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Aerospace Technology Journal
Mar 23, 2021
EHang to Build Eco-Sustainable Vertiport in Italy

EHang to Build Eco-Sustainable Vertiport in Italy

EHang Holdings Limited and Giancarlo Zema Design Group have designed and will build an eco-sustainable vertiport in Italy. The vertiport will use green design and construction materials, and can generate energy to recharge the EH216 passenger-grade AAVs. Vertiports will play a significant role in the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market and the new era of flight. When integrated into the existing transportation infrastructure, vertiports can serve as aerial hubs for tourists.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Mar 12, 2021
Rolls-Royce Joins Partners for All Electric Passenger Aircraft

Rolls-Royce Joins Partners for All Electric Passenger Aircraft

Rolls-Royce and airframer Tecnam are joining forces with Widerøe - the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, to deliver an all-electric passenger aircraft for the commuter market, ready for revenue service in 2026.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Mar 11, 2021
Drone Delivered COVID-19 Vaccines Take to the Air

Drone Delivered COVID-19 Vaccines Take to the Air

Across the country, Zipline is a mission-critical, reliable and resilient part of Ghana's medical supply.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Mar 8, 2021
A New Generation of Tiny, Agile Drones

A New Generation of Tiny, Agile Drones

The technology could boost aerial robots' repertoire, allowing them to operate in cramped spaces and withstand collisions.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Infrastructure Requirements for eVTOL Air Taxi Operations

Infrastructure Requirements for eVTOL Air Taxi Operations

As manufacturers get closer to operational electric vertical take-off & landing (eVTOL) aircraft, it is vital that attention is given to the design and rollout of the vertiport infrastructure which will expand the eVTOL from mere aircraft to transport service.
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 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
Mar 23, 2021
EHang to Build Eco-Sustainable Vertiport in Italy

EHang to Build Eco-Sustainable Vertiport in Italy

EHang Holdings Limited and Giancarlo Zema Design Group have designed and will build an eco-sustainable vertiport in Italy. The vertiport will use green design and construction materials, and can generate energy to recharge the EH216 passenger-grade AAVs. Vertiports will play a significant role in the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market and the new era of flight. When integrated into the existing transportation infrastructure, vertiports can serve as aerial hubs for tourists.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Mar 11, 2021
Drone Delivered COVID-19 Vaccines Take to the Air

Drone Delivered COVID-19 Vaccines Take to the Air

Across the country, Zipline is a mission-critical, reliable and resilient part of Ghana's medical supply.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Infrastructure Requirements for eVTOL Air Taxi Operations

Infrastructure Requirements for eVTOL Air Taxi Operations

As manufacturers get closer to operational electric vertical take-off & landing (eVTOL) aircraft, it is vital that attention is given to the design and rollout of the vertiport infrastructure which will expand the eVTOL from mere aircraft to transport service.
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
Mar 12, 2021
Rolls-Royce Joins Partners for All Electric Passenger Aircraft

Rolls-Royce Joins Partners for All Electric Passenger Aircraft

Rolls-Royce and airframer Tecnam are joining forces with Widerøe - the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, to deliver an all-electric passenger aircraft for the commuter market, ready for revenue service in 2026.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Mar 8, 2021
A New Generation of Tiny, Agile Drones

A New Generation of Tiny, Agile Drones

The technology could boost aerial robots' repertoire, allowing them to operate in cramped spaces and withstand collisions.
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.
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