08 Feb '18, 12pm

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Airbus Helicopters’ Skyways unmanned aerial vehicle has completed its first flight demonstration at the National University of Singapore, an advance that promises advances in urban parcel delivery. Skyways UAS According to Airbus, the drone took off from its dedicated maintenance centre and landed on the roof of a specially designed parcel station where a parcel was loaded via a robotic arm. Once laden with the parcel, the Skyways drone took off and returned to land, demonstrating its automatic unloading capability. “Today’s flight demonstration paves the way positively to our local trial service launch in the coming months,” said Alain Flourens, Airbus Helicopters’ Executive Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technical Officer. “Safe and reliable urban air delivery is a reality not too distant into the future, and Airbus is certainly excited to be a forerunner in thi...

Full article: https://www.theengineer.co.uk/airbus-skyways-singapore/

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