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ERA – Green and Sustainable Connectivity

This 38 page report produced by European Regional Airline Association (ERA) outlines ERA members's initiatives in the fight against climate change.  Don't miss P.35 Collins Aerospace article on Hybrid-electric propulsion.
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Hydrogen-powered aviation: Preparing for take-off

Hydrogen as an energy source will play a key role in transforming aviation into a zero carbon/climate-neutral system over the next few decades. Read an interesting H2 View article by Joanna Simpson.
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World’s first Type Certificate for electric aeroplane goes to… Pipistrel

Slovenian company Pipistrel and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) announced on 10th June that the Velis Electro can now be used for flight training and other commercial and private uses throughout Europe.
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EASA Proposes eVTOL Certification Means of Compliance

EASA Proposes eVTOL Certification Means of Compliance by Charles Alcock, May 26th 2020  AINonline EASA has published proposed methods for certifying eVTOL aircraft in a further step towards establishing a framework for type certification. The “Proposed Means of Compliance with Special Condition VTOL” documentwas issued on May 25 and industry stakeholders have until July 24 to comment. The agency described...
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Pick a number: big data, artificial intelligence and aviation

Pick a number: big data, artificial intelligence and aviation Flightsafety Australia article by Robert Wilson, Making sense of the next step change in safety. ‘Airline transport faces an enviable problem: how does it improve an already impressive safety record? Doing so may be beyond human capability, but well within the potential of two computing concepts—big data and artificial intelligence.’ Click...
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Interesting Engineering – Boeing’s Solar Autonomous Aircraft can Fly Forever

Boeing’s Solar Autonomous Aircraft Can Fly Forever IFA Comment: Fascinating By Loukia Papadopoulos Built with advanced solar cells and lightweight material, the novel high-altitude pseudo-satellite called Odysseus can effectively fly indefinitely powered only by clean energy. Boeing’s Aurora Flight Services announced today the introduction of their high-altitude pseudo-satellite called Odysseus, a vessel it says is the world’s most capable solar-powered autonomous aircraft....
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African Drone Forum 2020 and Lake Kivu Challenge – Transforming mobility through Technology

Showcasing leading drone innovations, ADF 2020 aimed to facilitate a path towards harmonized airspace regulation that can foster a commercially viable Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS or drone) market in Africa.
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RAeS Lecture – Reimagining Human Flight

A presentation was given by Richard Browning telling the story behind the making of the Jet Suit and the launch of Gravity Industries. This content is only available to IFA members. Join now or log in
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Avionics International Interview: How Uber Views Electric VTOL Aircraft, UAM Operations and Safety

An interview with Jacek Kawecki, vehicle components lead at Uber Elevate, discussing how Uber views eVTOL aircraft, UAM operations and safety.
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