First Take, Sept. 26, 2022

Sep 23, 2022
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Dawn Plans Test Flights Of Rocket-Powered Spaceplane

By Garrett Reim Sep 21, 2022
Dawn Aerospace plans to start test flights of its rocket-powered spaceplane technology demonstrator before year-end.
Emerging Technologies

Wisk Aero Unveils Proposed Concept Of Operations

By Garrett Reim Sep 21, 2022
Wisk envisions one “multivehicle supervisor” managing three air taxis at once from a remote location by 2030.
Advanced Air Mobility

Opinion: Why AETP Is The Best Solution For The F-35

Erin Conaton Sep 21, 2022
The Adaptive Engine Transition Program is a competitive way to make sure the F-35 remains a competitive aircraft.
AFA Air Space and Cyber Conference

Swedish Startup Heart Scales Up Electric Regional Airliner To 30 Seats

By Graham Warwick Sep 20, 2022
ES-30 will fly short routes on batteries, with hybrid system for reserve requirements and extended range.
Aircraft & Propulsion

The Week in Technology, Sept. 19-23, 2022

By Graham Warwick Sep 19, 2022
Detroit show debut for eVTOL; Compact rotary hybrid engine; Fuselage-integrated hydrogen tank; and Air Force targets autonomy innovation.
Emerging Technologies

Inside Eve’s Chicago Urban Air Mobility Simulation

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Sep 16, 2022
Aviation Week editors ride along with Eve co-CEO Andre Stein to learn more about the company’s preparations for eVTOL operations.
Business Aviation

Alice High-Speed Taxi Tests Imminent, Says New Eviation CEO

By Guy Norris Sep 16, 2022
Eviation Aircraft is set to begin high-speed taxi tests of the all-electric Alice aircraft in coming days as part of final preparations for first flight, says the company’s new CEO, Greg Davis.
Business Aviation

Startups Envision Lucrative Space Reentry Industry

By Garrett Reim Sep 16, 2022
Companies say satellites could be refurbished and reused, addressing both costs and environmental concerns.
Commercial Space

Sweden’s Heart Switches To 30-Seat Electric Regional, Adds Investors

By Graham Warwick Sep 15, 2022
Air Canada has placed a preorder for 30 of the aircraft, now called the ES-30.
Aircraft & Propulsion

The Week In Technology, Sept. 12-16, 2022

By Graham Warwick Sep 13, 2022
Hybrid-electric testing; Australian eVTOL; Delivery drone certified; AAM micro-weather; Faster LEO cleanup.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Air Force Seeks Industry Input On Autonomy Prime Innovation Push

By Graham Warwick Sep 12, 2022
U.S. Air Force innovation arm AFWerx is planning an Autonomy Prime program and proposing an Autonomy Proving Ground to test the technologies.
Emerging Technologies

Teledyne FLIR Debuts ‘Siras’ Quadcopter Commercial Drone

By Bill Carey Sep 12, 2022
Sensor manufacturer Teledyne FLIR has unveiled a commercial drone targeted for the infrastructure-inspection and other markets.
Emerging Technologies

Electra Readies Hybrid-Electric Propulsion For eSTOL Demonstrator

By Graham Warwick Sep 12, 2022
U.S. startup Electra.aero has passed a key milestone toward development of its electric short-takeoff-and-landing regional aircraft, completing a fully integrated ground test of its hybrid-electric propulsion system.
Emerging Technologies

Hoverbike Developer Aerwins Technologies Plans SPAC Merger

By Graham Warwick Sep 09, 2022
Luxury hoverbike developer Aerwins Technologies has announced plans to go public through a deal with Hawaii-based special-purpose acquisition company Pono Capital.
Emerging Technologies

U.S. Air Force Looks To A Future Of New Tech For Same Core Missions

By Brian Everstine Sep 09, 2022
On its 75th anniversary, the service looks to a future using increased autonomy and a further migration of key missions to space.
AFA Air Space and Cyber Conference

The U.S. Air Force’s Major Modernization Programs

By Brian Everstine Sep 09, 2022
Here is an overview of 10 of the service’s top priorities as it looks to shape its future force.
AFA Air Space and Cyber Conference

First Take, Sept. 12, 2022

By Graham Warwick Sep 09, 2022
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.
Aerospace

NASA Selects TruWeather To Test Urban Forecast Network

By Garrett Reim Sep 08, 2022
NASA has awarded TruWeather Solutions a $750,000 Phase II Small Business Innovation Research contract to test a network of ground-based weather sensors in Hampton, Virginia.
Emerging Technologies

Apple Introduces Satellite-Relayed SOS Texting To iPhone 14

By Garrett Reim Sep 08, 2022
Apple plans to launch satellite-relayed emergency texting service to the iPhone 14 starting in November.
Emerging Technologies

Thales Wins $350M Avant Up IFE Contract To Equip Emirates A350s

By Thierry Dubois Sep 08, 2022
Thales is finding customers that are taking up more technology features of its Avant Up inflight entertainment system.
Connectivity

Boeing’s Sustainability Studies Widen With Hydrogen Regional Concepts

By Guy Norris Sep 08, 2022
Data-driven Cascade modeling tool to inform Boeing product development planning.
Emerging Technologies

Inside The Development Of More Efficient Scramjet Engines

By Steve Trimble Sep 08, 2022
Northrop Grumman quietly developed a nickel-alloy combustor that could unlock a decades-long hurdle to rapid propulsion.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Advanced Air Mobility Industry Expanding Rapidly In China

By Graham Warwick Sep 08, 2022
Two demonstrators and a startup fuel growing activity in advanced air mobility in China.
Advanced Air Mobility

Aircraft Cargo Door, Handling System Designs Seek Greater Efficiency

By Paul Seidenman Sep 07, 2022
As freighter conversions accelerate, main deck doors, rollers and floors are being designed with features for greater efficiencies.
Aircraft & Propulsion