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Aerospace News, March 2022

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Kn aerospace-led skybus collaboration project completes successful feasibility studies.

  • Skybus research project has identified unique opportunities for air ‘buses’ to operate alongside air taxis in the rapidly growing urban air mobility sector
  • Skybus was launched under the Future Flight Challenge in January 2021 as a GKN Aerospace-led project, in collaboration with Swanson Aviation Consultancy, Pascall+Watson and Connected Places Catapult

The Skybus collaboration project has reached a key milestone by completing the initial feasibility studies. The research project has explored the potential for a six-rotor, 30-person eVTOL concept to help decarbonize and decongest urban landscapes.

https://www.gknaerospace.com/en/newsroom/news-releases/2022/gkn-aerospace-led-skybus-collaboration-project-completes-successful-feasibility-studies/

Siemens and Protium have initiated the Digital Twin project, which aims to digitalise the development of green hydrogen infrastructure for aircraft. The companies will develop rapid refuelling technology via a ‘digital twin’ approach to accelerate design and testing.

This deploys a digital model of the refuelling system to explore the decision space to optimise system design, then simulate and optimise real-world performance, reducing the need for expensive prototyping.

Hydrogen technologies are essential to support the 2050 net zero target for domestic flights.

https://www.themanufacturer.com/articles/siemens-and-protium-collaborate-to-create-green-hydrogen-infrastructure-for-aircraft/