Trend: Autonomy & AI

Elroy Air Gets $40M in Funding

Aerospace and logistics company Elroy Air has raised $40 million in funding for its autonomous cargo aircraft from new investors like Marlinspike Capital, Lockheed Martin Ventures, and Prosperity7 Ventures and […]

Autonomous, AI-Enabled Tracking of Mobile Targets Demonstrated, as DoD Commits to Ethical AI Principles

The Pentagon recently demonstrated autonomous, artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled tracking of mobile targets–an effort simultaneous with other such AI drone projects and DoD’s development of principles for ethical AI use, a […]

MQ-25 Model Conducts First Unmanned Aerial Refueling

The Boeing MQ-25A test asset, called T-1, conducted the first ever unmanned tanker to manned aircraft aerial refueling operation last week, the Navy announced June 7. This flight demonstration proved the […]

Second EASA Joint Report Explains Key Elements of W Development Model for Machine Learning Avionics Software

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Daedalean published their second joint report Concepts of Design Assurance for Neural Networks (CoDANN) II, on May 21 to explain key machine […]

eVTOL Certification: Where Are They Now and the Challenges that Still Lie Ahead

There are questions about how realistic the predictions are concerning the commercial launch of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft in the next three to four years. While there […]

Air Force Research Lab Conducts First Flight Test of Skyborg Autonomy Core System

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) conducted a first flight test on Apr. 29th of what is to be the collaboration and autonomy-enabling “brain” of Skyborg—the autonomy core system (ACS)—aboard […]

New Dassault Falcon 10X Flight Deck Includes Eight Touchscreen Displays

Dassault used a combination of augmented and virtual reality to unveil their new long-range business jet, Falcon 10X, during a May 6 program launch ceremony broadcasted from their hangar at […]

EASA Awaits Industry Feedback on Initial Regulatory Guidance for Machine Learning Algorithms in Aircraft Systems

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published a preview of what standards and guidelines aerospace engineers can expect to be subjected to when submitting future aircraft systems and solutions […]

NLR is Testing Flight Schedule Driven AI for Commercial Aircraft Maintenance Planning

Amsterdam-based applied science institute Netherlands Aerospace Laboratory (NLR) is in discussion with several airlines about the ongoing development of its artificial intelligence algorithms, FlexPlan, designed to solve what they describe […]

Skydweller Aero’s Latest Flight Test Provides Data for Autonomous Solar-Powered Aircraft Software

Skydweller Aero’s latest flight test of a modified solar-powered aircraft will provide the real-world data necessary for the U.S.-Spanish startup’s engineers to start developing and testing their proprietary autonomous flight […]