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EHang and Azerbaijan Airlines establish UAV command-and-control centre

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EHang has signed an agreement with Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) to establish a command-and-control centre to manage UAVs at Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku, Azerbaijan. The agreement was signed on October 9 in Baku by EHang's founder, chairman and CEO Huazhi Hu and AZAL's President Jahangir Asgarov. The command-and-control centre will allow Azerbaijan Air Navigation Services (AZANS), the air navigation services provider for the Republic of Azerbaijan, to control UAV traffic on the airport's premises and prevent the unauthorized use of UAVs. It will be fully integrated with the Azerbaijani air traffic control system. The command-and-control center will also equip
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Irish university makes BVLOS insulin drone delivery in aviation first

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National University of Ireland Galway has completed a BVLOS diabetes drone delivery of insulin. From Connemara Airport to Inis Mor on the Aran Islands, the drone was given special research permission from the Irish Aviation Authority to show the possibility of future deliveries of this kind with planned drone corridors. The completion of the flight meant it became the first autonomous BVLOS Vodafone connected VTOL drone delivery of prescription medication and collection of patient blood sample for diabetes care. The IoT connected drone delivery operated in between commercial flights and was in contact with air space regulators at all times,
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