Monthly Archives: June 2021

Watch this flying car take its first flight in 2020

By Jack Guy, CNN Business A prototype flying car performed a test flight between two cities in Slovakia, spending 35 minutes in the air. Klein Vision’s AirCar flew between Nitra and the capital Bratislava on Monday, according to a press release on Wednesday. The AirCar Prototype 1 is powered by …

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Vaccine order confuses airport workers

He ridiculed it as a ‘no punch, go bankrupt’ policy because it could mean hundreds of staff lose shifts, and said if it were to be applied to all workers from the airport, the state government should have properly consulted with the industry beforehand. Airport and border workers are eligible …

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Center could set stricter rules for unmanned aircraft systems

In the context of the drone attack on the Indian Air Force base in Jammu, the Ministry of Civil Aviation could potentially consider tightening existing regulations for unmanned aircraft systems, government officials said. Two explosive devices were dropped from a drone at Jammu Air Base on Sunday in the first …

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Aviation industry rallies to protest government policy

Aviation organizations from all sectors of the industry will come together at a protest at Manchester Airport tomorrow (23 June) as part of an urgent call on the government to take action to help the industry to survive the pandemic. The strictly socially distanced protest, which was organized by Unite, …

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Ravn Alaska purchases fleet of electric planes

Airflow rendering of a Ravn electric plane. (Courtesy of Airflow) Ravn Alaska has announced that it will purchase 50 electric planes from California-based Airflow when they hit the market. Airflow planes will use batteries instead of gasoline to power their engines. But the company must first finalize the design of …

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The technology behind clean toilets

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of cleanup. Trax Analytics’ smart toilet system collects data from airport washrooms to help operational teams create cleaning plans and support an airport-wide data-driven cleaning approach. The system can also help plan future airport improvement projects. “Many airports and facilities management companies use …

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Japan embarks on race for supersonic passenger planes

Leading Japanese engineering companies are combining their resources with the Japanese space agency to design a 50-passenger supersonic jet. According to Nikkei Asia, the new public-private initiative, Japan Supersonic Research, was announced on Wednesday. Members of the consortia are IHI, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Subaru and Japan Aircraft …

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Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming

WASHINGTON – Boeing and Airbus could find themselves clashing as early as next year to supply air refueling planes to the US Air Force, rekindling a bitter battle between Boeing’s KC-46 and the A330 Multi Role Tanker Airbus transport. The Air Force on Tuesday issued a request for information regarding …

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Brittany Ferries explores zero-emission, sea-level ferries

Concept using the WIG design for the future “flying ferry” (courtesy Brittany Ferries) Posted on June 16, 2021 at 6:53 PM by The maritime executive Brittany Ferries, which operates passenger ferries between England, Ireland, France and Spain, is exploring the potential of a new form of high-speed, sustainable and more …

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US Air Force solicits industry for KC-Y interest

US Air Force Seeks Industry For KC-Y Interest | Aviation Week Network https://aviationweek.com/themes/custom/particle/dist/app-drupal/assets/awn-logo.svg Skip to main content Credit: Wikipedia The US Air Force has officially begun the search for companies interested in participating in a KC-Y Bridge Tanker program to supplement the tanker fleet once production of the KC-46A is …

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Workhorse Files Formal Complaint Regarding USPS NGDV

CINCINNATI, June 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Workhorse Group Inc. (NASDAQ: WKHS) (“The workaholic“Or” the Company “), a U.S. technology company focused on delivering sustainable and cost-effective drone-integrated electric vehicles to the last mile delivery industry, today announced that it has filed a formal complaint with the Federal State Claims …

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Around the world in 8 days

From dawn on June 23, 1931 until sunset on July 1, 1931, Wiley Post and navigator Harold Gatty piloted a single-engine Lockheed Vega 5C known as the Winnie Mae around the world without navigation aids, radios, autopilot, life jackets or rafts, in unfamiliar weather conditions, in remote and unimproved grass …

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US, EU Suspend Tariffs on Large Civilian Aircraft, Target China in Fight Against Non-Trade Practices | Husch Blackwell LLP

The United States and the European Union (“EU”) ad a “cooperative framework”To address and potentially resolve their long-standing dispute over subsidies for large civil aircraft, also known as the Boeing–Airbus or disputes involving large civil aircraft. Originally initiated in 2004 when the United States filed a complaint with the World …

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Romeo Power announces expansion of its management team with the appointments of CFO and CFO

LOS ANGELES–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Romeo Power, Inc. (“Romeo Power”) (NYSE: RMO), an energy technology leader providing advanced electrification solutions for complex commercial vehicle applications, today announced the appointment of the Senior Executive Kerry A. Shiba as Chief Financial Officer, effective July 6, 2021. Mr. Shiba brings over 30 years of …

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Aviation Capital Group announces financing of one Airbus A350-900 and three Airbus A321neo for Turkish Airlines

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Aviation Capital Group LLC (ACG), a leading aviation asset manager, today announced secured financing of one Airbus A350-900 and three Airbus A321neo for Turkish Airlines (THY). In connection with the financing of the A350-900, ACG’s Aircraft Financing Solutions (AFS) program used a portion …

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