AeroExpo e-Magazine - #1 – ELECTRIC TAKEOFFAeroExpo e-Magazine

Prepare for Electric Takeoff

We are proud and delighted to introduce AeroExpo e-magazine, our new online publication dedicated to the world of aeronautics, including aircrafts, airports  and drones.

In our first edition, you will enjoy our hot topic on electric planes, our special interview with Volocopter CIO Alexander Zosel and our video reports from various fairs around the world (clean skies ahead at ILA Berlin, new seats unveiled at Aircraft Interiors Expo).

We hope you enjoy the flight!


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The need to go electric is imperative.
Courtesy of Airbus

With electric airplane technology on a rapid ascent, the commercial aviation industry eyes a greener future. Electric propulsion has the potential to revolutionize flight. From cleaner, quieter travel to completely new types of planes and operation methods, the benefits could be numerous and wide-reaching.   From an...


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Courtesy of Volocopter

The Volocopter is a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft designed to complement public transport systems in megacities as an autonomous electric air taxi. AeroExpo e-magazine interviewed Alexander Zosel, co-founder and CIO.   AeroExpo e-magazine: It seems flying cars are longer science-fiction. How did you...



The aeronautics sector has become more sensitive to the environment. At ILA Berlin, which took place a few weeks ago in the south of the German capital, the key words were clean skies and sustainability. This was no coincidence. The aviation industry is striving to cut CO2 emissions in half by 2050 while noise levels...


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We are at a moment when more and more pieces have a business case to be printed

Is 3D printing becoming the new manufacturing norm? The last few years have been good for additive manufacturing in the aviation industry. 3D printed aircraft parts are 30 to 55% lighter than traditionally made parts, making them good candidates for fuel efficiency and savings. At ILA Berlin, we met Aerotec and MTU...

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  • Courtesy: Airport Interiors Expo

    New slimline economy class seats took this year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo by storm. These seats are impressively engineered, carving out extra space at the knee and shin in particular, giving passengers more room at the lower seat pitch spacing that airlines are increasingly using. It’s all about the placement of the...

    Courtesy: Rockwell Collins

    At the Aircraft Interiors Expo, it’s striking how much space is given over to new business class seats. After all, on many routes, business class is where airlines make their money. Direct aisle access, where every passenger can make their way to the aisle without climbing over anyone else, is now a must. But in the...


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    Each passenger trip can save nearly half a kilometre of walking.
    Courtesy of Hamad International Airport

    Doha’s Hamad International Airport’s internal concourse train might not look like the ropeway you’re used to seeing in mountains or at theme parks, but this surprisingly efficient airport peoplemover, based on Doppelmayr’s Cable Liner Double Shuttle product, is cable-propelled, at an impressive 45 km/h.   Hamad...

    Courtesy: NAVYA

    Driverless electric vehicles could prove crucial to logistics on the ground for airports in the future. A project is currently on trial at the Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.   The initiative involves two shuttle buses running a 700-meter-long route between the local metro station and the headquarters and the...


    Flight tests will start next year with first deliveries scheduled for 2020.
    Courtesy: Boeing

    With almost 2,000 units sold, Boeing’s 777 is one of the most popular twin-aisle airplanes. And Boeing intends to maintain the benefits of the 777 with its new 777X. Their new version is compatible with existing 777s operational today. We met with Drew Magill, Marketing Director for Commercial Aviation at ILA Berlin...

    TORO is a lightweight torque-controlled robot that was designed by the German Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics. Used for the assembly of gear boxes and...

    Emerging from the world of gaming, virtual reality has found a ready welcome in the aeronautic sector. Our partner publication DirectIndustry e-magazine was at...

    Aerospace is one of the most technologically advanced manufacturing sectors so adopting industry 4.0 has been critical in terms of improving productivity and...


    Camille Rustici

    Camille Rustici is a Video Journalist and the Editor-in-Chief for AeroExpo e-magazine and DirectIndustry e-magazine. She has years of experience in business issues for various media including France 24, Associated Press, Radio France…

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    Hicham Dhouibi

    Hicham Dhouibi is a mechanical and process engineer and writer with years of experience in automotive, plastic processing and telecom industries.

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    Daniel Allen

    Daniel Allen is a writer and a photographer. His work has featured in numerous publications, including CNN, BBC, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, National Geographic Traveller, Discovery Channel.

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    John Walton

    John Walton specialises in cabin interiors, premium class service, airport facilities. He is at the forefront of social media and broke the hijacking of flight ET702 on Twitter (@thatjohn).

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    Simon Rolof

    Simon Roloff is a German cinematographer with more than 10 years of experience in filming. He is our video journalist, always ready to cover German fairs with his cam.

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    Monica Hutchings

    Monica Hutchings is a Canadian writer and translator from Toronto who has worked on everything from technical descriptions to academic journals. She is a contributor to the magazine as well as our copy-editor.

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    Abigail Saltmarsh

    Abigail Saltmarsh is a freelance journalist with 25 years’ experience for industry publications (Packaging Europe) and national magazines (The New York Times, International Herald Tribune).

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    Mike Farish

    Mike Farish is a UK-based journalist with experience of writing about manufacturing industry, technology, design and the application of new materials in the automotive and aerospace sectors.

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