Innovation


Rolls-Royce unveils EVTOL vehicle concept

Rolls-Royce has unveiled a concept electric vertical take-off and landing (EVTOL) vehicle at this year’s Farnborough International Airshow. The design could be adapted for personal … More ››

ANS Finland platform to support digital business

ANS Finland is to develop a shared platform solution enabling digital business operations such as map services, airspace usage data and real-time weather information to make managing … More ››

Designing The Future

Thales’s Vincent Megaïdes, flight avionics strategy director, and André Cléroux, product line manager, were interviewed recently about their vision of aviation in 2040. It went … More ››

NASA tests solo Ikhana drone in public airspace without safety chase plane for the first time

NASA’s remotely-piloted Ikhana aircraft, based at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, successfully flew its first mission in the National Airspace System … More ››

Catalyst Accelerator seeks PNT innovators

US incubator Catalyst Campus for Technology and Innovation is launching a Catalyst Accelerator cohort focused on Positioning, Navigation, and Timing technologies within aerospace and defence. … More ››

AVINOR advances multiple remote tower ops

Norwegian air service provider AVINOR with Indra and its Norwegian subsidiary, Indra Navia as technology provider, have successfully completed the first test in a series of … More ››

Seamless airspace plan for 19 African states

Eastern and southern African states have passed new legislation to establish seamless upper airspace. The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) which met in … More ››

Amsterdam Schiphol becomes 28th CDM airport

Schiphol today completed the necessary changes to its information systems needed to make the Dutch hub a fully operational A-CDM (Airport Collaborative Decision Making) airport. … More ››

Earth’s magnetic field could provide drone navigation alternative to satellite GPS

Magnetic navigation techniques used by animals could allow drones to find their way without maps or satellite navigation. Research by the US Air Force published … More ››

Singaporean SATS wins IATA innovator award

Singapore-based SATS has won the 2018 IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC) Innovator Competition for its use of smartwatches for technical ramp operations. The award was presented on … More ››