air vehicle


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air vehicle

[′er ¦vē·ə·kəl]
(aerospace engineering)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Boeing [NYSE: BA] has announced it has completed the first test flight of its autonomous passenger air vehicle's (PAV) prototype electric vertical takeoff and landing in a desired range of 50 miles, the company said.
Boeing NeXt's portfolio also includes a fully electric cargo air vehicle -- designed to transport as much as 500 pounds -- which completed its first indoor flight last year and is slated for outdoor testing this year.
In addition to the PAV, the Boeing NeXt portfolio includes an unmanned fully electric cargo air vehicle (CAV) designed to transport up to 500 pounds (226.80 kg) and other urban, regional and global mobility platforms.
Boeing Horizonx, with its partners in Boeing Research & Technology, led the development of the CAV prototype, which complements the eVTOL passenger air vehicle prototype aircraft in development by Aurora Flight Sciences, a company acquired by Boeing late last year.
"This flying cargo air vehicle represents another major step in our Boeing eVTOL strategy," said Boeing chief technology officer Greg Hyslop.
Caption: An MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned air vehicle, top, conducts laser designation of an AGM-114N Hellfire missile for an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter attached to the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6).
New Delhi -- Keeping an eye on arch rival Pakistan, India is set to launch its own combat drones or UCAVs (unmanned combat aerial vehicles) with features that will allow the air vehicles to fire missiles at enemies and then return to the home base to re-arm, Indian media reported on Monday.
The patent says that the air vehicle will be "propelled by a system of rockets formed of turbojets and a rocket motor which can be made streamlined to reduce the drag of the base during the cruise phase".
During testing designed to evaluate the air vehicle's performance at various altitudes and speeds, the Triton flew a combined 81 hours during 13 flights.
Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Weapon Systems Support (WSS) employees, among other members of the Program Management Activity (PMA)-265's Air Vehicle Systems Flight Controls Integrated Product Team (IPT), are the winners of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Commander's Award.
Deinekin did not specify which design bureaus were working on pilotless sixth-generation designs, but Russian military aircraft maker MiG said in May it was ready to go ahead with a research and development project for an unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) based on its Skat prototype, after signing a deal with the Trade and Industry Ministry earlier that month.
The Aeroscraft, a rigid, variable buoyancy air vehicle (airship) has been under development for several years.