Li-Fi instead of Wi-Fi: Light Revolutionizes Communication on Board

Air France has used light waves to transmit data in the cabin for the first time ever on a flight. The significant advantages offered by Li-Fi technology mean that there is a good chance it will move into the cockpit in the future.

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Li-Fi instead of Wi-Fi: Light Revolutionizes Communication on Board

Air France has used light waves to transmit data in the cabin for the first time ever on a flight. The significant advantages offered by Li-Fi technology mean that there is a good chance it will move into the cockpit in the future.

Boeing takes Porsche into the Air

Porsche is taking off. With the help of Boeing, the sports car manufacturer is now exploring the market for electric air taxis. A first prototype could be launched as early as 2020. A later series model will also be able to fly autonomously.

Flying through the Air in a big “V”

Large, modern commercial aircraft always have a similar design: a round fuselage, central wings with engines attached, and a tailplane at the rear. But a new concept from the Delft University of Technology is breaking with all the conventions. The shape of a new innovative, aerodynamic aircraft is reminiscent of a horizontal letter “V”.

Boeing takes Porsche into the Air

Boeing takes Porsche into the Air

Porsche is taking off. With the help of Boeing, the sports car manufacturer is now exploring the market for electric air taxis. A first prototype could be launched as early as 2020. A later series model will also be able to fly autonomously.

Flying through the Air in a big “V”

Flying through the Air in a big “V”

Large, modern commercial aircraft always have a similar design: a round fuselage, central wings with engines attached, and a tailplane at the rear. But a new concept from the Delft University of Technology is breaking with all the conventions. The shape of a new innovative, aerodynamic aircraft is reminiscent of a horizontal letter “V”.

Research for fluttering Wings

With the participation of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR), researchers are developing new technologies for lighter wings that are still extremely stable. This could soon make flying cheaper and more environmentally friendly.

The End of the Watch Shop

Decades after its maiden flight, the Airbus A300 is still one of the indispensable workhorses in the air freight industry. Logistics service provider UPS is now preparing the cargo version of the aircraft for the future, with a new digital cockpit.

“Space at the top”: New Software Saves Time and Fuel

Traffic Aware Strategic Aircrew Request, or TASAR for short, is the joint research project run by the US space and aeronautics administration NASA and Alaska Airlines. Route and altitude optimization based on various real-time flight and weather data will help pilots save time and fuel.

Research for fluttering Wings

With the participation of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR), researchers are developing new technologies for lighter wings that are still extremely stable. This could soon make flying cheaper and more environmentally friendly.

The End of the Watch Shop

Decades after its maiden flight, the Airbus A300 is still one of the indispensable workhorses in the air freight industry. Logistics service provider UPS is now preparing the cargo version of the aircraft for the future, with a new digital cockpit.

“Space at the top”: New Software Saves Time and Fuel

Traffic Aware Strategic Aircrew Request, or TASAR for short, is the joint research project run by the US space and aeronautics administration NASA and Alaska Airlines. Route and altitude optimization based on various real-time flight and weather data will help pilots save time and fuel.

Less turbolence on the runway

Less turbolence on the runway

Within the framework of a research project, it has been possible for the first time to significantly reduce the dangerous wake vortices behind starting jets. This not only increases safety, but also allows a higher cycle sequence over the pistes.

Reducing costs–raising performance

Reducing costs–raising performance

Erik Muttersbach, co-founder and CTO of the digital international freight forwarder FreightHub, talks about the vision and future goals of the fast-growing start-up.

Less turbolence on the runway

Less turbolence on the runway

Within the framework of a research project, it has been possible for the first time to significantly reduce the dangerous wake vortices behind starting jets. This not only increases safety, but also allows a higher cycle sequence over the pistes.

Reducing costs–raising performance

Reducing costs–raising performance

Erik Muttersbach, co-founder and CTO of the digital international freight forwarder FreightHub, talks about the vision and future goals of the fast-growing start-up.

License to fly drones, event at night and beyond line of sight

License to fly drones, event at night and beyond line of sight

When it comes to commercial drone flights, three big names – UPS, Fedex and Amazon – are already off the starting blocks. The critical US aviation authority FAA has given its blessing for deliveries to be made from the air. UPS has even been granted permitted to fly at night and beyond the pilot’s line of sight.

License to fly drones, event at night and beyond line of sight

License to fly drones, event at night and beyond line of sight

When it comes to commercial drone flights, three big names – UPS, Fedex and Amazon – are already off the starting blocks. The critical US aviation authority FAA has given its blessing for deliveries to be made from the air. UPS has even been granted permitted to fly at night and beyond the pilot’s line of sight.

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