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Airseas
Nov. 13, 2019                       Joe Faust
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Group: AirborneWindEnergy Message: 23565 From: dave santos Date: 6/11/2018
Subject: Re: Airbus serious about Kites
AirSeas' Airbus connection looks like an employee spin-off without major capitalization, like SkyMill and Boeing a decade ago. Its solid aerospace interest in AWE, as an acknowledged opportunity. Boeing's interest in AWE goes back to Wayne German in the '80s. The aerospace giants are in the AWE game, if not yet betting all, due to the long developmental trajectory. Expect further interest in due stages.

We see a strong convergence of AirSeas' AWES architecture with SkySails'. This reflects that SkySails' architecture was fairly optimal and that most kite patent claims are questionable, given so much prior art. We have traced key art to its antecedents; SkySails' real triumph was its operational experience at sea. Its great to see a third ship-kite company emerge, but lets hope that shipping industry conservatism does not once again prevail.

kPower proposes that ship-kites are the natural utility-scale unit, and works with sport power kites to develop scale prototype AWES with PowerTakeOffs (PTOs), intended to converge with ongoing progress in full scale kites.
Group: AirborneWindEnergy Message: 24224 From: Lukas Zeidler Date: 11/25/2018
Subject: Re: "Race for Water" Kite Sailing Circumnavigation of the World cont

There's also airseas, an airbus spinoff since september. https://www.airseas.com/
(I know you were talking about tangible progess, but I just wanted to put it out there as it's new and probably some people haven't heard of it yet.

On 2018-11-25 19:19, dave santos santos137@yahoo.com [AirborneWindEnergy] wrote:
Group: AirborneWindEnergy Message: 27172 From: joe_f_90032 Date: 7/5/2019
Subject: Re: Traction News

New Release

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Breakthrough in green shipping: the Japanese KAWASAKI KISEN KAISHA, LTD. (“K” LINE) signs for up to 50 automated kites from AIRSEAS Oslo, Norway: After 2 years of close technical and business cooperation, KAWASAKI KISEN KAISHA, LTD. (“K” LINE) announces a 20-year agreement with AIRSEAS to install and service one ship with Seawing, an automated kite based on parafoil technology used to tow commercial ship and reduce CO2 by 20% through wind propulsion. Once the first Seawing is successfully delivered, “K”LINE will contemplate to order up to 50 additional Seawing.

 “Seawing represents a breakthrough for our industry and for the environment. “K”LINE is proud to demonstrate its commitment to the global environment by applying leading technology to improve ship efficiency and to solve the core issues of maritime emissions. Beyond reducing our emissions by more than 20% with its kite, AIRSEAS is a top end digital partner looking at integrating their solution with our “Kawasaki Integrated Maritime Solutions” which is integrated vessel operation and performance management system in order to smartly manage our vessel operation. Seawing reduces the environmental footprint of capsize vessel by 5,200 tons of CO2 per year depending on the vessel voyage route, that is contributing to achieving our goal to reduce CO2 emissions by half, targeting year 2050, in “K”LINE Environmental Vision 2050.” says Mr Asano, SMEO of “K”LINE. 

The Japanese “K”LINE, known for its excellence in safety and service quality, transports goods worldwide through its fleet of 520 vessels.

 “We are proud that K-LINE as a leading ship owner confirms its trust towards AIRSEAS following its two years of intense assessment of our solution. With this deal, AIRSEAS will kick-start its industrial scale up. Seawing’s innovative technology will become a leading energy efficient solution for the shipping industry, thus contributing to cleaner sky and oceans.” says Mr Bernatets, CEO of AIRSEAS

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About “K”LINE: “K”LINE (Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, LTD.) just celebrated its 100th anniversary and operates 520 vessels worldwide in dry bulk, energy resource transport and car carrying. Its corporate principal is to contribute to society so that people live well and prosperously. Innovating to preserve the environment is therefore one top priority in line with its corporate values. 

