Innovation

Universal Offers Support Solution with Remote InSight Software Update

Joy Finnegan

Universal Avionics (UA) announced the successful on-wing update of an InSight Display System’s core software via remote connection to an aircraft located 6,000 miles away in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Working with Authorized Dealer, Redimec S.R.L., UA successfully updated the Hawker 800XP’s three InSight EFI-1040 Displays, dual Touch EFIS Control Display Units (ECDU), and dual Alphanumeric…

Carlisle Fluid Technologies Introduces New Spray Foam System

Joy Finnegan

Carlisle Fluid Technologies has introduced the IntelliSpray System, the next generation of spray foam equipment. The system offers true ratio control which gives the company says gives their foam system an edge over the competition by reducing the risk of spraying off ratio jobs. Offering remote monitoring and comprehensive reporting systems, the system offers state-of-…

Archer Taps FCA to Accelerate eVTOL Production

Joy Finnegan

Archer and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to enable Archer to benefit from access to FCA’s low-cost supply chain, advanced composite material capabilities, and engineering and design experience. California-based Archer is creating the world’s first all-electric airline that moves people throughout the world’s cities in a quick,…

FAA Announces Final Rule to Ease the Reintroduction of Civil Supersonic Flight

Joy Finnegan

The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a final rule to facilitate the safe development of civil supersonic aircraft. The rule streamlines and clarifies procedures to obtain FAA approval for supersonic flight testing in the United States. “Today’s action is a significant step toward reintroducing civil supersonic flight and demonstrates…

Cobham Mission Systems Selected by Sabena Technics for KC-135 Fleet Through-Life Support Contract

Joy Finnegan

Cobham Mission Systems, the world leader in air refuelling solutions and support, announced today it has secured a three-year agreement with Sabena technics. The contract provides comprehensive through-life support (TLS) and air-to-air (AAR) equipment maintenance to help Sabena technics ensure effective continued operations of the French Air Force’s KC-135 refueling tankers. “Since 2009, we have…

U.S. Department of Transportation Issues Two Much-Anticipated Drone Rules to Advance Safety and Innovation in the United States

Joy Finnegan

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced final rules for Unmanned Aircraft (UA), commonly known as drones. The new rules will require Remote Identification (Remote ID) of drones and allow operators of small drones to fly over people and at night under certain conditions. These rules come at a time when…

UK Aerospace Boost as Faradair Aerospace Signs New Partner Consortium

Joy Finnegan

In an exciting week for the aviation industry with Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates showing their support for sustainable aviation, Faradair Aerospace revealed a consortium of partners to bring back large scale aircraft production to the UK. The British start-up, headed by aviation entrepreneur Neil Cloughley and based at the historic airfield at IWM Duxford,…

Apollo Fusion To Propel Spaceflight Inc.’s Orbital Sherpa-LTE

Joy Finnegan

Apollo Fusion, Inc. is excited to announce it has been selected as the electric propulsion system for Spaceflight Inc.’s Sherpa-LTE. The Sherpa-LTE is a high specific impulse (Isp), xenon propellant, electric propulsion orbital transfer vehicle (OTV). It builds on Spaceflight’s Sherpa-NG program by incorporating Apollo Constellation Engine (ACE) — a low thrust, high efficiency, radiation…

Drone Work to Continue at NCDOT

Joy Finnegan

The N.C. Department of Transportation plans to continue working with its federal partners to find new and innovative ways to use drones for critical transportation needs.  The Federal Aviation Administration announced Friday that NCDOT will be one of the participants in BEYOND, the FAA’s new drone program that replaces the Integration Pilot Program, or IPP, that ended in…

Aerospace Tech Week Joins Praise for Covid-19 Vaccine to Get Aviation Industry Moving Again

Neil Walker

Organisers of Aerospace Tech Week, premier exhibition and conference for the aerospace technology community, have welcomed the news of the potential Covid-19 vaccine as an opportunity to get the devastated aviation industry moving again. Since the initial lockdowns and grounding of aircraft across Europe in March, the air transport industry has struggled to get moving…

Lilium Partners with Tavistock and the City of Orlando to Establish First Region in the U. S.

Joy Finnegan

The first hub location for a high-speed electric air mobility network in America will be launched by 2025 in Lake Nona, Orlando, Florida. Lilium, the Munich-based aviation company developing an all-electric, vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) jet aircraft, Tavistock Development Company, and the City of Orlando today announced the country’s first urban and regional air…

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