FIA Connect is a series of virtual events taking place during the week of what would have been the Farnborough International Airshow, from 20-24 July.
The organisers’ aim is to bring the industry together and provide a platform for debate, business updates, and networking in the absence of this year’s cancelled summer gathering.
FlightGlobal is supporting the initiative as official media partner with three webinars of our own, on 21, 22, and 23 July, as well as coverage of major announcements and developments leading up to FIA Connect and throughout the week itself.
For an undisclosed amount, the airframer took a majority stake in Tempest Security Intelligence, a cybersecurity services firm for civilian businesses. Embraer also invested R$20 million ($3.86 million) in Kryptus, a cybersecurity and cryptology firm, through Brazil’s Aerospace Investment Fund.
Can CO2 emissions from aircraft be reduced or eliminated to stop the industry’s contribution to greenhouse gases? A FIA Connect discussion panel, hosted by FlightGlobal and Raytheon Technologies, thinks so - but it will be a long-haul journey.
To economically add a third dimension to local transport requires new technology - and a focus on creating “aviation grade” hardware.
The Eurofighter industry consortium remains on course to deliver a broad-ranging “menu” of capability options to its core partner nations before year-end to inform their decisions on the type’s long-term evolution (LTE) path.
Aircraft manufacturers like Airbus, Boeing and Embraer are unlikely to launch major new aircraft programmes until the industry recovers from the coronavirus downturn.
Northrop Grumman has signed a distribution agreement with Epirus to sell the start-up’s electromagnetic pulse counter unmanned air vehicle weapon.
The UK’s Tempest future combat air system (FCAS) project has gained fresh momentum, with the nation’s industry having entered into formal discussions with Italian and Swedish counterparts to launch development activities.
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi can mimic the fleet growth seen at the carrier’s European operation and reach 100 aircraft in 15 years’ time, according chief executive Jozsef Varadi.
An important lesson from the coronavirus crisis is that too many airlines focus on “paper profits” at the expense of genuine liquidity, according to Wizz Air chief executive Jozsef Varadi.
Rolls-Royce has confirmed an agreement with Bell to develop a propulsion option for the Bell V-280 Valor tiltrotor, a competitor in the US Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft programme.