Boeing and SparkCognition announced plans in November to launch a joint venture, SkyGrid, which will develop a software platform to ensure the safe, secure integration of autonomous cargo and passenger air vehicles in the global airspace. Using blockchain technology, artificial intelligence-enabled dynamic traffic routing, data analytics and cybersecurity features, SkyGrid's platform will go beyond unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) traffic management (UTM). The platform will enable SkyGrid...
Boeing registered 8 "CV2" electric VTOL aircraft on Aug. 30 with the FAA. According to registry entries, the company registered electric aircraft with serial numbers 001 (N213XT) through 008 (N283XT), although 006 (N263XT) comes up with an error as of this writing:
Based on the...
Cargo Aerial Vehicle (CAV)
The Boeing Company
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Boeing completed initial flight tests of an electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) unmanned cargo aerial vehicle (CAV) prototype in 2017. The company says, "The innovative platform is designed to test and evolve Boeing’s autonomy technology for future aerospace vehicles."
Boeing engineers designed and built the CAV prototype In less than three months. The vehicle stands 4...
Bringing the Vertical Flight Community TogetherBy Mike Hirschberg, AHS International Executive Director
From Vertiflite March/April 2018
Seventy-five years ago, the burgeoning helicopter industry came together to establish the...
Ready. Set. GoFly!
Backed by Boeing, GoFly has kicked off its $2M competition to build a personal flying device that is safe, useful and thrilling.
By Mike Hirschberg, AHS International Executive Director
Vertiflite, Nov/Dec 2017
On Sept. 26, Gwen Lighter, CEO of the GoFly Prize Group, LLC,...