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Israel Ministry of Defence to Test Robotic Unmanned Vehicle

Israel Ministry of Defence to Test Robotic Unmanned Vehicle

External Company Press Release
100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel Used on a Regional Commercial Aircraft

100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel Used on a Regional Commercial Aircraft

Regional aircraft manufacturer ATR, Swedish airline Braathens Regional Airlines and sustainable aviation fuel supplier Neste collaborated to enable the first ever 100% sustainable aviation fuel-powered test flight on a commercial regional aircraft.
External Company Press Release
Ampaire, Black & Veatch to Collaborate on Electrified Aviation

Ampaire, Black & Veatch to Collaborate on Electrified Aviation

Electric aircraft developer Ampaire and Black & Veatch - a leader in sustainable infrastructure, renewable energy and transportation electrification - will collaborate on developing airport electrification that supports tomorrow's electric aviation needs.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jun 3, 2022
Automated Drones Could Scare Birds off Agricultural Fields

Automated Drones Could Scare Birds off Agricultural Fields

In the future, cameras could spot blackbirds feeding on grapes in a vineyard and launch drones to drive off the avian irritants, then return to watch for the next invading flock. All without a human nearby.
Aerospace Technology Journal
May 31, 2022
Joby to Begin On-Demand Commercial Air Taxi Operations

Joby to Begin On-Demand Commercial Air Taxi Operations

Joby Aviation announced the Company has received a Part 135 Air Carrier Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration, allowing Joby to begin on-demand commercial air taxi operations. Joby received the certification ahead of schedule, with completion of the process originally expected in the second half of 2022.
Aerospace Technology Journal
May 23, 2022
Royal Mail Plans 50 New Postal Drone Routes

Royal Mail Plans 50 New Postal Drone Routes

Royal Mail plans to scale up its use of drone technology and create more than 50 new postal drone routes over the next three years, subject to Civil Aviation Authority approval, as part of a new partnership with Windracers, the logistics drone company.
Aerospace Technology Journal
May 20, 2022
Volocopter Collaborates with Microsoft on VoloIQ Aerospace Cloud

Volocopter Collaborates with Microsoft on VoloIQ Aerospace Cloud

Volocopter announced a strategic collaboration with Microsoft to develop an aerospace cloud system in Microsoft Azure that will address the nascent cloud computing requirements for eVTOLs, UAM, and autonomous aviation. Once primed for commercial use, Azure will support the digital platform VoloIQ, the operating system for Volocopter's UAM services, and its subsequent transition to autonomous operations.
Aerospace Technology Journal
May 13, 2022
Electric Flying Boat Might Transform Travelling

Electric Flying Boat Might Transform Travelling

A Norwegian company is now developing a small electric seaplane that can transform local passenger traffic on a large scale. The design of the hull is currently being tested in SINTEF's towing tank in Trondheim. The Research Council of Norway is providing NOK 16 million in funding for the seaplane project. The money will be used to get a full-scale prototype in the air within three years.
External Company Press Release
FAA Approves Airworthiness Criteria for Wingcopter

FAA Approves Airworthiness Criteria for Wingcopter

Wingcopter is delighted to announce that the Federal Aviation Administration has issued the Special Class Airworthiness Criteria for the Wingcopter 198 US unmanned aircraft. This approval marks a critical milestone in the certification process of Wingcopter's flagship eVTOL delivery drone in the U.S.
External Company Press Release
SATAVIA Provides Contrail Prevention Capability for KLM

SATAVIA Provides Contrail Prevention Capability for KLM

Aircraft-generated condensation trails, or contrails, cause surface warming amounting to two-thirds of aviation's climate impact, almost double that of direct CO2 emissions from aircraft engines. Until recently, technical challenges made contrail prevention difficult or impossible, but SATAVIA's best-in-class atmospheric modelling now enables flight plan optimisation for contrail prevention.
Aerospace Technology Journal
May 11, 2022
Drones Can Help Dairy Farms Manage Methane Emissions

