Lockdown presents unique opportunity to study sustainable taxiing at Schiphol
Starting a PhD on the first day of the Covid-19 lockdown was a bit challenging for Bieke von den Hoff. But the lockdown also gave her an unexpected and unique opportunity. As part of a trial programme at Schiphol Airport, she was asked to measure noise levels of a sustainable aircraft towing vehicle called the TaxiBot.
IAWA scholarship recipient says success is about helping each other
The International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA) chose master’s student Julia Radius as its 2019 TU Delft scholarship recipient. The scholarship, which supports women studying in aviation or aerospace related fields, is giving Radius a deeper understanding of what it means to be successful.
The next phase in aircraft design
The aircraft design of the Flying-V is potentially much more efficient than the traditional “pipe with wings” design. The concept was received with great enthusiasm, but a lot of hard work will need to be done if the sustainable flying wing is to be ready by 2040.
Flying in a V
The lorry pulls up very slowly, en route from the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering to Schiphol. The cargo on board is precious: the 3-meter-wide flying scale model of the revolutionary Flying-V aircraft.
Unpredictable training helps pilots manage surprise and stress in the cockpit
Unexpected events in the cockpit can provoke a startle and surprise response in pilots, sometimes resulting in fatal crashes. So, can pilots be given more effective tools to respond to these situations? Dr Annemarie Landman set out to investigate this topic in her recent doctoral thesis.
Visualizing aircraft noise – bringing silent aviation closer
Although aircraft engine noise has been reduced substantially over the past decades, the continuous growth in air traffic still puts the hundreds of millions of people living near airports at an increased risk for hearing problems and cardiovascular disease.