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Partnership to Build an Integrated Sustainable Fuels Plant

Partnership to Build an Integrated Sustainable Fuels Plant

This partnership will utilize carbon capture and sequestration, renewable energy, and other innovative practices to bring lower-cost, low carbon-intensity sustainable aviation fuel, renewable diesel, and other sustainable hydrocarbons to the global market and help accelerate the decarbonization of various industries, including the tough to decarbonize aviation sector.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Feb 10, 2022
Autonomous Black Hawk Helicopter Makes First Flight Without Crew

Autonomous Black Hawk Helicopter Makes First Flight Without Crew

ALIAS is a flexible, extensible automation architecture for existing manned aircraft that enables safe reduced crew operations, which facilitates the addition of high levels of automation into existing aircraft. It also provides a platform for integrating additional automation or autonomy capabilities tailored for specific missions.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Feb 9, 2022
Drones to Detect Marine Debris

Drones to Detect Marine Debris

Researchers are developing a drone-based, machine learning system to detect and identify marine debris along the coast. Marine debris, also known as marine litter, is a global problem that threatens the environment, navigation safety, coastal economies, and, potentially, human health. Detecting and identifying debris quickly and accurately is key to cleanup and response actions that can prevent these impacts. Unmanned Aerial Systems, or drones, offer this capability.
External Company Press Release
Wingcopter Teams up With UAV LATAM For Drone Delivery in Peru

Wingcopter Teams up With UAV LATAM For Drone Delivery in Peru

Through this alliance, Wingcopter will work with UAV del Peru, a subsidiary of UAV LATAM, deploying the Wingcopter 198, Wingcopter's new flagship Unmanned Aircraft System, to carry out drone delivery operations for local clients. With the partnership, Wingcopter, UAV LATAM and UAV del Peru become leaders in the drone delivery space in Peru.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Feb 1, 2022
Flying, Autonomous Fruit Picking Robots

Flying, Autonomous Fruit Picking Robots

Tevel, founded in 2017 in Israel, is developing autonomous flying robots for fruit picking combining AI with computer vision, advanced robotics, aeronautical engineering, state-of-the-art flight control and data fusion and perception.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jan 21, 2022
First Fully Operational Airport for Urban Air Taxis to Open in UK

First Fully Operational Airport for Urban Air Taxis to Open in UK

British start-up, Urban-Air Port Ltd, announced it has secured investment from Supernal, previously the Urban Air Mobility Division of Hyundai Motor Group, to deliver on the companies' shared vision of integrating advanced air mobility into existing transit networks and creating a seamless passenger journey. The funding will help support Urban-Air Port's plans to develop 200 vertiport sites across the world in the next five years.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jan 21, 2022
Radian Aerospace Emerges from Stealth, Announces Seed Funding

Radian Aerospace Emerges from Stealth, Announces Seed Funding

Radian Aerospace, the developers of the world's first fully reusable horizontal takeoff and landing, single-stage to orbit spaceplane, announced that the company recently closed $27.5 million in seed funding.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jan 12, 2022
Sea-to-Air Drone Redefines Offshore Operations

Sea-to-Air Drone Redefines Offshore Operations

The world's first 'Sea-Air Integrated Drone' aims to modernize offshore and marine operations with its intelligent capabilities, high working efficiency, and minimized manpower required.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jan 3, 2022
Kawasaki Trials Unmanned VTOL Aircraft and Delivery Robot

Kawasaki Trials Unmanned VTOL Aircraft and Delivery Robot

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd announced the successful completion of proof-of-concept testing for unmanned cargo transport by cooperation of its unmanned vertical take-off and landing aircraft and delivery robot.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Dec 16, 2021
Hydrogen-Electric Engine Program for Dash 8-400 Aircraft

Hydrogen-Electric Engine Program for Dash 8-400 Aircraft

ZeroAvia and De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to develop a line-fit and retrofit program for De Havilland Canada's aircraft models, using hydrogen-electric propulsion in both new and in-service aircraft.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Dec 9, 2021
Sydney Seaplanes Orders 50 eVTOL Aircraft From Embraer

Sydney Seaplanes Orders 50 eVTOL Aircraft From Embraer

Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions, an Embraer company, and Sydney Seaplanes announced a partnership that will lay the foundation for new electric air taxi operations in Greater Sydney. Sydney Seaplanes has placed an order for 50 of Eve's electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft with progressive deliveries expected to commence from 2026.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Dec 7, 2021
UK Project Unveils Plans for a New Liquid Hydrogen Plane

UK Project Unveils Plans for a New Liquid Hydrogen Plane

Passengers could one day fly to the other side of the world with zero carbon emissions and just one refuelling stop, thanks to government-funded technology being unveiled today. The concept aircraft was unveiled by the Aerospace Technology Institute.
External Company Press Release
Wingcopter Receives Investment from Japan-based DRONE FUND

Wingcopter Receives Investment from Japan-based DRONE FUND

Wingcopter continues to fly high, announcing that it has received an investment from DRONE FUND. DRONE FUND is a Japan-based venture capital company specializing in drone- and air mobility-related startups.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Dec 1, 2021
AI-Enabled Sensors for Parts Machining Set to Improve Quality

AI-Enabled Sensors for Parts Machining Set to Improve Quality

The SENSYCUT project aims to create low-cost, nano-scale resolution sensors and cutting tools for machining operations of high value aerospace products, to increase precision, lower costs and prevent manufacturing errors.
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.
External Company Press Release
Partnership to Build an Integrated Sustainable Fuels Plant

