Studies predict electric aircraft in the year 2050: Startups and well-known air freight companies are working worldwide on the electrification of aircraft in over 90 development projects – the goal is low CO2 air traffic.
Miniature robots in the engine: Rolls-Royce, together with the University of Nottingham and Harvard University, intends to replace the time-consuming and costly dismantling of aircraft engines for maintenance – with the use of robots.
The founders of Cargosteps, Rachid Touzani, CEO, Murat Karakaya, COO, and Tom Anyz, CCO, aim to help young entrepreneurs get their business ideas off the ground with their Frankfurt-based logistics start-up lab. They have gained considerable support for their venture.
The instrument switches in the cockpit of an aircraft are used countless times – not only by the pilots, but also by technicians during maintenance or repair. Some press the switches hard, others more carefully.
While European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has declared its flagship A 380 wide-bodied aircraft obsolete, another of its enterprises is taking off. With the development and expansion of its Skywise digital platform, the company is transforming itself into a data group.
Together with the Internet platform provider Freightos, Lufthansa Cargo provides connected air freight forwarders with digital access to prices and capacities–as well as direct booking.
Siemens Digital Logistics combines specialist logistics consulting with efficient software development. Based on the “digital twin” model, experts create new solutions for innovative supply chain management, including the airfreight sector.
“Climb aboard before you board” – the airline Emirates offers this service to its passengers with an award-winning virtual reality tool.
Artificial intelligence in particular is regarded as a key technology and driver of economic development.
The new Panalpina Digital Hub will provide innovative solutions for customers of the logistics service provider. More about this in the innoFRAtor interview with Luca Graf, the head of the ‘Hub’.
The Scope transport management system from Riege Software simplifies processes in air freight and customs clearance.
With its Autonomy-as-a-Service architecture, Unmanned Life enables the deployment of an entire fleet of autonomous drones that can simultaneously perform a variety of complex functions.
Innovative power and high levels of practical feasibility – that’s what the German Aviation Innovation Award is all about. This year, the winning entries included a helicopter with counter-rotating rotors, a fuel cell to supply on-board systems, a fully-networked production line for aircraft doors and a miniature probe to service turbine blades based on the model of medical endoscopy.
On some long-haul flights, Lufthansa passengers can now take part in very special conferences: in FlyingLab, for example, the airline presents innovations designed to make flying smarter and more comfortable.
Know today what will happen in logistics chains tomorrow: This is what Evertracker strives for with its artificial intelligence solution for the logistics market, combined with an Internet of Things platform.
Logistics start-ups have a major objective: to employ digitized business processes to gain market share from established players. Large companies such as Kühne + Nagel face the competition with their own online platforms.
The US aircraft manufacturer, Boeing, has opened the Digital Aviation & Analytics Lab Frankfurt. In Neu-Isenburg, approximately 60 experts are now researching how flight operations can be further digitized.
Game Changers, watch out: Companies, start-ups and individuals who are carrying out innovative work in the sector of civil aviation and see themselves as game changers are now invited to apply for the German Aviation Innovation Award 2018.
How is digital transformation affecting air cargo processes? And how will the airfreight airport of the future look like? An exclusive interview with Dr. Ralf-Maximilian Jungkunz, head of aviation logistics at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (IML).
On the comparison portal of the start-up company Freightos, freight shipments can be booked as easily as a hotel room.
In an interview with the new website innoFRAtor.com, the Fraport managers Felix Kreutel and Dirk Schusdziara explain why innovations are important for the future of Europe’s largest cargo airport as well as for the entire air cargo industry.
Clever ideas, great benefits and easy implementation – the winners of the German Aviation Innovation Prize in 2017 scored big on these points. Worth a total of 20,000 euros, the prize should serve as a springboard to establish new products on the market.
DHL’s new digital freight marketplace Saloodo! has successfully gone live. Around 4,900 forwarders have registered more than 200,000 transport vehicles on the platform since January 2017. They are available to consignors as certified service providers.