The Week In Technology, Sept. 14-18, 2020

By Graham Warwick Sep 14, 2020
Russia develops hybrid; Aerion tunnel tests; German air mobility; UK copter startup; Offshore drone delivery; Amazon, Walmart and drones.
Emerging Technologies

What Radical Engine Changes Means For The Aftermarket

By Guy Norris Sep 11, 2020
Coming evolution toward electric and/or hydrogen propulsion for aircraft will create challenges as well as opportunities for MRO providers.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Lockheed Martin Unveils Details Of MQ-9 Replacement Offer

By Steve Trimble Sep 11, 2020
The company is offering a family of UAS that includes advanced and inexpensive systems.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

Flight Experience Makes Pipistrel An Electric Aviation Leader

By Graham Warwick Sep 10, 2020
Pipistrel is developing a family of unmanned cargo aircraft as a follow-on to the first type-certified electric trainer.
Business Aviation

Why Does Japan Struggle In Developing Civil Airplanes?

By Bradley Perrett Sep 09, 2020
Ask the Editors: Mitsubishi’s inexperience with developing commercial aircraft has led to a series of delays in its regional jet program.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Airbus Performs Autopiloted Fello’fly Test Flights

By Jens Flottau Sep 09, 2020
Airbus has completed three test flights using two of its own Airbus A350s with the autopilot engaged in its Fello’fly wake vortex-riding project.
Aircraft & Propulsion

French Government Ups Pressure On Airbus To Move To Hydrogen Fuel

By Thierry Dubois Sep 09, 2020
The French government has reiterated its desire to see a hydrogen-fueled Airbus flying in service by 2035, firmly reacting to those claiming the move is too risky.
Emerging Technologies

Rotating Detonation Engines Are Emerging Priority For U.S. Air Force

By Guy Norris Sep 09, 2020
After decades of fundamental research, AFRL readies rotating detonation engine concepts for potential missile, engine and rocket roles.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Airshow China Organizer Retracts Cancellation Notice

By Bradley Perrett Sep 09, 2020
The organizer of Airshow China issued then retracted a cancellation announcement for the biennial exhibition set to be held at Zhuhai in November.
Aircraft & Propulsion

France Wants Airbus To Have Hydrogen-Powered Aircraft By 2035

By Helen Massy-Beresford Sep 08, 2020
France will focus on investing in hydrogen technology as part of a broader post-COVID-19 economic relaunch plan with the government planning to have a hydrogen-powered aircraft ready for 2035. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Specter Of No-Deal Brexit Worries UK Aerospace Again

By Tony Osborne Sep 08, 2020
UK aerospace and trade association ADS is again warning of the dangers of a no-deal Brexit after it emerged that the British government plans to renege on elements of the Withdrawal Agreement it previously struck with the EU.
Aircraft & Propulsion

British Rotorcraft Start-Up Will Develop Own Engine

By Tony Osborne Sep 08, 2020
British rotorcraft start-up Hill Helicopters has confirmed it will develop a turbine engine in-house for its five-seat, 1.65-metric ton light helicopter. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Will There Be A Shortage Of Commercial Widebodies In Mid-2020s?

By Jens Flottau Sep 07, 2020
Ask the Editors: Given current high production rates, it is unlikely there will be a shortage of widebody capacity.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Bell Transferring Model 214-Family Type Certificates to Erickson

By Tony Osborne Sep 07, 2020
Erickson has inked agreements with Bell Textron for the transfer of type certificates for the Model 214-family of twin-engine medium helicopters.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Reforging Of USAF Pilot Training Hits New Complications

By Steve Trimble Sep 04, 2020
A year-old proposal to reform the U.S. Air Force fighter pilot training pipeline is restructuring its acquisition approach again.
Aircraft & Propulsion

New 787 Problems Spotlight Boeing’s Quality Issues

By Sean Broderick Sep 03, 2020
Eight aircraft identified as needing immediate attention due to safety risks.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

European Project Ready To Fly Modular Hybrid-Electric Propulsion Testbed

By Graham Warwick Sep 02, 2020
The first of two aircraft fitted with a modular hybrid-electric propulsion system developed under a European research program is expected to fly in September.
Emerging Technologies

Ambitious Plans For British Light Rotorcraft Startup

By Tony Osborne Sep 02, 2020
Hill Helicopters wants to help relaunch the British rotorcraft industry with a fresh design.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Norway Begins SAR Operations With AW101

By Tony Osborne Sep 01, 2020
Norway has inducted its fleet of Leonardo AW101 search and rescue (SAR) helicopters into service.
Aircraft & Propulsion

The Week In Technology, Sept. 1-6, 2020

By Graham Warwick Sep 01, 2020
ARPA-E funds electric aircraft; ERAU tests hybrid propulsion; Ambular air ambulance; Longer-range EHang; and SkyDrive flies manned eVTOL.
Emerging Technologies

What Is The Dollar Value In The New AWIN 10-Year Commercial Forecast?

By Daniel Williams Aug 31, 2020
Ask the Editors: Aviation Week reduced its 10-year forecast for new commercial aircraft by 30%, representing a 34% drop in dollar value.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Greece To Purchase Rafales, Reports Say

By Tony Osborne Aug 30, 2020
Reports suggest 10 aircraft will be purchased, with another eight used aircraft to be transferred from French Air Force stocks for free.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Thirty More Years Of Traditional Power?

By John Morris Aug 27, 2020
Futurists talk of electric aircraft, hybrid power systems and hydrogen as a fuel source, but there are decades of life yet in jet propulsion.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Startup Tackles Infrastructure Barrier To Decarbonizing With Hydrogen

By Graham Warwick Aug 27, 2020
To kick-start the market, startup Universal Hydrogen plans to convert ATR 42 and De Havilland Canada Dash 8-300 regional aircraft to hydrogen fuel-cell propulsion to pump-prime demand.
Emerging Technologies

Opinion: The Case For More Aircraft Production Cuts

By Jens Flottau Aug 27, 2020
Returning to “normal” production is the wrong target for aircraft OEMs.
Aircraft & Propulsion

 

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