Tag: technology

Embraer to Partner with Uber for Electric VTOL Taxis

Reading Time: 1 minute Embraer announced an agreement with Uber to explore the concept of an ecosystem—dubbed Uber Elevate Network—that will allow the potential development and deployment of small electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles (VTOLs) for short urban commutes. The announcement was made in Dallas, Texas, in the opening session of the Uber Elevate Summit. This preliminary partnership […]

Airports Ramp up IT Investments in Security

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airports are placing a higher priority on IT investments for passenger and airport security with 50% rating it a high priority, up from 37% last year. This is according to the 2016 Airport IT Trends Survey, the extensive annual study of IT trends within the global airport industry co-sponsored by SITA and Airports Council International […]

DARPA Banks on Robot Copilots to Help Quell Military Pilot Shortage

Reading Time: 3 minutes The US military has a well-known shortage of pilots — a problem that is exacerbated by aging legacy aircraft that require at least two people in the cockpit — but the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency may have a solution on the way. DARPA is making headway on two different concepts for robotic copilots that […]

EASA: Innovation is Constantly Changing the Way Aviation Operates

Reading Time: 2 minutes Some new technologies and some new business models are so novel that they were unthinkable a few years ago. In aviation, even the most innovative idea or product is useless, unless the rules allow its installation or use. In this environment, which some call ‘disruptive’, rules need to be changed in order to adapt to […]

FlexSys and Aviation Partners Display Morphing Wing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Winglet specialist Aviation Partners Inc. (API) and joint-venture partner FlexSys are working with an undisclosed customer to retrofit an aircraft with the first commercial morphing wing. The potentially game-changing aerodynamic innovation has wide-ranging implications for performance-boosting retrofits of existing business jets or clean sheet designs, and made its first appearance as an exhibit at the […]

Airbus Studies Noise Reduction at a New Acoustic Lab

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus has a long history of pioneering advanced technology that creates new and better ways for people to fly – and now, with one new facility, innovation at Airbus has never sounded so good. This resource is an acoustic lab in Hamburg, Germany that for the first time allows it to investigate cabin noise and […]

Boeing and Embraer Unveil Newest ecoDemonstrator Aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing and Embraer S.A. unveiled the next phase of the Boeing ecoDemonstrator program today. The program expands Boeing and Embraer’s cooperation agreement and will test technologies to improve airplane environmental performance and accelerate their introduction into the marketplace. An Embraer E170 will serve as the flying testbed and will feature advanced environmental technologies that will […]

Qatar’s Ground Handling Joins IATA Council

Reading Time: 1 minute Qatar Airways’ ground handling subsidiary has joined the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Ground Handling Council. Qatar Aviation Services’ (QAS) membership aims to build on its IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) accreditation, which it achieved in November 2014. Commenting on the news, QAS senior vice president Clive Sauvé-Hopkins said: “This is a proud […]

Michelin Will Equip the Boeing 777-300ER On The Final Assembly Line

Reading Time: 1 minute Michelin announced today that beginning in July 2016, it will be the sole source tire supplier for the main landing gear on the final assembly line for the Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range), the 777-200LR (Long Range) and the 777 Cargo. As a result, this long-haul aircraft, which can transport 400 passengers on flights covering distances […]

Global Civil Helicopter Fleet Projected to Grow 50 Percent

Reading Time: 3 minutes The global civil helicopter fleet will grow 50 percent by 2034, despite the short-term pressures emanating from a weak energy market, according to a new report from analysts at Noealt Corporate Services. The global civil helicopter market has grown almost threefold in size over the past decade driven by an expansion of the degree as […]