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Gazprom Neft and Aeroflot Join Forces to Develop "Green" Aviation Fuel

Gazprom Neft and Aeroflot Join Forces to Develop "Green" Aviation Fuel

Aerospace Technology Journal
Sep 23, 2021
Airbus Reveals the Next Generation of CityAirbus

Airbus Reveals the Next Generation of CityAirbus

Airbus has announced plans for a new CityAirbus as the emerging Urban Air Mobility market begins to firm up. Ushering in the next generation of CityAirbus, the fully electric vehicle is equipped with fixed wings, a V-shaped tail, and eight electrically powered propellers as part of its uniquely designed distributed propulsion system. It is designed to carry up to four passengers in a zero emissions flight in multiple applications.
External Company Press Release
Wingcopter Drones Fly Blood Samples in Germany

Wingcopter Drones Fly Blood Samples in Germany

26 kilometers (16 miles) between Greifswald and Wolgast - that is the distance over which Wingcopter drones recently transported blood samples in the Northeast German federal state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania.
External Company Press Release
Alaka'i Technologies' Hydrogen Powered eVTOL Skai is on a Mission

Alaka'i Technologies' Hydrogen Powered eVTOL Skai is on a Mission

Offering a sleek design and premium passenger experience, a radically simple fault-tolerant system with redundant levels of safety and reliability, an airframe-parachute, and hydrogen as its fuel source, Skai is poised to be the safest, cleanest and most versatile air mobility solution. A key part of Skai's innovation is the use of clean, zero-emission hydrogen fuel cells for its power source.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Sep 17, 2021
Rolls-Royce's All Electric Spirit of Innovation Takes to the Skies

Rolls-Royce's All Electric Spirit of Innovation Takes to the Skies

Rolls-Royce have announced the completion of the first flight of theirr all-electric 'Spirit of Innovation' aircraft. The plane took to the skies propelled by its powerful 400kW electric powertrain with the most power-dense battery pack ever assembled for an aircraft. This is another step towards the plane's world-record attempt and another milestone on the aviation industry's journey towards decarbonisation.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Sep 14, 2021
World's First Hands-Free Jetpack Prototype Revealed

World's First Hands-Free Jetpack Prototype Revealed

The Maverick Jetpack can be reconfigured as a heavy-lift drone capable of being operated remotely and carrying ten times the payload of current similarly sized systems on the market — easily enough to lift a casualty like a stricken climber to safety.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Sep 2, 2021
Dawn Aerospace Flight Testing Commences - Five Flights Complete

Dawn Aerospace Flight Testing Commences - Five Flights Complete

Dawn is creating reusable and sustainable space technologies - suborbital and orbital rocket-powered planes - that operate much like a fleet of aircraft, taking off and landing horizontally at airports.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Aug 26, 2021
Crossover to Electric Aircraft Well Progressed

Crossover to Electric Aircraft Well Progressed

Electraflyer has announced that it has passed crossover, meaning it now sells more battery-electric aircraft than polluting ones. Pipistrel sold over 100 battery-electric aircraft last year as they take over from its traditional offerings. Bye Aerospace does not even make conventional aircraft. With its Tesla-style approach, its order book exceeds 720 battery-electric aircraft evenly split between two and four-seaters. As the IDTechEx report, "Manned Electric Aircraft: Smart City and Regional 2021-2041" points out, this has caught Cessna, Cirrus and Piper by surprise.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Aug 26, 2021
Robot Can Inspect Railway Infrastructure and Move for Trains

Robot Can Inspect Railway Infrastructure and Move for Trains

This unique robot can inspect critical parts of the railway infrastructure whilst driving on the track. Should the Railway Robot encounter oncoming traffic, it can avoid dangerous situation by flying to the side of the track and let traffic pass. The sensors onboard the robot automatically detects changes on the railway, whilst providing a live data feed to decision makers.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Aug 23, 2021
Engineers Strive to Reduce Emissions from Aircraft Engines

