Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Bringing autonomous flights to airfreight

Merlin, the developer of safe, autonomous flight technology for fixed-wing aircraft, recently secured a Part 135 Air Operators Certificate to support future operational freight routes in New Zealand.  The certification comes as Merlin takes a phased approach that pairs the advanced automation capabilities with a human pilot. “This is a crawl, walk, fly approach,” Matt […]

Merlin awarded Part 135 organisational certification for airfreight operations in New Zealand

Merlin, the leading developer of safe, autonomous flight technology for fixed-wing aircraft, has announced it received a Part 135 Air Operators Certificate to support future operational freight routes in New Zealand. Upon the Merlin Pilot’s completed product certification by the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand (CAA), Merlin will be able to conduct critical data […]

Merlin successfully completes trials for nation’s first non-human pilot air cargo network

Merlin, the aviation technology company developing the world’s most capable pilot to advance the future of automated flight, has announced it successfully completed 25 test flights in Alaska following a $1 million contract with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to demonstrate a highly-automated flight control system in conjunction with a safety pilot. In partnership with […]

Merlin announces New Zealand as test environment to progress the future of autonomy

Merlin, the leading developer of safe, autonomous flight technology for fixed-wing aircraft, has announced the opening of its center for operations in Kerikeri, New Zealand. With the opening of this facility, Merlin is now equipped with a dedicated test environment to support further technological development and certification activities of its New Zealand-based Cessna Caravans that […]