U.S. Air Force Is Retiring Its Mobility Trainer
Heavy-aircraft pilots will use simulators to bridge the gap between the initial turboprop trainer and operational aircraft.
jack.freifelde… Wed, 05/18/2022 - 08:00
Primary Category

The Week In Technology, May 16-20, 2022

By Graham Warwick May 18, 2022
Subscale flight test; Nordic electric seaplane; shaped by flow control; and net-zero across the Atlantic.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Major Engine OEMs Ponder Hybrid-Power Bids for New ATR Turboprop

By Guy Norris May 18, 2022
ATR’s EVO plan offers engine-makers a new regional hybrid-electric power opportunity.
Aircraft & Propulsion
ATR Aims For 2023 Launch Of Reengined Turboprop
Regional jet OEM has issued an RFI to engine-makers for a powerplant that features 20% lower fuel burn.
audra.avizieni… Wed, 05/18/2022 - 07:00
Primary Category

Australia To Get Seven More MQ-28A Ghost Bats With New Funding

By Chen Chuanren May 16, 2022
Canberra is spending an additional A$454 million ($313.3 million) to acquire seven more Boeing MQ-28A Ghost Bats and expand industrial capability.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Despite Fragmentation, Europe’s Air Traffic Management Sees Progress

By Thierry Dubois May 16, 2022
The promise of Single European Sky has yet to be realized 20 years on, but concrete advances can be seen in the continent’s airspace.
Safety, Ops & Regulation
U.S. Marine Corps Plots VTOL Fleet Makeover
Unmanned Logistics System emerges as the top priority as attack and utility fleet replacement is deferred.
jack.freifelde… Mon, 05/16/2022 - 08:00
Primary Category

First Images of Australia’s Rivet Joint Lite ISR Platform

By Tony Osborne May 16, 2022
The country's adoption of the Gulfstream G550 for intelligence-gathering aligns with the trend of modifying special-mission business jets.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Australian Startup Selects Liquid Ammonia For Decarbonized Aviation

By Graham Warwick May 13, 2022
Australian startup believes ammonia fuel can allow existing engines and aircraft to be modified to carbon-free propulsion.
Emerging Technologies

First Take, May 16, 2022

May 13, 2022
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.

Podcast: Sustainability Essentials: Understanding Next Important Steps

By Lee Ann Shay May 13, 2022
Graham Webb, Pratt & Whitney’s Chief Sustainability Officer, tells Lee Ann Shay about what needs to be done now to reduce aviation’s carbon footprint.

Opinion: Developing A Shared Investment Supply Chain Strategy

ALEX KRUTZ May 12, 2022
When OEMs launch a new airplane program, they will need supplier partners to help shoulder the burden of development.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain
Airbus Pursues Rate Increases As Supplier Concerns Persist
Market demand for the A320neo family remains strong, but Airbus is delaying A321XLR entry-into-service due to certification issues.
alex.harrell@a… Thu, 05/12/2022 - 08:00
Primary Category

Sweden Scales Up Domestic SAF Production Plans

By Graham Warwick May 11, 2022
Swedish Biofuels has announced plans to bring 400,000 metric tons (130 million gal) of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) annually to the Swedish market by building three new plants producing alcohol-to-jet (ATJ) fuel.

U.S. Regional Aircraft Utilization Declines During Pandemic Recovery

By Ben Goldstein May 11, 2022
Renewed focus on narrowbody aircraft and the U.S. pilot shortage challenge RJ operations.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Company Profile: Pyka

May 10, 2022
Pyka plans to develop and manufacture an autonomous aircraft for agriculture and cargo applications with a control center.
AWIN Knowledge Center

The Week In Technology, May 9-13, 2022

By Graham Warwick May 10, 2022
ZeroAvia’s second testbed; Hydrogen for GA; Cyrogenic propulsion plan; and Hydroplane modifies Cherokee.
Emerging Technologies

Pylon Flight Tests Mark Roc Milestone Toward Hypersonic Role

By Guy Norris May 06, 2022
Flight tests of Roc build on reliability of baseline Boeing 747 engines, gear and system components as test campaign intensifies.
Aircraft & Propulsion

COVID-19 Jumbles U.S. Army Armed Scout Schedule; Fielding Date Holds

By Steve Trimble May 06, 2022
The development phase for the Army's Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft has been extended four years due to COVID-19 supply chain delays.
Aircraft & Propulsion

NASA Prepares X-57 For First Electric Flight Test This Summer

By Garrett Reim May 05, 2022
NASA is preparing its X-57 Maxwell all-electric experimental aircraft for its first flight test this summer.
Emerging Technologies

Virgin Orbit Plan Targets Responsive Space Capability

By Guy Norris May 05, 2022
Growing defense roles, including responsive launch and hypersonic tests, factor in Virgin Orbit near-term capability goals.
Commercial Space

VIP Completions Achieves Private 767 Refurbishment

By Matthew Orloff May 05, 2022
VIP Completions refurbishment of a private Boeing 767 is the fourth the company has completed for the same customer, John Ruiz, founder and CEO of LifeWallet and its parent company, MSP Recovery.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Bristow Moves To Take Over British International Helicopters

By Tony Osborne May 03, 2022
Offshore helicopter operator Bristow Group is to purchase British International Helicopters (BIH) in its first major acquisition since restructuring and merging with Era Group in 2020.
Aircraft & Propulsion

The Week In Technology, May 2-6, 2022

By Graham Warwick May 03, 2022
EasyJet and GKN on H2; Skyryse automates EMS; Seeing inside engines; Enabling 100% SAF; Cargo UAV that autorotates.
Emerging Technologies

Certification, Contract Challenges Drive Boeing First-Quarter Losses

By Guy Norris Apr 29, 2022
The OEM says longer certification timelines are a new fact of life as development woes and fixed-price contracts force first-quarter losses.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain