THE LEGEND IS BACK IN THE SKY

Air cargo company Pallas Aviation has acquired the first two new civilian “Super Hercules” aircraft from US manufacturer Lockheed-Martin, following a break in their construction of around 28 years. The performance of the freighter aircraft LM-100J is a significant improvement on that of the previous generation, and the new model is expected to gradually replace the remaining fleet of its aging predecessors.

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”.

Internet From Space

Thousands of new Internet satellites are set to be launched into space in the coming years, promising connectivity for everyone, everywhere around the globe. However, the increasing activity in space also poses risks.

Parking robot STAN’s just getting the car

The parking robot STAN keeps order of the parking situation at Lyons and Gatwicks airports. It helps park and retrieve the cars to make life easier for passengers before and after the flight.

First Autopilot with “Eyes”

A research team from the Technical Universities of Munich and Braunschweig has now developed an autopilot for aircraft with the help of cameras.

How Cars Will Learn to Fly

German tech giant Bosch is aiming to enter the future market of flying electric taxis with its subsidiary General Aviation Technology.

Robot towing aircraft

In a test in Genoa, the hydraulically driven HyQReal walking robot towed a Piaggio passenger machine weighing several tons.

Everything in Sight, Even From Afar

The first “Remote Tower” in Leipzig enables air traffic controllers to coordinate flights at Saarbrücken Airport remotely – more are to follow.

Door to door in four hours – anywhere in Europe

The "CentAirStation" concept of the Bauhaus Luftfracht research facility will enable passengers with so-called "CityBirds" to travel through Europe directly from the main railway station - thanks to the vertical infrastructure, the transfer to the departure gate will be seamless.

Electro-Pioneers Are Reinventing Aviation

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.

E-airplane Alice by Eviation

Mini robots take over the maintenance of engines

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.

“HAUS61” to Promote Innovations in Airfreight

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.

On Course to become the Google of the Air

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.

airplane Airbus A320

German Aviation Innovation Award: Profitable ideas for the aviation sector

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.

Aviation innovations for the mobility of tomorrow

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.

Saloodo!: Digital freight marketplace for SMEs

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.

THE LEGEND IS BACK IN THE SKY

THE LEGEND IS BACK IN THE SKY

Air cargo company Pallas Aviation has acquired the first two new civilian “Super Hercules” aircraft from US manufacturer Lockheed-Martin, following a break in their construction of around 28 years. The performance of the freighter aircraft LM-100J is a significant improvement on that of the previous generation, and the new model is expected to gradually replace the remaining fleet of its aging predecessors.

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”.

Internet From Space

Internet From Space

Thousands of new Internet satellites are set to be launched into space in the coming years, promising connectivity for everyone, everywhere around the globe. However, the increasing activity in space also poses risks.

Parking robot STAN’s just getting the car

Parking robot STAN’s just getting the car

The parking robot STAN keeps order of the parking situation at Lyons and Gatwicks airports. It helps park and retrieve the cars to make life easier for passengers before and after the flight.

First Autopilot with “Eyes”

First Autopilot with “Eyes”

A research team from the Technical Universities of Munich and Braunschweig has now developed an autopilot for aircraft with the help of cameras.

How Cars Will Learn to Fly

How Cars Will Learn to Fly

German tech giant Bosch is aiming to enter the future market of flying electric taxis with its subsidiary General Aviation Technology.

Robot towing aircraft

Robot towing aircraft

In a test in Genoa, the hydraulically driven HyQReal walking robot towed a Piaggio passenger machine weighing several tons.

Everything in Sight, Even From Afar

Everything in Sight, Even From Afar

The first “Remote Tower” in Leipzig enables air traffic controllers to coordinate flights at Saarbrücken Airport remotely – more are to follow.

Door to door in four hours – anywhere in Europe

Door to door in four hours – anywhere in Europe

The “CentAirStation” concept of the Bauhaus Luftfracht research facility will enable passengers with so-called “CityBirds” to travel through Europe directly from the main railway station – thanks to the vertical infrastructure, the transfer to the departure gate will be seamless.

Electro-Pioneers Are Reinventing Aviation

Electro-Pioneers Are Reinventing Aviation

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.

Mini robots take over the maintenance of engines

Mini robots take over the maintenance of engines

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.

“HAUS61” to Promote Innovations in Airfreight

“HAUS61” to Promote Innovations in Airfreight

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.

On Course to become the Google of the Air

On Course to become the Google of the Air

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.

German Aviation Innovation Award: Profitable ideas for the aviation sector

German Aviation Innovation Award: Profitable ideas for the aviation sector

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.

Aviation innovations for the mobility of tomorrow

Aviation innovations for the mobility of tomorrow

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.

Saloodo!: Digital freight marketplace for SMEs

Saloodo!: Digital freight marketplace for SMEs

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.

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