Partnership to Build an Integrated Sustainable Fuels Plant

This partnership will utilize carbon capture and sequestration, renewable energy, and other innovative practices to bring lower-cost, low carbon-intensity sustainable aviation fuel, renewable diesel, and other sustainable hydrocarbons to the global market and help accelerate the decarbonization of various industries, including the tough to decarbonize aviation sector.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Feb 9, 2022
Drones to Detect Marine Debris

Drones to Detect Marine Debris

Researchers are developing a drone-based, machine learning system to detect and identify marine debris along the coast. Marine debris, also known as marine litter, is a global problem that threatens the environment, navigation safety, coastal economies, and, potentially, human health. Detecting and identifying debris quickly and accurately is key to cleanup and response actions that can prevent these impacts. Unmanned Aerial Systems, or drones, offer this capability.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Feb 1, 2022
Flying, Autonomous Fruit Picking Robots

Flying, Autonomous Fruit Picking Robots

Tevel, founded in 2017 in Israel, is developing autonomous flying robots for fruit picking combining AI with computer vision, advanced robotics, aeronautical engineering, state-of-the-art flight control and data fusion and perception.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jan 21, 2022
Radian Aerospace Emerges from Stealth, Announces Seed Funding

Radian Aerospace Emerges from Stealth, Announces Seed Funding

Radian Aerospace, the developers of the world's first fully reusable horizontal takeoff and landing, single-stage to orbit spaceplane, announced that the company recently closed $27.5 million in seed funding.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jan 3, 2022
Kawasaki Trials Unmanned VTOL Aircraft and Delivery Robot

Kawasaki Trials Unmanned VTOL Aircraft and Delivery Robot

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd announced the successful completion of proof-of-concept testing for unmanned cargo transport by cooperation of its unmanned vertical take-off and landing aircraft and delivery robot.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Dec 9, 2021
Sydney Seaplanes Orders 50 eVTOL Aircraft From Embraer

Sydney Seaplanes Orders 50 eVTOL Aircraft From Embraer

Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions, an Embraer company, and Sydney Seaplanes announced a partnership that will lay the foundation for new electric air taxi operations in Greater Sydney. Sydney Seaplanes has placed an order for 50 of Eve's electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft with progressive deliveries expected to commence from 2026.
External Company Press Release
Wingcopter Receives Investment from Japan-based DRONE FUND

Wingcopter Receives Investment from Japan-based DRONE FUND

Wingcopter continues to fly high, announcing that it has received an investment from DRONE FUND. DRONE FUND is a Japan-based venture capital company specializing in drone- and air mobility-related startups.
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
Feb 10, 2022
Autonomous Black Hawk Helicopter Makes First Flight Without Crew

Autonomous Black Hawk Helicopter Makes First Flight Without Crew

ALIAS is a flexible, extensible automation architecture for existing manned aircraft that enables safe reduced crew operations, which facilitates the addition of high levels of automation into existing aircraft. It also provides a platform for integrating additional automation or autonomy capabilities tailored for specific missions.
External Company Press Release
Wingcopter Teams up With UAV LATAM For Drone Delivery in Peru

Wingcopter Teams up With UAV LATAM For Drone Delivery in Peru

Through this alliance, Wingcopter will work with UAV del Peru, a subsidiary of UAV LATAM, deploying the Wingcopter 198, Wingcopter's new flagship Unmanned Aircraft System, to carry out drone delivery operations for local clients. With the partnership, Wingcopter, UAV LATAM and UAV del Peru become leaders in the drone delivery space in Peru.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jan 21, 2022
First Fully Operational Airport for Urban Air Taxis to Open in UK

First Fully Operational Airport for Urban Air Taxis to Open in UK

British start-up, Urban-Air Port Ltd, announced it has secured investment from Supernal, previously the Urban Air Mobility Division of Hyundai Motor Group, to deliver on the companies' shared vision of integrating advanced air mobility into existing transit networks and creating a seamless passenger journey. The funding will help support Urban-Air Port's plans to develop 200 vertiport sites across the world in the next five years.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jan 12, 2022
Sea-to-Air Drone Redefines Offshore Operations

Sea-to-Air Drone Redefines Offshore Operations

The world's first 'Sea-Air Integrated Drone' aims to modernize offshore and marine operations with its intelligent capabilities, high working efficiency, and minimized manpower required.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Dec 16, 2021
Hydrogen-Electric Engine Program for Dash 8-400 Aircraft

Hydrogen-Electric Engine Program for Dash 8-400 Aircraft

ZeroAvia and De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to develop a line-fit and retrofit program for De Havilland Canada's aircraft models, using hydrogen-electric propulsion in both new and in-service aircraft.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Dec 7, 2021
UK Project Unveils Plans for a New Liquid Hydrogen Plane

UK Project Unveils Plans for a New Liquid Hydrogen Plane

Passengers could one day fly to the other side of the world with zero carbon emissions and just one refuelling stop, thanks to government-funded technology being unveiled today. The concept aircraft was unveiled by the Aerospace Technology Institute.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Dec 1, 2021
AI-Enabled Sensors for Parts Machining Set to Improve Quality

AI-Enabled Sensors for Parts Machining Set to Improve Quality

The SENSYCUT project aims to create low-cost, nano-scale resolution sensors and cutting tools for machining operations of high value aerospace products, to increase precision, lower costs and prevent manufacturing errors.
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.
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