Drones Can Help Dairy Farms Manage Methane Emissions

About 50% of the methane that California emits comes from dairy farms. In order to meet strict climate goals, the state has proposed ways to regulate dairy methane emissions. But these efforts run up against a big problem: There isn't currently a reliable way for dairy farmers to measure the amount of methane produced on their farm.
External Company Press Release
AFC Energy Hydrogen Fuel Cell Deployed at World's First Urban-Air Port

AFC Energy Hydrogen Fuel Cell Deployed at World's First Urban-Air Port

AFC Energy is pleased to announce that one of its hydrogen fuel cells is being showcased at Air One - the world's first fully operational Urban-Air Port, situated in Coventry, which opened last week. The hydrogen fuel cell being supplied by the Company is being used to charge Air One's fleet of EV service vehicles.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Electric Vehicle Markets Land, Sea & Air — A Look Back at 2021

Electric Vehicle Markets Land, Sea & Air — A Look Back at 2021

This IDTechEx premium article discusses how electric vehicle markets fared in 2021 compared with the past few years, drawing from the latest IDTechEx research. A snapshot of the following markets are given: electric cars, electric buses, electric light commercial vehicles (eLCVs), electric trucks, electric two-wheelers, electric boats and ships, and electric air taxis.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Apr 27, 2022
World-First Hub for Flying Taxis, Air-One, Opens in UK

World-First Hub for Flying Taxis, Air-One, Opens in UK

Urban-Air Port, the UK-based developer of ground infrastructure for air taxis and autonomous delivery drones, opens a world-first demonstration of a fully-operational hub for electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles - such as air taxis - and autonomous cargo drones, heralding a new age of zero-emission, low-congestion urban transport.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Apr 22, 2022
Eve and Thales Enter Partnership to Develop eVTOL Aircraft

Eve and Thales Enter Partnership to Develop eVTOL Aircraft

Eve UAM LLC and Thales have teamed up to support the development of Eve's electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft in Brazil. The strategic partnership involves a series of joint studies over a twelve-month period on the technical, economical, and adaptable feasibility of a 100% electrically powered aircraft.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Apr 13, 2022
Lockheed Martin Stalker VXE UAS in World Record 39-Hour Flight

Lockheed Martin Stalker VXE UAS in World Record 39-Hour Flight

Lockheed Martin demonstrated the expanded endurance capabilities of a specially configured Lockheed Martin Stalker VXE unmanned aerial system through a world record endurance flight on The flight establishes a new record in the Group 2 (5 to <25-kilogram) category with a flight time of 39 hours, 17 minutes and 7 seconds.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Apr 8, 2022
Lilium Begins Flight Testing in Spain

Lilium Begins Flight Testing in Spain

Lilium has begun the next phase of flight testing in Spain with its 5th generation technology demonstrator, Phoenix 2. Over the coming months at the ATLAS Flight Test Center, Lilium plans to extend the flight envelope through full transition and high-speed flight. These developments come after successful flight testing with the same aircraft in southern Germany last year.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Apr 4, 2022
First A380 Powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel Takes to the Sky

First A380 Powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel Takes to the Sky

Airbus has performed a first A380 flight powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel. Airbus' A380 test aircraft MSN 1 took off from Blagnac Airport, Toulouse, France. The flight lasted about three hours, operating one Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine on 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel
External Company Press Release
Wingcopter Wins ITOCHU as Strategic Investor and Partner in Japan

Wingcopter Wins ITOCHU as Strategic Investor and Partner in Japan

German drone delivery pioneer Wingcopter has announced the signing of a strategic partnership agreement with ITOCHU Corporation. ITOCHU joins Wingcopter's Authorized Partnership Program and will act as a dedicated distributor and lessor for the Wingcopter 198, Wingcopter's new eVTOL delivery drone, in Japan. On top, the Japanese conglomerate also decided to make a strategic investment in Wingcopter.
External Company Press Release
Material for Space and Aviation End Use Parts

Material for Space and Aviation End Use Parts

Stratasys Ltd is providing the public with baseline material qualification data for Antero 840CN03 filament material in collaboration with Lockheed Martin and Metropolitan State University of Denver. The release of this qualification data allows those in the industry to use the material for additively manufactured aerospace parts, such as those on the Orion spacecraft, using Stratasys production-grade 3D printers.
External Company Press Release
100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel Used on a Regional Commercial Aircraft

