2 Feb 2021
Alphabet Again Exits Drones: Others Again Jump In
In 2017, after four years of setbacks and crashes, Alphabet shut its project flying solar-powered fixed-wing drones in the upper atmosphere to beam the internet to those cut-off. They have now ended their upper-atmosphere balloon version as well.
4 Jan 2021
These Pods Could Provide a Blueprint for Future Hydrogen Aircraft
It is unlike anything seen on today's runways: the "pod" configuration—one of several being conceptualised as part of ongoing R&D on the ZEROe concept aircraft—features a series of stand-alone propulsion systems based on hydrogen fuel cell technology. Today, Airbus is conducting studies to determine how scalable the "pod" configuration, among others, could be to large commercial aircraft.
22 Dec 2020
Electric Aircraft for Flier Health
Progress is rapid with fixed-wing manned electric aircraft. The Bye Aerospace 2 and 4 seat battery-only e-Flyer got over $400 million in orders in one year and it is scalable.
3 Dec 2020
Thermal Management in 2020: Highlights from IDTechEx
A huge market is opening for component and material suppliers in the thermal management arena.
30 Oct 2020
Satair Provided Metal Printed Flying Spare Part
Satair, an Airbus services company, has provided one of its airline customers in the US with what is believed to be the first certified metal printed flying spare part. This A320ceo specific part is no longer procurable from the original supplier, thus leading to an alternate solution developed by Satair.
6 Aug 2020
Airbus: Successful Autonomous Taxi, Take-off and Landing
Following an extensive two-year flight test programme, Airbus has successfully concluded its Autonomous Taxi, Take-Off and Landing (ATTOL) project. In completing this project, Airbus has achieved autonomous taxiing, take-off and landing of a commercial aircraft through fully automatic vision-based flight tests using on-board image recognition technology - a world-first in aviation.