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AIR Unveils AIR ONE eVTOL for Individual Ownership

AIR Unveils AIR ONE eVTOL for Individual 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
Oct 7, 2021
Royal Mail Trial Drone Deliveries to North Ronaldsay Island in Orkney

Royal Mail Trial Drone Deliveries to North Ronaldsay Island in Orkney

This week, Royal Mail has started a trial of scheduled, autonomous flights for two weeks between Kirkwall and North Ronaldsay to better connect remote island communities. SATE
External Company Press Release
RedTail Delivers LiDAR System to DoD's Explosive Ordnance Disposal

RedTail Delivers LiDAR System to DoD's Explosive Ordnance Disposal

The RedTail LiDAR Systems RTL-450 was integrated onto the Teledyne FLIR SkyRaider Unmanned Aerial System to address a broad range of the EOD community's 3D mapping needs.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Oct 1, 2021
Honda Takes on Rockets, Robots and eVTOL

Honda Takes on Rockets, Robots and eVTOL

Honda Motor Co Ltd has introduced the technology development direction the company is currently pursuing for the challenges Honda is taking on in new areas while leveraging its core technologies.
External Company Press Release
Gazprom Neft and Aeroflot Join Forces to Develop "Green" Aviation Fuel

Gazprom Neft and Aeroflot Join Forces to Develop "Green" Aviation Fuel

This partnership between Gazprom Neft and Aeroflot will lead to the development of aviation-fuel formulations which comply with international requirements on limiting greenhouse gas emissions and the International Civil Aviation Organisation's CORSIA environmental programme.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Sep 23, 2021
Airbus Reveals the Next Generation of CityAirbus

Airbus Reveals the Next Generation of CityAirbus

Airbus has announced plans for a new CityAirbus as the emerging Urban Air Mobility market begins to firm up. Ushering in the next generation of CityAirbus, the fully electric vehicle is equipped with fixed wings, a V-shaped tail, and eight electrically powered propellers as part of its uniquely designed distributed propulsion system. It is designed to carry up to four passengers in a zero emissions flight in multiple applications.
External Company Press Release
Wingcopter Drones Fly Blood Samples in Germany

Wingcopter Drones Fly Blood Samples in Germany

26 kilometers (16 miles) between Greifswald and Wolgast - that is the distance over which Wingcopter drones recently transported blood samples in the Northeast German federal state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania.
External Company Press Release
Alaka'i Technologies' Hydrogen Powered eVTOL Skai is on a Mission

Alaka'i Technologies' Hydrogen Powered eVTOL Skai is on a Mission

Offering a sleek design and premium passenger experience, a radically simple fault-tolerant system with redundant levels of safety and reliability, an airframe-parachute, and hydrogen as its fuel source, Skai is poised to be the safest, cleanest and most versatile air mobility solution. A key part of Skai's innovation is the use of clean, zero-emission hydrogen fuel cells for its power source.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Sep 17, 2021
Rolls-Royce's All Electric Spirit of Innovation Takes to the Skies

Rolls-Royce's All Electric Spirit of Innovation Takes to the Skies

Rolls-Royce have announced the completion of the first flight of theirr all-electric 'Spirit of Innovation' aircraft. The plane took to the skies propelled by its powerful 400kW electric powertrain with the most power-dense battery pack ever assembled for an aircraft. This is another step towards the plane's world-record attempt and another milestone on the aviation industry's journey towards decarbonisation.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Sep 14, 2021
World's First Hands-Free Jetpack Prototype Revealed

World's First Hands-Free Jetpack Prototype Revealed

The Maverick Jetpack can be reconfigured as a heavy-lift drone capable of being operated remotely and carrying ten times the payload of current similarly sized systems on the market — easily enough to lift a casualty like a stricken climber to safety.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Sep 2, 2021
Dawn Aerospace Flight Testing Commences - Five Flights Complete

Dawn Aerospace Flight Testing Commences - Five Flights Complete

Dawn is creating reusable and sustainable space technologies - suborbital and orbital rocket-powered planes - that operate much like a fleet of aircraft, taking off and landing horizontally at airports.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Aug 26, 2021
Crossover to Electric Aircraft Well Progressed

