On the ruins of the former Airbus E-FAN, a dynamic team based in Paris is setting up a vertical take-off and landing VTOL aircraft.
Their “Airtaxi”, called ATEA, promises us quiet travel, low pollution and take-off and landings from downtown skyports.
Objective: They target to have a flying plane of 3 or 4 seats in 2023. It shall be able to carry its passengers at 125 mph and up to a 100 miles or so. In the longer term, the aircraft could fligh like a drone, without pilote, but it all depend on the clients (Are they ready for that ? Not sure.)
Ascendance Flight Technologies is a proud Member of the “French Tech” and the Solar Impulse Foundation. The project is carried by a well-calibrated team and a talented scientific committee.
At ABSOLUZ CONSULTING, we have appreciated their concept, their seriousness and their modesty.
A story to follow.
The start-up of the week is the “Autonomous Airport Trolleys” OROK.
Pitch: Airport tarmacs are dangerous places. (Too) many incidents on staff or equipements happen there.
Juste for an exemple, according to OROK, French airlines estimate the cost of these incidents in France at up to fifteen million USD per year.
Therefore, OROK proposes to lower this “tax tarmac” by running autonomous vehicles to transport luggages or cargo containers from the bunkers of the aircrafts to the airport buildings.
Each trolley is autonomous, It is therefore no longer necessary to wait until four or five trolleys are loaded to roll. In the case of OROK trolleys, as soon as a unit is complete, the track staff can have it rolls where it needs to go.
OROK is a smart and promising project supported by X ENTREPRENEURSHIP and ONET AIRPORT SERVICES.
Enjoy the show!
SIKORSKY and BOEING “Future verticla lift” helicopter named “SB>1 DEFIANT” made its first flight on March 2019. Here is the video. Enjoy.
The General Aircraft Manufacturer Association (GAMA) has issued its yearly reports for 2018. It contains great figures and facts about the general aviation.
General aviation represents nearly half a million aircrafts over the world, mostly in the USA (50%) and in Europe (30%).
GAMA counts 39 main aircrafts manufacturers. The most well known are also those who sell the more aircrafts : CIRRUS, CESSNA, TECNAM, PIPER, DIAMOND, BEECHCRAFT, PILATUS, DAHER.
Click here to get access to the 2018 GAMA report.
Merry Christmas and peace on earth to men of good will.
Feliz Navidad y paz en la tierra a los hombres de buena voluntad.
Joyeux Noël et paix sur terre aux hommes de bonne volonté.
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Absoluz Consulting wishes a happy thanksgiving to its american clients.
May your family be your forever priority.