Innovation

Flying wings: airliners of future that never comes | Part 1: Renaissance

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


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

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....


Japan Airlines backed by Tokyo government to study drones

Japan Airlines (JAL) announced to be partaking in a drone study aiming to explore the logistics of delivering pharmaceuticals, food and security services by 2022....


Otto Aviation unveils new fuel-efficient business jet Celera 500L

Otton Aviation unveiled a full-scale prototype for a new fuel-efficient passenger aircraft Celera 500L. If the manufacturer’s promise comes true, the aircraft will be one of the most environmentally friendly business jets ever produced. ...


All Nippon Airways tests hygiene-enhancing innovation

As the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the aviation industry, implementation of various innovations in the aircraft has accelerated as well. Even before the pandemic, global conversations about hygiene had already been launched about one specific part of the aircraft that nobody wanted to touch. Japanese airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) has announced the beginning of testing a new innovation that should increase the level of hyg...


Rolls-Royce launch new effort for supersonic propulsion

Rolls-Royce and Reaction Engines will partner to develop high-speed aircraft propulsion systems for civil and defense aerospace gas and hybrid-electric engines.  ...