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AIMING FOR MORE EFFICIENT ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SYSTEMS

AIMING FOR MORE EFFICIENT ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SYSTEMS

Rolls-Royce and easyJet Set New Aviation First with Hydrogen Engine Run

Joy Finnegan

Rolls-Royce and easyJet have confirmed they have set a new aviation milestone with the world’s first run of a modern aero engine on hydrogen. The ground test was conducted on an early concept demonstrator using green hydrogen created by wind and tidal power. It marks a major step towards proving that hydrogen could be a…

Archer Unveils its Production Aircraft, Midnight

Joy Finnegan

Archer Aviation publicly unveiled its production aircraft, Midnight, a pilot-plus-four-passenger eVTOL aircraft during its open house event in Palo Alto, Calif. Midnight is the evolution of Archer’s demonstrator eVTOL aircraft, Maker, which has validated its proprietary twelve-tilt-six configuration and key enabling technologies. Archer says Midnight is designed to be “safe, sustainable, quiet and, with its…

Turnkey Aircraft Interior Modification Programs Reduce Risk

Joy Finnegan

Airlines planning for a post-pandemic era are predicting return of international business travel by late 2023 or 2024. Since it can take one to two years to complete a typical integration program for delivery of a reconfigured aircraft, the time to start conducting future planning is now. Jeremy Hunter, senior sales and marketing manager, and…

LHT’s Redesigned A320 Unveiled – Hydrogen Aviation Lab is Taking Shape

Joy Finnegan

A decommissioned Airbus A320 is being given a new lease of life in the service of science. The Hydrogen Aviation Lab, Hamburg’s new field laboratory for testing maintenance and ground processes for future hydrogen-powered aircraft, was unveiled recently. Hamburg’s Senator for Economic Affairs Michael Westhagemann – whose ministry funded the joint project between Lufthansa Technik,…

Honeywell Supports NASA’s Artemis I Launch and Orion Spacecraft

Joy Finnegan

Honeywell technology is helping enable NASA’s Artemis I launch, as well as several other aspects of planned NASA missions that will bring astronauts to the moon and Mars. Over the course of NASA’s Artemis program, Honeywell technology will play an increasingly critical role in the Orion spacecraft and the Artemis missions.  Honeywell provides the full…

United Becomes First U.S. Airline to Invest in Biofuel Refinery

Joy Finnegan

United Airlines Ventures (UAV) has announced a strategic investment in NEXT Renewable Fuels (NEXT), which is permitting a flagship biofuel refinery in Port Westward, Oregon, with expected production beginning in 2026. NEXT is a Houston-based company developing the biorefinery which, at full production, could produce up to 50,000 barrels per day of Sustainable Aviation Fuel…

Joby and Skyports Partner to Deliver Living Lab for Urban Air Mobility

Joby and Skyports Partner to Deliver Living Lab for Urban Air Mobility

Joy Finnegan

Joby Aviation and Skyports Infrastructure announced they are developing a Living Lab passenger terminal that will enable the two companies to test a variety of technologies and procedures that will help define how passengers experience vertical flight in the future. “Our all-electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft is set to revolutionize the way we travel…

MBDA and MILTECH Sign R&D Contract for Stealth Materials

Joy Finnegan

MBDA and MILTECH have signed an R&D contract in the field of novel infrared stealth materials for military applications, in collaboration with the University of Patras. This contract falls under the co-operation programme associated with the FDI HN (Defence and Intervention Frigates for the Hellenic Navy), and supports European efforts towards independence in the defence industrial…

Jamco’s New “Quest Seat for Elegance” Business Class Seat Concept Combines Efficiency and Elegance

Joy Finnegan

Jamco Corporation, an aircraft interior products supplier and turnkey integrator in the aerospace industry, highlights the new “Quest for Elegance” seat, a brand-new business class seat concept that meets the demand for an inventive, spacious seat for high density business class interior cabins without compromising comfort. Featuring a new patented angled tilt monitor and an…

Delta Throws in with Joby Aviation for AAM Partnership

Joy Finnegan

Delta Air Lines is embarking on a multi-year, multi-market commercial and operational partnership with Joby Aviation, a partnership they hope will deliver transformational, sustainable home-to-airport transportation service to Delta customers. The initial service will begin in New York and Los Angeles. The companies will work together to integrate a Joby-operated service into Delta’s customer-facing channels,…

AutoFlight Launches in the U. S. with Two Senior Aviation Appointments

Joy Finnegan

eVTOL company AutoFlight announced the opening of its first U. S. office at Napa County airport in California. Its expansion is supported by the hiring of two senior industry veterans. Omer Bar-Yohay (co-founder and former CEO of Eviation Aircraft) has been appointed as AutoFlight’s president, while Chad Cashin (formerly leading business development at Joby Aviation) assumes the role of…

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