Will airliners always look the same as they do today? The answer is taking shape in research centers in Europe and the US, but will depend on when Airbus and Boeing begin designing their next generation of all-new aircraft.
Bombardier Aerospace will lay off 1,700 employees in a bid to contain costs after stretching out CSeries development by at least 12 months and seeing business and commercial aircraft orders decline in 2013.
A biofuel supply sufficient to meet up to 1% of aviation’s fuel needs could be available “instantly,” and at a price competitive with petroleum jet fuel, if green diesel is approved for use in aircraft, according to Boeing. The company is working with partners to gain approval by the end of 2014.
Industry is in a fever over 3-D printing, seeing the ability to build things layer by layer as the key to making innovative products more quickly and cheaply as well as bring manufacturing back from low-cost countries.
The US government has released key documents laying out the path to integration of unmanned aircraft in national airspace, but achieving the goals will require “predictable and reliable” funding for the NextGen airspace modernization program, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta cautioned Thursday.
FAA has established a university-led center of excellence (CoE) for alternative jet fuel and the environment, as the aviation community continues its push to get low-carbon biofuels to commercial scale.
US-based Metron Aviation, which is part of Airbus ProSky, has won a contract from Aerocivil Colombia Air Navigation Services to deploy its Harmony Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) system to improve the operational efficiency of Colombia’s national airspace....More
Europe’s A6 alliance of air navigation service providers (ANSPs) will bid for European Commission Trans European Network-Transport (TEN-T) funding to define the best model for common services provision to support deployment of future network and datalink infrastructures....More
UK air navigation services provider NATS has signed a data services agreement (DSA) with satellite based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) provider Aireon for ADS-B surveillance data across the North Atlantic....More
The airline industry is calling for a greater role in the deployment of the Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research (SESAR) project because it is ultimately responsible for footing the investment bill....More