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Vertical Aerospace appoints new Chief Operating Officer

Vertical Aerospace appoints new Chief Operating Officer
Vertical Aerospace has appointed Michael Cervenka to the role of COO, accelerating progress towards its vision of personal, on-demand and carbon free air travel. Cervenka, formerly Head of Future Technologies at Rolls-Royce, will be responsible for operations and development at the Bristol-based startup, leading a team of more than 40 engineers and technical experts and reporting into Founder and CEO Stephen Fitzpatrick.
15th July 2019

Customs procedure system with face recognition at more airports

Customs procedure system with face recognition at more airports
NEC Corporation has announced an order from Japan Customs, under the Ministry of Finance, for an electronic customs procedure system utilising face recognition to be installed at the customs inspection areas of six major airports in Japan: New Chitose Airport, Narita International Airport, Haneda Airport, Chubu International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Fukuoka Airport.
11th July 2019

British Armed Forces Covenant signed at Goodwood Festival of Speed

British Armed Forces Covenant signed at Goodwood Festival of Speed
Internationally acclaimed high performance brake system design, development and manufacturing company, Alcon Components signed the British Armed Forces Covenant at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on Friday 5th July 2019. In signing this covenant, Alcon undertakes a commitment to honour the Armed Forces Covenant and support the Armed Forces communities. 
8th July 2019


Upgraded training facilities with a new digital LMS

Upgraded training facilities with a new digital LMS
  Last week, the Empire Test Pilot School (ETPS) welcomed back Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier to MOD Boscombe Down for a tour of the new facilities and to celebrate the successful transformation of test pilot and engineer training.
5th July 2019

Making the aerospace industry more sustainable

Making the aerospace industry more sustainable
Product innovation aimed at making the aerospace industry more sustainable has resulted in the launch of a new chromate-free exterior primer developed by AkzoNobel and Airbus. Newly qualified by Airbus and now included in the aircraft manufacturer's specifications, Aerodur HS 2121 is part of AkzoNobel's latest generation decorative and selectively strippable system for aircraft exteriors. 
5th July 2019

Working towards full ESA certification

Working towards full ESA certification
Newtec has announced it is working with QinetiQ on two key projects as it enters the Belgian space market. QinetiQ has chosen Newtec’s Manufacturing Competence Center (MCC), in Erpe-Mere, Belgium, to provide the soldering of on-board electronics for two projects.
1st July 2019

Is space the solution to Earth’s environmental problems?

Is space the solution to Earth’s environmental problems?
As the 50th anniversary of the moon landing approaches, new research has found children are looking to space just as much as their grandparents were 50 years ago, but for very different reasons. Nearly two thirds (61%) of children are worried about environmental damage to the planet, with 49% believing we will have to look to Space for somewhere to live in the future.
26th June 2019

Ultra-efficient electric propulsion systems for aircraft

Ultra-efficient electric propulsion systems for aircraft
WEG is teaming up with aircraft OEM Embraer to advance the aerospace industry toward the next generation of propulsion systems. The new agreement seeks to accelerate knowledge in the use and integration of electric motors in aircraft propulsion, which in turn will lead to deliverable benefits such as greater energy efficiency and better environmental sustainability. 
25th June 2019

Development of design for additive manufacturing applications

Development of design for additive manufacturing applications
The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected Siemens Digital Industries Software to develop aerospace design applications for metal additive manufacturing. The applications will leverage Siemens’ end-to-end software solution for industrial additive manufacturing that combines generative engineering, topology optimisation, predictive analytics, process simulation, build preparation and production execution.
21st June 2019

Reinventing electric aircraft: what does Tesla bring to the air?

Reinventing electric aircraft: what does Tesla bring to the air?
Expect seven times the air traffic in 2050 increasing greenhouse gas X4 unless something radical happens. Elon Musk has made interesting statements about electric aircraft over the years. His Tesla will survive and prosper: if Tesla investors stop investing the Chinese will snap it up. By Dr Peter Harroop, industry expert and chairman at IDTechEx.
21st June 2019


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