Business, Technology

Kenco Tests Use of Drones for Yard Management


Kenco, a Chattanooga, Tennessee-based logistics firm, said it is exploring the use of drones to manage its warehouse and yard operations.

Transport Topics
November 4, 2015
Business, Technology

Google Targets Drone Package Delivery in 2017


Internet giant Alphabet Inc., the new holding company for Google, expects to begin delivering packages to consumers via drones in 2017, the executive in charge of its drone effort said Nov. 2.

David Morgan | Reuters
November 4, 2015
Business, Technology

Wal-Mart Seeks to Test Drones for Home Delivery

Rick Wilking/Reuters

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. applied to U.S. regulators for permission to test drones for home delivery, curbside pickup and checking warehouse inventories, a sign it plans to go head-to-head with Amazon in using drones to fill and deliver online orders.

Nathan Layne | Reuters
October 27, 2015
Business, Technology

Airport for Drones Moving Freight Planned in Rwanda

Foster + Partners

Rwanda may become the base for a network of so-called droneports for remote-controlled aircraft to deliver urgent cargo to remote parts of the tiny country known as the Land of a Thousand Hills.

Helen Nyambura-Mwaura | Bloomberg News
October 19, 2015
Business, Technology

Workhorse Group to Begin Testing Delivery Drone

Workhorse Group Inc.

Workhorse Group Inc. said it won Federal Aviation Administration approval to test its unmanned aircraft system called HorseFly, which is designed to fly to and from the company’s electric delivery vehicle.

Transport Topics
October 15, 2015
Business, Technology

US Lags Behind Canada, France in Use of Commercial Drones

Lew Grill Specialized Services

Several other countries such as Canada and France have been faster to permit commercial drone flights than the United States, a government study found.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
August 18, 2015
Business, Technology

Video: First FAA-Approved Drone Delivery


In what was being called "a Kitty Hawk moment," a secluded health clinic in rural Virginia received medicine from the first government-approved drone delivery July 17.

Transport Topics
July 17, 2015
Business, Technology

Swiss Post to Start Testing Delivery Drones

Switzerland’s postal service will begin testing the commercial use of drones to deliver packages.

Transport Topics
July 10, 2015
Business, Technology

Permits for Drones Soar Even as FAA Develops Rules

Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership

The Federal Aviation Administration is issuing permits for the commercial use of drones at a rate of about 250 a month as it tries to meet the growing demand for unmanned aircraft while it develops rules for their use.

Rachel Adams-Heard | Bloomberg News
July 8, 2015
Business, Technology

Colorado DOT Tests Traffic Blimp


The Colorado Department of Transportation conducted a three-day evaluation of a helium-filled blimp to monitor traffic.

Transport Topics
July 6, 2015