100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel Used on a Regional Commercial Aircraft

Regional aircraft manufacturer ATR, Swedish airline Braathens Regional Airlines and sustainable aviation fuel supplier Neste collaborated to enable the first ever 100% sustainable aviation fuel-powered test flight on a commercial regional aircraft.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jun 3, 2022
Automated Drones Could Scare Birds off Agricultural Fields

Automated Drones Could Scare Birds off Agricultural Fields

In the future, cameras could spot blackbirds feeding on grapes in a vineyard and launch drones to drive off the avian irritants, then return to watch for the next invading flock. All without a human nearby.
Aerospace Technology Journal
May 23, 2022
Royal Mail Plans 50 New Postal Drone Routes

Royal Mail Plans 50 New Postal Drone Routes

Royal Mail plans to scale up its use of drone technology and create more than 50 new postal drone routes over the next three years, subject to Civil Aviation Authority approval, as part of a new partnership with Windracers, the logistics drone company.
Aerospace Technology Journal
May 13, 2022
Electric Flying Boat Might Transform Travelling

Electric Flying Boat Might Transform Travelling

A Norwegian company is now developing a small electric seaplane that can transform local passenger traffic on a large scale. The design of the hull is currently being tested in SINTEF's towing tank in Trondheim. The Research Council of Norway is providing NOK 16 million in funding for the seaplane project. The money will be used to get a full-scale prototype in the air within three years.
External Company Press Release
SATAVIA Provides Contrail Prevention Capability for KLM

SATAVIA Provides Contrail Prevention Capability for KLM

Aircraft-generated condensation trails, or contrails, cause surface warming amounting to two-thirds of aviation's climate impact, almost double that of direct CO2 emissions from aircraft engines. Until recently, technical challenges made contrail prevention difficult or impossible, but SATAVIA's best-in-class atmospheric modelling now enables flight plan optimisation for contrail prevention.
External Company Press Release
AFC Energy Hydrogen Fuel Cell Deployed at World's First Urban-Air Port

AFC Energy Hydrogen Fuel Cell Deployed at World's First Urban-Air Port

AFC Energy is pleased to announce that one of its hydrogen fuel cells is being showcased at Air One - the world's first fully operational Urban-Air Port, situated in Coventry, which opened last week. The hydrogen fuel cell being supplied by the Company is being used to charge Air One's fleet of EV service vehicles.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Apr 27, 2022
World-First Hub for Flying Taxis, Air-One, Opens in UK

World-First Hub for Flying Taxis, Air-One, Opens in UK

Urban-Air Port, the UK-based developer of ground infrastructure for air taxis and autonomous delivery drones, opens a world-first demonstration of a fully-operational hub for electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles - such as air taxis - and autonomous cargo drones, heralding a new age of zero-emission, low-congestion urban transport.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Apr 13, 2022
Lockheed Martin Stalker VXE UAS in World Record 39-Hour Flight

Lockheed Martin Stalker VXE UAS in World Record 39-Hour Flight

Lockheed Martin demonstrated the expanded endurance capabilities of a specially configured Lockheed Martin Stalker VXE unmanned aerial system through a world record endurance flight on The flight establishes a new record in the Group 2 (5 to <25-kilogram) category with a flight time of 39 hours, 17 minutes and 7 seconds.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Apr 4, 2022
First A380 Powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel Takes to the Sky

First A380 Powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel Takes to the Sky

Airbus has performed a first A380 flight powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel. Airbus' A380 test aircraft MSN 1 took off from Blagnac Airport, Toulouse, France. The flight lasted about three hours, operating one Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine on 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel
External Company Press Release
Material for Space and Aviation End Use Parts

Material for Space and Aviation End Use Parts

Stratasys Ltd is providing the public with baseline material qualification data for Antero 840CN03 filament material in collaboration with Lockheed Martin and Metropolitan State University of Denver. The release of this qualification data allows those in the industry to use the material for additively manufactured aerospace parts, such as those on the Orion spacecraft, using Stratasys production-grade 3D printers.
External Company Press Release
Ampaire, Black & Veatch to Collaborate on Electrified Aviation

