Record-setting Solar Impulse 2 to become new class of solar-powered, medium-altitude pseudo satellite.
Aviation Week pilot gets first-hand experience of the first emergency Autoland system for general aviation.
Developed in secret like the Pearl 15, Rolls-Royce’s Pearl 700 has already amassed 1,200 test hours in advance of first flight on the new Gulfstream G700.
Airbus backs advanced batteries; VoloDrone; Seaplane becomes ePlane; DARPA’s launch conundrum; GE-powered drone; pilots and drones; Uber Eats’ drone delivers.
Aircraft developers, systems and air traffic management providers respond to NASA’s Urban Air Mobility Grand Challenge.
The Skytrac system samples data from 500 parameters on the AW139 and sends exceedance data to engineers.
Computational intelligence promises to make the optimization of complex systems design more tractable
With the complexity of aerospace systems threatening to overtake the ability of human engineers to optimize designs, bio-inspired algorithms and machine learning are being drafted in to help.
A model for possibly overcoming recertification barrier to replacing obsolete avionics
Cadence is applying the latest advances in commercial electronics system design automation to reduce the time and cost involved in replacing obsolete avionics.
Public-private partnership works to make certification of composite structures less costly
NASA’s Advanced Composites program finally comes to grips with the complexities of designing and certifying carbon-fiber aircraft structures.
Augmented reality promises greater efficiency and higher quality in aerospace manufacturing
Industrial augmented-reality startup Upskill launches new platform aimed at enabling large-scale use of smart glasses in manufacturing and maintenance.