The Covid-19 pandemic downturn will delay any major developments for new aircraft by at least three to four years while the commercial aircraft manufacturing and airline sectors focus on recovery, leading commercial aviation executives believe. Even then, derivatives of existing aircraft appear more likely unless "disruptive" technologies come to fruition. Speaking during an FIA Connect 2020
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VoltAero is to work with on-demand charter provider KinectAir to explore possibilities for bringing its hybrid-electric Cassio fixed-wing aircraft into commercial service. U.S.-based KinectAir will explore ways to integrate its planned flight booking app with the Cassio’s cockpit to make it easier to track aircraft availability and utilization. France-based VoltAero is developing a family of aircraft seating
When Boeing’s new 777X taxied out for takeoff for its first flight earlier this year, it shared the look of most modern airliners. Its long fuselage was flanked by two massive engines under its long wings—the tips, known better as “winglets,” turned up in familiar fashion. This is just the latest chapter in a 120-year-long quest
Recently due to the current pandemic, we’ve focused extensively on the decline of the four jet widebody. However, another aircraft has been in decline since far before the pandemic started. The classic Boeing 737 series, encompassing the -300, -400, and -500 is slowly becoming a rarer sight. Development on the Boeing 737 Classic series began in
Battery-powered cars are commonplace on our roads but will holidaymakers ever get the chance to jet off and be green on electric planes?
Batteries for electric planes are currently too heavy and have too little power Airbus's E-Fan plane made a successful crossing of the English Channel in 2015 Easyjet is working with Wright Electric to make a 186-seat hybrid-electric plan Electric planes are touted as the future of air travel, allowing us to continue jetting off while
Recently we’ve talked a lot about the effect of COVID-19 on the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 747. However, we’ve not touched so much on the fate of the Airbus A340, despite multiple carriers sending them to storage and retirement. Could COVID effectively mark the end of the Airbus A340 era? Could the current pandemic
Now, developer Pedro Cruz has created a software platform to help victims of other natural disasters, like Hurricane Dorian. Pedro Cruz didn't just live through the wreckage that Hurricane Maria left in its path in Puerto Rico back in 2017. He watched the commotion in his hometown of San Juan by flying his drone overhead.
Charlotte, NC. – Aero Skills Competition enters the world of NASCAR events with the South East Regional taking place in the Fan Zone alongside the CMS Roval stock car race events. The heat of the day was comparable to the heat of the competition and the racing that followed the skills events. For info on the Aero
Emissions from aircraft could soon be captured and reused as jet fuel. Engineering companies around the world are developing systems that can turn potentially harmful gases into useful energy. BBC News reports that green aviation specialists, SkyNRG are working with Rotterdam Airport on a groundbreaking sustainability project. The firm is planning the world’s first commercial
It is hard to imagine passengers opting to take a bus ride rather than a flight, yet new start-up “Landline” wants to make it happen. They plan to combine aircraft and bus service to rural communities. While working for Alaska Airlines as network planners, a part of Ben Munson and David Sunde’s job was to