Ampaire, Black & Veatch to Collaborate on Electrified Aviation

Electric aircraft developer Ampaire and Black & Veatch - a leader in sustainable infrastructure, renewable energy and transportation electrification - will collaborate on developing airport electrification that supports tomorrow's electric aviation needs.
Aerospace Technology Journal
May 31, 2022
Joby to Begin On-Demand Commercial Air Taxi Operations

Joby to Begin On-Demand Commercial Air Taxi Operations

Joby Aviation announced the Company has received a Part 135 Air Carrier Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration, allowing Joby to begin on-demand commercial air taxi operations. Joby received the certification ahead of schedule, with completion of the process originally expected in the second half of 2022.
Aerospace Technology Journal
May 20, 2022
Volocopter Collaborates with Microsoft on VoloIQ Aerospace Cloud

Volocopter Collaborates with Microsoft on VoloIQ Aerospace Cloud

Volocopter announced a strategic collaboration with Microsoft to develop an aerospace cloud system in Microsoft Azure that will address the nascent cloud computing requirements for eVTOLs, UAM, and autonomous aviation. Once primed for commercial use, Azure will support the digital platform VoloIQ, the operating system for Volocopter's UAM services, and its subsequent transition to autonomous operations.
External Company Press Release
FAA Approves Airworthiness Criteria for Wingcopter

FAA Approves Airworthiness Criteria for Wingcopter

Wingcopter is delighted to announce that the Federal Aviation Administration has issued the Special Class Airworthiness Criteria for the Wingcopter 198 US unmanned aircraft. This approval marks a critical milestone in the certification process of Wingcopter's flagship eVTOL delivery drone in the U.S.
Aerospace Technology Journal
May 11, 2022
Drones Can Help Dairy Farms Manage Methane Emissions

Drones Can Help Dairy Farms Manage Methane Emissions

About 50% of the methane that California emits comes from dairy farms. In order to meet strict climate goals, the state has proposed ways to regulate dairy methane emissions. But these efforts run up against a big problem: There isn't currently a reliable way for dairy farmers to measure the amount of methane produced on their farm.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Electric Vehicle Markets Land, Sea & Air — A Look Back at 2021

Electric Vehicle Markets Land, Sea & Air — A Look Back at 2021

This IDTechEx premium article discusses how electric vehicle markets fared in 2021 compared with the past few years, drawing from the latest IDTechEx research. A snapshot of the following markets are given: electric cars, electric buses, electric light commercial vehicles (eLCVs), electric trucks, electric two-wheelers, electric boats and ships, and electric air taxis.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Apr 22, 2022
Eve and Thales Enter Partnership to Develop eVTOL Aircraft

Eve and Thales Enter Partnership to Develop eVTOL Aircraft

Eve UAM LLC and Thales have teamed up to support the development of Eve's electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft in Brazil. The strategic partnership involves a series of joint studies over a twelve-month period on the technical, economical, and adaptable feasibility of a 100% electrically powered aircraft.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Apr 8, 2022
Lilium Begins Flight Testing in Spain

Lilium Begins Flight Testing in Spain

Lilium has begun the next phase of flight testing in Spain with its 5th generation technology demonstrator, Phoenix 2. Over the coming months at the ATLAS Flight Test Center, Lilium plans to extend the flight envelope through full transition and high-speed flight. These developments come after successful flight testing with the same aircraft in southern Germany last year.
External Company Press Release
Wingcopter Wins ITOCHU as Strategic Investor and Partner in Japan

Wingcopter Wins ITOCHU as Strategic Investor and Partner in Japan

German drone delivery pioneer Wingcopter has announced the signing of a strategic partnership agreement with ITOCHU Corporation. ITOCHU joins Wingcopter's Authorized Partnership Program and will act as a dedicated distributor and lessor for the Wingcopter 198, Wingcopter's new eVTOL delivery drone, in Japan. On top, the Japanese conglomerate also decided to make a strategic investment in Wingcopter.
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