SpaceDataHighway enables users to transfer data (including imagery, video and voice) from their LEO satellites and airborne platforms by means of laser communications via the EDRS-A and EDRS-C geostationary satellites to receiving ground stations in Europe.Continue reading “The future of aviation / aerospace communication according to Airbus (video)”
Hydrogen is the only viable and scalable solution for decarbonizing aviation and it is the most weight-efficient energy carrier and aerospace is the most weight-sensitive vertical. But the biggest impediment to hydrogen aviation has been lack of infrastructure.
By Using their modular capsule technology, hydrogen is transported and distributed via the existing global freight network.
To spur adoption Universal Hydrogen has developed a conversion kit to retrofit existing regional airplanes with a hydrogen-electric powertrain improving both performance and cost.Continue reading “Universal Hydrogen sets foot in Europe with new R&D Centre in Toulouse”
Airbus collaborates with Wilhelmsen to develop unmanned aircraft systems for maritime deliveries
Airbus and Wilhelmsen Ships Service have entered into a strategic collaboration to drive the development of an end-to-end service for safe deliveries of parcels with an unmanned aircraft system (UAS), in the maritime industry.
The announcement was made today at the biennial Posidonia maritime exhibition taking place in Athens, Greece, with the MoU signed by Airbus’ and Wilhelmsen’s representatives. Continue reading “Airbus collaborates with Wilhelmsen to develop unmanned aircraft systems for maritime deliveries”
US set to announce participants in new slate of drone tests
(Reuters) – Major technology and aerospace companies including Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O), Apple Inc (AAPL.O), Intel Corp (INTC.O), Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) and Airbus SE (AIR.PA) are vying to take part in a new slate of drone tests the United States is set to announce on Wednesday, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
The wide interest in the U.S. initiative, launched by President Donald Trump last year, underscores the desire of a broad range of companies to have a say in how the fledgling industry is regulated and ultimately win authority to operate drones for everything from package delivery to crop inspection.
The pilot program will allow a much larger range of tests than are generally permitted by federal aviation regulators, including flying drones at night, over people and beyond an operator’s line of sight. Continue reading “US set to announce participants in new slate of drone tests”
Airbus, Singpost to conduct joint research and trials on drone delivery
Drones buzzing around the island delivering small parcels may soon become a reality, as Singapore Post inked an agreement on Tuesday (April 18) with Airbus Helicopters to conduct research and trials on drone delivery.
The agreement makes SingPost a partner under Airbus Helicopter’s Skyways parcel delivery project, which aims to develop the safe use of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, for package delivery in urban environments.
Airbus Helicopters and SingPost aim to roll out a trial at the National University of Singapore (NUS) in early 2018, which will see autonomous drones flying in pre-defined routes dropping off packages less than 4kg at locker parcels across the campus. Continue reading “Airbus, Singpost to conduct joint research and trials on drone delivery”
Airbus to put self-flying airborne taxis prototype in the air by 2017. Ford might be looking to put self-driving cars into service for on-demand taxi scenarios by 2021, but that’s thinking small by Airbus standards – the aircraft manufacturer wants to make autonomous flying taxis a real thing for dense urban areas where traffic congestion is a real and growing problem. Continue reading “Airbus to put self-flying airborne taxis prototype in the air by 2017”