Innovation http://aviationweek.com/taxonomy/term/7734/more en Jetman http://aviationweek.com/bca/jetman <div class="node-body article-body"><p>If you haven&rsquo;t yet seen the video of Yves Rossy and Vince Reffet flying formation alongside an Emirates Airbus A380 at 4,000 ft. over Dubai on Oct. 13, 2015, stop reading this now and go immediately to <a href="http://www.jetman.com"><b>here</b>.</a> This extraordinary aerial ballet will make your day.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/bca/jetman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/bca/jetman#comments BCA Innovation Global BCA Business Aviation Top Stories Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:00:00 +0000 1434831 at http://aviationweek.com World’s Highest Helicopter Rescue http://aviationweek.com/bca/world-s-highest-helicopter-rescue <div class="node-body article-body"><p>&ldquo;Challenging&rdquo; would be an understatement for helicopter rescue operations in the alpine environment. Constantly unpredictable winds, high altitudes, the quick changing nature of mountain weather and hover-out-of-ground all combine to shave safety margins razor thin.</p> <p>Since 1968, Air Zermatt has been rescuing stranded mountaineers from alpine peaks and out of crevasses near the Matterhorn. The extreme conditions of these rescues required innovative solutions that Air Zermatt rescue service has developed and refined.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/bca/world-s-highest-helicopter-rescue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/bca/world-s-highest-helicopter-rescue#comments BCA Innovation Global BCA photograph Business Aviation Top Stories Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:00:00 +0000 1434811 at http://aviationweek.com Air Zermat Swiss Aeronautical Innovators http://aviationweek.com/bca/swiss-aeronautical-innovators <div class="field-deck"> erhaps inspired by their mountains, the Swiss have proven to be aeronautical innovators </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>From legendary STOL aircraft linking remote communities to a round-the-world quest in a flying machine powered on nothing but the sun&rsquo;s rays, the innovations of Swiss engineers, pilots and explorers have done much to improve our collective quality of life on this planet.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/bca/swiss-aeronautical-innovators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/bca/swiss-aeronautical-innovators#comments BCA Innovation Global BCA photograph Business Aviation Top Stories Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:00:00 +0000 1434781 at http://aviationweek.com Solar Impulse Ever-Bigger Engines Challenge Conventional Airliner Designs http://aviationweek.com/technology/ever-bigger-engines-challenge-conventional-airliner-designs <div class="node-body article-body">Gull wings, engines above the wing or embedded in the tail—all options gaining increased consideration for future fuel-efficient commercial aircraft.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/technology/ever-bigger-engines-challenge-conventional-airliner-designs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/technology/ever-bigger-engines-challenge-conventional-airliner-designs#comments Optimizing Engines Through the Lifecycle Commercial Aviation Technology Innovation Global Mon, 06 Jul 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1328511 at http://aviationweek.com Onera Stratospheric Vantage Point Attracts Creative Thinking On UAVs http://aviationweek.com/technology/stratospheric-vantage-point-attracts-creative-thinking-uavs <div class="field-deck"> Unmanned technology has opened up the design space for aviation concepts </div> <div class="node-body article-body">From kite surfing in the stratosphere to tethered heavy-lifters, unmanned aircraft are enabling out-of-the-box thinking.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/technology/stratospheric-vantage-point-attracts-creative-thinking-uavs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/technology/stratospheric-vantage-point-attracts-creative-thinking-uavs#comments Technology Innovation AWST Global Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1327961 at http://aviationweek.com Source: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Semibouyant Aircraft Could Explore Venus’s Upper Atmosphere http://aviationweek.com/space/semibouyant-aircraft-could-explore-venus-s-upper-atmosphere <div class="field-deck"> Lifting entry could enable airborne exploration of other planetary bodies </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The concept for low-energy planetary entry is described as similar to “throwing an air mattress into the atmosphere.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/semibouyant-aircraft-could-explore-venus-s-upper-atmosphere" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/semibouyant-aircraft-could-explore-venus-s-upper-atmosphere#comments Space Technology AW.com Innovation Global Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1328021 at http://aviationweek.com Northrop Grumman Scaled Composites Continues Rutan’s Innovation Culture http://aviationweek.com/technology/scaled-composites-continues-rutan-s-innovation-culture <div class="node-body article-body">When massive Stratolaunch program begins to wind down, Scaled Composites promises a return to the Rutan days of smaller, fast-paced projects that result in flight testing of aviation breakthroughs. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/technology/scaled-composites-continues-rutan-s-innovation-culture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/technology/scaled-composites-continues-rutan-s-innovation-culture#comments Oshkosh 2015 Space Technology AW.com Innovation North America Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1328191 at http://aviationweek.com Scaled Composites Are Aerial Refueling, Intermodal Transport The Future For Airlines? http://aviationweek.com/technology/are-aerial-refueling-intermodal-transport-future-airlines <div class="field-deck"> Researchers seek to break the air transport mold with studies of advanced operating concepts </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Will air transport ever change to embrace ideas such as aerial refueling and seamless rail-to-air transfers? Researchers try to make the case for advanced concepts. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/technology/are-aerial-refueling-intermodal-transport-future-airlines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/technology/are-aerial-refueling-intermodal-transport-future-airlines#comments Commercial Aviation Technology AW.com Innovation Global Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1328491 at http://aviationweek.com Recreate Project Airbus CEO Urges Aerospace To Embrace Silicon Valley http://aviationweek.com/technology/airbus-ceo-urges-aerospace-embrace-silicon-valley <div class="node-body article-body">Could the end of the aerospace industry as we know it emerge from a Silicon Valley startup? Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders says the industry needs to work with the tech sector to be ready for disruptors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/technology/airbus-ceo-urges-aerospace-embrace-silicon-valley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/technology/airbus-ceo-urges-aerospace-embrace-silicon-valley#comments Technology Innovation AWST Global Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1328521 at http://aviationweek.com Airbus Darpa Challenges Aim To Tap Broad Ideas Pool http://aviationweek.com/awin/darpa-challenges-aim-tap-broad-ideas-pool <div class="field-byline"> Graham Warwick (Washington) </div> <div class="field-deck"> <p>Darpa challenges draw ideas from nontraditional sources</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div class="body"><p>From locating balloons to re-assembling documents, from crowd-designed vehicles to disaster-response robots, researchers are using challenges to draw ideas from those who would never normally do business with the Pentagon. </p></div></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin/darpa-challenges-aim-tap-broad-ideas-pool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin/darpa-challenges-aim-tap-broad-ideas-pool#comments AWC AWIN Defense Space AWC AWIN Defense Defense Global Innovation Space Space Global photograph Mon, 04 Mar 2013 18:00:00 +0000 42772 at http://aviationweek.com Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency