Supplier Spotlight

Video Exclusives

Space Launch System - in numbers

Discover how engineers are outfitting the world’s most powerful rocket with sensors, cables and other equipment in this 2:40 video.

Click here to watch video

15 May, 2018



Blue Origin launches and lands New Shepard rocket

Watch Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' space tourism company Blue Origin successfully launch and land a used rocket and capsule.

Click here to watch video

02 May, 2018



 

To watch more videos, click here

A hunter leaves his camp and while wandering encounters a bear. There is nobody else there. Both take fright at the sight of each other and run away. The hunter runs to the north, the bear to the west. Suddenly the hunter stops, aims his gun to the south and successfully shoots the bear. What color was the bear?

News

Boeing to test autonomous drones in Australia

 a drone

 

Boeing is to site the development of its latest autonomous drone research program in Queensland, Australia.

 

The US aircraft manufacturer's "rapid innovation program" will be its largest autonomous drone test and development program in the world and create 131 jobs in the region over the next three years. The program will see the development of autonomous systems enabling technologies for commercial and defence drones.

 

Boeing recently developed its broad area UAS situational awareness system - which remotely detects and tracks other aircraft in the vicinity of a drone - in the Australian state of Queensland with local government funding. The technology developed by the project was sent to the USA in late 2017 and successfully flight tested in Mississippi in January 2018.

 

Shane Arnott, director of Boeing's Phantom Works International business in Australia, said,  "Boeing will work with small-to-medium sized Queensland businesses to develop transformative technology. Our program will complement the work undertaken by the Trusted Autonomous Systems Defence Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), taking research outcomes and developing them into exportable commercial products for the global autonomous market."

 

Chris Raymond, Boeing's vice president and general manager of autonomous systems, said, "As autonomy becomes increasingly common, Boeing will continue to pioneer autonomous technologies from seabed to space - setting a new standard for safe, successful missions that amplify human capabilities."

 

March 2, 2018
 

Written by Ben Sampson


RECEIVE THE
LATEST NEWS


Your email address:



Read Latest Issue

Read Latest Issue

Web Exclusives

Ergonomics and human factors is vital in aircraft but can be overlooked during testing and development. Here Nick discusses the latest trends and developments in cockpit design and testing.
Click here to read more

Experts from AMETEK Power provide an update on the latest globally-applied standards for testing avionics equipment under extreme power conditions  
Click here to read more

A³ has been tasked by Airbus to find the next big thing in the aerospace sector in Silicon Valley. Aerospace Testing International talked to its senior management about their approach to development and their vision for the future of the sector.
Click here to read more

Boeing’s chief test pilot in the UK, Rich Pillans, talks about running the company’s first test and evaluation center outside of the USA and why it pays to keep a clear head during flight tests
Click here to read more

Being stuck inside a spacesuit for six days is just one of the extremes NASA is addressing as it looks to a new age of space exploration
Click here to read more


Supplier Spotlight

Supplier SpotlightClick here for listings and information on leading suppliers covering all aspects of the aerospace testing industry. Want to see your company included? Contact tom.eames@ukimediaevents.com for more details.

Submit your industry opinion

Industry BlogDo you have an opinion you'd like to share with the aerospace testing community? Good or bad, we'd like to hear your views and opinions on the leading issues shaping the industry. Share your comments by sending up to 500 words to anthony.james@ukimediaevents.com

Submit Your Recruitment Ad

Recruitment AdTo send us your recruitment advertising or to receive information on placing a banner please email ben.sampson@ukimediaevents.com