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Premium #238 – How Will Aviation Keep Up with Technological Change?

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Premium #238 – How Will Aviation Keep Up with Technological Change?






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A Flight Ops Challenge – And the case for E-Taxi documented

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A Flight Ops Challenge – And the case for E-Taxi documented






E-taxi pioneers Wheeltug just released research (ground operations summary 31 Mar 2016) it undertook monitoring airport operations.  The case for adding e-taxi capabilities to aircraft has tended to focus on saving fuel burn.  But fuel burn is no longer such an important issue in cost terms, though in “green” terms cutting fuel burn is still…

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easyJet working on e-Taxi

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easyJet working on e-Taxi






easyJet unveiled plans for a revolutionary zero emissions hydrogen fuel system for its aircraft which could save around 50,000 tonnes of fuel and the associated CO2 emissions per year.  The hybrid concept utilizes a hydrogen fuel cell stowed in the aircraft’s hold. This zero-emissions system allows energy to be captured as the aircraft brakes on…

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Aeropatent – a neat industry resource

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We spoke with London-based Philip Robinson, founder of Aeropatent.  With a number of year’s experience in the patent world, Philip created Aeropatent to focus on the many patents being filed by the aerospace industry.  He explains what they do. It quickly becomes clear why the industry needs to be paying a lot of attention to…

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Seeking Even the Smallest Margins

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Seeking Even the Smallest Margins






Airlines are constantly seeking ways to reduce operating costs.  The principal target focused on today is fuel costs.  The following chart illustrates how efficient airlines have become over the last decade.  But as impressive as this chart is, one can see the fuel demand curve has spiked up after a steady decline – a sign…

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E-Taxi Systems – The Hidden Technical Challenges

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E-Taxi Systems – The Hidden Technical Challenges






EGTS is the acronym for the e-taxi solution from Honeywell and SAFRAN, which was demonstrated this week at the Paris Air Show. A description of their product can be found here.  The photo below shows how this solution looks on the main wheels of an A320. This system is in competition with another e-taxi solution,…

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