Innovation

Airbus inspired by soaring eagles for new shape-shifting wing tech

Airbus has launched a high-performance wing demonstrator project to trial new technologies that could help to cut emissions...


Covid-inspired innovation: how is cargo stored in a passenger cabin?

AeroTime examines the most popular COVID-19-inspired innovations used for freight carriage in a passenger plane cabin.  ...


Flying wings: why everybody still talks about them | Part 1

With new futuristic designs presented by major manufacturers, flying wing airliners seem just around the corner. But wasn’t it so for decades?...


Avidyne awaits first AI-based avionics certification by 2022

The Florida-based avionics producer Avidyne and the Swiss startup Daedalean expect the new AI-based avionics system to get certified by FAA in 2022.  ...


Narita Airport innovates to reduce passenger interactions

Japan’s Narita International Airport launched new innovative passenger check-in stations which are expected to lessen interpersonal interactions....


Etihad tests facial recognition services for cabin crew

Etihad Airways, in collaboration with information technology company SITA, will test facial biometric services intended to modernize check-in procedures for cabin crew....


Fingermind: MRO industry needs innovation to rationalize itself

The MRO sector, much like the rest of the aviation industry, focuses its energy on rationalizing costs. As a consequence of the ongoing crisis, experts already point to another issue that the industry might be facing soon — a shortage of skilled technicians. Since 2000, Fingermind has offered its customers digitization solutions for aeronautical maintenance. Today, Christophe Remy, the CEO of the Paris-based company, trusts his software wil...


Airbus unveils three hydrogen-powered aircraft concepts

Determined to win the race to a “zero-emission aircraft” by 2035, Airbus unveiled three hydrogen-powered concepts the company is currently working on....


Boeing NeXt to halt operations while company plans recovery

Boeing NeXt, an urban air mobility division of Boeing, will halt operation as its parent company looks to cut costs and side projects....


3 areas in aviation where tech could speed up COVID-19 recovery

Aviation industry professionals claim that investments in innovation and a comprehensive automatization of operations would help the aviation sector to hasten the recovery of COVID-19 crisis....