Graham Warwick

Graham
Warwick
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Analysis: What does urban air mobility mean for airlines?
Urban air mobility is defined as on-demand commercial air transport. The question for airlines is whether they should be interested or concerned.
Bombardier Commercial delivered 20 CRJs, 15 Q400s in 2018
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft delivered 20 CRJs and 15 Q400s in 2018, and deliveries are expected to remain at the 35-aircraft level for 2019.
FAA to require drones to display ID number on outside surface 
Concerned that explosives concealed inside a drone could pose a danger to someone trying to identify an unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV), the FAA will require owners to display their registration number on an outside surface.
Airbus UAM
Airbus: Public accepts urban air mobility; safety, noise a concern 
Safety and noise are the public’s biggest concerns about urban air mobility (UAM), but initial acceptance of the concept is surprisingly high, a public perception survey conducted by Airbus has concluded.
Boom details noise goals for Overture supersonic airliner 
Boom’s Overture supersonic airliner will be as quiet on takeoff and landing as subsonic aircraft flying similar routes today, the startup said, providing more insight into its efforts to reconcile the high- and low-speed requirements for its Mach 2.2 commercial aircraft.
Counter-UAV system makers frustrated by airports’ inaction 
Following the drone sightings that shut down London Gatwick Airport in December, manufacturers of equipment to counter unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) say the technology is available and expressed frustration that airports and authorities are not being more proactive in meeting the threat.
Boeing reveals ultra-efficient airliner concept 
Boeing has unveiled a refined design for its Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW) ultra-efficient airliner concept.
Boom raises $100 million for supersonic commercial airliner 
Startup Boom Supersonic has closed a $100 million Series B investment round to finance continued work on its Mach 2.2 commercial airliner—now called the Overture.
Japan startup Euglena opens first biojet refinery 
Japanese startup Euglena has completed construction of the country’s first demonstration plant for producing renewable jet and diesel fuel. The refinery in Tsurumi, Yokohama, is to begin operation in spring 2019.
Bombardier CRJ family
Bombardier forecasts CRJ profitability in 2020 
Bombardier expects its commercial aircraft unit to become profitable in 2020 relying solely on CRJ production after the sale of the Q400 program next year.
Shell, SkyNRG begin providing biofuel at SFO 
Fuel supplier Shell Aviation and biofuel distributor SkyNRG have begun providing sustainable aviation fuel to Finnair, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) under a long-term collaboration agreement announced in May.
Boeing, SparkCognition launch unmanned airspace management JV 
Boeing and artificial-intelligence (AI) startup SparkCognition have launched SkyGrid, a joint venture (JV) that will develop an airspace management platform for unmanned aircraft and urban air mobility (UAM).
2020 launch planned for European hypersonic test glider 
European and international partners are moving toward the launch of an experimental hypersonic glider in 2020 as part of a long-term research program aimed at enabling development of a high-speed civil transport able to fly from Europe to Asia and Australia in under three hours.
Bombardier to sell Q400 turboprop program, cut 5,000 positions 
Bombardier plans to sell the Q400 regional turboprop program to Longview Aviation Capital, parent company of Canada’s Viking Air, which previously acquired the rights to out-of-production de Havilland Canada types.
Wright and easyJet tout progress toward all-electric airliner 
Working with Spanish hybrid-electric light aircraft developer Axter Aerospace, US startup Wright Electric plans to fly a nine-seat demonstrator in 2019 as a step toward an ultimate goal of developing a 186-seat, electric-powered narrowbody airliner.
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