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3D Printed Metal Parts Go Hypersonic—at Zero Miles Per Hour

3D Printed Metal Parts Go Hypersonic—at Zero Miles Per Hour

"Supersonics" denotes aircraft that break the sound barrier at Mach 1 and extends to around Mach 5, which is five times the speed of sound and more than 3,500 mph at sea level. But very weird stuff starts happening as that upper speed is reached—you enter the hypersonics environment. Exploring that unusual environment turns out to be a perfect proving ground for metal 3D printing, as researchers are learning.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Aug 11, 2022
The World's First Rechargeable, Safe, Electric Fuel

The World's First Rechargeable, Safe, Electric Fuel

Researchers have created a new type of flow battery that is predicated upon a composite material that they invented, which is a nanofluid where the nanoparticles are battery-active materials, that they called nanoelectrofuel.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jul 29, 2022
Volkswagen Group China Unveils Passenger Drone Prototype

Volkswagen Group China Unveils Passenger Drone Prototype

Volkswagen Group China has unveiled its first electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing passenger drone prototype, as part of its strategy to explore and break new ground in fully electric and sustainable individual mobility concepts. After intensive research, conceptual work, and development, the project team has now developed its first validation model - the V.MO. This initial prototype has also been nicknamed the 'Flying Tiger' due to its distinctive black and gold livery, which was painted to commemorate its launch in the Year of the Tiger.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jul 25, 2022
World's First Demonstration of a Laser Controlled Drone During Flight

World's First Demonstration of a Laser Controlled Drone During Flight

The world's first successful demonstration of an airborne un-crewed platform being controlled via a laser communication system; strengthening military capability for covert, low detection probability operations in the future.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jul 25, 2022
All-In-One Solar Powered Tower Makes Carbon-Neutral Jet Fuel

All-In-One Solar Powered Tower Makes Carbon-Neutral Jet Fuel

Researchers have designed a fuel production system that uses water, carbon dioxide and sunlight to produce aviation fuel. They have implemented the system in the field, and the design could help the aviation industry become carbon neutral.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jul 21, 2022
Rolls-Royce and Hyundai Cooperate on Air Mobility

Rolls-Royce and Hyundai Cooperate on Air Mobility

Rolls-Royce and Hyundai Motor Group are to collaborate on bringing all-electric propulsion and hydrogen fuel cell technology to the Advanced Air Mobility market. The partnership will leverage Rolls-Royce's aviation and certification capabilities and Hyundai Motor Group's hydrogen fuel cell technologies and industrialisation capability.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jul 19, 2022
Ricardo Multi-Year Deal to Develop Hybrid-Electric Aerospace Tech

Ricardo Multi-Year Deal to Develop Hybrid-Electric Aerospace Tech

The multi-year deal will see the Ricardo aerospace engineering team support Pratt & Whitney Canada in the development of advanced hybrid-electric propulsion technologies for next generation aircraft. The project is part of Pratt & Whitney Canada's regional hybrid-electric flight demonstrator programme. The company is targeting a 30% improvement in fuel efficient and commensurate reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, compared to today's most advanced turboprop engines for regional aircraft.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jul 19, 2022
Strain-Sensing Smart Skin Ready to Deploy

Strain-Sensing Smart Skin Ready to Deploy

A strain-sensing smart skin that uses very small structures, carbon nanotubes, to monitor and detect damage in large structures is ready for prime time. The "strain paint" first revealed in 2012 uses the fluorescent properties of nanotubes to show when a surface has been deformed by stress.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jul 14, 2022
Rolls-Royce Advances Hybrid-Electric Flight

Rolls-Royce Advances Hybrid-Electric Flight

Rolls-Royce announces the development of turbogenerator technology, which includes a new small engine designed for hybrid-electric applications. The system will be an on-board power source with scalable power offerings and will complement the Rolls-Royce Electrical propulsion portfolio, enabling extended range on sustainable aviation fuels and later as it comes available through hydrogen combustion.
External Company Press Release
Wonder Robotics Launches Smart Autonomous Drone Solution

