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AI-Enabled Sensors for Parts Machining Set to Improve Quality

AI-Enabled Sensors for Parts Machining Set to Improve Quality

Aerospace Technology Journal
Nov 26, 2021
Europe's First Test Vertiport for Paris

Europe's First Test Vertiport for Paris

Skyports, the world-leading designer, developer, and operator of vertiports (landing sites for eVTOL aircraft) is developing Europe's first test vertiport in France, as a significant step towards launching commercial Advanced Air Mobility services in time for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Nov 22, 2021
Spirit of Innovation Claims to be World's Fastest All-Electric Vehicle

Spirit of Innovation Claims to be World's Fastest All-Electric Vehicle

Rolls Royce believes their all-electric 'Spirit of Innovation' aircraft is the world's fastest all-electric aircraft, setting three new world records. During its record-breaking runs, the aircraft clocked up a maximum speed of 623 km/h (387.4 mph) which Rolls Royce believse makes the 'Spirit of Innovation' the world's fastest all-electric vehicle.
External Company Press Release
20 Airlines Commit to Use New Technologies to Minimize Climate Impact

20 Airlines Commit to Use New Technologies to Minimize Climate Impact

20 airline members of the World Economic Forum's Target True Zero initiative committed to utilizing new technologies, such as electric, hydrogen and hybrid aircraft, to address the challenge of climate change. The development and delivery of novel propulsion technologies - powered by sustainable energy sources - were highlighted as key towards helping the aviation industry minimize its environmental impact.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Nov 9, 2021
Dufour Aerospace Aero2, "Swiss Army Knife" of Small Unmanned Aircraft

Dufour Aerospace Aero2, "Swiss Army Knife" of Small Unmanned Aircraft

Aero2 is designed as amulti-purpose small unmanned aircraft with a payload of up to 40 kg, a maximum take-off weight of 150 kg and a maximum flight time of three hours in standard configuration, it is suitable for a wide variety of customer applications.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Nov 9, 2021
Ensuring Accuracy in 3D Printed Jet Engine Parts

Ensuring Accuracy in 3D Printed Jet Engine Parts

Precision and quality are key in additive manufacturing, especially when it is being used to create heat-resistant metal parts for applications such as jet engines, rockets or other high temperature environments. A team of engineers is using machine learning to monitor and mitigate defects that occur in additive manufacturing.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Oct 27, 2021
Alaska Air and ZeroAvia Developing 76 Seat Zero Emission Aircraft

Alaska Air and ZeroAvia Developing 76 Seat Zero Emission Aircraft

ZeroAvia is gaining altitude as the leader in zero-emission passenger aircraft as it announces a development collaboration with Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines, for a hydrogen-electric powertrain capable of flying 76-seat regional aircraft in excess of 500 NM.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Oct 22, 2021
AIR Unveils AIR ONE eVTOL for Individual Ownership

AIR Unveils AIR ONE eVTOL for Individual Ownership

AIR, creator of personal eVTOLs for the consumer market, unveiled its debut vehicle, AIR ONE, and announced it is now accepting pre-orders. AIR ONE is a sporty, easy-to-operate electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft designed for individual consumer ownership.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Oct 18, 2021
ABB and Lilium Revolutionize Charging Infrastructure for Air Travel

ABB and Lilium Revolutionize Charging Infrastructure for Air Travel

As part of the agreement, ABB will develop, test and supply the MegaWatt fast charging infrastructure necessary for the quick turnaround times needed for electric aviation. The ABB charging points are designed to be capable of fully charging batteries in approximately 30 minutes, and charging up to 80% in 15 minutes, enabling the 20-25 flights per aircraft per day planned across Lilium's global vertiport network.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Oct 15, 2021
World's First Lung Delivery by Drone

World's First Lung Delivery by Drone

Unither Bioelectronics has set its sights on transforming the way we think of transplantable organ transportation, either donor organs or manufactured organs. In a proof-of-concept flight, the company transferred donor lungs for transplant between two hospitals using its proprietary aerial drone organ transportation technologies.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Oct 13, 2021
Successful First Public Flight of Volocopter's VoloDrone

