Aircraft Design http://aviationweek.com/taxonomy/term/39691/more en Airbus E-Fan X To Pave Way For Electric Regional Aircraft http://aviationweek.com/future-aerospace/airbus-e-fan-x-pave-way-electric-regional-aircraft <div class="field-deck"> Modified BAe 146 will test multimegawatt hybrid-electric propulsion </div> <div class="node-body article-body">From turbo-generator to motor-driven fan, E-Fan X demonstrator will flight-test a complete high-power, high-voltage hybrid-electric propulsion system.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/future-aerospace/airbus-e-fan-x-pave-way-electric-regional-aircraft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/future-aerospace/airbus-e-fan-x-pave-way-electric-regional-aircraft#comments Future of Aerospace Aircraft Design Aviation Week & Space Technology Commercial Aviation Technology AW.com Technology North America Fri, 01 Dec 2017 09:20:00 +0000 1719691 at http://aviationweek.com Airbus Concept Europe Begins Laminar-Flow Flight Tests For Future Airline http://aviationweek.com/advanced-machines-aerospace-manufacturing/europe-begins-laminar-flow-flight-tests-future-airline <div class="field-deck"> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Flights of a modified Airbus A340 are the most representative tests yet of natural laminar flow and will determine if the drag-reducing design is practical. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/advanced-machines-aerospace-manufacturing/europe-begins-laminar-flow-flight-tests-future-airline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/advanced-machines-aerospace-manufacturing/europe-begins-laminar-flow-flight-tests-future-airline#comments Aircraft Design Advanced Machines for Aerospace Manufacturing Aviation Week & Space Technology Commercial Aviation Technology Technology AWST Europe Thu, 05 Oct 2017 08:20:00 +0000 1694961 at http://aviationweek.com P. Pigeyre/Airbus Lockheed Martin Submits NASA X-plane Proposal http://aviationweek.com/aircraft-design/lockheed-martin-submits-nasa-x-plane-proposal <div class="node-body article-body">The company has submitted its final bid to NASA for development of the agency’s Quiet Supersonic Transport or QueSST low-boom flight demonstrator; it is one of two competitors to do so.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/aircraft-design/lockheed-martin-submits-nasa-x-plane-proposal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/aircraft-design/lockheed-martin-submits-nasa-x-plane-proposal#comments Aircraft Design Aviation Week & Space Technology Technology Technology AWST North America Tue, 03 Oct 2017 08:15:00 +0000 1693751 at http://aviationweek.com NASA State Of Stealth: Part 7—The Future Of Survivability http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/state-stealth-part-7-future-survivability <div class="field-deck"> Northrop Grumman’s B-21 and proposed sixth-generation fighter concepts show the shape of the future </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Radars are moving to lower frequencies to counter stealth. Can stealth survive? </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/state-stealth-part-7-future-survivability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/state-stealth-part-7-future-survivability#comments Aircraft Design Combat Aircraft Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Technology State of Stealth AWST Global Fri, 08 Sep 2017 08:15:00 +0000 1680941 at http://aviationweek.com Lockheed Martin Concept BLADE, Europe’s Laminar Testbed, To Fly in September http://aviationweek.com/program-management-corner/blade-europe-s-laminar-testbed-fly-september <div class="node-body article-body">A340 MSN001, modified to be the Breakthrough Laminar Aircraft Demonstrator for Europe (BLADE), will soon begin a flight-test campaign to show that laminar flow can reduce fuel burn.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/program-management-corner/blade-europe-s-laminar-testbed-fly-september" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/program-management-corner/blade-europe-s-laminar-testbed-fly-september#comments Aircraft Design Aviation Week & Space Technology Program Management Corner Commercial Aviation Technology Technology AWST Global photograph Tue, 05 Sep 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1679481 at http://aviationweek.com Airbus Podcast: Perlan Mission II Seeks World Altitude Record http://aviationweek.com/technology/podcast-perlan-mission-ii-seeks-world-altitude-record <div class="node-body video-body">Guy Norris, Aviation Week Senior editor, talks to us from El Calafate, Patagonia, Argentina where Airbus hopes to witness the Perlan Mission II achieve a new world altitude record.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/technology/podcast-perlan-mission-ii-seeks-world-altitude-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/technology/podcast-perlan-mission-ii-seeks-world-altitude-record#comments Aircraft Design Podcast Technology Mon, 04 Sep 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1679071 at http://aviationweek.com <p>Perlan&nbsp;Mission II pilots preparing for flight.</p> GA-ASI Lifts Lid On Gremlin Recovery Study Concepts http://aviationweek.com/aircraft-design/ga-asi-lifts-lid-gremlin-recovery-study-concepts <div class="node-body article-body">The technology for retrieving powered vehicles in forward flight has remained largely unexplored for decades, since experiments in the 1940s and ’50s.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/aircraft-design/ga-asi-lifts-lid-gremlin-recovery-study-concepts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/aircraft-design/ga-asi-lifts-lid-gremlin-recovery-study-concepts#comments Aircraft Design Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Technology Defense AWST North America Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1674631 at http://aviationweek.com GA-ASI Captive-Carry Tests Coming For Hypersonic Flying Testbed http://aviationweek.com/aircraft-design/captive-carry-tests-coming-hypersonic-flying-testbed <div class="node-body article-body">Generation Orbit Launch Services is preparing for a critical series of hot-fire and captive-carry flight tests of its hypersonic flying testbed. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/aircraft-design/captive-carry-tests-coming-hypersonic-flying-testbed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/aircraft-design/captive-carry-tests-coming-hypersonic-flying-testbed#comments Aircraft Design Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Technology Technology AWST North America Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1671641 at http://aviationweek.com Generation Orbit Urban Air Mobility: Why Is Uber So Crucial? http://aviationweek.com/aviation-week-space-technology/urban-air-mobility-why-uber-so-crucial <div class="field-deck"> The urban air transport market may prove bigger than Uber, but Uber plays a crucial role in its creation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Turbulence inside ride-hailing giant Uber has yet to derail its plans to launch urban air transport services in the early 2020s. And it is no longer alone in that ambition.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/aviation-week-space-technology/urban-air-mobility-why-uber-so-crucial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/aviation-week-space-technology/urban-air-mobility-why-uber-so-crucial#comments Urban Air Mobility Aircraft Design Aviation Week & Space Technology Business Aviation Technology On-Demand Aviation AWST Global Wed, 02 Aug 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1666691 at http://aviationweek.com Ilium Zunum’s Software-Style Approach To Developing Electric Propulsion http://aviationweek.com/aircraft-design/zunum-s-software-style-approach-developing-electric-propulsion <div class="field-deck"> Regional-aircraft startup explores new ways to mature and improve propulsion systems </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With backing from Boeing and JetBlue and now Washington-state, startup Zunum Aero is beginning to build the prototype propulsion system for its planned hybrid-electric regional airliner.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/aircraft-design/zunum-s-software-style-approach-developing-electric-propulsion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/aircraft-design/zunum-s-software-style-approach-developing-electric-propulsion#comments Aircraft Design Aviation Week & Space Technology Commercial Aviation Technology AW.com Technology North America Tue, 04 Jul 2017 08:05:00 +0000 1654391 at http://aviationweek.com Zunum Aero