Wonder Robotics Launches Smart Autonomous Drone Solution

Wonder Robotics announced the closing of a $4 million fundraising round led by Elron Ventures, in conjunction with Besadno Investment Group. The funds will be used to scale up operation and marketing efforts, while developing technology for additional applications.
External Company Press Release
First CORSIA Certified Aviation Fuel Delivered to American Airlines

First CORSIA Certified Aviation Fuel Delivered to American Airlines

For the first time in aviation history a CORSIA certified batch of sustainable aviation fuel was delivered to a commercial airline. Neste delivered a batch of its Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel to American Airlines at San Francisco International Airport.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jul 12, 2022
Autonomous Drone System Could Save Lives at Sea

Autonomous Drone System Could Save Lives at Sea

In recent years, thousands of refugees and migrants have fled across the seas as a result of humanitarian crises around the world. Researchers are now developing a fully autonomous drone system that can increase the efficiency and speed of response in rescue operations at sea.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jun 22, 2022
Israel Ministry of Defence to Test Robotic Unmanned Vehicle

Israel Ministry of Defence to Test Robotic Unmanned Vehicle

The Israel Ministry of Defense will begin testing a robotic unmanned vehicle. The robotic combat vehicle includes a new robotic platform type, a 30 mm autonomous turret, fire control and mission management systems, and robotic autonomous kit, in addition to situation awareness systems. The vehicle also features a capsuled drone for forward reconnaissance missions, and a passive sensing kit.
External Company Press Release
100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel Used on a Regional Commercial Aircraft

100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel Used on a Regional Commercial Aircraft

Regional aircraft manufacturer ATR, Swedish airline Braathens Regional Airlines and sustainable aviation fuel supplier Neste collaborated to enable the first ever 100% sustainable aviation fuel-powered test flight on a commercial regional aircraft.
External Company Press Release
Ampaire, Black & Veatch to Collaborate on Electrified Aviation

Ampaire, Black & Veatch to Collaborate on Electrified Aviation

Electric aircraft developer Ampaire and Black & Veatch - a leader in sustainable infrastructure, renewable energy and transportation electrification - will collaborate on developing airport electrification that supports tomorrow's electric aviation needs.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jun 3, 2022
Automated Drones Could Scare Birds off Agricultural Fields

Automated Drones Could Scare Birds off Agricultural Fields

In the future, cameras could spot blackbirds feeding on grapes in a vineyard and launch drones to drive off the avian irritants, then return to watch for the next invading flock. All without a human nearby.
Aerospace Technology Journal
May 31, 2022
Joby to Begin On-Demand Commercial Air Taxi Operations

Joby to Begin On-Demand Commercial Air Taxi Operations

Joby Aviation announced the Company has received a Part 135 Air Carrier Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration, allowing Joby to begin on-demand commercial air taxi operations. Joby received the certification ahead of schedule, with completion of the process originally expected in the second half of 2022.
Aerospace Technology Journal
May 23, 2022
Royal Mail Plans 50 New Postal Drone Routes

Royal Mail Plans 50 New Postal Drone Routes

Royal Mail plans to scale up its use of drone technology and create more than 50 new postal drone routes over the next three years, subject to Civil Aviation Authority approval, as part of a new partnership with Windracers, the logistics drone company.
Aerospace Technology Journal
May 20, 2022
Volocopter Collaborates with Microsoft on VoloIQ Aerospace Cloud

Volocopter Collaborates with Microsoft on VoloIQ Aerospace Cloud

Volocopter announced a strategic collaboration with Microsoft to develop an aerospace cloud system in Microsoft Azure that will address the nascent cloud computing requirements for eVTOLs, UAM, and autonomous aviation. Once primed for commercial use, Azure will support the digital platform VoloIQ, the operating system for Volocopter's UAM services, and its subsequent transition to autonomous operations.
External Company Press Release
3D Printed Metal Parts Go Hypersonic—at Zero Miles Per Hour

