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Airborne-Unmanned 06.08.21: UAV Aerial Refuel!, Embry-Riddle, Eve-Helisul Partne

Also: NAV CANADA Drone App, Kittyhawk.io=Aloft, SpaceX Cargo Craft, Safety Program Collaboration

For the first time in history, the Navy and Boeing have demonstrated air-to-air refueling using an unmanned aircraft – the Boeing-owned MQ-25 T1 test asset – to refuel another aircraft.

During a test flight June 4, MQ-25 T1 successfully extended the hose and drogue from its Navy-issued aerial refueling store (ARS) and safely transferred jet fuel to a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet, demonstrating the MQ-25 Stingray's ability to carry out its primary aerial refueling mission. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus recently received a first-of-its-kind waiver from the FAA that will allow students to remotely pilot UAS through online video platforms like Zoom. “This is a big deal,” said Dr. David Thirty-acre, College of Aeronautics assistant professor and Department of Flight chair. Allowing what is known as remote-split operations (RSO), the waiver gives Embry-Riddle students a jump on a valuable technology and is the first of its type to be granted to a civilian organization, Thirtyacre said. Eve Urban Air Mobility and Helisul Aviation have embarked upon a partnership that will focus on creating an ecosystem-wide approach to prepare for UAM operations in Brazil. In addition to collaborating on a suite of products and services, the partnership includes an order for up to 50 eVTOLs with deliveries expected to start in 2026. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne-Unmanned!!!

Airborne-Unmanned 06.08.21 is chock full of info in this Weekly News Episode, Tuesday, June 8th, 2021... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Hosts Kimberly Kay, Sophie Hurlock, Brianne Cross, Christopher Odom, and Laura Hutson, and is supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, and Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, this episode covers:

  • MQ-25 Becomes First UAV to Refuel Another Aircraft
  • Remote Drone Training Now Available At Embry-Riddle
  • Eve and Helisul Announce Partnership 
  • NAV CANADA Launches New Drone App - NAV Drone
  • Kittyhawk.io Is Now Known As Aloft 
  • SpaceX Cargo Craft Docks to Station
  • Int'l Rotorcraft Community To Collaborate On Safety Program

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