This is Airbus MAVERIC, a so-called “blended wing aircraft” demonstrator. MAVERIC, if you must really know, stands for Model Aircraft for Validation and Experimentation of Robust Innovative Controls.
Airbus may not have a new passenger jet to show off like Boeing has. However, it does have a new aircraft that just entered the service. This newest family member is the Airbus BelugaXL aka the flying whale.
By now, Boeing 737 MAX had pretty much smeared the reputation of Boeing. But we are not here to dig into that. There’s something a little more uplifting coming from the American aircraft maker over the last weekend.
In Spider-Man: Far From Home, the fictional swarming drones was as impressive as it is scary. And if you wish that is not the future we heading, well, we have bad news: the military wanted that kind of technology.
Despite the advancement in flight, mankind’s fascination of how birds soar the skies have not stopped. We have seen several examples of robots mimicking real creatures. There had been dragonfly, hummingbird, seagull (not the ‘pooping’ stiff one, btw), and more recently a bat, and now Stanford University’s Lentink Lab took it further with a pigeon […]
The aerospace industry must be feeling the heat of competitions. In addition to “traditional” competitors, aerospace companies now have deal with automakers getting into the business of flying too. The latest to join the short range air superiority race is Japanese automaker, Toyota.
Remember the airship/aircraft hybrid from UK-based aviation company, Hybrid Air Vehicles, Airlander 10? Of course, everyone remembers. Who can forget a giant flying bum, right? Anywho, there’s an important update.
This is not the Sikorsky SB>1 DEFIANT nor is it the Sikorsky S-97 Raider. It is the Sikorsky RAIDER X Coaxial Helicopter and yet another showcase of Sikorsky’s coaxial technology.
We all know that jet engine-powered UAVs, such as the Predator Drone, are more than capable of making in excess of a thousand kilometers (over 750 miles) range, but it is never the same for “clean energy powered” drones. Well, that’s until recently.
Before you go ga-ga over this, please let it be known that Porsche is NOT making flying cars. At least not yet. The German sports car maker merely has an agreement with America aircraft manufacturer, Boeing, to explore the premium urban air mobility market.