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Essential news for 25 Oct 2021

The future of urban air mobility - Vertical eVTOL gear up for operations at Heathrow by mid-2020s

Vertical Aerospace announces a collaboration with Heathrow Airport to explore how Vertical's VA-X4 eVTOL vehicle could operate from Heathrow by the mid-2020s. The agreement between Heathrow and Vertical is a significant milestone for Britain's zero-emissions aviation industry. Both parties will work closely to explore how this new technology can...

Middle East commercial jet & services market - Boeing forecasts valued at more than $1.4 Trillion

Boeing said that airlines in the Middle East will require 3,000 new airplanes valued at $700 billion and aftermarket services such as maintenance and repair worth $740 billion, with the region positioned to capitalize on the recovery of regional and international travel and cargo demand. Boeing provided the estimate in its 2021 Commercial Market Outlook (CMO), a forecast of 20-year demand for comm...

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Paving the way for potential STC - Sean Tucker GB1 GameBird field approved for Hartzell Talon Prop

Famed aviator Sean D. Tucker, working closely with Hartzell Propeller, has received FAA Field Approval for the Hartzell composite three-blade Talon performance prop on one of his certified aerobatic GB1 GameBird airplanes. The GB1 GameBirds are powered by 303 horsepower Lycoming AEIO-580 engines and are manufactured in the U.S. by Game Composites.  This aircraft is the first of four tandem...

World most advanced drone charging station - H3 Dynamics launches DBX-G7

H3 Dynamics announces the launch of DBX-G7, a brand new vertiport system for autonomous drone operations. Smarter, faster, and multi-modal with 5G and 4G, DBX was designed to scale on-going digitization efforts in safety compliance, maintenance and crisis management. Applications range from smart cities across Asia to various types of industrial sites worldwide. Developed during...

Aircraft corrosion – a problem out of thin air

Many older cars share a common problem among themselves – corrosion on the body and panels of the automobile. The same problem, surprisingly, when maintained incorrectly applies to older aircraft too. Jan Brunstedt, the CEO of Aviator Robotics AB, the creator of the Nordic Dino aircraft exterior washing robot, explains why corrosion is such an important topic in the world of aviation. Wha...