Crossover to Electric Aircraft Well Progressed

Electraflyer has announced that it has passed crossover, meaning it now sells more battery-electric aircraft than polluting ones. Pipistrel sold over 100 battery-electric aircraft last year as they take over from its traditional offerings. Bye Aerospace does not even make conventional aircraft. With its Tesla-style approach, its order book exceeds 720 battery-electric aircraft evenly split between two and four-seaters. As the IDTechEx report, "Manned Electric Aircraft: Smart City and Regional 2021-2041" points out, this has caught Cessna, Cirrus and Piper by surprise.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Aug 26, 2021
Robot Can Inspect Railway Infrastructure and Move for Trains

Robot Can Inspect Railway Infrastructure and Move for Trains

This unique robot can inspect critical parts of the railway infrastructure whilst driving on the track. Should the Railway Robot encounter oncoming traffic, it can avoid dangerous situation by flying to the side of the track and let traffic pass. The sensors onboard the robot automatically detects changes on the railway, whilst providing a live data feed to decision makers.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Aug 23, 2021
Engineers Strive to Reduce Emissions from Aircraft Engines

Engineers Strive to Reduce Emissions from Aircraft Engines

Post-pandemic vacation travel was among the biggest stories of summer 2021, raising questions about air travel's contribution to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. According to the Environmental and Energy Study Institute, 710 million tons of global carbon dioxide came from commercial aviation in 2013. By 2017, that number reached 860 million tons, a 21% increase in four years. By 2018, it climbed to 905 million tons, 2.4% of total CO2 emissions.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Speculators in Electric Aircraft

Speculators in Electric Aircraft

Can you float a dead sheep on NASDAQ right now? You reverse it into a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC), dodging the normal listing checks and balances.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Aug 5, 2021
DHL Orders First All-Electric Cargo Planes from Eviation

DHL Orders First All-Electric Cargo Planes from Eviation

DHL is the first to order 12 fully electric Alice eCargo planes from Eviation. Eviation expects to deliver the Alice electric aircraft to DHL Express in 2024.
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.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Oct 7, 2021
Royal Mail Trial Drone Deliveries to North Ronaldsay Island in Orkney

Royal Mail Trial Drone Deliveries to North Ronaldsay Island in Orkney

This week, Royal Mail has started a trial of scheduled, autonomous flights for two weeks between Kirkwall and North Ronaldsay to better connect remote island communities. SATE
Aerospace Technology Journal
Oct 1, 2021
Honda Takes on Rockets, Robots and eVTOL

Honda Takes on Rockets, Robots and eVTOL

Honda Motor Co Ltd has introduced the technology development direction the company is currently pursuing for the challenges Honda is taking on in new areas while leveraging its core technologies.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Sep 23, 2021
Airbus Reveals the Next Generation of CityAirbus

Airbus Reveals the Next Generation of CityAirbus

Airbus has announced plans for a new CityAirbus as the emerging Urban Air Mobility market begins to firm up. Ushering in the next generation of CityAirbus, the fully electric vehicle is equipped with fixed wings, a V-shaped tail, and eight electrically powered propellers as part of its uniquely designed distributed propulsion system. It is designed to carry up to four passengers in a zero emissions flight in multiple applications.
External Company Press Release
Alaka'i Technologies' Hydrogen Powered eVTOL Skai is on a Mission

Alaka'i Technologies' Hydrogen Powered eVTOL Skai is on a Mission

Offering a sleek design and premium passenger experience, a radically simple fault-tolerant system with redundant levels of safety and reliability, an airframe-parachute, and hydrogen as its fuel source, Skai is poised to be the safest, cleanest and most versatile air mobility solution. A key part of Skai's innovation is the use of clean, zero-emission hydrogen fuel cells for its power source.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Sep 14, 2021
World's First Hands-Free Jetpack Prototype Revealed

World's First Hands-Free Jetpack Prototype Revealed

The Maverick Jetpack can be reconfigured as a heavy-lift drone capable of being operated remotely and carrying ten times the payload of current similarly sized systems on the market — easily enough to lift a casualty like a stricken climber to safety.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Aug 26, 2021
Crossover to Electric Aircraft Well Progressed

