The PIBOT project under the auspices of KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology) has stirred global attention, as it promises a humanoid machine capable of handling intricate aviation tasks. These human-like robots might be the co-pilots of our future.
Airbus, a leading global player in the aerospace sector, has launched a revolutionary step in airplane automation. The company’s experimentation with an Airbus A350-1000 aircraft has produced a system that doesn’t merely control the plane, but communicates in human speech with air traffic controllers. The project, termed DragonFly, has propelled Airbus into a new era of technology and has transformed the traditional understanding of air travel.
Imagine the scene: you look up from the crowded pavement of your metropolitan home and instead of seeing the occasional plane or helicopter, you see a swift, whispering sound of vehicles darting back and forth across the sky. This is not a scene from a science fiction film, but a vision of a future where air taxis and flying vehicles play an important role in public transport. But what will it take for them to become widespread ?
The sky of the future holds a fresh vision of Airbus. A gleaming, brand-new incarnation of the European aircraft manufacturing giant’s A320neo family is anticipated to make its debut sometime between 2035 and 2040. Ambitious targets set the prospective fuel consumption at 20-25% less than current levels, but numerous obstacles remain. Central to these is the necessity of fine-tuning the Open Fan technology, a cutting-edge engine design developed by CFM.
Navigating the dawn of a fresh chapter in aviation, Airbus recently shared its audacious plans for transforming air travel by 2035 with the unveiling of its Airspace Cabin Vision 2035+ concept. This strategic blueprint paints a picture of future aircrafts as the epitome of innovation and sustainable design. Let’s take a closer look at what this evolution in flight might mean for travelers and the planet alike.
Unmanned helicopters are no longer a concept in some futuristic Sci-Fi novel. They’re here, revolutionizing the way we conduct dangerous missions, especially those demanding autonomous, discreet, and seafaring operations. Remember the cinematic marvel of witnessing Skyryse, the world’s first fully autonomous helicopter, command the sky in 2019? That glorious image of an unmanned chopper making an extended flight and taking passengers onboard a modified Robinson R-44 marked the dawn of a new age in aviation technology.