Engineers Strive to Reduce Emissions from Aircraft Engines

Post-pandemic vacation travel was among the biggest stories of summer 2021, raising questions about air travel's contribution to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. According to the Environmental and Energy Study Institute, 710 million tons of global carbon dioxide came from commercial aviation in 2013. By 2017, that number reached 860 million tons, a 21% increase in four years. By 2018, it climbed to 905 million tons, 2.4% of total CO2 emissions.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Speculators in Electric Aircraft

Speculators in Electric Aircraft

Can you float a dead sheep on NASDAQ right now? You reverse it into a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC), dodging the normal listing checks and balances.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Aug 5, 2021
DHL Orders First All-Electric Cargo Planes from Eviation

DHL Orders First All-Electric Cargo Planes from Eviation

DHL is the first to order 12 fully electric Alice eCargo planes from Eviation. Eviation expects to deliver the Alice electric aircraft to DHL Express in 2024.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Aug 5, 2021
Drone Solution Improves Healthcare Access, Minimizes Supply Challenges

Drone Solution Improves Healthcare Access, Minimizes Supply Challenges

This new drone delivery network will improve access to urgently needed medical supplies for healthcare providers and the communities they serve. Air Methods will make this possible by deploying fleets of Wingcopter's new flagship delivery drone, the Wingcopter 198.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Aug 2, 2021
Longest eVTOL Flight to Date

Longest eVTOL Flight to Date

Joby Aero Inc has achieved an important milestone in the development of its aircraft, flying a full-size prototype vehicle more than 150 miles on a single charge, including a vertical take-off and landing.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jul 29, 2021
Partnership for Silicon-Anode Batteries for the 7-Seater Lilium Jet

Partnership for Silicon-Anode Batteries for the 7-Seater Lilium Jet

CUSTOMCELLS, who supply international aviation, automotive and military customers, including Porsche AG, will be one of Lilium's prime suppliers, manufacturing lithium-ion batteries at scale for the all-electric 7-Seater Lilium Jet.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jul 28, 2021
Air Taxi Winners: Watch Orders Not Investment

Air Taxi Winners: Watch Orders Not Investment

Air taxi operators are unfazed by the 200 or so organizations designing vertical take-off electric aircraft. Follow the economics and the orders not the fluid investments from people seeking the next Tesla. Those getting the huge investments often lack significant orders.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jul 26, 2021
Algorithm Flies Drones Faster Than Human Racing Pilots

Algorithm Flies Drones Faster Than Human Racing Pilots

To be useful, drones need to be quick. Because of their limited battery life they must complete whatever task they have - searching for survivors on a disaster site, inspecting a building, delivering cargo - in the shortest possible time.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jul 22, 2021
Malaysia Airports, Skyports, and Volocopter Collaborate on Vertiport

Malaysia Airports, Skyports, and Volocopter Collaborate on Vertiport

Malaysia Airports has signed a tripartite memorandum of understanding with Skyports and Volocopter. As a first step, the parties will combine their distinct aerospace and aviation expertise to conduct a feasibility study examining suitable vertiport solutions to enable the safe take-off and landing of passenger eVTOL vehicles, considering factors such as demand, customer flow, and how to integrate UAM operations.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jul 19, 2021
Swarm of Autonomous Tiny Drones Can Localize Gas Leaks

Swarm of Autonomous Tiny Drones Can Localize Gas Leaks

When there is a gas leak in a large building or at an industrial site, human firefighters currently need to go in with gas sensing instruments. Finding the gas leak may take considerable time, while they are risking their lives. Researchers have now developed the first swarm of tiny - and hence very safe - drones that can autonomously detect and localize gas sources in cluttered indoor environments.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jun 21, 2021
Rolls-Royce Developing Aviation Energy Storage Technology

