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Barfield Enters Unmanned Aircraft Maintenance Repair Market in New Agreement with Robotic Skies

Joy Finnegan

Barfield Inc., a subsidiary of Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) in the Americas, is now a Robotic Skies authorized repair station for unmanned aircraft component repair at its Louisville, Ken. facility. Barfield says their 75 years of experience in manned aircraft component repairs will enable them to adapt to the…

INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY

Boom Supersonic and Rolls-Royce Agree on New Collaboration for Supersonic Overture Engine Program Design

Joy Finnegan

Boom Supersonic, an aerospace company building a supersonic civil aircraft, and Rolls-Royce, have announced an engagement agreement to explore the pairing of a Rolls-Royce propulsion system with Boom’s flagship supersonic passenger aircraft, Overture. The goal of the new agreement is to work together to identify the propulsion system that would complement Boom’s Overture airframe. The…

INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY

Lockheed Martin Developed Technology that Will Protect NASA’s Mars 2020 Mission

Joy Finnegan

Lockheed Martin developed the technology behind the aeroshell that will protect NASA’s newest Mars rover, Perseverance, and deploy the first-ever Mars helicopter. The Mars 2020 spacecraft with its Perseverance rover is scheduled to launch July 30 from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The Perseverance…

INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY

Honeywell to Introduce Ultraviolet Cleaning System for Airplane Cabins

Joy Finnegan

Honeywell and Dimer have announced a partnership to bring an ultraviolet cleaning (UVC) system to airlines that, when properly applied, significantly reduces certain viruses and bacteria on airplane cabin surfaces. The Honeywell UV Cabin System can treat an aircraft cabin in less than 10 minutes for just a few dollars per flight for midsize to…

INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY

Electric Aviation Group Unveils World’s First Hybrid Electric 70+ Seater Aircraft

Joy Finnegan

A pioneering design for a Hybrid Electric Regional Aircraft (HERA) which will deliver a technical and commercial entry point for sustainable mass air transport was being unveiled during the virtual FIA Connect event. The design has been developed by the Electric Aviation Group (EAG), a UK-based engineering and development firm, which expects its first aircraft…

INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY

Skyports Partners with Robotic Skies to Develop a UAS Maintenance Program for Drone Delivery and Beyond

Joy Finnegan

Drone delivery service provider Skyports recently announced its partnership with Robotic Skies, the global maintenance, repair, and overhaul network for commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Skyports specializes in operating end-to-end drone deliveries within the medical, e-commerce, and logistics sectors. The company is conducting medical drone deliveries to assist the NHS in Scotland in the battle against COVID-19. In addition, as…

Skyports, Vodafone and Deloitte Collab on Drone Deliveries for NHS in Scotland
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Skyports, Vodafone and Deloitte Collab on Drone Deliveries for NHS in Scotland

Joy Finnegan

Drone delivery service provider Skyports has collaborated with technology communications company Vodafone and digital consultants Deloitte to transport medical supplies and samples for the NHS in Scotland using drones. The live flights will take place later this year and will use mobile connectivity and space-based technology. The Skyports-led project was selected following a drive to…

Etihad and Boeing Extend Partnership with Sustainability-Focused ecoDemonstrator Testing
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Etihad and Boeing Extend Partnership with Sustainability-Focused ecoDemonstrator Testing

Joy Finnegan

Etihad Airways and Boeing will work together starting in August on the seventh iteration of the ecoDemonstrator program to test innovative technologies in the air, building on the core innovation and sustainability tenets of their strategic partnership signed in November 2019. Boeing says the “ecoDemonstrator program utilizes commercial aircraft as flying testbeds to accelerate technology…

INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY

Epic Aircraft Wins 2020 Flying Innovation Award

Joy Finnegan

The Epic Aircraft E1000 has been selected to receive Flying Magazine’s prestigious 2020 Flying Innovation Award, which recognizes the most innovative product to have reached the general aviation market in the previous year. According to Flying, the new turboprop combines power with passion to earn Flying’s highest honor, amongst a strong field of 2020 Editors’…

INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY

Embraer Delivers First New, Enhanced Phenom 300E

Joy Finnegan

Embraer announced the first delivery of its new, enhanced Phenom 300E — a long-range, single-pilot business jet, capable of reaching Mach 0.80 ― to Texas law firm Dunham & Jones, Attorneys at Law, P.C.  The firm, which also owns a Phenom 100EV, took delivery of the enhanced Phenom 300E last week during a ceremony at Embraer’s…

INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY

DRA Appoints Jose Costas VP Aircraft Sales

Joy Finnegan

As part of the ongoing development of its senior leadership team, DRA and sister company 328 Support Services GmbH, have appointed Jose Costas as the company’s vice president of aircraft sales. Leveraging his significant aviation industry experience, Costas is responsible for all aircraft sales, including that of the D328eco aircraft and legacy D328 aircraft, as well…

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