Category Archives: Aviation Technology

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, ...

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 succumb to corrosion ...

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 ...

Aerospace Tech Startup on a Mission to Build The World’s Fastest Commercial Aircraft

The race to provide the world with next-generation supersonic commercial air travel is now on. Aerospace tech startup Hermeus had unveiled last month its plans to build a new aircraft that can travel at speeds of up to Mach 5-- five times the speed of sound. According to Ars Technica, Hermeus was able to raise an initial round of funding led by Khosla Ventures, allowing it to move forward in its development of a propulsion demonstrator and other initial technologies needed to make the supersonic prototype aircraft. Such an aircraft would cut travel time from New York to Paris from ...

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