Drone Delivery Canada, Air Canada dive in with drone ops for Vision Profile

  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 20, 2019
  • News, Video
While unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, or drones) figure in to the future cargo operational plans of major companies including SF Express, Amazon and UPS, the futuristic technology  has typically left industry observers skeptical that future regulatory requirements will meet the needs of the niche equipment operations. However, the future is now, and Canadian company Drone […]

Drones may have an outsized impact on aviation security in the future

  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 4, 2019
  • News
The beginning of a new year is often a time to reflect on events from the previous year to understand what may be ahead. Following two December incidents in which more traditional aviation operations were impacted – in one case, literally – by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), how to handle the increasing ubiquity of drones […]

Boeing invests in Matternet urban delivery drone platform

Through its Boeing HorizonX Ventures investment arm, Boeing led a round of funding in US-based Matternet, which the company will use to expand US and global operations of its on-demand drone delivery platform for urban deliveries. The funding round also included investments from Swiss Post, Sony Innovation Fund, and Levitate Capital, and raised US$16 million. […]

E-Commerce elevates FedEx Express in 1QFY17

  • Charles Kauffman
  • September 22, 2016
  • News
FedEx reported net profit up 3.3% y-o-y to $715 million in the first quarter of its 2017 fiscal year, driven primarily by the strong performance of its US Domestic overnight services, which saw substantial volume increases and stable yields. It should be noted that, for the first time, FedEx has added a new heading to […]
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