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Aerospace Technology Journal
Mar 23, 2022
SkyDrive and Suzuki Partnership for Commercialisation of Flying Cars

SkyDrive and Suzuki Partnership for Commercialisation of Flying Cars

SkyDrive Inc and Suzuki Motor Corporation have jointly announced a partnership for the commercialization of flying cars.
External Company Press Release
One of the Largest Ever Sustainable Aviation Fuel Deals

One of the Largest Ever Sustainable Aviation Fuel Deals

DHL Express and Neste have announced a significant step towards decarbonizing aviation logistics by expanding their existing cooperation with a new strategic collaboration. In the next five years, Neste will supply DHL with approximately 320,000 tons (400 million liters) of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel. The agreement is Neste's largest for Sustainable Aviation Fuel to date and one of the largest sustainable aviation fuel agreements in the aviation industry.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Mar 10, 2022
AI Predicts Algae Potential as Alternative Energy Source

AI Predicts Algae Potential as Alternative Energy Source

Scientists are using artificial intelligence to set a new world record for producing algae as a reliable, economic source for biofuel that can be used as an alternative fuel source for jet aircraft and other transportation needs.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Mar 1, 2022
Chevron to Buy Renewable Energy Group for $3.15 Billion

Chevron to Buy Renewable Energy Group for $3.15 Billion

The transaction is expected to accelerate progress toward Chevron's goal to grow renewable fuels production capacity to 100,000 barrels per day by 2030 and brings additional feedstock supplies and pre-treatment facilities.
External Company Press Release
Teaching Swarms to Split up Tasks Efficiently

Teaching Swarms to Split up Tasks Efficiently

Researchers are developing a new paradigm for teaching robot swarms how to allocate themselves to tasks efficiently. The ideas could spark interest in better ways of controlling lots of simple robots to do more complicated tasks independently, with little or no outside communication.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Feb 22, 2022
Eve and Microflite Partner to Bring UAM Services to Melbourne

Eve and Microflite Partner to Bring UAM Services to Melbourne

Eve UAM LLC and Microflite announced an order of up to 40 low-noise zero-emission eVTOLs to support the commencement of new electric Urban Air Mobility operations in Australia in 2026.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Feb 16, 2022
Rolls-Royce and Luxaviation Collaborate on Veriports

Rolls-Royce and Luxaviation Collaborate on Veriports

Rolls-Royce and the Luxaviation Group plan to collaborate on leading the development and deployment of Advanced Air Mobility. Rolls-Royce will provide electrification solutions, maintenance support services, and digital solutions for Luxaviation Group's planned network of vertiports.
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 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
Mar 23, 2022
SkyDrive and Suzuki Partnership for Commercialisation of Flying Cars

SkyDrive and Suzuki Partnership for Commercialisation of Flying Cars

SkyDrive Inc and Suzuki Motor Corporation have jointly announced a partnership for the commercialization of flying cars.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Mar 10, 2022
AI Predicts Algae Potential as Alternative Energy Source

AI Predicts Algae Potential as Alternative Energy Source

Scientists are using artificial intelligence to set a new world record for producing algae as a reliable, economic source for biofuel that can be used as an alternative fuel source for jet aircraft and other transportation needs.
External Company Press Release
Teaching Swarms to Split up Tasks Efficiently

Teaching Swarms to Split up Tasks Efficiently

Researchers are developing a new paradigm for teaching robot swarms how to allocate themselves to tasks efficiently. The ideas could spark interest in better ways of controlling lots of simple robots to do more complicated tasks independently, with little or no outside communication.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Feb 16, 2022
Rolls-Royce and Luxaviation Collaborate on Veriports

Rolls-Royce and Luxaviation Collaborate on Veriports

Rolls-Royce and the Luxaviation Group plan to collaborate on leading the development and deployment of Advanced Air Mobility. Rolls-Royce will provide electrification solutions, maintenance support services, and digital solutions for Luxaviation Group's planned network of vertiports.
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.
External Company Press Release
One of the Largest Ever Sustainable Aviation Fuel Deals

One of the Largest Ever Sustainable Aviation Fuel Deals

DHL Express and Neste have announced a significant step towards decarbonizing aviation logistics by expanding their existing cooperation with a new strategic collaboration. In the next five years, Neste will supply DHL with approximately 320,000 tons (400 million liters) of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel. The agreement is Neste's largest for Sustainable Aviation Fuel to date and one of the largest sustainable aviation fuel agreements in the aviation industry.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Mar 1, 2022
Chevron to Buy Renewable Energy Group for $3.15 Billion

Chevron to Buy Renewable Energy Group for $3.15 Billion

The transaction is expected to accelerate progress toward Chevron's goal to grow renewable fuels production capacity to 100,000 barrels per day by 2030 and brings additional feedstock supplies and pre-treatment facilities.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Feb 22, 2022
Eve and Microflite Partner to Bring UAM Services to Melbourne

Eve and Microflite Partner to Bring UAM Services to Melbourne

Eve UAM LLC and Microflite announced an order of up to 40 low-noise zero-emission eVTOLs to support the commencement of new electric Urban Air Mobility operations in Australia in 2026.
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.
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