Airbus’ Zephyr HAPS unit seeks partners for stratospheric drone’s commercialization

Airbus HAPS drone Zephyr

Airbus has remarkable success in developing its record-shattering Zephyr high-altitude platform system (HAPS), but now the European aviation giant is now looking to bring in outside investors to help take the solar-powered drone to market.

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SolarDrone – a drone with solar panels for increased flight time

SolarDrone is a startup company that was established from the laboratory of National Taiwan University in partnership with specialists from photovoltaic and UAV technologies to overcome the limited flight time of most drones. The unmanned aerial vehicles with solar panels will be showcased at CES 2018.

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