Crossover to Electric Aircraft Well Progressed

Electraflyer has announced that it has passed crossover, meaning it now sells more battery-electric aircraft than polluting ones. Pipistrel sold over 100 battery-electric aircraft last year as they take over from its traditional offerings. Bye Aerospace does not even make conventional aircraft. With its Tesla-style approach, its order book exceeds 720 battery-electric aircraft evenly split between two and four-seaters. As the IDTechEx report, "Manned Electric Aircraft: Smart City and Regional 2021-2041" points out, this has caught Cessna, Cirrus and Piper by surprise.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Aug 23, 2021
Engineers Strive to Reduce Emissions from Aircraft Engines

Engineers Strive to Reduce Emissions from Aircraft Engines

Post-pandemic vacation travel was among the biggest stories of summer 2021, raising questions about air travel's contribution to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. According to the Environmental and Energy Study Institute, 710 million tons of global carbon dioxide came from commercial aviation in 2013. By 2017, that number reached 860 million tons, a 21% increase in four years. By 2018, it climbed to 905 million tons, 2.4% of total CO2 emissions.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Aug 5, 2021
DHL Orders First All-Electric Cargo Planes from Eviation

DHL Orders First All-Electric Cargo Planes from Eviation

DHL is the first to order 12 fully electric Alice eCargo planes from Eviation. Eviation expects to deliver the Alice electric aircraft to DHL Express in 2024.
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.
External Company Press Release
RedTail Delivers LiDAR System to DoD's Explosive Ordnance Disposal

RedTail Delivers LiDAR System to DoD's Explosive Ordnance Disposal

The RedTail LiDAR Systems RTL-450 was integrated onto the Teledyne FLIR SkyRaider Unmanned Aerial System to address a broad range of the EOD community's 3D mapping needs.
External Company Press Release
Gazprom Neft and Aeroflot Join Forces to Develop "Green" Aviation Fuel

Gazprom Neft and Aeroflot Join Forces to Develop "Green" Aviation Fuel

This partnership between Gazprom Neft and Aeroflot will lead to the development of aviation-fuel formulations which comply with international requirements on limiting greenhouse gas emissions and the International Civil Aviation Organisation's CORSIA environmental programme.
External Company Press Release
Wingcopter Drones Fly Blood Samples in Germany

Wingcopter Drones Fly Blood Samples in Germany

26 kilometers (16 miles) between Greifswald and Wolgast - that is the distance over which Wingcopter drones recently transported blood samples in the Northeast German federal state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Sep 17, 2021
Rolls-Royce's All Electric Spirit of Innovation Takes to the Skies

Rolls-Royce's All Electric Spirit of Innovation Takes to the Skies

Rolls-Royce have announced the completion of the first flight of theirr all-electric 'Spirit of Innovation' aircraft. The plane took to the skies propelled by its powerful 400kW electric powertrain with the most power-dense battery pack ever assembled for an aircraft. This is another step towards the plane's world-record attempt and another milestone on the aviation industry's journey towards decarbonisation.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Sep 2, 2021
Dawn Aerospace Flight Testing Commences - Five Flights Complete

Dawn Aerospace Flight Testing Commences - Five Flights Complete

Dawn is creating reusable and sustainable space technologies - suborbital and orbital rocket-powered planes - that operate much like a fleet of aircraft, taking off and landing horizontally at airports.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Aug 26, 2021
Robot Can Inspect Railway Infrastructure and Move for Trains

Robot Can Inspect Railway Infrastructure and Move for Trains

This unique robot can inspect critical parts of the railway infrastructure whilst driving on the track. Should the Railway Robot encounter oncoming traffic, it can avoid dangerous situation by flying to the side of the track and let traffic pass. The sensors onboard the robot automatically detects changes on the railway, whilst providing a live data feed to decision makers.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Speculators in Electric Aircraft

Speculators in Electric Aircraft

Can you float a dead sheep on NASDAQ right now? You reverse it into a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC), dodging the normal listing checks and balances.
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