Graham Warwick

Graham
Warwick

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Air-taxi services could face a lack of urban infrastructure 
The looming question is: If we build it, will they come?
An Ehang Falcon delivery drone lands autonomously
Full-automated drone deliveries begin in China 
Beijing-based international express delivery company DHL-Sinotrans has launched a full automated drone delivery service under a strategic partnership with autonomous aircraft developer Ehang.
Airbus, Siemens end collaboration on hybrid-electric E-Fan X 
First flight of the Airbus E-Fan X hybrid-electric regional aircraft demonstrator has slipped into 2021, from 2020.
Bombardier posts 2019 1Q loss and declining revenue 
After warning on April 25 that its results would miss their targets this year because of challenges in its rail unit, Bombardier revealed revenue for the first quarter down 13% to $3.5 billion. Full-year revenue is now projected at $17 billion, a reduction of $1 billion.
Bombardier’s plant sales will further reduce its airliner business 
Bombardier has announced plans to divest its aerostructures businesses in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Morocco and to form an integrated Bombardier Aviation unit with manufacturing operations in Canada, Mexico and the US.
FAA’s drone program sees medical service startups 
With less than 18 months of FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft System Integration Pilot Program (UAS IPP) left to run, officials involved are hopeful the effort will result in a framework of repeatable processes for approving complex drone operations in US national airspace.
Startup launches on-demand helicopter service in Manila 
Citing traffic congestion in the capital city, a startup has launched a helicopter ridesharing service in Manila, Philippines.
Wing receives FAA’s first certificate for drone deliveries 
The first air carrier certificate for a commercial drone delivery service in the US has been awarded by the FAA to Wing, a subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet.
Airbus reports A220 integration on track 
Integration of the former Bombardier CSeries program into Airbus is progressing well, the head of Airbus in Canada said. “We will deliver more aircraft in the second half of the year than we did in the first half as we continue to ramp up,” said Philippe Balducci, CEO of the Airbus-led partnership that now builds the narrowbody airliner as the A220.
Analysis: Boeing invests in new-generation supersonic airliner concept
Fifty years after first flight of the Anglo-French Concorde, supersonic air travel could be close to making a comeback, but there are environmental concerns.
A new future for the de Havilland Q400 
Canada’s Longview Aviation Capital agreed to buy the Dash 8 program, including Q400 regional turboprop production and the de Havilland name, from Bombardier.
Analysis: What does urban air mobility mean for airlines?
Urban air mobility is defined as on-demand commercial air transport. The question for airlines is whether they should be interested or concerned.
Bombardier Commercial delivered 20 CRJs, 15 Q400s in 2018 
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft delivered 20 CRJs and 15 Q400s in 2018, and deliveries are expected to remain at the 35-aircraft level for 2019.
FAA to require drones to display ID number on outside surface 
Concerned that explosives concealed inside a drone could pose a danger to someone trying to identify an unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV), the FAA will require owners to display their registration number on an outside surface.
Airbus UAM
Airbus: Public accepts urban air mobility; safety, noise a concern 
Safety and noise are the public’s biggest concerns about urban air mobility (UAM), but initial acceptance of the concept is surprisingly high, a public perception survey conducted by Airbus has concluded.
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