Bamboo | September 29, 2020
Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways has begun flight operations with its Embraer E195 aircraft. The aircraft are being wet-leased from Denmark’s Great Dane Airlines. However, they do wear Bamboo Airways’ livery.
Since its launch last year, Bamboo Airways has been making waves within the Vietnamese aviation industry. Before the current situation, the airline has been building up its domestic network. Earlier this year, the planned launch of European flights was forced to be delayed by the current circumstances affecting the aviation industry. However, this didn’t stop the airline from operating a series of repatriation flights between Vietnam and Europe.
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.
Honeywell | August 16, 2021
Pipistrel's Nuuva V300 is a long-range, large-capacity, autonomous UAV. It will take off and land vertically with battery power, meaning it does not require a runway, and has significantly lower operating costs than helicopters. It can carry loads up to 460 kilograms (~1010 pounds) for more than 300 kilometers (~186 miles), making it an ideal solution for deliveries to areas traditionally accessible only by helicopter. Its smaller sibling, the Nuuva V20, shares the same architecture and advantages of the larger V300, but is designed to serve as a lighter cargo transport vehicle carrying loads of up to 20 kg.
The Surveyor aircraft uses a fixed-wing design that is designed to be customized with various sensors and cameras for use in applications like wildlife management, coastal patrol, traffic observation, or search and rescue efforts.
Honeywell is a major player in the emerging Urban Air Mobility segment, offering a full line of avionics, flight control, navigation, radar, communications, actuation, cooling, motors, and turbo-electric propulsion systems — all tailored for piloted vertical takeoff and landing, urban air mobility and unmanned cargo vehicles. Honeywell also offers aerospace integration and certification expertise for enabling the commercialization of these vehicles.
Honeywell Aerospace products and services are found on virtually every commercial, defense and space aircraft. The Aerospace business unit builds aircraft engines, cockpit and cabin electronics, wireless connectivity systems, mechanical components and more. Its hardware and software solutions create more fuel-efficient aircraft, more direct and on-time flights and safer skies and airports. For more information
Pipistrel is a world-leading small aircraft designer and manufacturer, specialized in energy-efficient and affordable high-performance aircraft. With more than 30 years of experience, Pipistrel has produced more than 2200 aircraft to-date, gaining significant international reputation by delivering unique, innovative products to passionate customers on all continents. First-to-fly an electric two-seater in 2007 and the winner of the NASA Green Flight Challenge in 2011 with the World's first electric four-seat aeroplane, Pipistrel has designed nine different experimental and serially produced electric aircraft, including the first type certified electric aeroplane, the Velis Electro. It has also developed propulsion systems, including batteries, power controllers and electric motors, for small and general aviation class of aircraft for NASA and Siemens, among others. With involvement in standardisation committees, i.e. ASTM F44.40, F39.05, SAE AE7-D, Pipistrel is helping to enable the future market of hybrid-electric aviation.