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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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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