Vertical Flight http://aviationweek.com/taxonomy/term/39721/more en Airbus Expands Environmental Trials To Larger Helicopters http://aviationweek.com/vertical-flight/airbus-expands-environmental-trials-larger-helicopters <div class="field-deck"> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Flight tests are underway on Airbus Helicopters’ H145 light twin-engine, specifically to test its five-blade main rotor. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/vertical-flight/airbus-expands-environmental-trials-larger-helicopters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/vertical-flight/airbus-expands-environmental-trials-larger-helicopters#comments Vertical Flight Aviation Week & Space Technology Business Aviation Technology Rotorcraft AWST Global Fri, 06 Oct 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1695501 at http://aviationweek.com Alexander Lutz AW189 First To Get New Safran Turboshaft http://aviationweek.com/technology/aw189-first-get-new-safran-turboshaft <div class="node-body article-body">Leonardo plans to certify and bring to market the derivative AW189K fitted with the Safran Aneto-1K by the end of 2018.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/technology/aw189-first-get-new-safran-turboshaft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/technology/aw189-first-get-new-safran-turboshaft#comments Vertical Flight Technology Defense Top Stories Programs Top Story - Home AWIN Europe Tue, 03 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000 1693911 at http://aviationweek.com Leonardo Bell V-280 Ready For First Flight http://aviationweek.com/defense/bell-v-280-ready-first-flight <div class="node-body article-body">The true first flight milestone will occur sometime in late October or early November, when the aircraft hovers about 20-30 ft. off the ground for about 1-2 hr. of powered hover testing.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/bell-v-280-ready-first-flight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/bell-v-280-ready-first-flight#comments Combat Aircraft Vertical Flight Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense AW.com Defense Top Stories Rotorcraft North America Tue, 03 Oct 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1693771 at http://aviationweek.com Bell Helicopter Hybrid Electric Power Makes Drones Fly Farther http://aviationweek.com/vertical-flight/hybrid-electric-power-makes-drones-fly-farther <div class="node-body article-body">New multirotor unmanned aircraft are coming onto the market. They combine vertical-takeoff-and-landing ease of use with longer flight times to increase productivity on commercial missions. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/vertical-flight/hybrid-electric-power-makes-drones-fly-farther" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/vertical-flight/hybrid-electric-power-makes-drones-fly-farther#comments Vertical Flight Aviation Week & Space Technology Commercial Aviation Technology Technology AWST North America Thu, 31 Aug 2017 08:02:00 +0000 1678381 at http://aviationweek.com Top Flight Technologies Custer’s Channel Wing Eyed For Electric VTOL http://aviationweek.com/vertical-flight/custer-s-channel-wing-eyed-electric-vtol <div class="field-deck"> Innovation is sometimes a new way of looking at an old idea </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Willard Custer’s mid-20th century channel wing is back on the drawing board as a possible way to combine vertical flight with efficient cruise.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/vertical-flight/custer-s-channel-wing-eyed-electric-vtol" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/vertical-flight/custer-s-channel-wing-eyed-electric-vtol#comments Vertical Flight Leading Edge Aviation Week & Space Technology Technology Leading Edge AWST North America Thu, 24 Aug 2017 08:10:00 +0000 1675751 at http://aviationweek.com Hop FLyt Inside The eVTOL Explosion http://aviationweek.com/program-management-corner/inside-evtol-explosion <div class="node-body gallery-body">More than a score of electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) designs are known to be in development, just a handful of them in partnership with Uber and not all of them from startups.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/program-management-corner/inside-evtol-explosion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/program-management-corner/inside-evtol-explosion#comments Galleries Vertical Flight Program Management Corner Technology AWST Fri, 11 Aug 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1669451 at http://aviationweek.com 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