Despite the recent disruption in air travel, engineers have never stopped working on more technological aircraft that will be reshaping the way we traverse the skies during the third decade of the 21st century. The end goal of the new planes are cleaner and more efficient propulsion systems, better flight autonomy and safety, and surely added in-flight comforts when it comes to passenger jets. In today’s episode we will be exploring the latest aviation news and model introductions,
Information aircraft that was covered in previous #AutomotiveTerritory releases:
Luxury helicopter models that are worth learning about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7U33O2ANcoU
Some of the largest seaboats that exist today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzBPLdiAnTw
List of all planes that were mentioned in this #ATAircraft video:
Cirrus 8000 Limited Edition SR Series: cirrusaircraft.com/story/cirrus-aircraft-launches-limited-edition-to-commemorate-8000th-delivery/
In early 2021, the Minnesota-based Cirrus Aircraft delivered its 8000th unit from the SR Series, which has been in production for over twenty years, and made the company the world’s largest producer of piston-powered aircrafts. To commemorate this milestone, Cirrus announced the ultra-limited edition of their best-seller.
Embraer Phenom 300E and Porsche 911 Turbo S: newsroom.porsche.com/en_US/products/porsche-embraer-cooperation-duet-911-turbo-s-business-jet-phenom-300e-22798.html
Advertised as the perfect “Duet”, this Embraer-Porsche pair comes wearing matching colors and specially-developed badging. The limited edition joins the latest Phenom 300E and the 911 sportscar in the Turbo S guise, that also gets an exclusive grey-tone luggage set.
Cessna SkyCourier: cessna.txtav.com/en/turboprop/skycourier
Revealed in 2017, Cessna SkyCourier is reaching the final stages of its development and is planned to start production by the end of this year. It gets two modifications. The cargo one fits 3 LD3 containers and is rated for 6000 lbs of payload in total, while the passenger version is good for 19 people.
Daher EcoPulse: daher.com/en/the-ecopulse-demonstrator-achieves-its-first-key-milestone/
After only twelve months of development, this joint project between Daher, Safran and Airbus has successfully passed the Preliminary Design Review phase. Daher EcoPulse is a hybrid-electric aircraft, based on the Daher TBM airframe with Pratt and Whitney Canada PT6 turboprop front engine and a Safran-developed distributed hybrid-propulsion system.
Piper Aircraft M600SLS: piper.com/model/m600sls/
The latest Piper Aircraft M600SLS is the first general aviation model to come equipped with the new HALO technology and Garmin fully autonomous landing system, that is integrated into the avionics suite. The plane with Autoland passed FAA certification in May 2020.
Airbus E-Fan X and Zero-E Line: airbus.com/innovation/zero-emission/electric-flight/e-fan-x.html and airbus.com/innovation/zero-emission/hydrogen/zeroe.html
Besides all of the other efforts to meet the CO2 goals and defeat climate change, humanity also counts on the success of the mission to decarbonize the skies. As an active participant in this endeavor, Airbus has given a pledge to develop the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircraft by 2035.
Boeing MQ-25 and Loyal Wingman: boeing.mediaroom.com/news-releases-statements?item=130780 and boeing.mediaroom.com/2020-05-05-Boeing-rolls-out-first-Loyal-Wingman-unmanned-aircraft
The era of unmanned flight and drone aerial warfare is already upon us. Boeing is closely cooperating with the navy and Airforce to stay at the forefront of innovation by delivering two vehicles under the Aerial Refueling Store and Airpower Teaming System Programs.
Dassault Aviation Falcon 6X: dassaultfalcon.com/en/Aircraft/Models/6X/Pages/overview.aspx
Dassault Aviation Falcon 6X has class-leading wide body, 2 PW812D engines, and is capable of travelling for 5,500 nautical miles, or from Los Angeles to Moscow.
Boom Overture/XB-1: boomsupersonic.com/xb-1
The history’s first independently developed jet that can travel two times over the speed of sound will be called the Overture and the company plans to begin operations by 2030.
Magnix eCaravan: magnix.aero/ecaravan
Based on the Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, Magnix eCaravan boasts a 750-hp electric motor and a huge lithium-ion battery, weighing around one ton. It can carry 4 to 5 passengers for distances up to 87 nautical miles.
The Stratolaunch is an aircraft with the largest wing span in the world. It won’t be sold for scraps after all, since the new owner Cerberus Capital Management has plans to repurpose it for high-speed flight test services.