The HYBRiX UAV took off at 8:52am in Valencia, Spain, and landed at 17:02 pm. It performed a stationary flight of 490 minutes and with this breakthrough, Quaternium set the record for longest hybrid-drone flight on Earth. HYBRiX´s flight in Spain lasted nearly one hour more than the previous flight record, from Richen Power. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/cvBjCejUmvY The HYBRiX project is supported by the European Union through the innovation program Horizon 2020, which fosters disruptive
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Dronitaly Forum 2020 postponed amid coronavirus outbreak

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Organisers of the annual Dronitaly forum have postponed the event amid the coronavirus outbreak. The news comes as Italy has seen a dramatic rise in cases over the past week. Mirumir srl, owner and organizer of Dronitaly, has decided to postpone the forum to 17-18 September. As part of the announcement, it confirmed that the Bovisa Campus of Politecnico di Milano as the venue of the event. A statement reads: “The decision, taken in agreement with the Scientific Committee, was taken as a consequence of the health emergency that is now affecting the Country and wants to allow sponsors, speakers
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Wingcopter awarded sustainability prize at global Open Innovation Contest

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Wingcopter has been awarded the Sustainable Development Goals Spotlight prize at this year’s Open Innovation Contest of the global business and IT solutions provider NTT DATA. The category was open to companies that use innovative technology to help achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Wingcopter convinced the jury of NTT DATA employees and external experts with its approach to transport life-saving medical products such as medicines, vaccines, blood reserves or laboratory samples quickly, safely and efficiently by drone to remote areas. The start-up has proven in various projects around the world that it can drastically reduce waiting times
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Centrik expands international reach with new multi-language appointment

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Aviation operational management systems provider Centrik has expanded its international reach with the appointment of Jerome Sandrone into the role of Spécialiste Aéronautique. Centrik explained how his appointment follows the ongoing transformation of Centrik into a multi-language platform – a process that has begun with French, with more languages to follow. It means the system can now provide full ICAO-compliant operational management in more than one of the organisation’s official working languages. Sandrone will primarily work to develop Centrik’s French-speaking customer base, as well as using his expertise to support the company’s existing European clients. With 20 years’ aviation experience,
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Sky Power unveils new Heavy Fuel engine for all UAS

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German-based Sky Power has launched a new Heavy Fuel engine. The new engine, SP-210 HF FI TS, was developed based on the existing gasoline engine SP-210 FI TS. The company says its first HF engine is marking the beginning of the subsequent development of HF engines which are based on completely new HF technology. The new HF engine from Sky Power runs on a kerosene-oil mix of 50:1 using JET A, JET A1 or JP-8. As part of the development of the engine, Sky Power has taken a new approach to HF technology. It goal was to heat up the
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