Maintenance teams and materials have to travel long distances to reach offshore wind turbines. Can drones take over transport tasks and relieve maintenance personnel, the German Aerospace Center asks. COLOGNE, Germany – Maintenance teams and materials have to travel long distances to reach offshore wind turbines. Can drones take over transport tasks and relieve maintenance […]
In a groundbreaking collaboration with Loughborough University and the German Aerospace Centre Deutsches Zentrum für Luft-und Raumfahrt (DLR), Rolls-Royce, in tandem with their partner easyJet, has achieved a significant milestone in the development of hydrogen combustion engine technology. Their unwavering commitment to pioneering the future of aviation, particularly in the narrow-body market segment from the […]
After some promising initial results in the use of drones for leak detection efforts across the upstream and midstream sectors of the natural gas industry, some natural gas utilities are piloting the use of drones as part of their leak detection and repair (LDAR) efforts. While the full benefit of drones to leak detection projects is difficult to quantify at this early stage, it is evident that they have the potential to revolutionize the way the industry addresses leaks, increase the scale and reliability of LDAR efforts, and improve safety.
Airbus has announced plans to renew its fleet of chartered vessels used to transport aircraft subassemblies between production facilities in Europe and the United States. The company has commissioned shipowner Louis Dreyfus Armateurs to build and operate three modern, low-emission roll-on/roll-off vessels, which will be supported by wind-assisted propulsion. These vessels are expected to enter service in 2026 and will significantly reduce CO2 emissions, aligning with Airbus’ commitment to reduce its industrial emissions and support the goals of the Paris Agreement. The vessels will be powered by a combination of wind-assisted propulsion, dual-fuel engines, and optimised routing software, making them more environmentally friendly and efficient.
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) delivered twin solid rocket booster segments to Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The boosters will help power NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket for the Artemis II mission and are the first element of the SLS rocket to be stacked on the mobile launch platform in preparation. The boosters will […]
A further key milestone, a world industry first, has been achieved in its hydrogen research project. Both Rolls-Royce and its partner easyJet are committed to being at the forefront of the development of hydrogen combustion engine technology capable of powering a range of aircraft, including those in the narrow-body market segment, from the mid-2030s onwards. […]
Aerojet Rocketdyne, an L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) company, played a key role in NASA’s successful delivery of the United States’ first asteroid sample to Earth. Aerojet Rocketdyne engines helped propel NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft throughout its mission – from its launch aboard an Atlas V rocket to asteroid surveillance, sample capture and return. The OSIRIS-REx […]
Historic milestone reached as new aircraft manufacturing returns to UK for first time since 1968. Bob Seely MP officially opens production line at Bembridge facility on the Isle of Wight. First new Islander aircraft built in UK is set to be completed in May 2024. Production follows announcement in June of new aircraft manufacture returning to […]
HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — Bell Textron Inc., a subsidiary of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT), marked a significant milestone by delivering a High-Speed Vertical Take-off and Landing (HSVTOL) test article to Holloman Air Force Base for extensive demonstration and technology assessment, as announced on September 13, 2023. In collaboration with the Arnold Engineering Development […]
Honeywell will collaborate with NREL to scale hydrogen fuel storage solutions for Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles. Honeywell (NASDAQ: HON) announced today that it has partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on a year-long collaboration to prototype and support the commercialization of a cartridge-based hydrogen fuel storage solution for Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). […]