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FUEL for the JOURNEY Is Sustainable Aviation Fuel the Answer?

FUEL for the JOURNEY Is Sustainable Aviation Fuel the Answer?

Astronics Selected for Lilium Jet’s Electrical Power Distribution System

Joy Finnegan

Astronics Corporation has been selected by Lilium to design, develop, and build the Lilium Jet’s electrical power distribution system. Power distribution units play a critical role within the Lilium Jet’s energy management system. Astronics will be responsible for the secondary power distribution units (SPDUs) and charging power distribution units (CPDUs). Lilium Jets will each be…

IBA Launches NetZero

Joy Finnegan

IBA, an aviation market intelligence and consultancy company, has launched IBA NetZero – a tool that enables the aviation industry to model risk by simulating and forecasting the cost of future emissions mitigation.  IBA NetZero enables airlines, lessors and financial institutions to model the emissions impact of their future fleet plans, define their CO2 targets to 2050,…

JetBlue Sharpens Competitive Edge with FLYR Artificial Intelligence Partnership

Joy Finnegan

JetBlue has partnered with FLYR Labs to elevate the airline’s revenue optimization capabilities with accurate, real-time decision intelligence and analytics. FLYR’s cloud-native decision intelligence platform, The Revenue Operating System, leverages deep learning technology to provide automated, AI-based revenue management capabilities that maximize business-wide revenue opportunities. Already deployed at JetBlue, The Revenue Operating System’s market performance…

Orbital Sidekick to Monitor Pipeline Assets for Energy Transfre Using Satellite Technology

Joy Finnegan

Orbital Sidekick (OSK) has been selected by Dallas-based Energy Transfer to monitor its assets in the Permian Basin through satellite technology. Energy Transfer is one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America with more than 120,000 miles of pipeline and related assets crossing 41 states. OSK is the first company to commercially deploy…

Munich Airport International and Airbus sign MoU to Expand Partnership to Develop Advanced Air Mobility Solutions

Joy Finnegan

Airbus and Munich Airport International (MAI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding at ILA Berlin Air Show to start marketing turnkey solutions to cities and regions interested in developing advanced air mobility (AAM) ecosystems globally. Airbus is developing CityAirbus NextGen, its electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, along with key support and services offerings…

Rolls-Royce Advances Hybrid-Electric Flight iwth New Tech

Joy Finnegan

Rolls-Royce is officially announcing the development of turbogenerator technology, which includes a new small engine designed for hybrid-electric applications. The system will be an on-board power source with scalable power offerings and will complement the Rolls-Royce Electrical propulsion portfolio, enabling extended range on sustainable aviation fuels and later as it comes available through hydrogen combustion….

Diehl Expands Cooperation with Volocopter for the All-Electric Air Taxi Volocity

Joy Finnegan

Volocopter and Diehl Aerospace are expanding their cooperation. The contract extension provides for the development and production of an optical splitter to complement the flight control system as well as other components for the battery management system for the first all-electric VoloCity air taxi. Diehl Aerospace has already developed the Flight Control Computer (FCC) for…

Zipline Receives FAA Part 135 Air Carrier Certification to Grow Its Automated, On-Demand Delivery Service in the U.S.

Joy Finnegan

Zipline, the global leader in instant logistics, today announced it has received U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 135 air carrier certification to operate in the U.S. Zipline is now authorized to complete the longest range on-demand commercial drone deliveries in the U.S., with operations covering the largest area and greatest distance of any uncrewed…

Zipline Unveils First Onboard, Acoustic Detection & Avoidance System for Autonomous Drones

Joy Finnegan

Zipline unveiled its new Detection and Avoidance (DAA) system. A first for the industry, the new system uses onboard acoustic-based technology to enable safe and autonomous flights in complex, and even uncontrolled airspaces. This technology marks a significant step forward in realizing commercial autonomous deliveries at scale.  Zipline’s new DAA system relies on a series…

Air Nostrum Group Becomes Airlander 10 Launch Airline Customer

Joy Finnegan

UK-based sustainable aircraft technologies company, Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), announced an aircraft reservation agreement with one of the largest regional airlines in Europe, Air Nostrum Group, for HAV’s pioneering hybrid aircraft – Airlander 10. Air Nostrum Group reserved ten 100-seat Airlander 10 aircraft for delivery from 2026 onwards, with a view to begin operations as…

Volocopter’s 4-Seater Aircraft Takes First Flight

Joy Finnegan

Today at the UP.Summit, an annual gathering of leaders in transportation innovation hosted by investment firm UP.Partners, urban air mobility (UAM) pioneer Volocopter announced that it has achieved another milestone to bring UAM to life: its fixed-winged passenger aircraft, the VoloConnect, completed its first flight in May 2022. This accomplishment makes Volocopter the only eVTOL…

WAAM3D Launches Next Generation Large Format 3D Metal Additive Printing Solution

Joy Finnegan

WAAM3D, a company founded by a research team from Cranfield University, has launched a next generation large format 3D metal additive printing platform – RoboWAAM. The new 3D Printer with sensing hardware and proprietary software increases the potential for multi-metre metallic part development in aerospace, defense, oil and gas and research communities. The platform was…

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