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Consortium Launches Zenid - Sustainable Aviation Fuel from Air

Consortium Launches Zenid - Sustainable Aviation Fuel from Air

The aviation industry is responsible for 3% of global manmade CO2 emissions and has the challenging objective to reduce these emissions in the next decade significantly. Unlike road transport, aviation cannot switch to electric or hydrogen propulsion yet and therefore depends on sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). SAF purely made from air via direct air capture technology and renewable electricity offers a carbon-neutral solution suitable to meet the industry's high demands for renewable fuels in the future.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Feb 8, 2021
World First Electric Urban Air Port Secures UK Government Backing

World First Electric Urban Air Port Secures UK Government Backing

The Future Flight Challenge has been created to develop aviation infrastructure and systems that enable the next generation of electric and autonomous air vehicles. Air-One is a world-first fully-operational hub for future electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft - such as cargo drones and air taxis - to be launched in Coventry later this year.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Feb 4, 2021
GKN to Explore Large EVTOL Aircraft Called Skybus

GKN to Explore Large EVTOL Aircraft Called Skybus

GKN Aerospace is to lead a trio of new programs to advance sustainable aviation technology. The UK-based group will be coordinating 15 other organizations in work backed by a £4.5 million investment from the government's Future Flight Challenge fund.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Feb 2, 2021
Alphabet Again Exits Drones: Others Again Jump In

Alphabet Again Exits Drones: Others Again Jump In

In 2017, after four years of setbacks and crashes, Alphabet shut its project flying solar-powered fixed-wing drones in the upper atmosphere to beam the internet to those cut-off. They have now ended their upper-atmosphere balloon version as well.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jan 13, 2021
Archer, and FCA to Accelerate EVTOL Production

Archer, and FCA to Accelerate EVTOL Production

Archer is creating the world's first all-electric airline that moves people throughout the world's cities in a quick, safe, sustainable and cost-effective manner. The new partnership will help accelerate Archer's timeline.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jan 7, 2021
EHang Launches Aerial Tourism Services

EHang Launches Aerial Tourism Services

EHang Holdings Limited announced the launch of its own autonomous urban air mobility services. The trial services include an aerial sightseeing program and aerial media shows, which will be rolled out in the partner's tourism real estate project.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jan 4, 2021
These Pods Could Provide a Blueprint for Future Hydrogen Aircraft

These Pods Could Provide a Blueprint for Future Hydrogen Aircraft

It is unlike anything seen on today's runways: the "pod" configuration—one of several being conceptualised as part of ongoing R&D on the ZEROe concept aircraft—features a series of stand-alone propulsion systems based on hydrogen fuel cell technology. Today, Airbus is conducting studies to determine how scalable the "pod" configuration, among others, could be to large commercial aircraft.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Dec 23, 2020
India's First Fleet of Electric Boats

India's First Fleet of Electric Boats

India's first greenfield and largest shipbuilding yard, Cochin Shipyard Ltd, has selected Siemens Energy to provide advanced marine solutions for the country's first fleet of 23 boats to be equipped with electric propulsion drive trains with energy storage integration and vessel automation technologies.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Dec 14, 2020
British Airways partners with ZeroAvia on Hydrogen Passenger Aircraft

British Airways partners with ZeroAvia on Hydrogen Passenger Aircraft

British Airways has teamed up with ZeroAvia in a project to explore how hydrogen-powered aircraft can play a leading role in the future of sustainable flying.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Axial Flux Motors: Players & Applications

Axial Flux Motors: Players & Applications

The original invention of the electric motor by Faraday involved an axial flux permanent magnet motor, but ever since almost all permanent magnet traction motors have been radial flux. Now, the unique power & torque density advantages of axial flux, alongside more advanced manufacturing techniques, is leading them to make a comeback in certain electric vehicle markets.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Dec 3, 2020
Aeromedical Applications for Advanced Electric Flying Vehicles

Aeromedical Applications for Advanced Electric Flying Vehicles

CareFlight and Australian company AMSL Aero have launched a partnership with the goal of developing aeromedical applications for advanced electric flying vehicles that will tackle rural and regional healthcare inequality and save more lives.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Nov 23, 2020
Drones' Impact is Wide Reaching, But What Will Happen in The Future?

Drones' Impact is Wide Reaching, But What Will Happen in The Future?

