Windspeed Technologies have patented a concept that could revolutionize the way we see flying. The American company has created a teardrop canopy that, when integrated into the fuselage, will give passengers a panoramic view of the sky.
On 18 November, the French National School of Civil Aviation (ENAC) hosted the Aeronautics and sustainable development forum. On this occasion, the highlight was an interactive model designed to accelerate the design of new aircraft instruments.
With their test platform, Labinal Power Systems’ "Copper Bird", enables aircraft and helicopter manufacturers to test new electrical systems. These concepts will perhaps one day be installed on their future aircraft.
For scientific reasons, and in less than one year’s time, the Airbus group intends to carry out a stratospheric flight with a glider. Amongst other things, the data collected will be used to study climatic changes.
Called Clip-Air, the project initiated by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), in Lausanne, is a flying wing capable of carrying nearly 500 passengers, seated in modular cabins, over a range of 4,000 km (2,500 miles) - and that's not all.
Following on from aircraft inspections by drone, within the framework of their innovation day, easyJet have just presented their latest technological innovations, with which, the British low-cost airline has entered the third dimension.
Since our last report about pilot stress in 2011, these students and researchers from the Higher Institute of Aeronautics and Space (ISAE-Supaero) in Toulouse (south west France), have not interrupted their unusual experiments to help pilots - quite the opposite.