US-based Nightingale Regional Air Ambulance has announced that it now has nine fully operational sites for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) landings across Eastern Virginia...
K2 Unmanned Systems offers drone tethering solution
Commercial drone manufacture K2 Unmanned Systems has announced that is now offering tethered drone solutions for its UAVs.
Drone tethering allows operators to lift flight time restrictions on their technology, and the company says the technology will be useful for first responders, allowing them to survey a scene for as long as necessary.
The Huntington Beach, California, US-based company said of the new technology: “This is a game-changer for industries like first response and private security, whose responsibilities include long-term surveillance and area overwatch. With tethered drone solutions, operators will now have unlimited aerial surveillance for a very cost-effective price.”
K2 said that it partnered with France-based tether manufacturer Elistair to help create the new technology.
Airbus has announced that the Lithuanian Air Force (LAF) has renewed its HCare Infinite material management contract for its three Dauphin AS365 N3+ SAR helicopters.
German UAS engine manufacturer Sky Power has announced that it is strengthening its collaboration with Mejzlik Propeller from the Czech Republic.
Global helicopter leasing company Waypoint Leasing Holdings Ltd has entered into an agreement to be purchased by Macquarie Group for around $650 million.
This final issue of 2018 contains an eclectic mix of articles and reports from organisations around the world