IDTechEx's recent market research report on Drones and their associated technologies predicts the drone market to be over $22Bn by 2041.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Nov 10, 2020
Electric Mobility in new Spheres:  First Electrified Wingsuit Flight

Electric Mobility in new Spheres: First Electrified Wingsuit Flight

Electric mobility is conquering the third dimension. BMW Group will present the first electric drive system for a wingsuit with which the centuries-old dream of flying can be realised in a completely novel way.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Nov 2, 2020
Autonomous Multi-Drone Aerial Surveys of Antarctic Penguin Colonies

Autonomous Multi-Drone Aerial Surveys of Antarctic Penguin Colonies

Aerial surveys of penguin colonies have been conducted before, usually with helicopters or a single drone. The helicopter method produces great image quality but is expensive, fuel-inefficient and risks disturbing the birds. The single drone survey is time-consuming and - because the drones must be launched from a safe distance, about five kilometers from the colony - difficult to navigate.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Oct 30, 2020
World's First Flying Car Hits the Road

World's First Flying Car Hits the Road

Have you ever seen a flying car passing you on the highway? The PAL-V Liberty has been approved for road usage and can now be spotted on the European roads. With this approval, PAL-V is another step closer to deliveries.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Oct 26, 2020
New Projects to Explore use of Drones for Medical Delivery

New Projects to Explore use of Drones for Medical Delivery

There are over 2.5 million movements of medical supplies, samples and other items between hospitals and medical centres annually in the UK, with the majority of movements being undertaken by commissioned couriers on the country's road network.
External Company Press Release
Boeing's Australian Unmanned Aircraft Completes First Taxi

Boeing's Australian Unmanned Aircraft Completes First Taxi

The Boeing Loyal Wingman aircraft being developed with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) recently moved under its own power for the first time, a key milestone for the aircraft that's expected to make its first flight this year.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Oct 7, 2020
World First Hydrogen-Electric Passenger Plane Flight

World First Hydrogen-Electric Passenger Plane Flight

ZeroAvia has completed the world first hydrogen fuel cell powered flight of a commercial-grade aircraft. ZeroAvia's achievement is the first step to realising the transformational possibilities of moving from fossil fuels to zero-emission hydrogen as the primary energy source for commercial aviation.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Oct 2, 2020
Rolls Royce Completes Ground Testing of World's Fastest Electric Plane

Rolls Royce Completes Ground Testing of World's Fastest Electric Plane

Rolls-Royce has completed testing of the ground-breaking technology that will power the world's fastest all-electric plane. All the technology has been tested on a full-scale replica of the plane's core, called an 'ionBird', including a 500hp electric powertrain powerful enough to set world speed records and a battery with enough energy to supply 250 homes.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Sep 2, 2020
Vertical Aerospace Unveils All Electric Flying Taxi

Vertical Aerospace Unveils All Electric Flying Taxi

Vertical Aerospace has revealed the VA-1X flying taxi, designed to be a high performing aircraft able to connect entire regions as well as carrying out shorter missions across single cities. VA-1X is set to be the world's first certified winged all-electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing aircraft, and is on course to start commercial flights in 2024. Build will begin shortly, with manufacturing taking place in the UK.
External Company Press Release
Consortium Launches Zenid - Sustainable Aviation Fuel from Air

Consortium Launches Zenid - Sustainable Aviation Fuel from Air

The aviation industry is responsible for 3% of global manmade CO2 emissions and has the challenging objective to reduce these emissions in the next decade significantly. Unlike road transport, aviation cannot switch to electric or hydrogen propulsion yet and therefore depends on sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). SAF purely made from air via direct air capture technology and renewable electricity offers a carbon-neutral solution suitable to meet the industry's high demands for renewable fuels in the future.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Feb 4, 2021
GKN to Explore Large EVTOL Aircraft Called Skybus

GKN to Explore Large EVTOL Aircraft Called Skybus

GKN Aerospace is to lead a trio of new programs to advance sustainable aviation technology. The UK-based group will be coordinating 15 other organizations in work backed by a £4.5 million investment from the government's Future Flight Challenge fund.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jan 13, 2021
Archer, and FCA to Accelerate EVTOL Production

Archer, and FCA to Accelerate EVTOL Production

Archer is creating the world's first all-electric airline that moves people throughout the world's cities in a quick, safe, sustainable and cost-effective manner. The new partnership will help accelerate Archer's timeline.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jan 4, 2021
These Pods Could Provide a Blueprint for Future Hydrogen Aircraft

These Pods Could Provide a Blueprint for Future Hydrogen Aircraft

It is unlike anything seen on today's runways: the "pod" configuration—one of several being conceptualised as part of ongoing R&D on the ZEROe concept aircraft—features a series of stand-alone propulsion systems based on hydrogen fuel cell technology. Today, Airbus is conducting studies to determine how scalable the "pod" configuration, among others, could be to large commercial aircraft.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Dec 14, 2020
British Airways partners with ZeroAvia on Hydrogen Passenger Aircraft

British Airways partners with ZeroAvia on Hydrogen Passenger Aircraft

British Airways has teamed up with ZeroAvia in a project to explore how hydrogen-powered aircraft can play a leading role in the future of sustainable flying.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Dec 3, 2020
Aeromedical Applications for Advanced Electric Flying Vehicles

Aeromedical Applications for Advanced Electric Flying Vehicles

CareFlight and Australian company AMSL Aero have launched a partnership with the goal of developing aeromedical applications for advanced electric flying vehicles that will tackle rural and regional healthcare inequality and save more lives.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Nov 10, 2020
Electric Mobility in new Spheres:  First Electrified Wingsuit Flight

