First eVtol flight at an international airtport in Helsinki

Helsinki, 30 August 2019 – Yesterday, Volocopter performed a flight at the Helsinki International Airport successfully integrated into both the Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) system. Within the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) Programme this demonstration is the final leg of the Gulf of Finland (GOF) u-space project showing how ATM and UTM systems enable Urban Air Mobility (UAM). Urban environments require reliable solutions to enable safe airspace operations given the increasing number of drones and manned aircraft over cities. The GOF U-space flight trial demonstrated how ATM and UTM can act in combination to enable safe and efficient air taxi operation in urban environments, including airports.

Bye Aerospace collaboration with BRS Aerospace on Safety

At Airventure Gorge Bye announced together with BRS President Enrique Dillon a collaboration in the development of a ballistic parachute system and additional safety features for the eFlyer 2 which is on the way to be certified as the first part 23 electrical aircraft. BRS and Bye have been working together for years.

BRS Aerospace is the only whole aircraft rescue parachute system manufacturer who offers part 23 certified systems.
In the new BRS Aerospace strategy, occupant safety is an integral part of the overall technical and management processes associated with design, development and operation of new aircraft.

In order to improve the survivability rate of occupants BRS Aerospace proposes an integrated safety approach.

An innovative holistic concept to vehicle safety design defines the integrated safety strategy compounding pre‐crash sensing technologies, parachute ballistic recovery systems, landing gear‐airframe crashworthy structural concepts, high-energy absorbing seats, and advanced restraints.

XTI selects GE’s Catalyst engine for hybrid-electric TriFan 600 VTOL

Flight Global reports that XTI Aircraft has selected GE Aviation’s Catalyst engine as the core of the hybrid-electric propulsion system for its in-development TriFan 600 vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. For detailed report, go to:

Airbus unveiled a bird-like concept design

Airbus presented its “Bird of Prey” concept at Royal International Air Tatoo air show at Royal Air Force Fairford this week with the goal of motivating the next generation of aeronautical engineers, underscoring how they can make a difference by applying technologies researched at the company in hybrid-electric propulsion, active control systems and advanced composite structures.

for Airbus press release of “Bird of Prey”, click here