3D Printed Metal Parts Go Hypersonic—at Zero Miles Per Hour

"Supersonics" denotes aircraft that break the sound barrier at Mach 1 and extends to around Mach 5, which is five times the speed of sound and more than 3,500 mph at sea level. But very weird stuff starts happening as that upper speed is reached—you enter the hypersonics environment. Exploring that unusual environment turns out to be a perfect proving ground for metal 3D printing, as researchers are learning.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jul 29, 2022
Volkswagen Group China Unveils Passenger Drone Prototype

Volkswagen Group China Unveils Passenger Drone Prototype

Volkswagen Group China has unveiled its first electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing passenger drone prototype, as part of its strategy to explore and break new ground in fully electric and sustainable individual mobility concepts. After intensive research, conceptual work, and development, the project team has now developed its first validation model - the V.MO. This initial prototype has also been nicknamed the 'Flying Tiger' due to its distinctive black and gold livery, which was painted to commemorate its launch in the Year of the Tiger.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jul 25, 2022
All-In-One Solar Powered Tower Makes Carbon-Neutral Jet Fuel

All-In-One Solar Powered Tower Makes Carbon-Neutral Jet Fuel

Researchers have designed a fuel production system that uses water, carbon dioxide and sunlight to produce aviation fuel. They have implemented the system in the field, and the design could help the aviation industry become carbon neutral.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jul 19, 2022
Ricardo Multi-Year Deal to Develop Hybrid-Electric Aerospace Tech

Ricardo Multi-Year Deal to Develop Hybrid-Electric Aerospace Tech

The multi-year deal will see the Ricardo aerospace engineering team support Pratt & Whitney Canada in the development of advanced hybrid-electric propulsion technologies for next generation aircraft. The project is part of Pratt & Whitney Canada's regional hybrid-electric flight demonstrator programme. The company is targeting a 30% improvement in fuel efficient and commensurate reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, compared to today's most advanced turboprop engines for regional aircraft.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jul 14, 2022
Rolls-Royce Advances Hybrid-Electric Flight

Rolls-Royce Advances Hybrid-Electric Flight

Rolls-Royce announces the development of turbogenerator technology, which includes a new small engine designed for hybrid-electric applications. The system will be an on-board power source with scalable power offerings and will complement the Rolls-Royce Electrical propulsion portfolio, enabling extended range on sustainable aviation fuels and later as it comes available through hydrogen combustion.
External Company Press Release
First CORSIA Certified Aviation Fuel Delivered to American Airlines

First CORSIA Certified Aviation Fuel Delivered to American Airlines

For the first time in aviation history a CORSIA certified batch of sustainable aviation fuel was delivered to a commercial airline. Neste delivered a batch of its Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel to American Airlines at San Francisco International Airport.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jun 22, 2022
Israel Ministry of Defence to Test Robotic Unmanned Vehicle

Israel Ministry of Defence to Test Robotic Unmanned Vehicle

The Israel Ministry of Defense will begin testing a robotic unmanned vehicle. The robotic combat vehicle includes a new robotic platform type, a 30 mm autonomous turret, fire control and mission management systems, and robotic autonomous kit, in addition to situation awareness systems. The vehicle also features a capsuled drone for forward reconnaissance missions, and a passive sensing kit.
External Company Press Release
Ampaire, Black & Veatch to Collaborate on Electrified Aviation

Ampaire, Black & Veatch to Collaborate on Electrified Aviation

Electric aircraft developer Ampaire and Black & Veatch - a leader in sustainable infrastructure, renewable energy and transportation electrification - will collaborate on developing airport electrification that supports tomorrow's electric aviation needs.
Aerospace Technology Journal
May 31, 2022
Joby to Begin On-Demand Commercial Air Taxi Operations

