NASA Reveals Study Plan For 2040 Eco-Airliner
New NASA green airliner study to go beyond agency’s sustainable X-plane to include technology for broader reduced environmental impacts.
audra.avizieni… Mon, 10/25/2021 - 08:00
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The Week In Technology, Oct. 25-29, 2021

By Graham Warwick Oct 25, 2021
Fuel-cell cargo drone; Electric air racers; LeoLabs down under; Hydrogen box wing; 100% SAF flights.
Emerging Technologies
The Week In Defense, Oct. 22-28, 2021
South Korea’s stealth plans; U.S. steps toward the E-7; Assembling Safran engines in Texas; and Army signs deal for SAR data integration.
jack.freifelde… Fri, 10/22/2021 - 08:00
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First Take, Oct. 25, 2021

By Graham Warwick Oct 21, 2021
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.
Aerospace

Eviation On Track For All-Electric Alice Completion

By Guy Norris Oct 20, 2021
Despite pandemic-related supply chain disruption, the redesigned Eviation Alice is in final assembly ahead of first flight by year-end.
Aircraft & Propulsion
MagniX Charges Ahead With Electric Aviation Power Plan
MagniX sees FAA special conditions approval for electric engines for retrofit and new-build as gateway to rapid market growth.
jack.freifelde… Wed, 10/20/2021 - 08:00
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Engineers Envision Hydrogen Regional Aircraft Of Future
European engineering services company Akka Technologies has unveiled its concept for a zero-emission regional aircraft.
andy.savoie@av… Tue, 10/19/2021 - 20:02
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Asset Manager Amedeo Backs Aura’s Electric Regional

By Graham Warwick Oct 19, 2021
Aircraft finance and asset management company Amedeo has entered a strategic partnership with Aura Aero that includes a letter of intent to purchase 200 of the French startup’s planned 19-seat ERA hybrid-electric regional aircraft.
Emerging Technologies
The Week In Technology, Oct. 18-22, 2021
Diamond e-trainer; Cyclorotor lifts off; VoloDrone in a truck; Fuel-cell test site; and Airflow power options.
jack.freifelde… Tue, 10/19/2021 - 08:00
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Opinion: Five Uncertainties Facing The Defense Market

By Byron Callan Oct 19, 2021
Congressional behavior, midterm elections, new technologies and rising startup companies are likely to drive change in the 2020s.
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Airbus Covets Central Role In Services
As sharing and analyzing data is proving increasingly effective, Airbus intends to build on the momentum and grow in services.
ARTURO.MORA@IN… Tue, 10/19/2021 - 08:00
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Boeing ecoDemonstrator Assumes Growing Role
Despite unprecedented fiscal pressures, Boeing says continuing ecoDemonstrator support is investing in the future as sustainability takes center stage.
ARTURO.MORA@IN… Tue, 10/19/2021 - 08:00
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Alaska Airlines Sets Out Sustainment Road Map
Alaska Airlines calls for more support on sustainable fuels as it looks for efficiency gains through ecoDemonstrator involvement.
ARTURO.MORA@IN… Tue, 10/19/2021 - 08:00
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Ramjet-Powered Artillery Moves Beyond Experimental Status
A decade-long investment by Nammo in solid-fuel ramjets has proven the feasibility of the technology for artillery applications.
jack.freifelde… Mon, 10/18/2021 - 08:00
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UH2 Raises Funds For Fuel-Cell Flight Testing

By Graham Warwick Oct 15, 2021
Universal Hydrogen has raised an additional $62 million in funding to take the startup through initial flight testing of its hydrogen fuel-cell propulsion conversion for regional turboprops. 
Emerging Technologies

Dynetics Starts Shaping First Hypersonic Manufacturing System

By Steve Trimble Oct 15, 2021
As calls grow for more affordable hypersonic systems, Dynetics remains focused on delivering the baseline weapon on time.
Missile Defense & Weapons

Reliable Raises Funds To Advance Autonomous Cargo Aircraft

By Graham Warwick Oct 14, 2021
Reliable Robotics has raised an additional $100 million in funding to continue development of its remotely operated aircraft system for cargo and passenger aircraft.
Emerging Technologies

Business Aviation Operators Embrace Carbon-Offset Credits

By William Garvey Oct 14, 2021
Daily disasters help define the global environmental problem.
Business Aviation

FAA Set To Deploy Advanced Departure-Calculation Tool

By Sean Broderick Oct 14, 2021
Enhancement is part of a multiyear effort to improve airspace usage, reduce emissions.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Diamond Launches Electric Training Aircraft

By Graham Warwick Oct 13, 2021
The first announced application for EP Systems’ EPiC lithium-ion battery module, the eDA40 is designed for use as an electric circuit trainer.
Emerging Technologies

Decision Nears In Lengthy Low-Band Jammer Contract Dispute

By Steve Trimble Oct 13, 2021
The U.S. Navy is set to decide a path forward after two rounds of protests have delayed the Next-Generation Jammer Low-Band program.
Missile Defense & Weapons

Daily Memo: NASA Project Signals Dawn Of Electrified Airliner

By Guy Norris Oct 12, 2021
The long-term sustainable growth of air transport will hinge on the development of net zero carbon propulsion technologies and NASA has taken a concrete step toward fostering the development of one such option.
Aircraft & Propulsion

French President Adds Pressure To Airbus’ Hydrogen Plans

By Thierry Dubois Oct 12, 2021
French president Emmanuel Macron says the first commercial aircraft relying on hydrogen should be in service by 2030, earlier than Airbus’ stated target of 2035.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Hydrogen Making Inroads Into Sustainable-Aircraft Development

By Graham Warwick Oct 11, 2021
A shift from electric and hybrid-electric propulsion toward hydrogen is evident among sustainable aircraft projects announced so far this year, according to European consultancy Roland Berger.
Emerging Technologies
Prometheus To Produce Net-Zero SAF From 2022
U.S. startup Prometheus Fuels expects to begin delivering commercial quantities of its carbon-neutral sustainable aviation fuel toward the end of 2022.
guy.ferneyhoug… Mon, 10/11/2021 - 14:25
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