Category Archives: Innovation

Optionally piloted Black Hawk demo chalks up maiden flight

Sikorsky Aircraft has demonstrated its optionally piloted Black Hawk helicopter, a significant step toward providing autonomous cargo delivery functionality to the US Army. The Optionally … More ››

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This is your portable captain speaking…

US military researchers at DARPA have created the Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) programme enabling high levels of automation into existing aircraft to enable … More ››

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First US unmanned test site operational in North Dakota

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that the first of six test sites chosen to perform unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research is operational … More ››

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Aveillant secures £6m for deployment

Aveillant, the UK specialists in 3D surveillance radar, has secured up to £6 million of funding to continue growing its customer support infrastructure and supply … More ››

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Aveillant achieves STAR 2000 integration

Aveillant’s 3D Holographic Radar has been installed at a site on the Kent coast and was successful in mitigating the offshore Kentish Flats windfarm. The … More ››

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NATS trials datalink at lower altitudes

The UK’s NATS, is conducting research into the use and benefits of Datalink in lower airspace – below FL285 (28,500ft) – using live flight trials … More ››

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4D vision nears industrial reality

A flight trial between Toulouse, Copenhagen and then Stockholm today successfully validated the sharing of trajectory information both in ground and airborne operations, and the … More ››

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Commitment Issues

Bob Poole examines whether the US will commit to Aireon’s satellite-based aircraft tracking venture Space-based ADS-B start-up Aireon had a very productive 2013. Its contracts … More ››

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South Texas FAA UAV test site prepares for full operations

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is preparing to be fully operational as one of only six federal test sites for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) with another … More ››

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GoAir signs up to electric taxiing

Honeywell and Safran have signed a memorandum of understanding with GoAir, one of India’s low-cost carriers, to support the development of the EGTS electric taxiing … More ››

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