ABB Will Develop MegaWatt Fast-Charging System

By Carole Rickard Hedden Oct 21, 2021
ABB’s E-mobility unit will develop, test and supply the MegaWatt fast-charging infrastructure required for the quick turnaround times needed for electric aviation.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

MAI, UAP Partner To Provide AAM Ground Infrastructure

By Carole Rickard Hedden Oct 20, 2021
Munich Airport International (MAI) and Urban-Air Port will partner to develop electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing infrastructure and operations based on UAP’s infrastructure technology and solutions.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Rolls-Royce Eyes AAM Aftermarket

By Carole Rickard Hedden Oct 20, 2021
The head of strategy for Rolls-Royce Electrical says as electric aviation develops, so too must the aftermarket services for this new category of aircraft.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation
International Space Station Takes On New Role As Movie Set
Science fiction becomes science fact as iconic Star Trek actor flies in space.
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Here Come the Actornauts

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An Emotional Shatner Sees Life, Death In Blue Earth And Black Space
Actor returns from spaceflight deeply touched by experience.
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Shatner, Unscripted

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Eviation On Track For All-Electric Alice Completion
Despite pandemic-related supply chain disruption, the redesigned Eviation Alice is in final assembly ahead of first flight by year-end.
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Assembling Alice

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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.
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LeoLabs Adds Sixth Space Radar Site In Australia

By Graham Warwick Oct 20, 2021
The Australian location will provide good coverage of launch corridors from East Asia, and improve space coverage in the Southern Hemisphere.
Commercial Space

Rocket Lab Eyes Nov. 11 For Next Flight

Oct 19, 2021
Rocket Lab will attempt a controlled ocean splashdown and recovery of the Electron small satellite launcher earmarked for flight next month, the company said on Oct. 19.
Commercial Space

Boeing Working Through Starliner Valve Issue

By Irene Klotz Oct 19, 2021
Boeing is nearing the end of a winding technical analysis of a valve problem that scotched plans for an uncrewed orbital flight test of its CST-100 Starliner spacecraft in August.
Commercial Space

5G Could Enhance GNSS Signals For Urban Air Mobility

By Tony Osborne Oct 19, 2021
The European Space Agency and UK air navigation service provider NATS are exploring whether 5G cellular communications technology could help to provide a resilient positioning capability for uncrewed air systems. 
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

ACR ELECTRONICS

Oct 19, 2021
ACR ELECTRONICS says it has secured key contracts with two of the three largest commercial aircraft manufacturers to supply its new distress tracking…
Aerospace

CPaT GLOBAL

Oct 19, 2021
CPaT GLOBAL, Houston was selected by Malaysia's Raya Airways to provide distance learning solutions for 737 and 767 initial/recurrent pilot training.
Aerospace

UK Makes $247M SAF Investment To Meet 2050 Net-Zero Targets

By Tony Osborne Oct 19, 2021
The UK has laid out its plan to become a net-zero society with grand designs on how to reduce the carbon impact of aviation.
Airlines & Lessors
WHO'SNEWS: BURRANA

Graham Macdonald to Chief Executive Officer of Burrana, Irvine, CA.

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H.I.G. REALITY PARTNERS

H.I.G. REALITY PARTNERS has acquired SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOGISTICS CENTER, Victorville (seven properties/3.4m sq ft) in an off-market transaction.

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ROLLS-ROYCE

ROLLS-ROYCE completed successful test flight out of Tuscon, AZ of its 747 Flying Testbed using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) on a Trent 1000 engine; i

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JETTAINER extended its ULD management/maintenance contract with SWISS; deal includes replacing >650 older AKE containers with new lightweight ULDs.

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TOPCAST

TOPCAST has 5-year Honeywell Aerospace contract to be its exclusive distributor of Nitrogen Generation Systems (NGS) and sensors components in China.

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Engineers Envision Hydrogen Regional Aircraft Of Future

By Graham Warwick Oct 19, 2021
European engineering services company Akka Technologies has unveiled its concept for a zero-emission regional aircraft.
Emerging Technologies

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

XPeng Affiliate Secures Funding For Electric Fly/Drive Vehicle

By Graham Warwick Oct 19, 2021
Backed by Chinese electric car maker XPeng, startup HT Aero has reached agreement to raise more than $500 million to develop an integrated flying and driving vehicle.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

GKN Aerospace Opens UK Technology Center

By Tony Osborne Oct 19, 2021
GKN Aerospace has opened its new Global Technology Center (GTC), which will prepare the technologies to help the company build components for the next generation of fuel-efficient aircraft.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Flights Demonstrate Capability To Reach 100% SAF

By Graham Warwick Oct 19, 2021
Two different approaches to reaching 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) use in aircraft have been tested in flight. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Israeli Startup Targets Consumer eVTOL

By Graham Warwick Oct 19, 2021
A central tenet of Uber’s Elevate vision for urban aerial ride sharing was that this is commercial air transport—aircraft owned by airlines and flown by professional pilots plying between vertiports.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation