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May 06, 2021
Startup Wright Electric has begun testing the megawatt-scale power inverter that is a key building block in development of the electric propulsion system for its planned single-aisle airliner.
May 04, 2021
European engineering services company AKKA Technologies is to assist French startup Aura Aero with development of its planned 19-seat Electric Regional Aircraft and Integral E electric aerobatic aircraft.

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Aircraft & Propulsion

May 11, 2021
Aviation transformation is no longer just about urban air taxis, but also a regional connectivity.
May 11, 2021
It’s $75 million Falcon 10X will take on Gulfstream and Bombardier in the ultra-long-range market—and aims to correct a mistake made decades ago. Listen in as Aviation Week editors discuss with analyst Richard Aboulafia.
May 11, 2021
After several OEMs exited the regional market, dominant airframers Embraer and ATR are devising new strategies.
May 10, 2021
Wright Electric hits milestone; Pyrotechnic protection; Wisk teams with Blade; Beta flies for USAF; AKKA helps Aura Aero; Dufour funding.
May 07, 2021
This webinar took place May 7, 2021. With COVID-19 having dealt a huge blow to regional airlines, it is unclear how soon their appetites for new…

Connected Aerospace

Apr 30, 2021
The latest Skunk Works demonstration series shows off new level of ad hoc, multidomain networking.
Apr 07, 2021
As the pandemic’s impact seems clearer, updated cost-benefit analysis supports acceleration of air traffic management upgrade in Europe.
Mar 24, 2021
A $14.3 billion modernization program risks delays unless Lockheed software developers and military bureaucracy can dodge obstacles.
Mar 16, 2021
Agency to transition communications services to commercial providers.
Mar 01, 2021
Liquid-hydrogen prototype; lenticular rotors; GPS in GEO; emergency-response eVTOL; and flying car advances.

Emerging Technologies

May 11, 2021
Aviation transformation is no longer just about urban air taxis, but also a regional connectivity.
May 11, 2021
After several OEMs exited the regional market, dominant airframers Embraer and ATR are devising new strategies.
May 10, 2021
Innovative new propulsion technologies are set to shape the regional sector in the years to come.
May 10, 2021
Wright Electric hits milestone; Pyrotechnic protection; Wisk teams with Blade; Beta flies for USAF; AKKA helps Aura Aero; Dufour funding.
May 07, 2021
Extended reality systems present a way to address key safety and workforce-training challenges.

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

May 11, 2021
After several OEMs exited the regional market, dominant airframers Embraer and ATR are devising new strategies.
May 04, 2021
The slow pace of Leonardo’s AW609 program has not benefited from the global pandemic.
May 04, 2021
ZeroAvia testbed crash; Lufthansa deploys riblets; MightyFly’s autonomous logistics; Wingcopter’s triple drop; Hydrogen startup funding.
Apr 30, 2021
Internal production headwinds slow but still persist.
Apr 30, 2021
Finland fighter bids submitted; Air Force One’s costs rise; Pentagon’s R&D nominee; and Top Aces win renewal.

Urban & Unmanned Aviation

May 11, 2021
Aviation transformation is no longer just about urban air taxis, but also a regional connectivity.
May 06, 2021
China’s Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group (CAIG) has signed a project agreement with Zigong Municipal People’s Government to build a dedicated unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industrial park in the city that will eventually see an annual output of 100 medium to large drones.
May 05, 2021
Flight testing of the Beta Technologies’ Alia for the U.S. Air Force has begun after the electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft received airworthiness approval under the service’s Agility Prime program.
May 05, 2021
Scalable autonomy framework development supports airborne agent that can react to unanticipated situations for a wide range of aircraft.
May 04, 2021
ZeroAvia testbed crash; Lufthansa deploys riblets; MightyFly’s autonomous logistics; Wingcopter’s triple drop; Hydrogen startup funding.

Commercial Space

May 11, 2021
Virgin Galactic said electromagnetic interference (EMI) issues which stalled sub-orbital tests of its SpaceShipTwo Unity have been resolved but added that the spaceplane’s return to flight could be further delayed by a newly discovered maintenance issue on Eve, the company’s WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft.
May 10, 2021
Voyager Space Holdings, the rapidly expanding umbrella startup for new-space companies, has acquired the majority stake in X.O. Markets and its major subsidiary Nanoracks, which recently launched the commercial Bishop airlock to the International Space Station (ISS).
May 06, 2021
Boeing and NASA plan to conduct an uncrewed Orbital Flight Test-2 of the Starliner CST-100 crew capsule at 2:53 p.m. EDT on July 30, pending range approval, the company said May 6.
May 05, 2021
Blue Origin plans to send human crewmembers to suborbital space for the first time on July 20 on its New Shepard rocket, the company said in a May 5 statement.
May 04, 2021
Launch vehicle developer Firefly Aerospace has raised $75 million in a Series A venture capital round, the Los Angeles startup announced May 4, while seed investor Noosphere Ventures sold $100 million of its holdings to investors on the sideline.