From additive manufacturing to unmanned rotorcraft and X-planes, Technology Managing Editor Graham Warwick puts a spotlight on the latest advances in aerospace/aircraft technologies and innovation in the Leading Edge column - and then weighs in with his own views.
The Vahana autonomous air taxi, the vertical-takeoff CityAirbus and the Pop.Up modular ground/air concept vehicle are all visible evidence of Airbus’s intensifying studies of urban air transportation....More
Autonomous systems, terahertz communications, cognitive computing, digitized fabrication—these are the technologies identified as potentially disruptive for aerospace by a panel of experts at AIAA’s SciTech conference....More
After almost two decades of development, the GPS-based Joint Precision Approach and Landing System is on the final stretch to deployment on U.S. Navy ships that will operate the F-35 JSF and unmanned MQ-25 Carrier-Based Aerial Refueling System...More
Like never before, airlines must ensure their fleet planning processes are strategically managed. With the introduction of new technology aircraft, the airline industry is poised on the brink of unprecedented change...More
The aviation world is changing from top to bottom; those who don’t keep up are aced out. If you don’t have the right equipment, permits, and know how, you may not be allowed to complete your Point A to Point B objectives....More
Compression molded Discontinuous Long Fiber (DLF) composites continue to see successful Aerospace adoption for metal replacement opportunities. There is no question that these thermoplastic composites are a viable non-metallic option for production of complex-shape aircraft components....More