Archive for the ‘Innovation’ Category
OEMs are working to deliver more fuel-efficient airframes and engines to airlines who are, in turn, pushing to reduce cost and increase operational efficiency. This is being achieved in three primary ways. Firstly, through aerodynamic design changes to aircraft and engines. Secondly, using lighter materials and innovative processes in manufacturing of both airframe and interior components and finally, by developing the use of alternative fuels.
2020 has been a challenging year. It is our hope that our industry will come out of these difficult times with renewed purpose, finding greater strength and resilience from each other. We recognise that during these times, our clients need dependability, confidence and trust in the people they choose to do business with.
The global space economy is growing. Governments around the world are realising the potential the space industry could be bringing into their respective economies. An exceptional amount of capital is being invested both by governments and the private sector.
The original Concorde supersonic passenger jet may have been retired in 2003, but the desire to dramatically reduce the travel time on treks like New York to Paris and Sydney to San Francisco lives on. Today, a number of companies are seeking to make supersonic travel safe, reliable and affordable.
When veteran astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley set out for the International Space Station (ISS) from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule in late May, it was more than just a successful launch and flawless docking. The first mission to take astronauts to space from American soil in nearly a decade was also the first by a private space company to take humans to the ISS.
Two stakeholders whose collaboration plays a major role in aviation safety are operators and fixed base operators (FBOs). Effective communication between these groups can help minimize risk and maximize the…
Few industries stand to benefit more from the efficient and effective sharing of data among colleagues than aviation does. Aviation companies use highly complex systems, and failure to learn from…
The commercial air transport industry is experiencing an unprecedented level of long-term AOG (Aircraft on Ground) issues resulting from mandated groundings and multiple Airworthiness Directive (AD) regimes, affecting both variant and new type power plants. To understand the reasons behind this, we need to consider where the industry is in terms of the large transport aircraft development cycle.
The aviation sector may be on the cusp of major transformation. While it has continuously developed over the past century, new technologies are currently being developed that have potential for a transformative impact.
There seems to be general agreement in the aviation insurance industry—as in most business sectors—that automation can deliver improvements in everything from performance to profitability. But if you go beyond that high-level assessment, what do experienced professionals really think about automation? We posed some key questions to a group of industry experts.