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Illustration of a future droneport.

What Is a Droneport?

Airport. √ Vertiport. √ Droneport? Stay tuned.

You’ve heard of airports. Society will soon be hearing more about droneports.

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Illustration of a red city bus at the base of a vertiport with an air taxi on top of it.

Vertiport, Vertiport, Wherefore Shall I Integrate You?

Using a GIS-Based Approach to Suss Out Suitable Vertiport Locations

Much of the discussion surrounding the integration of urban/advanced air mobility (UAM/AAM) has focused on how best to accommodate this new transportation mode into the National Air Space (NAS) of any given nation-state (such as the United States) or a supranational union of states (such as the European Union). But, to date, little consideration has…

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A futuristic night sky in a city with many different types of flying vehicles.

The ABCs of KPIs for UAM

It Will Take an SoS Approach

A cohort of scientists have posited a theory and published a paper that effectively applies Pearson’s Law to the impending implementation and integration of urban air mobility (UAM) into a given national airspace. Pearson, a late 19th Century-early 20th Century academic who taught at King’s College, Cambridge divined, “That which is measured improves. That which is measured…

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How Troublesome Will eVTOL Passengers Be by 2030?

How Rude! 

Rudeness in the sky is becoming commonplace. This doesn’t bode well for the eVTOL/UAM industry, which hopes to be in full swing by 2030.

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Sub-gram Helicopters

UAVs Using a Miniature Flybar Prove Small Is Beautiful and Quite Useful

Scientists are developing helicopters smaller than some gnats to aid in future rescue missions and more.

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Novel Uses of Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles

How drones are shaping the world, today and tomorrow

Urban air mobility (UAM) is coming. Advanced air mobility (AAM) is coming. Uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs) are here now. The following UAV manufacturers and component providers are preparing to use UAVs in novel ways to shape the skies today and create a sustainable, cost-effective, uncrewed tomorrow. Precision Crop Spraying Regina, Saskatechwan, Canada-based  Precision AI has developed an artificial…

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