Category Archives: Aviation Technology

How Has COVID-19 Pushed Aircraft Manufacturers to Develop Better Clean-Cabin Tech?

The coronavirus pandemic dealt a massive blow to the aviation industry. With various lockdown restrictions in effect, travel has been much harder. We have seen a steep drop in the number of passengers since the onset of the virus, and the industry has yet to recover. The reason for the lack of passengers and flights, however, is not because air travel itself is unsafe. Research conducted by Boeing revealed that the cabin environment significantly reduces and removes cough particles in the air. According to Dan Freeman, Chief Director of Boeing Confident Travel Initiative, “We found people...

All-electric Cessna took its first flight as the largest zero-emission aircraft in the world

The latest milestone for aviation: the largest all-electric plane conquered the skies. A Cessna Grand Caravan was modified and turned into the world’s largest electric-powered aircraft, bringing hope to a greener future of air travel. The Cessna is a utility aircraft with a wingspan of 16 meters. The feat was achieved through the joint efforts of AeroTEC and MagniX. Originally a 14-seater turboprop aircraft, the Cessna 208B Grand Caravan was fitted with a 750-horsepower (540kW) magni500 propulsion system that powered it through its first flight. It was “flawless,” according to MagniX chief Roei Ganzarski. The “eCaravan” as they call it, flew for...

Airbus Unveils New Zero-Emission Commercial Aircraft Designs

According to a press release on September 21, Airbus presented three climate-neutral zero-emission commercial aircraft concepts whose main fuel source will be hydrogen. This in order to reduce the impact of commercial aviation on the global climate. These concepts, codenamed ZEROe, could be put into service in 2035. By decarbonizing the industry, all three zero-emission aircraft designs could provide a solution to meet aviation's climate-neutral goals.

Airbus' commitment to the environment

Since the International Air Transport Association (IATA) blamed commercial aviation for 2-3 percent of global carbon emissions, in 2009, the industry defined three goals to address climate change: improve the fuel efficiency...

What are the different types of corrosion that affect your aircraft?

Corrosion is a big problem for every mechanic in the world. Like any other vehicle, aircraft are susceptible to corrosion. Its effects may or may not be seen right away, so it is best to always check up on your aircraft for affected areas. Corrosion is responsible for a lot of damages in your plane, and it will cost you a lot if they're left untreated.    To deal with this problem, mechanics apply paint on the different parts of the aircraft. The paint will help delay the effects of corrosion on the metal. However, all metals will...

Boom Technology Gears Up For Supersonic Jet Launch

Blake Scholl’s startup company, Boom Technology, has designed a prototype for its supersonic jet built for a transatlantic flight. How did an independent company manage to get so far in the industry?

Boom Technology Airliner Concept in flight.

Blake Scholl was an outsider in the aviation field. Sure, he was an amateur pilot and longtime fan of aviation, but his background and early work weren’t exactly geared towards aerospace. A computer science graduate, Scholl worked at Amazon.com Inc.'s advertising division until he founded his own startup, Kima Labs, which was then absorbed by Groupon Inc. So...

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