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The Airlander 10 by Hybrid Air Vehicles, The World’s Largest Airplane

Hybrid Air Vehicles

The Airlander 10 by Hybrid Air Vehicles, The World’s Largest Airplane By: Rod Washington The Airlander 10, built by British manufacturer Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) was originally developed as the HAV 304, a hybrid airship designed as a mix of an helium airship with auxiliary wing and tail surfaces. The HAV 304 used both aerostatic and aerodynamic lift and powered by four diesel driven ducted-fan propellers. Originally built for the United States Army‘s Long…

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NASA Begins Air Taxi Flight Testing with Joby

NASA began flight testing Monday with Joby Aviation’s all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft as part of the agency’s Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) National Campaign. This testing runs through Friday, Sept.10, at Joby’s Electric Flight Base located near Big Sur, California. This is the first time NASA will test an eVTOL aircraft as part of the campaign. In the…

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DHL Express Buys 12 Alice eCargo Planes (video)

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  DHL Express, the world’s leading express service provider, announced that they are the first to order 12 fully electric Alice eCargo planes from Eviation, the Seattle-area based global manufacturer of all-electric aircraft.  With this engagement DHL aims to set up an unparalleled electric Express network and make a pioneering step into a sustainable aviation future. Eviation’s Alice is the world’s leading fully…

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DHL Express orders Alice, the first-ever all-electric cargo planes from Eviation

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Electric Cargo Planes! DHL Express, the world’s leading express service provider, announced that they are the first to order 12, Alice, fully electric cargo planes from Eviation, the Seattle-area based global manufacturer of all-electric aircraft.  With this engagement DHL aims to set up an unparalleled electric Express network and make a pioneering step into a sustainable aviation future. Eviation’s Alice is the world’s leading…

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Platinum Equity To Acquire Global Aerospace Supply Chain Services Provider Unical Aviation

Platinum Equity

Aviation parts and components business to benefit from new operational resources and recapitalized balance sheet as air travel begins to rebound LOS ANGELES — Platinum Equity announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Unical Aviation Inc. and certain of the company’s affiliates (“Unical”), a leading provider of aircraft parts and components to the global commercial aerospace market, from…

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Lockheed Martin Opens Advanced Manufacturing Facility To Expand Orion Spacecraft Production

Lockheed Martin

Florida-based Factory of the Future Features Digital Transformation Tools to Support Upcoming Missions to the Moon and Beyond TITUSVILLE, Fla. — Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] opened its Spacecraft Test, Assembly and Resource (STAR) Center today. The STAR Center features business and digital transformation innovations that will expand manufacturing, assembly and testing capacity for NASA’s Orion spacecraft program and ultimately, future space exploration. The STAR…

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CAE and Volocopter Partner to Create the Global Air Taxi Pilot Workforce of Tomorrow

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MONTREAL and BRUCHSAL, Germany — CAE (NYSE: CAE) (TSX: CAE), a global leader in aviation training, and Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), announced today the signing of a strategic partnership, subject to definitive agreement, to develop, certify, and deploy an innovative pilot training program for electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) operations. A first in the industry, this eVTOL pilot training program will…

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Dedrone Protects Preakness 146 from Drone Threats

Preakness 146

Return of Live Events Signals New Era in Event Airspace Security SAN FRANCISCO — Dedrone, the market leader in airspace security, today announces the successful implementation of Dedrone’s counter-drone technology at Preakness 146. Dedrone worked with the security team from 1/ST and the Maryland Jockey Club, owners of Pimlico Race Course, home of the Preakness Stakes, in the weeks leading up to the…

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NASA Selects Contractor for Quiet Supersonic Flight Community Testing

Quiet SuperSonic

  Quiet Supersonic: NASA has awarded a contract to Harris Miller Miller & Hanson Inc. of Burlington, Massachusetts, to support a national campaign of community overflight tests using the agency’s X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology research aircraft.   This cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a maximum potential value of approximately $29 million with an eight-year period of performance.   Significant subcontractors include:…

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