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

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

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.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Oct 22, 2021
AIR Unveils AIR ONE eVTOL for Individual Ownership

AIR Unveils AIR ONE eVTOL for Individual Ownership

AIR, creator of personal eVTOLs for the consumer market, unveiled its debut vehicle, AIR ONE, and announced it is now accepting pre-orders. AIR ONE is a sporty, easy-to-operate electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft designed for individual consumer ownership.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Oct 18, 2021
ABB and Lilium Revolutionize Charging Infrastructure for Air Travel

ABB and Lilium Revolutionize Charging Infrastructure for Air Travel

As part of the agreement, ABB will develop, test and supply the MegaWatt fast charging infrastructure necessary for the quick turnaround times needed for electric aviation. The ABB charging points are designed to be capable of fully charging batteries in approximately 30 minutes, and charging up to 80% in 15 minutes, enabling the 20-25 flights per aircraft per day planned across Lilium's global vertiport network.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Oct 15, 2021
World's First Lung Delivery by Drone

World's First Lung Delivery by Drone

Unither Bioelectronics has set its sights on transforming the way we think of transplantable organ transportation, either donor organs or manufactured organs. In a proof-of-concept flight, the company transferred donor lungs for transplant between two hospitals using its proprietary aerial drone organ transportation technologies.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Oct 13, 2021
Successful First Public Flight of Volocopter's VoloDrone

Successful First Public Flight of Volocopter's VoloDrone

Volocopter's electric heavy-lift drone VoloDrone conducted its first public flight today. Together with the international logistics leader DB Schenker, Volocopter demonstrated VoloDrone's seamless integration into the logistics supply chain with an end-to-end cargo transport demonstration.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Oct 11, 2021
Saving Koalas Through Facial Recognition

Saving Koalas Through Facial Recognition

Once limited to science-fiction, drones and facial recognition technology are now being harnessed to help save Australia's koalas.
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
Oct 22, 2021
AIR Unveils AIR ONE eVTOL for Individual Ownership

AIR Unveils AIR ONE eVTOL for Individual Ownership

AIR, creator of personal eVTOLs for the consumer market, unveiled its debut vehicle, AIR ONE, and announced it is now accepting pre-orders. AIR ONE is a sporty, easy-to-operate electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft designed for individual consumer ownership.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Oct 15, 2021
World's First Lung Delivery by Drone

World's First Lung Delivery by Drone

Unither Bioelectronics has set its sights on transforming the way we think of transplantable organ transportation, either donor organs or manufactured organs. In a proof-of-concept flight, the company transferred donor lungs for transplant between two hospitals using its proprietary aerial drone organ transportation technologies.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Oct 11, 2021
Saving Koalas Through Facial Recognition

Saving Koalas Through Facial Recognition

Once limited to science-fiction, drones and facial recognition technology are now being harnessed to help save Australia's koalas.
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.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Oct 18, 2021
ABB and Lilium Revolutionize Charging Infrastructure for Air Travel

ABB and Lilium Revolutionize Charging Infrastructure for Air Travel

As part of the agreement, ABB will develop, test and supply the MegaWatt fast charging infrastructure necessary for the quick turnaround times needed for electric aviation. The ABB charging points are designed to be capable of fully charging batteries in approximately 30 minutes, and charging up to 80% in 15 minutes, enabling the 20-25 flights per aircraft per day planned across Lilium's global vertiport network.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Oct 13, 2021
Successful First Public Flight of Volocopter's VoloDrone

Successful First Public Flight of Volocopter's VoloDrone

Volocopter's electric heavy-lift drone VoloDrone conducted its first public flight today. Together with the international logistics leader DB Schenker, Volocopter demonstrated VoloDrone's seamless integration into the logistics supply chain with an end-to-end cargo transport demonstration.
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