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Dassault Systèmes Names Alice Steenland as Chief Sustainability Officer

Joy Finnegan

  Dassault Systèmes announced Alice Steenland, 45, has been named chief sustainability officer. A newly created role, Dassault says Steenland will lead the company’s efforts to further embed social and environmental sustainability into its 3DEXPERIENCE platform, which is already used by many of the world’s most sustainable companies to transform how they imagine, create and…

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Integrated Counter UAV Solution Led by FREQUENTIS and HENSOLDT

Joy Finnegan

Frequentis, an Air Traffic Management (ATM) solution provider, and defence and security sensor specialist HENSOLDT are combing strengths to support the creation of next generation integrated counter unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) solutions. Both companies are already combining their respective strengths and competences on the FALKE research project, which aims to develop the blueprint solution for…

INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY

VoltAero’s Cassio Aircraft Flight Testing is Underway with Safran’s ENGINeUS Electric Motors

Joy Finnegan

VoltAero has marked a significant milestone in developing its all-new family of Cassio e-aircraft with initiation of flight testing using Safran Electrical & Power’s ENGINeUS smart electric motors. The companies say this testing is a major step toward validating the electric and hybrid-electric powertrains for Cassio aircraft. It keeps the company on track in evolving…

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Two Diehl Aviation Finalists Competing for the Crystal Cabin Awards 2020

Joy Finnegan

Diehl Aviation has put forward several candidates for the Crystal Cabin Award (CCA) Competition 2020, with two now selected by the CCA jury as finalists. Traditionally, Diehl Aviation, a supplier of cabin equipment and aircraft systems to the aviation industry, is represented at the CCA every year, underlining its commitment to continuous innovation and improvement…

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Japan Airlines and Sumitomo Corporation Sign Agreement to Develop the Air Mobility Industry with Bell

Joy Finnegan

Japan Airlines (JAL) and Sumitomo Corporation recently entered into a cooperation agreement with Bell-Textron to promote the development of the Air Mobility Industry, including the infrastructure for next generation air transportation methods. As urban areas become highly concentrated, eVTOL technology has attracted global attention in their efforts to develop the highly anticipated concept of a…

INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY

Bell Autonomous Pod Transport 70 Achieves First BVLOS Flight

Joy Finnegan

On Jan. 16, APT 70 flew its first Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) flight path 10 miles at Choctaw Nation test site under the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program (UASIPP). The vehicle also completed an 18 mile flight with 60lbs of payload at Bell’s testing site near Fort Worth, Texas. To date, the APT 70…

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A330-800 receives FAA & EASA type certification

Charlotte Daniels

The A330-800 has received Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), after completing its flight-test campaign. The campaign comprised 370 flight-test hours and a total of 132 flights, which commenced in November 2018. The A330-800 comprises Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, a 3D-optimised wing and Sharklets manufactured from…

INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY

Airbus Shows Off its Blended Wing Aircraft Demonstrator

Joy Finnegan

Airbus has revealed MAVERIC (Model Aircraft for Validation and Experimentation of Robust Innovative Controls) its “blended wing body” scale model technological demonstrator. At two meters long and 3.2 meters wide, with a surface area of about 2.25m², MAVERIC features a disruptive aircraft design, that has the potential to reduce fuel consumption by up to 20%…

INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY

Wright Electric Commences Engine Development Programme For Electric Narrowbody

Charlotte Daniels

Wright Electric, easyJet’s partner has announced an engine development programme is underway for Wright 1; its inaugural 186 seat electric aircraft. Wright is currently building a 1.5 MW electric motor and inverter at 3 kilovolts, in order to achieve the power required for electric flight. According to easyJet and the electric systems manufacturer, these components…

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Collins Aerospace supplies FAA with HUD training device for scientific research

Charlotte Daniels

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has ordered a Head-Up Display (HUD) training device from Collins Aerospace Systems, to be used in ongoing scientific research. The research will explore areas such as pilot-HUD interface, and the benefits of utilising HUD for pilot performance and overall crew workload. The HUD VR trainer provides a view of what…

INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY

Harbour Air and magniX Announce Successful Flight of World’s First Commercial Electric Airplane

Joy Finnegan

Harbour Air, a North American seaplane airline and magniX, announced in early December 2019, the successful flight of the world’s first all-electric commercial aircraft. The successful flight of the ePlane, a six-passenger DHC-2 de Havilland Beaver magnified by a 750-horsepower (560 kW) magni500 propulsion system, took place on the Fraser River at Harbour Air Seaplanes…

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