About AIRSEAS: AIRSEAS combines aeronautical know-how in modelling and control laws with maritime technology to bring a game changing energy efficiency solution to shipping. As a spin-off of AIRBUS, it aims at equipping 15% of the world’s fleet by 2030. Its partners and supports are LMG Marin, MaxSea, ENSM, Nervures, ADEME, PIA, Région Occitanie and Région Pays de la Loire. 

About Seawing: Seawing combines aeronautical know-how with maritime technology to create a breakthrough in the maritime transportation sector. A simple switch launches or recovers the kite which unfolds, operates and refolds autonomously. The system collects and analyses meteorological and oceanic data in real-time. Seawing adapts to this information in order to optimize its performance as well as to ensure maximum safety. 

Contact for the media 
communication@airseas.com 
+33699707243 
AIRSEAS 
5 Rue Humbert Tomatis 
31200 TOULOUSE 

Group: AirborneWindEnergy Message: 27170 From: joe_f_90032 Date: 7/5/2019
Subject: Re: Traction News
Big order potential! 

K Line swoops for Seawing’s kite system


"The Seawing automated system, developed by Airseas"


Group: AirborneWindEnergy Message: 25674 From: joe_f_90032 Date: 5/3/2019
Subject: Re: Airseas-Airbus SeaWing based on SkySails Platform
PRESS RELEASE

Airbus orders first ever automated kite for its cargo ship from AirSeas 
AirSeas’ pioneering system to improve transport efficiency 

Hamburg, 4 September 2018 - Airbus has placed a firm order with AirSeas during the international maritime trade fair SMM to purchase the first ever automated kite, named SeaWing

 SeaWing is an automated kite based on parafoil technology used to tow commercial ships. Airbus is focusing on improving productivity and delivering aircraft faster and more cost effectively for its customers. SeaWing offers a new way of cutting shipping fuel costs by 20 percent and will reduce Airbus’ overall industrial environmental footprint by 8,000 tons of CO2 per year. Airbus owns a fleet of four RO-RO ships to transport aircraft parts around Europe and the USA. 

 SeaWing combines aeronautical know-how with maritime technology to create a breakthrough in the maritime transportation sector. A simple switch launches or recovers the kite which unfolds, operates and refolds autonomously. The system collects and analyses meteorological and oceanic data in real-time. SeaWing adapts to this information in order to optimise its performance as well as ensure maximum safety. 

 Vincent Bernatets, CEO of AirSeas, said: “We are very proud that Airbus has confirmed its confidence in the SeaWing system after seeing our test results first-hand on their own ship. This first ro-ro vessel installation opens the way for further pioneering deals on container ships, bulkers and ferries. We are glad we can start helping our customers to reduce ship emissions in order to preserve the environment.” 

 Contact for the media 
communication@airseas.com 

AIRSEAS 5 Rue Humbert Tomatis 31200 TOULOUSE 

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RORO vessels

Group: AirborneWindEnergy Message: 24594 From: joe_f_90032 Date: 12/28/2018
Subject: Re: Airbus serious about Kites -- AirSeas
https://www.airseas.com

Few clips: 
"AirSeas is an industrial firm which had come out of Airbus group, dedicated to delivering automated power kites capable of towing commercial ships."

"SeaWing is a revolutionary innovation it deploys, operates and furls 100% automatically."

"SeaWing has been designed to facilitate a rapid installation on almost all commercial ships in operation today
"Download 
• Press release Airbus-Airseas (PDF, 0.7 Mb) 
• Press-Book-Sept2018 (PDF, 2.6 Mb) 
• ADEME leaflet - FR (PDF, 0.9 Mb)

