Hype technologies to profoundly change aviation – Hans Heerkens, Platform UCA

Hype technologies to profoundly change aviation – Hans Heerkens, Chairman Platform UCA (PUCA) Far from the spotlight of the media, technologies are developed that can significantly change aviation – and society- especially when applied jointly. Two of them are 3D printing and quantum computers. Perhaps you do not think of aviation right away. But these… [read more]

FAA forecasts continued growth in air transportation in next 20 years

FAA forecasts continued growth in air travel in next 20 years. The FAA released its annual Aerospace Forecast Report Fiscal Years 2017 to 2037, which projects sustained and continued growth in nearly every aspect of air transportation from general aviation private flying to large commercial airline passenger levels. In commercial air travel, Revenue Passenger Miles… [read more]

Pilotless plane, developed by BAE Systems

Pilotless plane, developed by BAE Systems. Engineers at BAE Systems have already launched a series of test flights in which the high-tech prototype flies by itself using computers while being monitored by operators sitting 15,000ft below it. BAE, which hopes it can open the door to unmanned flights in commercial travel, has transformed a small… [read more]

Rwanda Launches First National Drone Delivery Service Powered By Zipline

Rwanda Launches National Drone Delivery Service Powered By Zipline. Today, Rwandan President Paul Kagame launched the world’s first national drone delivery service during a ceremony in the country’s centrally located Muhanga District. Starting today, the Rwandan government will begin using drones to make up to 150 on-demand, emergency deliveries per day of life-saving blood to… [read more]