Electric Mobility in new Spheres: First Electrified Wingsuit Flight

Electric mobility is conquering the third dimension. BMW Group will present the first electric drive system for a wingsuit with which the centuries-old dream of flying can be realised in a completely novel way.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Oct 30, 2020
World's First Flying Car Hits the Road

World's First Flying Car Hits the Road

Have you ever seen a flying car passing you on the highway? The PAL-V Liberty has been approved for road usage and can now be spotted on the European roads. With this approval, PAL-V is another step closer to deliveries.
External Company Press Release
Boeing's Australian Unmanned Aircraft Completes First Taxi

Boeing's Australian Unmanned Aircraft Completes First Taxi

The Boeing Loyal Wingman aircraft being developed with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) recently moved under its own power for the first time, a key milestone for the aircraft that's expected to make its first flight this year.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Oct 2, 2020
Rolls Royce Completes Ground Testing of World's Fastest Electric Plane

Rolls Royce Completes Ground Testing of World's Fastest Electric Plane

Rolls-Royce has completed testing of the ground-breaking technology that will power the world's fastest all-electric plane. All the technology has been tested on a full-scale replica of the plane's core, called an 'ionBird', including a 500hp electric powertrain powerful enough to set world speed records and a battery with enough energy to supply 250 homes.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Feb 8, 2021
World First Electric Urban Air Port Secures UK Government Backing

World First Electric Urban Air Port Secures UK Government Backing

The Future Flight Challenge has been created to develop aviation infrastructure and systems that enable the next generation of electric and autonomous air vehicles. Air-One is a world-first fully-operational hub for future electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft - such as cargo drones and air taxis - to be launched in Coventry later this year.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Feb 2, 2021
Alphabet Again Exits Drones: Others Again Jump In

Alphabet Again Exits Drones: Others Again Jump In

In 2017, after four years of setbacks and crashes, Alphabet shut its project flying solar-powered fixed-wing drones in the upper atmosphere to beam the internet to those cut-off. They have now ended their upper-atmosphere balloon version as well.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jan 7, 2021
EHang Launches Aerial Tourism Services

EHang Launches Aerial Tourism Services

EHang Holdings Limited announced the launch of its own autonomous urban air mobility services. The trial services include an aerial sightseeing program and aerial media shows, which will be rolled out in the partner's tourism real estate project.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Dec 23, 2020
India's First Fleet of Electric Boats

India's First Fleet of Electric Boats

India's first greenfield and largest shipbuilding yard, Cochin Shipyard Ltd, has selected Siemens Energy to provide advanced marine solutions for the country's first fleet of 23 boats to be equipped with electric propulsion drive trains with energy storage integration and vessel automation technologies.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Axial Flux Motors: Players & Applications

Axial Flux Motors: Players & Applications

The original invention of the electric motor by Faraday involved an axial flux permanent magnet motor, but ever since almost all permanent magnet traction motors have been radial flux. Now, the unique power & torque density advantages of axial flux, alongside more advanced manufacturing techniques, is leading them to make a comeback in certain electric vehicle markets.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Nov 23, 2020
Drones' Impact is Wide Reaching, But What Will Happen in The Future?

Drones' Impact is Wide Reaching, But What Will Happen in The Future?

IDTechEx's recent market research report on Drones and their associated technologies predicts the drone market to be over $22Bn by 2041.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Nov 2, 2020
Autonomous Multi-Drone Aerial Surveys of Antarctic Penguin Colonies

Autonomous Multi-Drone Aerial Surveys of Antarctic Penguin Colonies

Aerial surveys of penguin colonies have been conducted before, usually with helicopters or a single drone. The helicopter method produces great image quality but is expensive, fuel-inefficient and risks disturbing the birds. The single drone survey is time-consuming and - because the drones must be launched from a safe distance, about five kilometers from the colony - difficult to navigate.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Oct 26, 2020
New Projects to Explore use of Drones for Medical Delivery

New Projects to Explore use of Drones for Medical Delivery

There are over 2.5 million movements of medical supplies, samples and other items between hospitals and medical centres annually in the UK, with the majority of movements being undertaken by commissioned couriers on the country's road network.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Oct 7, 2020
World First Hydrogen-Electric Passenger Plane Flight

World First Hydrogen-Electric Passenger Plane Flight

ZeroAvia has completed the world first hydrogen fuel cell powered flight of a commercial-grade aircraft. ZeroAvia's achievement is the first step to realising the transformational possibilities of moving from fossil fuels to zero-emission hydrogen as the primary energy source for commercial aviation.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Sep 2, 2020
Vertical Aerospace Unveils All Electric Flying Taxi

Vertical Aerospace Unveils All Electric Flying Taxi

Vertical Aerospace has revealed the VA-1X flying taxi, designed to be a high performing aircraft able to connect entire regions as well as carrying out shorter missions across single cities. VA-1X is set to be the world's first certified winged all-electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing aircraft, and is on course to start commercial flights in 2024. Build will begin shortly, with manufacturing taking place in the UK.
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