Universal Hydrogen | July 22, 2021
Universal Hydrogen, a company that fuels carbon-free flight, and Deutsche Aircraft, a new purpose-driven German aircraft Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), today announced a technological partnership to accelerate aviation's decarbonization, a global necessity in the battle against climate change. The two firms will collaborate to conduct a design study for Universal Hydrogen's modular capsule technology to be included in the Dornier 328 project.
The joint effort will look at the size and integration of modular capsule technology for hydrogen storage into aircraft structure and systems (including loading and unloading considerations); aircraft weight and balance; hydrogen cost (infrastructure and fuel); mission performance; and the design of a hydrogen logistics network. Furthermore, both Universal Hydrogen and Deutsche Aircraft will collaborate closely with regional and federal German authorities, as well as European Union organizations, on the study's development, manufacturing, and implementation.
About Universal Hydrogen
Universal Hydrogen is working to make hydrogen-powered commercial flights a reality soon. By delivering hydrogen in modular capsules via the existing freight network from green production sites to airports across the globe, the business takes a flexible, scalable, and capital-light solution to hydrogen logistics. Universal Hydrogen is also creating a conversion kit to convert existing regional aircraft with a hydrogen-electric engine compatible with its modular capsule technology to help accelerate market acceptance.
About Deutsche Aircraft
Deutsche Aircraft is the new purpose-driven German Original Equipment Manufacturer, built on the historic Dornier legacy and maintaining Germany's reputation for excellent design, quality, and innovation (OEM). As the holder of the Dornier 328 type certificate, Deutsche Aircraft facilitates the development of the D328 aircraft platform into a more efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly aircraft, advancing aviation's future toward climate-neutral flying. Deutsche Aircraft is leading the way in a new age of cleaner, safer, and more efficient aviation with the support of the German government.
Porter Airlines, Viasat | November 19, 2021
Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, and Porter Airlines today announced Viasat's industry-leading in-flight connectivity (IFC) solution has been selected for the Toronto-based airline's 30 new Embraer E195-E2 aircraft. The new aircraft will be linefit with Viasat's high-speed, reliable in-flight internet system and are expected to enter service in the second half of 2022. Porter is preparing to grow beyond its current regional eastern Canada- and U.S.-focused network to include routes to the west coast, southern U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean.
Leveraging the Company's unrivaled capacity across its network of geosynchronous satellites, Viasat's IFC service will provide a high-speed internet experience in the sky.
From our initial conversations with the Porter Airlines team, it was clear they place a high-value and emphasis on delivering an enhanced experience. Our proven IFC system delivers on this promise, which enables their passengers to benefit from the speeds, capacity and coverage offered by our ViaSat-2 satellite today, as well as our next-generation satellite constellation, ViaSat-3, in the future.
Don Buchman, Viasat vice president and general manager, Commercial Aviation
About Porter Airlines
Porter Airlines provides a warm and effortless approach to hospitality, restoring glamour and refinement to air travel. Porter is an Official 4 Star Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating®. The airline currently offers flights to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Fredericton, Saint John, Moncton, Halifax, St. John's, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, Windsor, New York (Newark), Chicago (Midway), Boston and Washington (Dulles), and has seasonal flights to Mt. Tremblant, Que., Muskoka, Ont., Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Stephenville, N.L.
Viasat is a global communications company that believes everyone and everything in the world can be connected. For 35 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the world communicate. Today, the Company is developing the ultimate global communications network to power high-quality, secure, affordable, fast connections to impact people's lives anywhere they are—on the ground, in the air or at sea.
WingX | May 22, 2020
Global business aviation traffic is down by 55 percent year-over-year as the industry continues dealing with the headwinds posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the latest statistics released on Thursday by data provider WingX. In its weekly Global Market Tracker, the company noted that the 113,000 legs flown thus far in May stands in contrast to the 254,000 a year before. On average, 2,600 business aircraft were active each day in May, representing 44 percent of the number usually deployed.
But the Hamburg, Germany-based WingX noted some cause for optimism as the seven-day rolling average jumped from 4,800 flights on May 1, to 6,800 on May 19. At its low point in mid-April, the total plunged below 3,700 daily flights. In contrast, commercial scheduled flights are still around 85 percent below normal levels.