Rolls-Royce Developing Aviation Energy Storage Technology

Rolls-Royce is developing energy storage systems that will enable aircraft to undertake zero emissions flights of over 100 miles on a single charge.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Sep 23, 2021
Airbus Reveals the Next Generation of CityAirbus

Airbus Reveals the Next Generation of CityAirbus

Airbus has announced plans for a new CityAirbus as the emerging Urban Air Mobility market begins to firm up. Ushering in the next generation of CityAirbus, the fully electric vehicle is equipped with fixed wings, a V-shaped tail, and eight electrically powered propellers as part of its uniquely designed distributed propulsion system. It is designed to carry up to four passengers in a zero emissions flight in multiple applications.
External Company Press Release
Alaka'i Technologies' Hydrogen Powered eVTOL Skai is on a Mission

Alaka'i Technologies' Hydrogen Powered eVTOL Skai is on a Mission

Offering a sleek design and premium passenger experience, a radically simple fault-tolerant system with redundant levels of safety and reliability, an airframe-parachute, and hydrogen as its fuel source, Skai is poised to be the safest, cleanest and most versatile air mobility solution. A key part of Skai's innovation is the use of clean, zero-emission hydrogen fuel cells for its power source.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Sep 14, 2021
World's First Hands-Free Jetpack Prototype Revealed

World's First Hands-Free Jetpack Prototype Revealed

The Maverick Jetpack can be reconfigured as a heavy-lift drone capable of being operated remotely and carrying ten times the payload of current similarly sized systems on the market — easily enough to lift a casualty like a stricken climber to safety.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Aug 26, 2021
Crossover to Electric Aircraft Well Progressed

Crossover to Electric Aircraft Well Progressed

Electraflyer has announced that it has passed crossover, meaning it now sells more battery-electric aircraft than polluting ones. Pipistrel sold over 100 battery-electric aircraft last year as they take over from its traditional offerings. Bye Aerospace does not even make conventional aircraft. With its Tesla-style approach, its order book exceeds 720 battery-electric aircraft evenly split between two and four-seaters. As the IDTechEx report, "Manned Electric Aircraft: Smart City and Regional 2021-2041" points out, this has caught Cessna, Cirrus and Piper by surprise.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Aug 23, 2021
Engineers Strive to Reduce Emissions from Aircraft Engines

Engineers Strive to Reduce Emissions from Aircraft Engines

Post-pandemic vacation travel was among the biggest stories of summer 2021, raising questions about air travel's contribution to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. According to the Environmental and Energy Study Institute, 710 million tons of global carbon dioxide came from commercial aviation in 2013. By 2017, that number reached 860 million tons, a 21% increase in four years. By 2018, it climbed to 905 million tons, 2.4% of total CO2 emissions.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Aug 5, 2021
DHL Orders First All-Electric Cargo Planes from Eviation

DHL Orders First All-Electric Cargo Planes from Eviation

DHL is the first to order 12 fully electric Alice eCargo planes from Eviation. Eviation expects to deliver the Alice electric aircraft to DHL Express in 2024.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Aug 2, 2021
Longest eVTOL Flight to Date

Longest eVTOL Flight to Date

Joby Aero Inc has achieved an important milestone in the development of its aircraft, flying a full-size prototype vehicle more than 150 miles on a single charge, including a vertical take-off and landing.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jul 28, 2021
Air Taxi Winners: Watch Orders Not Investment

Air Taxi Winners: Watch Orders Not Investment

Air taxi operators are unfazed by the 200 or so organizations designing vertical take-off electric aircraft. Follow the economics and the orders not the fluid investments from people seeking the next Tesla. Those getting the huge investments often lack significant orders.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jul 22, 2021
Malaysia Airports, Skyports, and Volocopter Collaborate on Vertiport

