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The Ministry of Defence contract officially marks the start of the Tempest programme’s concept and assessment phase.
August 4, 2021
Tempest will pioneer cutting-edge technologies, including those assisted by AI, machine learning and autonomous systems to meet the challenges of future conflicts, and be operational in the mid-2030s. Full Story
An artist's impression of the eFlyer 2 cockpit concept.
August 4, 2021
The modern G500 TXi flight display will be tailored for the eFlyer 2 to display its electric propulsion information, while also adding synthetic vision, terrain and traffic alerting, geo-referenced charts, and more. Full Story
Daedalean develops artificial intelligence-based systems to support autonomous flight by processing data collected by various camera-based sensors.
August 4, 2021
PilotEye will be GA's first AI-based onboard pilot aid system, serving as an additional set of eyes in the cockpit providing visual detection of airborne hazards - including smaller flying objects like drones and birds. Full Story
Bell says it is primed to evolve HSVTOL technology for modern military missions.
August 4, 2021
High-speed VTOL aircraft could offer enhanced runway independence, aircraft survivability, mission flexibility and enhanced performance over legacy platforms. Bell is already bringing designs to the party. Full Story
The AePOP toolchain aids development of electrified propulsion system design in aerospace.
August 4, 2021
Drive System Design can simulate the performance over a range of mission profiles to determine energy usage. Characterisation of subsystems and components allows the process to model propulsion system variants. Full Story
CENTRELINE turbo-electrically driven fuselage wake-filling aircraft.
August 4, 2021
The positive effect of “wake-filling” on propulsive power has long been known in marine applications. Ship propellers are typically located aft and operated within the boundary layer flow close to the ship’s surface. Full Story
July 28, 2021
The primary and secondary power distribution system on Dassault's Falcon 10X is a next generation design providing significant weight savings over conventional architecture with equipment reduction. Full Story
July 28, 2021
Current computational methods can predict some limited blown lift flow fields in three dimensions, but NASA's involvement will enable the fast, trusted, low-order methods needed to rapidly evaluate design choices. Full Story
July 28, 2021
The advantages of a hybrid power plant include increased fuel efficiency and flight safety, reduced emissions, increased thrust-to-weight ratio, as well as increased service life and reliability. Full Story