Unmanned aircraft developer UAVOS has flown a larger, modified version of its ApusDuo high-altitude pseudo-satellite, taking a step closer to its planned full-size stratospheric telecommunications platform.
FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson outlined a safety-focused, data-driven vision for the agency he has led now for three months and described a new approach to certifying aircraft following the Boeing 737 MAX crashes.
Startup Plans Short-Range Commuter Flights In L.A. Area
Credit: Caravan: Cessna
With the promise of offering “gridlock-busting” short-distance flights, a Southern California startup is seeking input from people with long commutes on which routes to fly when it launches service in January.
Embraer Praetor 600 Boosts Sales As Deliveries Rise
Embraer delivered seven Praetor 600s during the quarter, the first full quarter for deliveries. The company expects to deliver a total of about 15 by the end of 2019, with deliveries increasing each year.
U.S. Army Pursuing Hydrogen Propulsion, Refueling Options
Credit: ScanEagle: Insitu
As the U.S. Army researches hydrogen-fueled vehicles ranging from rescue trucks to unmanned aircraft, the service has awarded General Atomics a contract for a high-pressure hydrogen generation system to support refueling in the field.
Embraer's Delayed Boeing Deal Costing More Than Anticipated
The prolonged delay in closing Embraer’s sale of 80% of its commercial aircraft business to Boeing is eating into the Brazilian aerospace company’s finances in more ways than one, Embraer executives acknowledged Nov. 12 as they released their latest quarterly earnings.
Credit: Albatross drone inspects power lines: Iris Automation
The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) announced on Nov. 8 that it has completed the first drone flight to inspect power lines without using visual observers or ground-based radar to protect against collisions.
The Dubai Airshow, one of the largest trade shows at Al Maktoum Airport in the United Arab Emirates, has grown considerably since the 1980s, when the first show drew 200 exhibitors and 25 aircraft on static display.