Leading Edge http://aviationweek.com/taxonomy/term/8957/more en Congressional Support For NASA X-planes Grows As X-57 Progresses http://aviationweek.com/leading-edge/congressional-support-nasa-x-planes-grows-x-57-progresses <div class="node-body article-body">Hard-won lessons already transferred to industry by its X-57 electric-propulsion program are helping NASA make the case for the return to X-plane flight research. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/leading-edge/congressional-support-nasa-x-planes-grows-x-57-progresses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/leading-edge/congressional-support-nasa-x-planes-grows-x-57-progresses#comments Future of Aerospace Leading Edge Aviation Week & Space Technology Leading Edge AWST Global Thu, 14 Jun 2018 08:00:00 +0000 1805821 at http://aviationweek.com NASA Army Wants Manned-Aircraft Airworthiness Levels From Future UAS http://aviationweek.com/defense/army-wants-manned-aircraft-airworthiness-levels-future-uas <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Army acquired most of its large fleet of UAS through non-traditional procurement channels. Now it is facing the consequences.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/army-wants-manned-aircraft-airworthiness-levels-future-uas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/army-wants-manned-aircraft-airworthiness-levels-future-uas#comments Leading Edge Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Leading Edge AWST Global Fri, 01 Jun 2018 08:00:00 +0000 1799941 at http://aviationweek.com U.S. Army LightningStrike Cancellation Underlines Electric Propulsion Challenges http://aviationweek.com/program-management-corner/lightningstrike-cancellation-underlines-electric-propulsion-challenges <div class="node-body article-body">DARPA cancellation of an ambitious VTOL X-plane program underlines the challenges facing industry in developing hybrid-electric and distributed-electric propulsion systems </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/program-management-corner/lightningstrike-cancellation-underlines-electric-propulsion-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/program-management-corner/lightningstrike-cancellation-underlines-electric-propulsion-challenges#comments Future of Aerospace Leading Edge Vertical Flight Aviation Week & Space Technology Program Management Corner Defense Leading Edge AWST North America Thu, 26 Apr 2018 08:00:00 +0000 1784411 at http://aviationweek.com Aurora Flight Sciences Success With Low-Boom X-plane Critical To NASA’s Aeronautics Vision http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/success-low-boom-x-plane-critical-nasa-s-aeronautics-vision <div class="field-byline"> RAF Fairford </div> <div class="node-body article-body">NASA’s aeronautics leadership has committed the agency to return to flight research. And that means building and flying X-planes. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/success-low-boom-x-plane-critical-nasa-s-aeronautics-vision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/success-low-boom-x-plane-critical-nasa-s-aeronautics-vision#comments Leading Edge Aviation Week & Space Technology Commercial Aviation Leading Edge AWST North America Fri, 06 Apr 2018 08:00:00 +0000 1774411 at http://aviationweek.com Lockheed Martin Marines Leading Exploration Of Unmanned Resupply Options http://aviationweek.com/defense/marines-leading-exploration-unmanned-resupply-options <div class="field-deck"> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. Marines, with the Army, are testing responsive resupply of troops in the field using unmanned aircraft of different sizes and capabilities.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/marines-leading-exploration-unmanned-resupply-options" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/marines-leading-exploration-unmanned-resupply-options#comments Future of Aerospace Leading Edge Aviation Week & Space Technology Commercial Aviation Defense Leading Edge AWST North America Thu, 22 Mar 2018 08:05:00 +0000 1768841 at http://aviationweek.com U.S. Army DARPA At 60 Still Working To Prevent More ‘Sputnik Moments’ http://aviationweek.com/future-aerospace/darpa-60-still-working-prevent-more-sputnik-moments <div class="field-deck"> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Rivals’ progress makes it clear that, 60 years on, DARPA should not ease off on its task of preventing technological surprise, and creating its own. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/future-aerospace/darpa-60-still-working-prevent-more-sputnik-moments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/future-aerospace/darpa-60-still-working-prevent-more-sputnik-moments#comments Future of Aerospace Leading Edge Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense AW.com Leading Edge North America Thu, 08 Mar 2018 09:15:00 +0000 1761811 at http://aviationweek.com Skybox Weapons To Defenses, U.S. Military Spending On Hypersonics Grows http://aviationweek.com/defense/weapons-defenses-us-military-spending-hypersonics-grows <div class="field-deck"> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Funding requests on multiple budget lines for fiscal 2019 show how the U.S. Defense Department is moving to boost investment in hypersonic weapons and defenses.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/weapons-defenses-us-military-spending-hypersonics-grows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/weapons-defenses-us-military-spending-hypersonics-grows#comments Leading Edge Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Leading Edge AWST Global Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:25:00 +0000 1756411 at http://aviationweek.com DARPA AeroVironment's Stratospheric Satellites Persistence Pays Off http://aviationweek.com/leading-edge/aerovironments-stratospheric-satellites-persistence-pays <div class="field-deck"> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fifteen years after it first tried to market solar-powered high-altitude UAVs, AeroVironment signs development deal for “pseudo-satellites.”</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/leading-edge/aerovironments-stratospheric-satellites-persistence-pays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/leading-edge/aerovironments-stratospheric-satellites-persistence-pays#comments Future of Aerospace Leading Edge Connected Aerospace Aviation Week & Space Technology Leading Edge Asia Pacific AWST North America Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:00:00 +0000 1735821 at http://aviationweek.com NASA Metal Additive Manufacturing Makes Aerospace Inroads http://aviationweek.com/future-aerospace/metal-additive-manufacturing-makes-aerospace-inroads <div class="field-deck"> Larger 3D-printing machines make metal additive manufacturing more attractive to aerospace </div> <div class="node-body article-body">GE Additive ships prototypes of the world’s largest laser metal additive-manufacturing machine, sized to make structural parts for engines and narrowbody jets.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/future-aerospace/metal-additive-manufacturing-makes-aerospace-inroads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/future-aerospace/metal-additive-manufacturing-makes-aerospace-inroads#comments Future of Aerospace Leading Edge Aviation Week & Space Technology Commercial Aviation Technology Leading Edge AWST North America Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:00:00 +0000 1714991 at http://aviationweek.com F. Lancelot/Airbus Electric VTOL: A Market In Search Of A Dominant Design http://aviationweek.com/future-aerospace/electric-vtol-market-search-dominant-design <div class="field-deck"> Will one configuration come to dominate the emerging urban air transport market? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mutlirotors, tiltwings, tiltrotor, ducted fans—there is no shortage of designs for electric VTOL air taxis, but which are practical and which will dominate the market?</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/future-aerospace/electric-vtol-market-search-dominant-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/future-aerospace/electric-vtol-market-search-dominant-design#comments Future of Aerospace Leading Edge Aviation Week & Space Technology Technology Leading Edge AWST Global Thu, 02 Nov 2017 08:15:00 +0000 1707711 at http://aviationweek.com Aurora Flight Sciences