Responsibility for installing redesigned fan cowls would fall mainly on operators and would affect thousands of 737NGs.
If parts of the industry are going back to square one or close to it with electric technology, Japanese newcomers may have opportunities.
Russian Helicopters takes Western approach to developing coaxial light helicopter
Russia’s VRT500 will use a Western engine and avionics as it targets the urban air services niche.
Europe’s flutter-free wing; EasyJet and Airbus on electric; Honeywell helps AI startup; Islander is going electric; Boeing’s autonomous teaming test.
Distributed drive units should increase performance while enabling simpler, lighter, less costly systems.
Modified BAe 146 will test multimegawatt hybrid-electric propulsion
From turbo-generator to motor-driven fan, E-Fan X demonstrator will flight-test a complete high-power, high-voltage hybrid-electric propulsion system.
Paul Eremenko may have been frustrated with internal resistance to change at Airbus. He was hired in 2015 to run A3, the Silicon Valley-based innovation hub.
Collision with a drone could cause more harm than a birdstrike, study concludes
Computational modeling validated by components testing assesses the severity of damage caused by a drone colliding with an aircraft at approach speed.
By combining multiple power sources, small manned aircraft could fly almost indefinitely, unlocking new potential.
Aircraft lighting influences birdstrikes, Facebook and Airbus team to advance stratospheric UAVs, Boeing backs new MIT wind tunnel, NASA supercomputers unlock flow secrets, and TsAGI’s air-cushion amphibian for the Arctic.