Airframer Flight testing puts cargo UAV on track for commercial ops

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Thursday, 2 February 2023

Impossible objects
University invests in 3D printing development for aerospace
Prototype poised
Leonardo's AW09 is set to fly with Safran's Arriel 2K
Power onboard
Liebherr installs hydrogen test bench in Toulouse
Robot handover
Wilder robot starts work drilling Piper PA-46 wings
Ground breaking
Boom begins construction of Overture factory

Boom begins construction of Overture factory

By 2032, Boom will hire more than 2,400 workers at the factory, and recruiting is already under way. The North Carolina location is close to several top-tier aerospace suppliers.
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Carl Zeiss
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Pelican progress
Flight testing puts cargo UAV on track for commercial ops

Flight testing puts cargo UAV on track for commercial ops

Following the commercial success of its agricultural spray aircraft, which led to a $37 million Series A raise in April 2022, Pyka has secured pre-commitments of over 80 orders and options for its Pelican Cargo.
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Quintus Technologies
Impossible objects
University invests in 3D printing development for aerospace

University invests in 3D printing development for aerospace

One recent example of 3D-printed parts via Impossible Objects is a strap that keeps first-aid kits secure inside aircraft currently flown by the U.S. Air Force.
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Liquid Measurement Systems - LMS
Prototype poised
Leonardo's AW09 is set to fly with Safran's Arriel 2K

Leonardo's AW09 is set to fly with Safran's Arriel 2K

The new propulsion system is already installed on the latest AW09 prototype, PS4 (Pre Series 4), which is about to start flight test activities at Kopter’s facility in Mollis.
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S. Himmelstein and Co.
Power onboard
Liebherr installs hydrogen test bench in Toulouse

Liebherr installs hydrogen test bench in Toulouse

This new test facilities will enable Liebherr to demonstrate the ability to generate electrical power, using fuel cells, to supply the major non-propulsive electrical systems of a new generation single-aisle aircraft.
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Toray Advanced Composites
Robot handover

Wilder robot starts work drilling Piper PA-46 wings

Piper's new Agile Manufacturing Robot is a 12 ft by 8.5 ft autonomous system that incorporates a light duty drill unit, HSK-E25 tool holder and programmable drill process.
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AC Products, Inc.