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Northrop Grumman unveils ‘supersonic aircraft’ project
Future of Aviation

The aircraft will be designed to carry up to 80 passengers at twice the speed of currently deployed platforms, with the potential to support government and military missions requiring rapid response.

Airbus taps Spirit AeroSystems to build eVTOL wing
Future of Aviation

Airbus has awarded its longstanding partner Spirit AeroSystems to build the wing of its CityAirbus NextGen “flying taxi” aircraft. CityAirbus is the planemaker’s subsidiary and is building an all-electric, four-seater vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft as part of reducing congestion in major cities. It comes as the rising aircraft concept is set to enter service

Airbus leads hydrogen fuel collaboration with Australia
Future of Aviation

As part of the MOU, the companies are expected to study the challenges of hydrogen regulations, supply, infrastructure and fuelling for aviation, ranging from the production of hydrogen to its delivery to airports and transfer on-board aircraft. 

United Airlines operates commercial flight on 100% SAF in 1 engine

It carried 500 gallons of SAF and the same amount of common jet fuel in the other engine to prove there are “no operational differences,” according to the Chicago-based carrier.

Airbus makes moves on ‘extra-performing’ wing development
Future of Aviation

Airbus has launched an “extra-performing” demonstrator project that is set to test aircraft wings that can reconfigure during flight and reduce emissions. Unveiled at the Airbus summit this week – focused on sustainable aviation – the project will undergo research to test technologies that can improve wing performance for future aircraft. The European planemaker will

Eve, industry groups launch air-taxi initiative in Brazil
Future of Aviation

  As Brazil climbs out of the COVID-19 crisis, Embraer’s Eve will lead industry groups to introduce air-taxis into South America, as the nation commits to zero-carbon flying. Eve Urban Air Mobility – a spin-off from Embraer – and partners will provide the first test simulation of Eve’s electrical vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) jet


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