Technology

Today's (London) Times carries a story on trials of small battery-powered UAS being used to ferry medicine, vaccinations and blood samples to inaccessible regions. They might have been hit by disaster after they have been hit by disaster.
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Posted on : Saturday 30th March 2013

Project Zero from Agusta Westland is jaw-droppingly futuristic.
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Posted on : Friday 22nd March 2013

Now I like the Eurocopter X3, with its stub wings and forward thrusters. And I like Sikorsky's X2, with its compound rotor and sleek fuselage.
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Posted on : Monday 12th November 2012

AgustaWestland subsidiary PZL Swidnik has unveiled its entry into the OPH (optionally piloted helicopter) sector.
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Posted on : Tuesday 4th September 2012

Heli-Air Design’s Helineo ultralight helicopter completed its first flight at Metz Nancy Lorraine airport, in north-east France, on 26 April.
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Posted on : Tuesday 22nd May 2012

Kaman's unmanned K-MAX loadlifter has successfully completed its maiden cargo flight in Afghanistan and is now fully operational.
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Posted on : Tuesday 20th December 2011

It turns out that the Quest is not such an innovation after all -- a mockup of the RUMAS A245 Guppy made its debut in Russia at MAKS 2009. Perhaps all that novel is that Mr Udovenko has managed to win some Arab backing.
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Posted on : Wednesday 16th November 2011

One interesting announcement at the Dubai Air Show - the introduction of an 'all-new' civil helicopter with a remarkable tandem-rotor configuration and (this particularly cool) an eject-able crew and passeng
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Posted on : Monday 14th November 2011

The only reason to visit the Paris zoo last week, from the helicopter point-of-view anyway, would have been the opportunity to witness the flying debut of Eurocopter's X3 hybrid, only 33 hours into its flight test programme. Rotorhub was suitably impressed:
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Posted on : Monday 27th June 2011

It's great to see that Bell is bringing the Jet Ranger out of retirement and starting a production line again. The design is a timeless classic and it's certainly the easiest helicopter to fly I've ever known. There's a book in its 50 years-plus history.
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Posted on : Friday 1st April 2011

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