Successful First Public Flight of Volocopter's VoloDrone

Volocopter's electric heavy-lift drone VoloDrone conducted its first public flight today. Together with the international logistics leader DB Schenker, Volocopter demonstrated VoloDrone's seamless integration into the logistics supply chain with an end-to-end cargo transport demonstration.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Oct 11, 2021
Saving Koalas Through Facial Recognition

Saving Koalas Through Facial Recognition

Once limited to science-fiction, drones and facial recognition technology are now being harnessed to help save Australia's koalas.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Oct 7, 2021
Royal Mail Trial Drone Deliveries to North Ronaldsay Island in Orkney

Royal Mail Trial Drone Deliveries to North Ronaldsay Island in Orkney

This week, Royal Mail has started a trial of scheduled, autonomous flights for two weeks between Kirkwall and North Ronaldsay to better connect remote island communities. SATE
External Company Press Release
RedTail Delivers LiDAR System to DoD's Explosive Ordnance Disposal

RedTail Delivers LiDAR System to DoD's Explosive Ordnance Disposal

The RedTail LiDAR Systems RTL-450 was integrated onto the Teledyne FLIR SkyRaider Unmanned Aerial System to address a broad range of the EOD community's 3D mapping needs.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Oct 1, 2021
Honda Takes on Rockets, Robots and eVTOL

Honda Takes on Rockets, Robots and eVTOL

Honda Motor Co Ltd has introduced the technology development direction the company is currently pursuing for the challenges Honda is taking on in new areas while leveraging its core technologies.
External Company Press Release
Gazprom Neft and Aeroflot Join Forces to Develop "Green" Aviation Fuel

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

This partnership between Gazprom Neft and Aeroflot will lead to the development of aviation-fuel formulations which comply with international requirements on limiting greenhouse gas emissions and the International Civil Aviation Organisation's CORSIA environmental programme.
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
Nov 26, 2021
Europe's First Test Vertiport for Paris

Europe's First Test Vertiport for Paris

Skyports, the world-leading designer, developer, and operator of vertiports (landing sites for eVTOL aircraft) is developing Europe's first test vertiport in France, as a significant step towards launching commercial Advanced Air Mobility services in time for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
External Company Press Release
20 Airlines Commit to Use New Technologies to Minimize Climate Impact

20 Airlines Commit to Use New Technologies to Minimize Climate Impact

20 airline members of the World Economic Forum's Target True Zero initiative committed to utilizing new technologies, such as electric, hydrogen and hybrid aircraft, to address the challenge of climate change. The development and delivery of novel propulsion technologies - powered by sustainable energy sources - were highlighted as key towards helping the aviation industry minimize its environmental impact.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Nov 9, 2021
Ensuring Accuracy in 3D Printed Jet Engine Parts

Ensuring Accuracy in 3D Printed Jet Engine Parts

Precision and quality are key in additive manufacturing, especially when it is being used to create heat-resistant metal parts for applications such as jet engines, rockets or other high temperature environments. A team of engineers is using machine learning to monitor and mitigate defects that occur in additive manufacturing.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Oct 22, 2021
AIR Unveils AIR ONE eVTOL for Individual Ownership

AIR Unveils AIR ONE eVTOL for Individual Ownership

AIR, creator of personal eVTOLs for the consumer market, unveiled its debut vehicle, AIR ONE, and announced it is now accepting pre-orders. AIR ONE is a sporty, easy-to-operate electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft designed for individual consumer ownership.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Oct 15, 2021
World's First Lung Delivery by Drone

World's First Lung Delivery by Drone

Unither Bioelectronics has set its sights on transforming the way we think of transplantable organ transportation, either donor organs or manufactured organs. In a proof-of-concept flight, the company transferred donor lungs for transplant between two hospitals using its proprietary aerial drone organ transportation technologies.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Oct 11, 2021
Saving Koalas Through Facial Recognition

