One-ton Cargo Drone In The Works

One-ton Cargo Drone In The Works »

An online retailer in China, JD.com, announced this week it plans to develop heavy-duty drones that can deliver one ton or more of cargo. The drones could also be used to ferry goods out of the rural areas, such as fruits and vegetables headed for urban markets, according to the company. JD chairman Richard Liu said he plans to build 150 drone delivery sites in China’s rural districts within the next three years, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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London City Switching To Remote Tower

London City Switching To Remote Tower »

London City Airport, a general aviation field popular with business travelers, will become the first airport in the U.K. to install a digital control tower, the airport has announced. The tower will be equipped with 16 high-definition cameras that will transmit data to a control center in Swanwick, Hampshire, about 100 miles away, where air traffic controllers will do their job off-site.

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NBAA, NATA Decry Trump Budget Proposal

NBAA, NATA Decry Trump Budget Proposal »

Budget details released by the White House on Tuesday show an apparent commitment by the Trump administration to privatize the air traffic control system, according to NBAA. “The president’s budget takes the public’s elected representatives out of the equation and leaves it to a private board to ensure the public’s interest is being well served,” said NBAA President Ed Bolen in a news release late on Tuesday. “We are troubled and concerned by this proposal and will review it closely as the legislative process moves forward.”

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