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PRESS RELEASE Airbus orders first ever automated kite for its cargo ship from AirSeas AirSeas’ pioneering system to improve transport efficiency Hamburg, 4 September 2018 - Airbus has placed a firm order with AirSeas during the international maritime trade fair SMM to purchase the first ever automated kite, named SeaWing. SeaWing is an automated kite based on parafoil technology used to tow commercial ships. Airbus is focusing on improving productivity and delivering aircraft faster and more cost effectively for its customers. SeaWing offers a new way of cutting shipping fuel costs by 20 percent and will reduce Airbus’ overall industrial environmental footprint by 8,000 tons of CO2 per year. Airbus owns a fleet of four RO-RO ships to transport aircraft parts around Europe and the USA. SeaWing combines aeronautical know-how with maritime technology to create a breakthrough in the maritime transportation sector. A simple switch launches or recovers the kite which unfolds, operates and refolds autonomously. The system collects and analyses meteorological and oceanic data in real-time. SeaWing adapts to this information in order to optimise its performance as well as ensure maximum safety. Vincent Bernatets, CEO of AirSeas, said: “We are very proud that Airbus has confirmed its confidence in the SeaWing system after seeing our test results first-hand on their own ship. This first ro-ro vessel installation opens the way for further pioneering deals on container ships, bulkers and ferries. We are glad we can start helping our customers to reduce ship emissions in order to preserve the environment.” Contact for the media communication@airseas.com www.airseas.com AIRSEAS 5 Rue Humbert Tomatis 31200 TOULOUSE  
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Group: AirborneWindEnergy Message: 23564 From: joe_f_90032 Date: 6/9/2018
Subject: Re: Airbus serious about Kites
Group: AirborneWindEnergy Message: 23563 From: joe_f_90032 Date: 6/9/2018
Subject: Re: Airbus serious about Kites

"AirSeas is first and foremost a team of environmentally engaged Airbus engineers brought together by a common passion for both aeronautics and the sea."

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Group: AirborneWindEnergy Message: 28010 From: Joe Faust Date: 7/30/2019
Subject: AirSeas
Group: AirborneWindEnergy Message: 23562 From: edoishi Date: 6/9/2018
Subject: Airbus serious about Kites
I don't know too much about this but learned about it from a UT Aerospace grad student who is working with Professor Sirohi at the Rotor Lab:

Airbus has gotten into the game. Apparently they have taken great pains to circumvent SkySails patents. Website makes no mention of the history.

https://www.airseas.com

Group: AirborneWindEnergy Message: 28115 From: dave santos Date: 10/2/2019
Subject: Airbus early-adoption of shipkites to ferry oversize assemblies
Group: AirborneWindEnergy Message: 25962 From: dave santos Date: 6/7/2019
Subject: Coal-shipper K-Line adopts Seawing; change of heart or cynical green
K-Line must get out  of the coal-shipping trade if Seawing adoption is to be more than a moral travesty (see New Forum link for new K-Line coal shipping). Let them earn their "K" honestly. Building new coal ships while announcing zero emissions by 2050 should not fool anyone.

This is a sample Greek Shipping News Seawing item that does not mention K-line's coal trade-




Group: AirborneWindEnergy Message: 25673 From: dave santos Date: 5/3/2019
Subject: Airseas-Airbus SeaWing based on SkySails Platform
Evident SkySails participation in this Airbus-related startup in Hamburg. Not noted is the KiteShip/Maersk-identified commercialization-barrier of major shippers being too conservative to risk deploying any AWES that might foul a ship's screws with the kite-tether. Meanwhile, SkySails itself has pivoted to static deployment. This is likely an IP licensing deal, and it gets Airbus deeper in AWE. Its hard to prove a "trend" away from AWES soft-kites with so many ongoing exceptions-


"The sea is a harsh mistress."
Group: AirborneWindEnergy Message: 24771 From: dave santos Date: 2/1/2019
Subject: Liebreich on AWE on Twitter
I got to meet Michael Liebreich in the '90s when he was touring around promoting mass-adoption compact florescent lights to replace incandescent bulbs, which was a great cause (now LEDs rule). Some will recall we pitched AWE to Michael a few years ago, but he did not have the AE background to judge AWE on merits, and still does not, as our AWE twitter community still finds him to be not himself the brightest bulb. Nevertheless, he could be a powerful promotor of AWE once the capability is shown obvious.