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Fri, Oct 22, 2021

Wing Strikes Deal with Walgreens for UAV Shipping

Store-to-Door, On-Demand Delivery to Come

Walgreens has selected drone delivery specialist and former Alphabet, Inc. company Wing for its upcoming metropolitan delivery systems, with a test location set up in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas region. In a parking lot staging area, Walgreens personnel will pack, process, and load packages onto the delivery drones, with Wing’s flight operations overseeing the shipment straight to customers across Frisco and Little Elm. Wing’s drone carrier is advertised with an average service of 6-mile flights in 6 minutes carrying small parcels, most suited to small cargo like food, parts, and medication.

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Fri, Oct 22, 2021

Stranded Dogs To Be Rescued By Drone From Lava

Is This the Moon Landing of the Zoomer Generation? 

The ongoing volcanic activity of Cumbre Vieja, on the Spanish Isle of La Palma, has been a subject of internet interest since it began. A thankfully bloodless, fun-to-watch play, since early evacuations successfully removed residents from danger. Not all the island’s residents have escaped, however, as viewers remotely touring the situation noticed four scrawny, haggard dogs trapped behind a house. Stuck behind the exclusion zone, with local airspace closed near the volcano, the dogs seemed doomed to starvation or death by lava flow. Local UAV companies Tecnofly and TicomSolutions stepped up to the plate and began airlifting food and water to the beleaguered animals, securing their survival for a time. Upon contact with a Spanish animal welfare group, Jaime Pereira, CEO of Aerocámaras, volunteered his company’s services.

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Fri, Oct 22, 2021

Classic Aero-TV: The Raisbeck/Hartzell Solution - Re-Propping The King Air 350

From 2017: New Composite Prop Introduced For King Air 350…

Hartzell Propeller and Raisbeck Engineering are collaborating on new structural composite swept blade props for the Beechcraft King Air 350 turboprop. The prop was introduced at AirVenture 2017 in July. The new King Air 350 propellers are an extension of the propeller blade technology advancements developed jointly by Hartzell and Raisbeck for the King Air 90, King Air B200 series and King Air 300 series aircraft. The new composite propellers have an extended 3,000-hour, three-year warranty. The King Air 350 collaboration by the Hartzell Raisbeck team has led to an increase in take-off, climb and cruise performance with decreased noise. The five-blade technology, designed specifically for the King Air 350, greatly increases the utility of the world’s most popular twin-engine turboprop.

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