Vertical Flight http://aviationweek.com/taxonomy/term/39721/more en Major Aerospace Players Target Commercial UAS Services http://aviationweek.com/program-management-corner/major-aerospace-players-target-commercial-uas-services <div class="field-deck"> Airbus, Boeing and Lockheed push to break into the commercial unmanned-aircraft market </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Major aerospace manufacturers aim to provide commercial drone operating and data processing services to large customers beyond the military UAS market.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/program-management-corner/major-aerospace-players-target-commercial-uas-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/program-management-corner/major-aerospace-players-target-commercial-uas-services#comments Vertical Flight Program Management Corner Commercial Aviation Technology Propulsion AWST North America Fri, 12 May 2017 08:15:00 +0000 1626931 at http://aviationweek.com Airbus Clean Sky Trials Prove High-Compression Engine Helo’s Potential http://aviationweek.com/vertical-flight/clean-sky-trials-prove-high-compression-engine-helo-s-potential <div class="field-deck"> Airbus claims 42% improvement in fuel consumption with high-compression engine </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Road map could deliver further improvements for piston-powered H120.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/vertical-flight/clean-sky-trials-prove-high-compression-engine-helo-s-potential" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/vertical-flight/clean-sky-trials-prove-high-compression-engine-helo-s-potential#comments Vertical Flight Aviation Week & Space Technology Business Aviation Commercial Aviation Technology Rotorcraft AWST Europe Fri, 05 May 2017 07:59:00 +0000 1623321 at http://aviationweek.com Airbus Helicopters Inside Airbus A3’s Vahana Electric VTOL http://aviationweek.com/vertical-flight/inside-airbus-a3-s-vahana-electric-vtol <div class="node-body article-body">Airbus’s Silicon Valley outpost is on track to fly its full-scale electric VTOL demonstrator by year-end as airframe components arrive at A3.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/vertical-flight/inside-airbus-a3-s-vahana-electric-vtol" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/vertical-flight/inside-airbus-a3-s-vahana-electric-vtol#comments Vertical Flight Aviation Week & Space Technology Business Aviation Commercial Aviation Technology Technology AWST Global Mon, 01 May 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1621971 at http://aviationweek.com Airbus A3 Uber Unveils 2020 Plans For Electric VTOL Air-Taxis Demos http://aviationweek.com/aviation-week-space-technology/uber-unveils-2020-plans-electric-vtol-air-taxis-demos <div class="field-deck"> Uber’s urban air transport vision advances </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ride-hailing giant Uber held a summit on its Elevate concept for urban air mobility, drawing 500+ people, including manufacturers, regulators and investors.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/aviation-week-space-technology/uber-unveils-2020-plans-electric-vtol-air-taxis-demos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/aviation-week-space-technology/uber-unveils-2020-plans-electric-vtol-air-taxis-demos#comments Vertical Flight Aviation Week & Space Technology Commercial Aviation Commercial Aviation AWST Global Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1620291 at http://aviationweek.com Aurora Flight Sciences Pilot Report: Bell’s New Jet Ranger X http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/pilot-report-bell-s-new-jet-ranger-x <div class="field-byline"> Aaron Smith </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The 505 Jet Ranger X meets Bell’s targets and is an able successor to the iconic Model 206. And with a base of about $1.2 million, the 505 should prove to be a popular competitor in the entry-level, light-turbine helicopter market — a market its predecessor helped create. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/pilot-report-bell-s-new-jet-ranger-x" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/pilot-report-bell-s-new-jet-ranger-x#comments BCA Vertical Flight Business Aviation AW.com Pilot Report North America photograph Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1612371 at http://aviationweek.com Tony Osborne/AW&ST On-Demand VTOL Aircraft Developers Target Automotive Customer Base http://aviationweek.com/vertical-flight/demand-vtol-aircraft-developers-target-automotive-customer-base <div class="field-deck"> Can the aviation industry persuade travelers to leave their cars in the garage and commute by air? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Rapid advances in electric propulsion—driven by the automotive industry—are fueling visions of aircraft taking over from cars for the daily commute and short-haul trips.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/vertical-flight/demand-vtol-aircraft-developers-target-automotive-customer-base" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/vertical-flight/demand-vtol-aircraft-developers-target-automotive-customer-base#comments Vertical Flight Aviation Week & Space Technology Program Management Corner Business Aviation Commercial Aviation Technology Technology AWST Global Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:05:00 +0000 1616451 at http://aviationweek.com CityAirbus Concept Bell To Test 407-Class FC-X Anti-torque System http://aviationweek.com/defense/bell-test-407-class-fc-x-anti-torque-system <div class="node-body article-body">Bell Helicopter’s FC-X mockup concept demonstrator is proving to be more than just a talking point. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/bell-test-407-class-fc-x-anti-torque-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/bell-test-407-class-fc-x-anti-torque-system#comments Vertical Flight Defense Defense Top Stories Programs AWIN North America Wed, 12 Apr 2017 20:15:00 +0000 1611261 at http://aviationweek.com Bell Innovations will begin full-scale hybrid electric anti-torque system tests this summer and set up an autonomous flight control Systems Integration Laboratory (SIL) by early 2018: Bell Helicopter Leonardo Trying To Improve Medium, Light Twin Rotorcraft Positions http://aviationweek.com/vertical-flight/leonardo-trying-improve-medium-light-twin-rotorcraft-positions <div class="node-body article-body">Leonardo looks to invest in the AW139, but development of the future light-twin helicopter is hazy.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/vertical-flight/leonardo-trying-improve-medium-light-twin-rotorcraft-positions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/vertical-flight/leonardo-trying-improve-medium-light-twin-rotorcraft-positions#comments Vertical Flight Aviation Week & Space Technology Rotorcraft AWST Europe Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:15:00 +0000 1596781 at http://aviationweek.com Leonardo Helicopters Flying Bell’s 505 Jet Ranger X Light Helicopter http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/flying-bell-s-505-jet-ranger-x-light-helicopter <div class="field-byline"> Aaron Smith </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Aviation Week's helicopter evaluation pilot finds Bell’s Model 505 Jet Ranger X does a good job of hitting the company’s goals for full-authority digital engine control, a glass cockpit, roomy cabin, cockpit visibility and price.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/flying-bell-s-505-jet-ranger-x-light-helicopter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/flying-bell-s-505-jet-ranger-x-light-helicopter#comments Vertical Flight Aviation Week & Space Technology Business Aviation AW.com Bell 505 Pilot Report North America Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1596731 at http://aviationweek.com Sheldon Cohen, Cohen Pictures New CEO Aims To Make Marenco Swisshelicopter Into Airframer http://aviationweek.com/aviation-week-space-technology/new-ceo-aims-make-marenco-swisshelicopter-airframer <div class="node-body article-body">After MSH postponed certification several times, shareholder Lynwood wants MSH to end its laboratory culture and become a full-fledged rotorcraft manufacturer.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/aviation-week-space-technology/new-ceo-aims-make-marenco-swisshelicopter-airframer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/aviation-week-space-technology/new-ceo-aims-make-marenco-swisshelicopter-airframer#comments Vertical Flight Aviation Week & Space Technology Business Aviation Aerospace in Switzerland & Austria AWST Europe Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1596011 at http://aviationweek.com Thierry Dubois/AW&ST