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This Drone From Boeing Can Lift Anything – By Patent Yogi

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We all know that drones will be doing our product deliveries very very soon. Many companies like Google, Amazon, UPS are developing drone technology for deliveries.

One of the biggest challenges that these companies face is that they will have to maintain a will huge fleet of drones of various kinds, to be able to lift payloads of various sizes and weights. Now, this is going to be really expensive and cumbersome. So nobody wants them.

Boeing has now developed a universal lift vehicle that can be quickly reconfigured based on the size and the weight of the payload. If the weight of a payload is less, then a single drone is used to transfer the payload. For example: delivering pizza in a neighborhood. However, if a payload is heavier, then multiple drones are connected together to build a lift vehicle that can carry the heavy payload, for example, a piece of furniture.

A single drone has a capacity to carry a certain weight. So just by joining multiple drones, virtually any sized payload can be lifted. Which makes this a universal lift vehicle.

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Boeing has another cool application of this invention, that is to use it as an industrial lift. Individual drones are loaded into a truck and carried to the location of the payload. Tethers are then used to lift the payload with precision. Tethers also provide electrical power to the drones as they lift the heavy payload. The lift vehicle can also be used to provide mobile lights and deliver aerial ads.

This unified lift vehicle patented by Boeing should be widely used as it solves a major problem with the drone deliveries.

Mike Duffy, who is one of the three inventors of this technology, shared some beautiful photos with us. The photos show how the team at Boeing developed and tested the product.

Courtesy and Animation :  Patent Yogi 

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Sneak Peek Inside the Qatar Airways’ Qsuite Next Gen at Farnborough Airshow

Sneak Peek Inside the Qatar Airways' Qsuite Next Gen at Farnborough Airshow

As the Farnborough International Airshow 2024 unfolds, one of the most anticipated highlights has arrived: Qatar Airways’ unveiling of its Innovative Qsuite Next Gen.

This preview offers a tantalizing glimpse into the future of luxury travel, showcasing the next evolution of Qatar Airways’ renowned Qsuite. Known for setting the standard in premium cabin experiences, the new Qsuite promises to redefine business class comfort with cutting-edge design and technology.

Building on the success of its pioneering Qsuite, which redefined business class with its door-equipped suites, Qatar Airways’ new generation of Qsuite is poised to elevate the standard even further.

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The original Qsuite revolutionized long-haul travel by introducing a business class seat with a door, making privacy and comfort a new standard in the industry. Now, with the Qsuite Next Gen,

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A standout feature of the Qsuite Next Gen is its redesigned Quad Suite, which is equipped with movable 4K OLED Panasonic Astrova IFE screens—a world-first for any airline. These state-of-the-art screens can be repositioned to the side, creating the largest social and productivity space in the sky.

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This setup allows for up to four passengers to enjoy a spacious and flexible environment in the Quad Suite, while the Companion Suite accommodates up to two passengers.

The Qsuite Next Gen will be introduced on Qatar Airways’ Boeing B777-9 aircraft starting in 2025. This new suite configuration not only includes innovative window dual suites but also features a unique combination of quad, duo, and companion suites, each designed with the latest technologies for increased passenger convenience and connectivity.

Customization options are abundant, with enhanced ambient lighting, privacy controls, and upgraded touchscreen Passenger Control Units that offer a more personalized experience.

One notable change in the Qsuite Next Gen is the integration of the TV screens into the suite’s barrier system. Instead of traditional dividers that need to be lowered, these screens serve as part of the barrier and can be folded away when not in use.

However, Qatar Airways has confirmed that these advanced seats will not be retrofitted onto older aircraft. As Qatar Airways continues to evolve its fleet, the airline is focusing on reducing the number of non-Qatar-branded leased aircraft and phasing out the oldest models.

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With the Airbus A350 back in service and a commitment to modernizing its fleet, Qatar Airways is well-positioned to enhance its business class offering and deliver an unparalleled travel experience.

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