Robert Gordon University and Dutch aircraft firm Cormorant SEAplanes BV have secured almost £10,000 in funding to look into the use of lightweight sustainable materials for an innovative electric aircraft.
Here we consider our approach to sustainability, and how, if the political will is present, solutions such as Cormorant are key to sustaining, if not reinvigorating, remoter communities.
At Cormorant, we do not see ourselves as being leaders in the development of management thought. However, being vested in e-aviation we briefly write here regarding strategic decision deferral, which we summarize as:
A management philosophy, particularly relevant in times of dynamic technological and / or regulatory development, which seeks to consciously defer making key choices until the latest point practicable without affecting a project’s critical path, such that knowledge development and /or the evolution of the regulatory environment may proceed to the most advanced extent possible so that the likelihood of a correct decision is made.
A paradigm shift is needed in the way we move ourselves & goods. Land-based transport systems disproportionately consume environmental resources: e-aviation can help provide a solution.
Cormorant CORMORANT The mission statement of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is “Our continuing mission is to provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world.” Whilst the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) states similarly that its mission “is to promote and achieve the highest common standards of safety and environmental protection […]
A brief look back over 2021; continuing to move forward with Cormorant despite pandemic challenges.
The original construction material for the first aircraft still has its uses.