Mike Oliver and Joel Grundy of Thales explain how Soarizon could be one of the answers to today's challenges in the emerging drone market and so help unlock the door to better, more efficient and safer use of UAS. Thales' software-based digital operations center for qualified and trusted drone operations can build confidence for safe and acceptable UAS flight among operators and all other actors.
Demand from Asia, which never saw the Concorde in commercial service, is one source of the developing demand for supersonic travel over both land and sea, although North America appears still to be the biggest potential market.
Electrified aircraft can help us achieve Clean Sky targets, which aims for a 50% cut in CO2 emissions and an 80% cut in NOx emissions by 2020. Thales expertise is accelerating the transition through stepped up R&D to develop solutions able to power the various electrical networks of an aircraft. Here's how.
“It’s beginning to happen now, with cities, aircraft manufacturers and even Uber announcing air taxis over the next few years,” explains André Cléroux, Avionic Functions Product Line Director at Thales.
Thales is working with Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), the organizations that manage traffic for a region or country, to develop solutions for safely enabling drones to operate alongside traditional manned aircraft. Thales’s Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) can safely and efficiently support the rapid growth of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the airspace.
Soon, planes will be competing for airspace with drones and other UAVs, “air taxis” (four-passenger commuter vehicles), supersonic transport, more satellite launches and military missions, plus a whole new category of vehicles being sent up by Amazon, Facebook and others. Thales thinks ahead with advanced air traffic management solutions.
The numbers tell the story. “By 2040, there will be three times as many passengers, twice as many commercial aircraft and literally thousands and thousands of four- passenger individual vehicles,” says André Cléroux of Thales.
Drones are proliferating so swiftly and using such sophisticated technology that legislation is barely keeping up. Thales is today finding new ways to monitor, control or scramble transmissions from unmanned air vehicles.
It’s an information jungle out there. That’s why clients come to us, because we make that information clear, for better decisions,” shares Matt Moore, Head of UAS Strategy and Product Development at Thales.
Thales's Total Airport Management solutions connect live data from main airport stakeholders, airside and landside. What emerges is streamlined realtime performance, with better aircraft turnaround times and a better customer experience.
As the nature of security threats facing airports is constantly evolving, so too must the mechanisms for detecting and preventing them to ensure that they remain safe places for passengers and airport staff worldwide.
Today we want to be connected anywhere and anytime; we want to have access to more and more content at any given moment; we want to eliminate all shadow zones and bridge the digital divide to ensure connectivity anywhere in the world. Satellite telecommunications systems, especially the digital variety, are undoubtedly the best solution to meet the requirements of a fast changing and fiercely competitive market.
Thales Alenia Space in the UK, established in 2014, is a world-leading space systems design, integration and manufacturing company with advanced space engineering facilities in Bristol, Harwell and Belfast.
The European satellite-maker will be highlighting its wide range of activities at this event. The focus will be on constellations, such as Iridium® NEXT for telecommunications, BlackSky for Earth Observation, the new Spacebus NEO telecom product line, and space exploration with the fabulous ExoMars program in the spotlight.
13th July 2018 - UK. Thales Alenia Space introduces a breathtaking journey into space with an immersive Space Digital Experience at Farnborough International Airshow 2018 from 16 to 22 July on the Thales Alenia Space stand in the Space Zone and in the Thales Chalet.