Leading Edge http://aviationweek.com/taxonomy/term/8957/more en Metal Additive Manufacturing Makes Aerospace Inroads http://aviationweek.com/technology/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/technology/metal-additive-manufacturing-makes-aerospace-inroads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/technology/metal-additive-manufacturing-makes-aerospace-inroads#comments 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/technology/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/technology/electric-vtol-market-search-dominant-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/technology/electric-vtol-market-search-dominant-design#comments 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 Vanilla UAS Exceeds Five Days In Flight http://aviationweek.com/technology/vanilla-uas-exceeds-five-days-flight <div class="field-deck"> Can simplicity break down the barrier to fielding ultra-long-endurance unmanned aircraft? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Vanilla Aircraft’s VA001 breaks new ground for conventionally powered unmanned aircraft by staying aloft for just over five days.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/technology/vanilla-uas-exceeds-five-days-flight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/technology/vanilla-uas-exceeds-five-days-flight#comments Leading Edge Aviation Week & Space Technology Technology Leading Edge AWST North America Fri, 27 Oct 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1705551 at http://aviationweek.com NASA/Terry Zaperach GM Eyes Aerospace Applications For Modular Fuel Cells http://aviationweek.com/technology/gm-eyes-aerospace-applications-modular-fuel-cells <div class="field-byline"> Kerry Reals </div> <div class="field-deck"> Modular fuel-cell autonomous vehicle suggests the technology could be ready for aerospace </div> <div class="node-body article-body">GM unveils an autonomous, fuel-cell-powered vehicle platform as it works with aerospace industry to evaluate technology for quiet, clean power generation.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/technology/gm-eyes-aerospace-applications-modular-fuel-cells" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/technology/gm-eyes-aerospace-applications-modular-fuel-cells#comments Leading Edge Aviation Week & Space Technology Technology Leading Edge AWST North America Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:10:00 +0000 1698681 at http://aviationweek.com Apache: U.S. Army Hurricane Recovery Efforts Show Drone Use Benefits And Challenges http://aviationweek.com/technology/hurricane-recovery-efforts-show-drone-use-benefits-and-challenges <div class="field-deck"> Drones are playing a key role in aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Wide range of users are benefiting from drone imagery of damage from Hurricanes Harney and Irma, but there will also be important lessons emerging.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/technology/hurricane-recovery-efforts-show-drone-use-benefits-and-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/technology/hurricane-recovery-efforts-show-drone-use-benefits-and-challenges#comments Leading Edge Aviation Week & Space Technology Technology Leading Edge AWST North America Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1685671 at http://aviationweek.com 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 Lidar Advances As Sensor For Commercial Aviation http://aviationweek.com/technology/lidar-advances-sensor-commercial-aviation <div class="field-deck"> Automotive advances and aviation requirements are expanding the market for laser-based sensors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Boeing and JAXA are testing lidar-based turbulence detection systems, which may fly on commercial airliners by the mid-2020s.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/technology/lidar-advances-sensor-commercial-aviation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/technology/lidar-advances-sensor-commercial-aviation#comments Leading Edge Aviation Week & Space Technology Technology Leading Edge AWST Global Thu, 10 Aug 2017 08:02:00 +0000 1669571 at http://aviationweek.com JAXA Could Congress Push Too Fast On Supersonics? http://aviationweek.com/technology/could-congress-push-too-fast-supersonics <div class="field-deck"> Congressional interest in civil supersonics is welcome but risks pushing it too fast </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Supersonic startups welcome a positive move from Congress on high-speed commercial aircraft, but it could dramatically cut the time for developing standards.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/technology/could-congress-push-too-fast-supersonics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/technology/could-congress-push-too-fast-supersonics#comments Leading Edge Aviation Week & Space Technology Commercial Aviation Technology Leading Edge AWST North America Thu, 06 Jul 2017 08:10:00 +0000 1655071 at http://aviationweek.com Boom Supersonic Is There A Commercial Market For Large Unmanned Aircraft? http://aviationweek.com/technology/there-commercial-market-large-unmanned-aircraft <div class="field-deck"> Is there a Moore’s Law for drones? Will bigger ever be better? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Manufacturers of large unmanned aircraft are struggling to get attention from regulators and customers as the small drone market sets the pace.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/technology/there-commercial-market-large-unmanned-aircraft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/technology/there-commercial-market-large-unmanned-aircraft#comments Leading Edge Aviation Week & Space Technology Commercial Aviation Technology AW.com Leading Edge North America Fri, 19 May 2017 08:10:00 +0000 1630461 at http://aviationweek.com Uber’s eVTOL Vision Feasible But Challenging http://aviationweek.com/technology/uber-s-evtol-vision-feasible-challenging <div class="field-deck"> Designing vertical-lift aircraft with electric propulsion demands new thinking </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Academic study of electric VTOL configurations suggests Uber’s vision for a network of on-demand urban air taxis is technologically feasible from an energy-source perspective. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/technology/uber-s-evtol-vision-feasible-challenging" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/technology/uber-s-evtol-vision-feasible-challenging#comments Leading Edge Aviation Week & Space Technology Business Aviation Technology Leading Edge AWST North America Fri, 05 May 2017 08:06:00 +0000 1623611 at http://aviationweek.com ChargePoint