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Describing a helicopter as "optionally piloted" mightn't do much to comfort those onboard, but this is the future DARPA is aiming for with its Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS). The technology has just been put through another round of testing aboard a modified Sikorsky S-76B helicopter, navigating over a small crowd under what is described as "supervise autonomy.".. Conti
The US Air Force has selected the Boeing MH-139 helicopter to replace its venerable fleet of UH-1N "Huey" multirole choppers that are used to protect America's land-based nuclear ICBMs in the US Midwest. The contract, worth US$2.4 billion, is for 84 aircraft along with support services and training systems... Continue Reading Boeing MH-139 helicopter tapped to replace aging US Air Force Hu
Photographer Jerry Ferguson was flying in a news helicopter this week to cover seasonal monsoon weather in Phoenix, Arizona, when a massive dust storm showed up on the horizon. As they flew away to outrun the wall of dust, Ferguson managed to capture this photo of it sweeping across the land.Ferguson, who has been shooting professionally for 20+ years and from helicopters for 6 years, says he cap
Aurora Flight Services' Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (AACUS) took another step forward as an AACUS-enabled UH-1H helicopter autonomously delivered 520 lb (236 kg) of water, gasoline, MREs, communications gear, and a cooler capable of carrying urgent supplies such as blood to US Marines in the field... Continue Reading AACUS-equipped autonomous helicopter makes first cargo deliver
NASA’s next rover mission to the red planet is scheduled to launch july 2020. The post NASA mars helicopter to be the first autonomous aircraft on the red planet appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
the vehicle completed its first successful, manned, untethered hover outside of cincinnati. The post surefly’s personal hybrid electric drone helicopter completes its first successful flight appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Doors-off flight experiences promoted by FlyNYON. Last Sunday's tragic flight was booked through the company, and operated by Liberty Helicopters.A photo tour helicopter crash in New York's East River that claimed the lives of five passengers has prompted closer scrutiny of doors-off flights. For now, the Federal Aviation Administration has ordered a stop to such flights involving restraints that
The FAA has issued an immediate ban on certain “doors-off” helicopter flights nationwide in the aftermath of the photo tour helicopter crash in New York City this week. 5 passengers died by drowning in the East River after not being able to escape their safety harnesses.The New York Times reports that the FAA is scrutinizing on the harnesses used in “doors-off” flights, as
A photo tour helicopter crashed into New York City's East River on Sunday, claiming the lives of the five passengers who were onboard. The helicopter was owned and operated by New Jersey-based Liberty Helicopters as part of a doors-off photo tour that allows passengers to take aerial images of the city.According to the New York Times, the tragedy was caused by engine failure. The helicopter's pil
Officials are investigating whether a recent helicopter crash near Charleston, South Carolina, was caused by a civilian drone operated nearby. The accident, which happened last Wednesday, involved a Robinson Helicopter Co. R22 helicopter carrying an instructor pilot and student.The two are reporting that a small UAV flew directly in their path, forcing the instructor to perform evasive action. Th


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