Honeywell, Wood Team Up To Produce Carbon-Neutral SAF

By Graham Warwick Sep 24, 2021
Honeywell UOP and hydrogen production specialist Wood have joined forces to further reduce the lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions of sustainable aviation fuel to produce a carbon-neutral jet fuel. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Rolls-Royce Electric Aircraft Exceeds 200 mph During First Flight

By Tony Osborne Sep 24, 2021
Rolls-Royce’s Spirit of Innovation electric aircraft came close to exceeding the speed record for electric aircraft on its first flight, company officials say.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Daily Memo: Airbus Bets On Sustainability Debate To Help Technological Endeavor Gather Pace

By Thierry Dubois Sep 24, 2021
By confronting ideas, including inconvenient numbers and opinions, the company is helping difficult but must-have conversations take place now.
Emerging Technologies

KLM Flight Academy Signs Order For 14 Bye eFlyers

By Molly McMillin Sep 24, 2021
KLM Flight Academy, based at Groningen Airport Elde in the Netherlands, has placed an order with Bye Aerospace for 14 all-electric eFlyer aircraft.
Aircraft & Propulsion

EmbraerX Partners With Pyka On Autonomous Ag Aircraft

By Graham Warwick Sep 24, 2021
The companies say they will work together to accelerate the entry of Pyka’s autonomous aircraft into the precision agriculture sector and “pursue opportunities to scale commercial services as autonomous aircraft operations in Brazil evolve in the coming years.”
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

The Week in Defense, Sept. 24-30, 2021

By Jen DiMascio Sep 24, 2021
Singapore’s UAS teaming test; Boeing to make Loyal Wingman down under; U.S. titanium imports down; and Raytheon expands AESA radar sales.
Aircraft & Propulsion

First Take, Sept. 27, 2021

By Graham Warwick Sep 24, 2021
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.
Aerospace

Opinion: Seize The Day On Decarbonizing Commercial Aircraft

John Slattery Sep 24, 2021
We need a vast, collective effort to develop and mature capabilities and technologies that will dramatically accelerate our progress.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Kendall Previews New Modernization Agenda For U.S. Air Force

By Steve Trimble Sep 24, 2021
Experienced Pentagon veteran calls for return to a more conventional approach to innovation after era of open-ended demonstrations.
AFA Air Space and Cyber Conference

ATR Eyes Universal Hydrogen’s Capsule

By Thierry Dubois Sep 23, 2021
ATR senior executives are looking at Universal Hydrogen’s plans for a modular liquid hydrogen storage and logistics system and appear to be ready to cooperate, providing the capsule’s safety features are deemed solid.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Environmental Groups Urge Tougher U.S. Carbon Standard For Aircraft

By Graham Warwick Sep 23, 2021
Environmental groups have renewed their call for the U.S. government to set a tougher rule for aircraft greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions than the CO2 certification standard agreed by ICAO.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Airbus Sees Growing Support For Hydrogen-Fueled Aircraft

By Thierry Dubois Sep 23, 2021
Airbus has been gathering positive signs that its 2035 ambition for a hydrogen-fueled commercial aircraft is realistic. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Airbus Starts Electrical Backup System Flight Tests

By Tony Osborne Sep 22, 2021
The EBS system uses a 100-kW electric motor connected to the main gearbox which could provide up to 30 sec. of additional power in the event of an engine failure, allowing the pilot to make a safe auto-rotation landing.
Emerging Technologies

Volocopter-Geely Joint Venture Orders 150 eVTOL Aircraft

By Chen Chuanren Sep 22, 2021
Under the name Volocopter (Chengdu) Technology, the new venture aims to offer UAM solutions to China.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Airbus Commits To UAM With Evolved EVTOL

By Tony Osborne Sep 22, 2021
Airbus has committed to the advanced air mobility market targeting the certification of a winged multi-copter by 2025.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Kitty Hawk Returns To Autonomous Single-Seat eVTOL Strategy

By Graham Warwick Sep 22, 2021
The startup has decided it wants to start flying people as soon as possible and so will certify the autonomous single-seat Heaviside H2 now in flight testing as its entry into the market.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Global Aviation Stakeholders Commit To 10% SAF Target By 2030

By Graham Warwick Sep 22, 2021
Reaching a target of 10% SAF use by 2030 will require the scaling up of production to at least 9.5 billion gal./year from the less than 10 million gal. produced in 2020.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Airbus Sees Micro-Hybridization As First Step In Electrification

By Thierry Dubois Sep 22, 2021
As Airbus is exploring several technologies to drastically cut and eventually annihilate an aircraft’s CO2 emissions, its design engineers are considering micro-hybridization as a starting point in electrification.
Emerging Technologies

Regional Startups Heart, Deutsche Aircraft Name Suppliers

By Graham Warwick Sep 22, 2021
Heart Aerospace has selected a supplier to complete preliminary design of the doors for its ES-19 all-electric 19-seat regional airliner while Deutsche Aircraft has chosen a company to produce the wing box and engine supports for its D328eco 40-seat regional turboprop.
Aircraft & Propulsion
Engine Manufacturers Explore Paths For Future Turboprop Applications
Engine makers face more questions than answers as they plot future turboprop hybrid-electric evolution strategy.
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Industry Steps Up SAF Ambitions As Governments Get Onboard

By Graham Warwick Sep 22, 2021
Fuel supply mandates, blenders’ tax credits, voluntary targets are all in the mix as SAF becomes the near-term path to sustainability.
Emerging Technologies

Spanish Partners To Convert Caravan To Fuel-Cell Propulsion

By Graham Warwick Sep 21, 2021
The goal is to be able to fly missions longer than 200 km (125 mi.) with nine passengers and zero emissions.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Vertical Signs eVTOL Tie-Up With Bristow; Avolon Strikes Brazil Deal

By Graham Warwick Sep 21, 2021
Helicopter operator Bristow Group has announced a partnership with Vertical Aerospace to explore electric vertical-takeoff aircraft while Avolon is partnering with Brazilian airline GOL and transportation provider Grupo Comporte to commercialize an eVTOL ride-sharing platform in Brazil.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Inside CECI: The FAA’s Front Door For Innovation

By Graham Warwick Sep 21, 2021
FAA’s Center for Emerging Concepts and Innovation addresses novel technologies in eVTOL, safety enhancements, electric propulsion, advanced flight controls and flight deck displays as well as advanced automation.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Shell Sets Out SAF Production Ambition

By Graham Warwick Sep 21, 2021
The oil and gas company has set itself a target of producing 2 million metric tons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) a year by 2025—a significant near-term scale-up in supply since Shell is not producing SAF at present.
Emerging Technologies