Category Archives: Innovation

ESA drone operates in radio-free zone

This 6 metre-wingspan unmanned aircraft is being supported in mid-air within the European Space Agency’s Hertz radio-frequency test chamber, as if suspended in flight, to … More ››

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DFS to train controllers for UK market

Germany’s DFS is to start training tower controllers for the British market. Controllers who qualify will become the first to directly receive their licence from the … More ››

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Airbus debuts new fixed, deployable recorders

Airbus is to implement new fixed and deployable flight recorders for Airbus’ aircraft programmes, in collaboration with L3 Technologies. The new devices will come in … More ››

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Honeywell, NASA predictive boom technology to help halve supersonic flight journey times

Honeywell and NASA have completed a two-year test to determine the most effective way to show pilots flying supersonic jets where people on the ground … More ››

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Future-proof Open Flight Deck project launches 

GE has launched a cross-functional project with industrial and academic partners to develop technologies to deliver the ‘Open Flight Deck’. The partnership includes GE, BAE … More ››

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SITAONAIR, Teledyne join on ACARS service

SITAONAIR and Teledyne Controls are joining forces to deliver the aviation industry’s first-ever airline-integrated ACARS datalink terrestrial cellular service. This new partnership – announced today between SITAONAIR, … More ››

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Spirent supports TREASURE GNSS project

Global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) testing solutions expert Spirent Communications is supporting the European Union TREASURE project – Training, REsearch and Applications network to Support the Ultimate Real … More ››

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Indra solution fuses the virtual and real worlds

Indra is driving augmented reality in air navigation with its development of a pioneer solution based on the Microsoft HoloLens to improve the design of … More ››

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Ireland, Iceland launch full virtual joint comms

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) and Iceland’s ISAVIA have established the world’s first cross border virtual communications centre of its kind. The Rohde & Schwarz fully IP … More ››

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NASA taps teams to explore ambitious ideas

Three teams of NASA researchers who have dreamed up potential solutions for pieces of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) puzzle have received the nod to … More ››

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