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Zurich Airport runs noise reduction approach tests 
A guidance system designed to help pilots fly complex low-noise approaches has been flight tested at Zurich Airport by German aerospace center DLR using its Airbus A320 advanced technology research aircraft (ATRA).
Volocopter eVTOL air taxi flies in shared airspace at Helsinki Airport 
Germany’s Volocopter has conducted a test flight at Finland’s Helsinki International Airport with its prototype electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) air taxi.
Elroy Air begins flight testing large VTOL unmanned cargo aircraft 
San Francisco-based startup Elroy Air has begun flight testing its Chaparral large unmanned cargo aircraft.
Analysis: Momentum builds for small electric airliners
If an electric-powered aircraft crashes and nobody is injured, does it matter?
Germany plans to fly electric regional aircraft demonstrator in 2020 
German aerospace center DLR is planning a regional-size electric propulsion flight demonstrator.
UK invests $368 million in ‘cleaner, greener’ forms of air transport 
The UK has unveiled a more than £300 million ($368 million) government-industry investment to develop “cleaner, greener” forms of air transport, including electric and autonomous aircraft and sustainable alternative fuels.
Volocopter reveals production electric air taxi design 
Germany’s Volocopter has unveiled the design of its production electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) air taxi, which the company plans to fly within 18 months.
Norway’s Avinor crash a blow to electric aviation vision 
The crash of Norway’s first electric aircraft is being portrayed by local media as a blow to the country’s plan to electrify all domestic aviation by 2040.
Swedish startup to build all-electric regional aircraft 
A Swedish startup is planning an aggressive program to develop an all-electric 19-passenger regional aircraft, backed initially by a government-supported research program looking at the technologies and infrastructure required to introduce electric aviation in Sweden.
Hybrid-electric regional demonstrator to fly in 2021 
The German aerospace cluster of Berlin-Brandenburg plans to fly a technology demonstrator for low-emission hybrid-electric propulsion systems for future 19-seat regional airliners.
Zunum launches new fundraising bid to develop hybrid-electric regional 
Hybrid-electric regional aircraft startup Zunum Aero is again trying to raise funds to continue developing its 12-passenger ZA10, after earlier fundraising efforts failed.
Researchers warn of contrail impact on climate 
The climate impact from aircraft contrails will triple by 2050, increasing faster than aviation can reduce its carbon emissions, a new study by researchers at German aerospace center DLR concludes.
Bombardier CRJ1000
Bombardier splits CRJ, Challenger certificates for Mitsubishi deal 
Bombardier is working with airworthiness authority Transport Canada to create a new type certificate for the Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) family, separate from that for the Challenger 600-series business jet.
Cora, an air taxi designed and built by Kitty Hawk Corp.
Boeing partners with Kitty Hawk’s Cora eVTOL developer 
Boeing will collaborate with electric-vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) developer Cora, a division of startup Kitty Hawk that is flight testing an autonomous air taxi.
Bombardier CRJ family aircraft
Bombardier sells CRJ program to Mitsubishi for $550 million 
Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Bombardier have struck a deal on the sale of the Canadian manufacturer’s Canadair Regional Jet program for $550 million and assumption of some debt.
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Nov 14, 2019

Wizz CEO’s attack on premium cabins is a sustainability red herring

The CEO and co-founder of Budapest LCC Wizz Air has issued a statement calling for all airlines to ban premium cabins on flights of less than five hours....More
Nov 4, 2019

Korean goes K-pop in its safety video

Korean Air has just released details of its new safety video and it is certainly different; it’s a music video featuring K-pop band SuperM, which created a song for this purpose....More
Oct 30, 2019

Boeing scrutiny by lawmakers tough but necessary

While Boeing employees—and particularly CEO Dennis Muilenburg—have endured an awful two days at the US Senate and House hearings into the 737 MAX crashes today and yesterday, these hearings were necessary, and the questions posed by lawmakers were fair if often tough....More

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