Aviation

  • Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens collaborate in ambitious effort to develop electric aircraft

    Three multinational conglomerates have agreed to collaborate in an ambitious attempt to develop electric aircraft. Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens have announced that the partnership has been created in an effort to accelerate the development and subsequent deployment of hybrid-electric propulsion for commercial aircraft.

  • European aviation firm unveils ‘electric flying car’ concept

    Slovakian aviation firm AeroMobil has unveiled its futuristic electric flying car concept which is set to go into production in 2020. At a press briefing, the company introduced its AeroMobil 5.0 VTOL which has been specifically designed for intra-city travel in an effort to alleviate the chronic traffic issues posed by urban congestion.

  • Expect ‘flying taxis’ by 2020!

    Uber has unveiled at the second annual Uber Elevate Summit in Los Angeles, a new prototype vehicle showing off its vision of the future of transportation; a "flying taxi" that aims to alleviate urban congestion. eVTOL, Uber's electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle concept is a cross between a helicopter and a drone.

  • Huawei handpicked by Shenzhen airport to make new project a reality

    Shenzhen airport, China's fifth largest airport and a world-class international aviation hub, has chosen Huawei to work together on the key project of its Future Airport Phase II implementation: the upgrade of its Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) system. Such an upgrade provides a solid energy foundation to build a smart future airport from, as well as reconstruct the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure platform.

  • NEOM Airport Starts Flights to International Destinations

    NEOM, the sustainable regional development in northwest Saudi Arabia, and SAUDIA, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s national flag carrier, have created a strategic partnership to begin offering weekly service to international destinations from NEOM Bay Airport (NUM), representing the inauguration of commercial services at the airport.

  • Test flights for flying taxis underway as Dubai aims to be ‘smartest city’ in the world

    Dubai has established itself as one of the most modern cities in the entire world. Twenty years ago, it was a very different place, but the government decided to embrace technology and innovation to completely transform the city. However, it doesn't intend to rest on its laurels, and the Government of Dubai has expressed its desire to make Dubai the 'smartest city' in the world.

  • US companies introduce new ‘drone technology’ to combat security fears

    XRY Drone lets investigators extract and analyze data from popular drone models being used for illegal activity - to reveal flight paths, origin, behavior and other critical information that can identify operators.