Continue reading “Introducing the new chairman of Platform UCA”
The year 2020 will be remembered – not in the last place by the aviation community – as a year in which much of public life came to a standstill. Also PUCA has gone through rough times, catalyzed by the sudden illness of its chairman and driving force Hans Heerkens.
Launch of new innovation center XLCargoDrones to accelerate unmanned cargo aircraft industry
Amsterdam, November 28th , 2018
Today, innovation center XLCargoDrones has been launched at the Amsterdam Drone Week, during Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference. The University of Twente, NLR- Netherlands Aerospace Centre and the Amsterdam University of Applied Science combine their research strengths in the field of cargo drones. The research activities are focussed on the requirements for the development and introduction of Unmanned Cargo Aircraft (UCA). The three institutes set up a research agenda on all aspects of UCA operation from societal issues, logistical opportunities to technical challenges. Continue reading “Launch of new innovation center XLCargoDrones to accelerate unmanned cargo aircraft industry”
After several editions in the Netherlands, Italy and USA, the next edition of the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference will take place in Amsterdam, as part of the Amsterdam Drones Week on 28 November in RAI. Continue reading “Hans Heerkens will open Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference, Amsterdam”
Global UCA Conference mentioned in Aircargopedia newsletter
The air cargo site Aircargopedia has started a separate section on unmanned cargo, and mentioned the Global UCA Conference in its latest newsletter. You can subscribe to this free newsletter on: http://www.aircargopedia.com/newsletters.htm. Continue reading “Global UCA Conference mentioned in Aircargopedia newsletter”
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 technologies can profoundly change aviation, and may have a major impact on tomorrow’s world.
3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is a technique by which an object is constructed in thin layers, as if a printer does not apply one layer of ink to paper, but layer after layer. The significant advantage is that more and more items can be manufactured wherever and whenever they are needed. This saves time and transport costs. Experiments are already conducted with 3D printing of food. In combination with nanotechnology, which can change properties of materials considerably, the possibilities seem unlimited. Continue reading “Hype technologies to profoundly change aviation – Hans Heerkens, Platform UCA”
We invite you to take a look at a few interesting topics approached during the International Cargo Forum Conference organised by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Continue reading “Glimpses from IATA’s International Cargo Forum Conference (Video)”
The title of the presentation is: Unmanned Cargo Aircraft; from anywhere to everywhere Continue reading “Chairman Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft speaks at TUSExpo”
“Design an unmanned containerised cargo freighter that can reduce the cost of shipping by air
and the time required for inter-modal transfers and transport on the ground”, was the objective for a concluding part of aerospace engineering bachelor’s curriculum at Delft University of Technology, called the the design synthesis exercise (DSE). Continue reading “ATLAS, an Unmanned Medium Ranged Containerized Cargo Freighter”