Saving Koalas Through Facial Recognition

Once limited to science-fiction, drones and facial recognition technology are now being harnessed to help save Australia's koalas.
External Company Press Release
RedTail Delivers LiDAR System to DoD's Explosive Ordnance Disposal

RedTail Delivers LiDAR System to DoD's Explosive Ordnance Disposal

The RedTail LiDAR Systems RTL-450 was integrated onto the Teledyne FLIR SkyRaider Unmanned Aerial System to address a broad range of the EOD community's 3D mapping needs.
External Company Press Release
Gazprom Neft and Aeroflot Join Forces to Develop "Green" Aviation Fuel

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

This partnership between Gazprom Neft and Aeroflot will lead to the development of aviation-fuel formulations which comply with international requirements on limiting greenhouse gas emissions and the International Civil Aviation Organisation's CORSIA environmental programme.
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
Nov 22, 2021
Spirit of Innovation Claims to be World's Fastest All-Electric Vehicle

Spirit of Innovation Claims to be World's Fastest All-Electric Vehicle

Rolls Royce believes their all-electric 'Spirit of Innovation' aircraft is the world's fastest all-electric aircraft, setting three new world records. During its record-breaking runs, the aircraft clocked up a maximum speed of 623 km/h (387.4 mph) which Rolls Royce believse makes the 'Spirit of Innovation' the world's fastest all-electric vehicle.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Nov 9, 2021
Dufour Aerospace Aero2, "Swiss Army Knife" of Small Unmanned Aircraft

Dufour Aerospace Aero2, "Swiss Army Knife" of Small Unmanned Aircraft

Aero2 is designed as amulti-purpose small unmanned aircraft with a payload of up to 40 kg, a maximum take-off weight of 150 kg and a maximum flight time of three hours in standard configuration, it is suitable for a wide variety of customer applications.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Oct 27, 2021
Alaska Air and ZeroAvia Developing 76 Seat Zero Emission Aircraft

Alaska Air and ZeroAvia Developing 76 Seat Zero Emission Aircraft

ZeroAvia is gaining altitude as the leader in zero-emission passenger aircraft as it announces a development collaboration with Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines, for a hydrogen-electric powertrain capable of flying 76-seat regional aircraft in excess of 500 NM.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Oct 18, 2021
ABB and Lilium Revolutionize Charging Infrastructure for Air Travel

ABB and Lilium Revolutionize Charging Infrastructure for Air Travel

As part of the agreement, ABB will develop, test and supply the MegaWatt fast charging infrastructure necessary for the quick turnaround times needed for electric aviation. The ABB charging points are designed to be capable of fully charging batteries in approximately 30 minutes, and charging up to 80% in 15 minutes, enabling the 20-25 flights per aircraft per day planned across Lilium's global vertiport network.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Oct 13, 2021
Successful First Public Flight of Volocopter's VoloDrone

Successful First Public Flight of Volocopter's VoloDrone

Volocopter's electric heavy-lift drone VoloDrone conducted its first public flight today. Together with the international logistics leader DB Schenker, Volocopter demonstrated VoloDrone's seamless integration into the logistics supply chain with an end-to-end cargo transport demonstration.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Oct 7, 2021
Royal Mail Trial Drone Deliveries to North Ronaldsay Island in Orkney

Royal Mail Trial Drone Deliveries to North Ronaldsay Island in Orkney

This week, Royal Mail has started a trial of scheduled, autonomous flights for two weeks between Kirkwall and North Ronaldsay to better connect remote island communities. SATE
Aerospace Technology Journal
Oct 1, 2021
Honda Takes on Rockets, Robots and eVTOL

Honda Takes on Rockets, Robots and eVTOL

Honda Motor Co Ltd has introduced the technology development direction the company is currently pursuing for the challenges Honda is taking on in new areas while leveraging its core technologies.
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.
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