Malaysia Airports, Skyports, and Volocopter Collaborate on Vertiport

Malaysia Airports has signed a tripartite memorandum of understanding with Skyports and Volocopter. As a first step, the parties will combine their distinct aerospace and aviation expertise to conduct a feasibility study examining suitable vertiport solutions to enable the safe take-off and landing of passenger eVTOL vehicles, considering factors such as demand, customer flow, and how to integrate UAM operations.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jun 21, 2021
Rolls-Royce Developing Aviation Energy Storage Technology

Rolls-Royce Developing Aviation Energy Storage Technology

Rolls-Royce is developing energy storage systems that will enable aircraft to undertake zero emissions flights of over 100 miles on a single charge.
External Company Press Release
Wingcopter Drones Fly Blood Samples in Germany

Wingcopter Drones Fly Blood Samples in Germany

26 kilometers (16 miles) between Greifswald and Wolgast - that is the distance over which Wingcopter drones recently transported blood samples in the Northeast German federal state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Sep 17, 2021
Rolls-Royce's All Electric Spirit of Innovation Takes to the Skies

Rolls-Royce's All Electric Spirit of Innovation Takes to the Skies

Rolls-Royce have announced the completion of the first flight of theirr all-electric 'Spirit of Innovation' aircraft. The plane took to the skies propelled by its powerful 400kW electric powertrain with the most power-dense battery pack ever assembled for an aircraft. This is another step towards the plane's world-record attempt and another milestone on the aviation industry's journey towards decarbonisation.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Sep 2, 2021
Dawn Aerospace Flight Testing Commences - Five Flights Complete

Dawn Aerospace Flight Testing Commences - Five Flights Complete

Dawn is creating reusable and sustainable space technologies - suborbital and orbital rocket-powered planes - that operate much like a fleet of aircraft, taking off and landing horizontally at airports.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Aug 26, 2021
Robot Can Inspect Railway Infrastructure and Move for Trains

Robot Can Inspect Railway Infrastructure and Move for Trains

This unique robot can inspect critical parts of the railway infrastructure whilst driving on the track. Should the Railway Robot encounter oncoming traffic, it can avoid dangerous situation by flying to the side of the track and let traffic pass. The sensors onboard the robot automatically detects changes on the railway, whilst providing a live data feed to decision makers.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Speculators in Electric Aircraft

Speculators in Electric Aircraft

Can you float a dead sheep on NASDAQ right now? You reverse it into a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC), dodging the normal listing checks and balances.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Aug 5, 2021
Drone Solution Improves Healthcare Access, Minimizes Supply Challenges

Drone Solution Improves Healthcare Access, Minimizes Supply Challenges

This new drone delivery network will improve access to urgently needed medical supplies for healthcare providers and the communities they serve. Air Methods will make this possible by deploying fleets of Wingcopter's new flagship delivery drone, the Wingcopter 198.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jul 29, 2021
Partnership for Silicon-Anode Batteries for the 7-Seater Lilium Jet

Partnership for Silicon-Anode Batteries for the 7-Seater Lilium Jet

CUSTOMCELLS, who supply international aviation, automotive and military customers, including Porsche AG, will be one of Lilium's prime suppliers, manufacturing lithium-ion batteries at scale for the all-electric 7-Seater Lilium Jet.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jul 26, 2021
Algorithm Flies Drones Faster Than Human Racing Pilots

Algorithm Flies Drones Faster Than Human Racing Pilots

To be useful, drones need to be quick. Because of their limited battery life they must complete whatever task they have - searching for survivors on a disaster site, inspecting a building, delivering cargo - in the shortest possible time.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jul 19, 2021
Swarm of Autonomous Tiny Drones Can Localize Gas Leaks

Swarm of Autonomous Tiny Drones Can Localize Gas Leaks

When there is a gas leak in a large building or at an industrial site, human firefighters currently need to go in with gas sensing instruments. Finding the gas leak may take considerable time, while they are risking their lives. Researchers have now developed the first swarm of tiny - and hence very safe - drones that can autonomously detect and localize gas sources in cluttered indoor environments.
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