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  • Superconductivity for aircrafts?

    NASA recently published plans for the development of aircraft using superconductivity for a time frame around 2030. This could allow for noise reduction, improved carbon footprint and energy savings. The main advantage of HTS machines is that they...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07
  • Cooling solutions for hybrid electric aircraft

    The electrification of aircraft propulsive systems requires specific cooling technologies as part of the decarbonation of the aviation industry. A recent review article presents...

    • Publication date : 2023/08/25
    • Subjects: Technology
  • Individual air conditioning for aircraft seats

    Fraunhofer partner Gentherm has developed an air-conditioned seat for business-class.

    • Publication date : 2018/05/18
  • Novel catalysts to address overheating in hypersonic aircraft

    Researchers at Australia's RMIT University have developed 3D-printed catalysts to address the challenge of overheating in hypersonic aircraft and possibly other industrial...

    • Publication date : 2021/10/22
    • Subjects: Technology
  • A new concept of more environmentally friendly aircraft

    NASA funds an aeronautical research project on a new fuel concept.

    • Publication date : 2019/05/29
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    IIR Cryogenics 2023 conference: perspectives of cryogenic technologies for 2030

    Overview of future technological advances in cryogenics: liquid hydrogen electric aircrafts, cryofuels, hydrogen chemical energy conversion, fuel cells for energy storage, cryogenic rocket engine, quantum and...

    • Publication date : 2023/06/27
  • Phase-change materials and vacuum-insulation panels for emergency blood

    London's Air Ambulance is now using phase-change technology to transport blood on board its aircraft and rapid-response cars.

    • Publication date : 2012/06/27
  • R22 and R134a emissions double, even triple, in summer

    In a recent article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, B. Xiang et al. present the results of in situ observations of R22 and R134a taken from research aircraft over the Pacific Ocean combined with long-term ground...

    • Publication date : 2015/02/19
  • Institute of Refrigeration UK (IOR) publications

    On sale: proceedings of papers presented to the IOR, including discussions. The latest CD-ROM includes 2003 and 2004 presentations on: risk assessment model for hydrocarbon refrigerants; temperature prediction software for refrigerated container...

    • Publication date : 2005/07/19
  • Hydrogen technology: Global Observer

    Demand for unmanned aerial vehicles is soaring and companies are racing to produce systems that fly higher for longer periods and can carry heavier payloads. AeroVironment Inc.'s Global Observer can fly at around 20 000 m for as long as a week and...

    • Publication date : 2007/11/20
  • Airborne cool chain

    Have you ever wondered how many tonnes of perishable foods take to the air each year? Recent data show that of the 19-25 million tonnes of air freight transported annually, perishables, including fruit, vegetables, fish, meat, cut flowers and...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/11
  • Fresh altitude

    Occupants of airliner cabins will be breathing fresher air soon thanks to research being carried out in the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Experiments were carried out in a simulated section of aircraft constructed in a climate chamber...

    • Publication date : 2006/02/09
  • Cool Carrier

    At the end of October of this year Carrier Transicold introduced Deltek㤠hybrid diesel electric technology to the North American refrigerated transport industry offering more reliable, easier maintained transport refrigeration systems at the...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/24
  • Cool Carrier

    At the end of October of this year Carrier Transicold introduced Deltek hybrid diesel electric technology to the North American refrigerated transport industry offering more reliable, easier maintained transport refrigeration systems at the lowest...

    • Publication date : 2005/12/22
  • Better air in planes - at last!

    A series of technical changes is making it possible to improve the quality of cabin air in airplanes which until now has been invariably dry and poor in oxygen. The reason: the air was derived from the jet engines. This so-called "bleed air" is...

    • Publication date : 2007/02/12
  • Obituary: Rui Telmo Nobre

    Mr Rui Telmo Nobre was the chairman of the UNECE Working Party on Transport of Perishable Foodstuffs and involved in the work of the IIR CERTE Sub-Commission.

    • Publication date : 2020/02/06