Category Archives: Aircraft Propulsion & Energy

Orbital Builds Engine Factory Close to InSitu

Orbital N20 Engine

Following a $90 million agreement with Boeing’s unmanned aerial vehicle subsidiary InSitu, an Australian company that makes engines for aerial drones is setting up a facility in the Columbia Gorge close to InSitu. Orbital, based in Perth, has signed a three-year deal with Boeing to supply InSitu with a new Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) engine. Continue reading


French Air Force Gets Fuel Cell Powered Quad


EnergyOr Technologies Inc. recently shipped the first H2QUAD 1000 to the French Air Force’s Centre d’ Expertise Aérienne Militaire (CEAM) as it enters into the second phase of the Joint Development Agreement (JDA) signed in February 2016. This JDA serves as the foundation to advance development of optimized long endurance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) powered by EnergyOr’s fuel cell system technology. Continue reading


Neva Releases OEM Electric Turbo-Fans Optimised for VTOL and STOL Commercial UAS

Neva Athena ETF

The pan-European Neva Aerospace consortium, which is developing heavy-duty drones, industrial and commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and vehicles (UAV) based on its patented distributed thrust concept, has released the first OEM electric turbofan (ETF) to the aerospace market. These ETFs are claimed to be between two and four times as efficient as existing, standard electric ducted fans (EDFs). Continue reading