Innovation http://aviationweek.com/taxonomy/term/7734/more en High School Entrepreneurs Net Innovation Award http://aviationweek.com/awinbizav/high-school-entrepreneurs-net-innovation-award <div class="node-body article-body">Three seniors from a high school in northern Virginia won this year’s Founder’s Innovation Award presented by the Experimental Aircraft Association in a “shark tank”-like competition. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awinbizav/high-school-entrepreneurs-net-innovation-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awinbizav/high-school-entrepreneurs-net-innovation-award#comments Oshkosh 2017 AWIN_BizAv Business Aviation Top Stories Innovation AWIN North America Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:47:00 +0000 1664711 at http://aviationweek.com <p>The EAA Innovation Prize winners developed a clip-on near-to-eye display: Thomas Baron</p> Swiss Innovation, Part II http://aviationweek.com/bca/swiss-innovation-part-ii <div class="field-deck"> It may be a small country, but its projects are world class </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The inspiration for "mercy missions" traces back to Nov. 19, 1946, when an off-course American C-53—the paratroop version of the DC-3/C-47—with four crewmen and eight military VIPs aboard crashed into the Swiss Alps. All survived, but they were stranded in deep snow on a high glacier with no means of self-extraction. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/bca/swiss-innovation-part-ii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/bca/swiss-innovation-part-ii#comments BCA Business Aviation Top Stories Innovation Europe photograph Thu, 26 May 2016 08:03:00 +0000 1452311 at http://aviationweek.com Swiss No-see’ums http://aviationweek.com/bca/swiss-no-see-ums <div class="field-deck"> It may be a small country, but its projects are world-class </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As of January 2016, the Swiss Air Force had 31 Boeing F/A-18 Hornets, 22 F-5E and 4 F-5F double-seater Tiger II fighters in its inventory. If you tour the country or look at overhead photographs of the mountain valley airfields where the aircraft are based, you won't spot any of their hangars.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/bca/swiss-no-see-ums" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/bca/swiss-no-see-ums#comments BCA Innovation Europe Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:00 +0000 1452321 at http://aviationweek.com 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> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/bca/jetman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/bca/jetman#comments BCA Business Aviation Top Stories Innovation Global Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:00:00 +0000 1434831 at http://aviationweek.com Swiss Aeronautical Innovations, Part 1 http://aviationweek.com/bca/swiss-aeronautical-innovations-part-1 <div class="field-deck"> Perhaps 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> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/bca/swiss-aeronautical-innovations-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/bca/swiss-aeronautical-innovations-part-1#comments BCA EBACE 2016 Business Aviation Top Stories Innovation Global photograph Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:06:00 +0000 1434781 at http://aviationweek.com Solar Impulse World’s Highest Helicopter Rescue http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/world-s-highest-helicopter-rescue <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/world-s-highest-helicopter-rescue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/world-s-highest-helicopter-rescue#comments BCA EBACE 2016 Business Aviation Business Aviation Top Stories Innovation Global photograph Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:03:00 +0000 1434811 at http://aviationweek.com Air Zermat 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> <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 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> <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 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> <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 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> <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