Aerospace Emerging Technologies

Nov 25, 2021
In the wake of the COP26 Climate conference Aviation Week editors talk to leaders of FlyZero, a UK government-backed Aerospace Technology Institute project targeting zero-carbon emission commercial aviation by 2030. 
Nov 24, 2021
ATR moves to upgraded powerplant as Embraer turboprop talks continue.
Nov 24, 2021
American and United airlines have bet on startups promising aviation fuels with low to negative carbon intensity.
Nov 22, 2021
Astroscale’s docking port; Synthetic avgas; Kinetic launch; Next-gen gyroplane; Blood delivery by UAS.
Nov 19, 2021
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.
Nov 25, 2021
Startup Heart Aerospace has selected the Spanish aerostructures company to build the fuselage, empennage and wing for its all-electric regional airliner the ES-19.
Nov 24, 2021
The regional airliner concept uses distributed hybrid-electric propulsion to reduce energy consumption.
Nov 24, 2021
Rolls-Royce says it has generated more than a megawatt of power in ground runs of a hybrid-electric engine on a testbed which is designed to pave the way for future development of a hybrid-electric regional propulsion system.
Nov 22, 2021
The two companies will work together on choosing the optimum routes and altitudes for Etihad aircraft to fly at with the aim of inhibiting contrails—a phenomenon that significantly contributes to global warming.
Nov 22, 2021
China’s AVIC Aerodynamics Research Institute says it has completed construction of a new hypersonic wind tunnel that is reportedly able to simulate speeds from Mach 4 to Mach 8. 
Nov 17, 2021
Italian manufacturer Tecnam Aircraft has launched a transition program to enable buyers to transition via the P2012 Traveller nine-passenger regional aircraft to the P-Volt all-electric version.
Nov 17, 2021
When Scott Kirby, 54, took over the CEO position at United Airlines in May 2020 after four years as its president, the airline industry was in its worst-ever crisis.
Nov 12, 2021
Explorer Aircraft is developing a hybrid-electric regional airplane derived from the high-wing single-engine Explorer 500T utility aircraft, a more powerful version of which it plans to fly with a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6-40A turboprop over the coming weeks.