Joby to Begin On-Demand Commercial Air Taxi Operations

Joby Aviation announced the Company has received a Part 135 Air Carrier Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration, allowing Joby to begin on-demand commercial air taxi operations. Joby received the certification ahead of schedule, with completion of the process originally expected in the second half of 2022.
Aerospace Technology Journal
May 20, 2022
Volocopter Collaborates with Microsoft on VoloIQ Aerospace Cloud

Volocopter Collaborates with Microsoft on VoloIQ Aerospace Cloud

Volocopter announced a strategic collaboration with Microsoft to develop an aerospace cloud system in Microsoft Azure that will address the nascent cloud computing requirements for eVTOLs, UAM, and autonomous aviation. Once primed for commercial use, Azure will support the digital platform VoloIQ, the operating system for Volocopter's UAM services, and its subsequent transition to autonomous operations.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Aug 11, 2022
The World's First Rechargeable, Safe, Electric Fuel

The World's First Rechargeable, Safe, Electric Fuel

Researchers have created a new type of flow battery that is predicated upon a composite material that they invented, which is a nanofluid where the nanoparticles are battery-active materials, that they called nanoelectrofuel.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jul 25, 2022
World's First Demonstration of a Laser Controlled Drone During Flight

World's First Demonstration of a Laser Controlled Drone During Flight

The world's first successful demonstration of an airborne un-crewed platform being controlled via a laser communication system; strengthening military capability for covert, low detection probability operations in the future.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jul 21, 2022
Rolls-Royce and Hyundai Cooperate on Air Mobility

Rolls-Royce and Hyundai Cooperate on Air Mobility

Rolls-Royce and Hyundai Motor Group are to collaborate on bringing all-electric propulsion and hydrogen fuel cell technology to the Advanced Air Mobility market. The partnership will leverage Rolls-Royce's aviation and certification capabilities and Hyundai Motor Group's hydrogen fuel cell technologies and industrialisation capability.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jul 19, 2022
Strain-Sensing Smart Skin Ready to Deploy

Strain-Sensing Smart Skin Ready to Deploy

A strain-sensing smart skin that uses very small structures, carbon nanotubes, to monitor and detect damage in large structures is ready for prime time. The "strain paint" first revealed in 2012 uses the fluorescent properties of nanotubes to show when a surface has been deformed by stress.
External Company Press Release
Wonder Robotics Launches Smart Autonomous Drone Solution

Wonder Robotics Launches Smart Autonomous Drone Solution

Wonder Robotics announced the closing of a $4 million fundraising round led by Elron Ventures, in conjunction with Besadno Investment Group. The funds will be used to scale up operation and marketing efforts, while developing technology for additional applications.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jul 12, 2022
Autonomous Drone System Could Save Lives at Sea

Autonomous Drone System Could Save Lives at Sea

In recent years, thousands of refugees and migrants have fled across the seas as a result of humanitarian crises around the world. Researchers are now developing a fully autonomous drone system that can increase the efficiency and speed of response in rescue operations at sea.
External Company Press Release
100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel Used on a Regional Commercial Aircraft

100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel Used on a Regional Commercial Aircraft

Regional aircraft manufacturer ATR, Swedish airline Braathens Regional Airlines and sustainable aviation fuel supplier Neste collaborated to enable the first ever 100% sustainable aviation fuel-powered test flight on a commercial regional aircraft.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jun 3, 2022
Automated Drones Could Scare Birds off Agricultural Fields

Automated Drones Could Scare Birds off Agricultural Fields

In the future, cameras could spot blackbirds feeding on grapes in a vineyard and launch drones to drive off the avian irritants, then return to watch for the next invading flock. All without a human nearby.
Aerospace Technology Journal
May 23, 2022
Royal Mail Plans 50 New Postal Drone Routes

Royal Mail Plans 50 New Postal Drone Routes

Royal Mail plans to scale up its use of drone technology and create more than 50 new postal drone routes over the next three years, subject to Civil Aviation Authority approval, as part of a new partnership with Windracers, the logistics drone company.
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