Googles Wing Aviation made history as the first drone delivery company to be certified as an air carrier by the FAA on Tuesday. The certification will allow Wing to start a commercial delivery service in the U.S. that will use all-electric drones to deliver small goods to local homes and businesses.
This week, AVwebs news roundup uncovered reports on a message from the National Agricultural Aviation Association to drone operators, a training infrastructure expansion for Lufthansa Aviation Training, a new partnership for The DAES Group, an upcoming flight simulation expo and a convention attendance announcement from Click Aviation Network.
Honeywell Aerospace has announced that it will be partnering with Volocopter to jointly develop and test navigation and automatic landing systems for Volocopter's electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) air taxi. Honeywell says it will be bringing its autonomous sensing and flight technologies-including inertial measurement units and attitude heading reference solutions-to the table for the project along with aviation hardware and software products such as navigation technologies and fly-by-wire flight controls tailored for the unique needs of [urban air mobility (UAM)] aircraft.
A persistent dream of aviation buyers is for airplanes to be as innovative as modern cars, with quality to match. With electric airplanes on the horizon and eVTOL aircraft a thing, thats exactly whats happening, according to Aviation Weeks MRO network.
The SpaceX Crew Dragons first test mission to the International Space Station (ISS) has come to a successful conclusion with a trouble-free, on-schedule splashdown at 8:45 a.m. EST on Friday. The mission netted the Crew Dragon several "firsts" for a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft, including becoming the first to launch from American soil on a mission to the ISS, first to dock at the ISS and the first to dock autonomously.