Strata leverages 4IR technology to strengthen its core capabilities

Strata Manufacturing (Strata), a wholly-owned by Mubadala Investment Company PJSC, has leveraged Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technology to strengthen core manufacturing capabilities, diversify product portfolio and pivot into new areas of manufacturing. Speaking at this year’s Global Aerospace Summit, Ismail Ali Abdulla, CEO of Strata, highlighted how the Al Ain-based company is embracing digital transformationRead More

World’s first flight with hydrogen electric commercial passenger aircraft

Alternative-fuel innovation company ZeroAvia is claiming to have achieved the world’s first flight of a hydrogen-electric commercial passenger aircraft, with its retrofitted Piper M350. The aircraft – under previous registration N866LP – had already been used to conduct a commercial-scale battery-electric flight in June. But ZeroAvia says it also completed a “world first” hydrogen fuel-cell-poweredRead More

MySky and SD announce strategic alliance for private aviation

MySky, the AI-powered spend management platform designed for the private aviation industry, and Satcom Direct (SD), have announced a strategic alliance enabling seamless access to real-time data for private aviation. Subscribers to MySky and SD will benefit from an all-encompassing approach to aircraft management that combines operational and financial information into a single source ofRead More

Rolls-Royce announces new breakthroughs in AI ethics

Rolls-Royce has announced two breakthroughs in artificial intelligence ethics, which it said could help gain society’s trust of the technology and accelerate the next generation of industrialization, known as industry 5.0. The first breakthrough is an AI ethics framework, which is a method that any organization can use to ensure the decisions it takes toRead More

Keyvan Aviation creates new antibacterial uniforms to protect people from bacteria and viruses

Istanbul based company Keyvan Aviation has created new antibacterial uniforms that use materials designed to protect people from viruses and bacteria without cabin crew having to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) over their uniforms. “To achieve ICAO ‘clean crew’ advice, we built Airlines Cabin Crew Uniform with new safety design to cover the entire bodyRead More

First state of the art rover blasts off to Mars to bring back evidence of ancient life

The biggest, most sophisticated Mars rover ever built — a car-size vehicle bristling with cameras, microphones, drills and lasers — blasted off for the red planet recently as part of an ambitious, long-range project to bring the first Martian rock samples back to Earth to be analyzed for evidence of ancient life. NASA’s Perseverance rodeRead More

HAECO rolls out hands free devices for aircraft lavatories

HAECO’s cabin solutions unit has rolled out a suite of hands-free devices that can be fitted into existing aircraft lavatories, amid growing scrutiny of onboard sanitation during the coronavirus outbreak. The solutions include an electric, foot-controlled switch to flush toilets; an infrared, sensor-based waste basket lid; and a refillable hand sanitizer dispenser, which HAECO saysRead More

Honeywell Aerospace unveils lightweight, low maintenance cooling system for UAM and electric aircraft

Honeywell Aerospace has unveiled a lightweight, low-maintenance cooling system for developers of urban air mobility (UAM) and electric aircraft, and has named the Eviation Alice as launch platform for the energy-efficient feature. The company’s micro vapor cycle system (MicroVCS) will be incorporated into the nine-seat, all-electric commuter aircraft in July, in preparation for the prototype’sRead More

Inmarsat, Airbus to develop next generation satellites for GX network

Inmarsat has signed a contract with Airbus Defense and Space (Airbus) to develop a new generation of satellites for its Global Xpress (GX) network. The satellites, named GX7, 8 and 9, will be optimized for real-time mobility and feature thousands of dynamically-formed beams that direct capacity with laser-like precision over high-demand areas. With focused, ultra-high-powerRead More

Magnix makes first flight with Cessna prototype

Magnix recently made the first flight with a prototype of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan aircraft powered by its 750-hp Magni500 all-electric propulsion system. The aircraft took off from Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Washington, and landed more than 30 minutes later after conducting some basic maneuvers. According to Magnix and its partnerRead More