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Electric aircraft could soon become an industry standard

April 6th, 2018 at 11:09 am » Comments Off

The aviation industry is on the verge of a major shift in propulsion, experts say. This story was originally published by Flying Magazine. As part of Siemens Innovation Day held recently in Chicago—created, in part, to highlight the company’s progress to date in the world of electric and hybrid electric aircraft—the German industrial giant offered […]



China announces plan for hypersonic jet able to reach New York to Beijing in two hours

February 25th, 2018 at 10:30 am » Comments Off

A team of Chinese researchers has claimed to have designed a hypersonic jet that could travel at 6,000km/h, five times faster than the speed of sound.



Airlines could soon start charging different fares for different people

February 24th, 2018 at 11:30 am » Comments Off

Fares based on your travel habits? Welcome to the future.



The first electric aircraft to enter serial production takes flight

February 2nd, 2018 at 8:28 am » Comments Off

Slovenia-based Pipistrel has announced series production of the Alpha Electro electric aircraft. The first serially-built unit took its first flight earlier this month.



Intel Shows Off Volocopter – A Battery-Operated Flying Car At CES 2018

January 10th, 2018 at 11:07 am » Comments Off

At Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 in Las Vegas, Intel today showed off its prototype of Volocopter, which according to the company is “essentially a flying car”. However, it is basically a drone that is big enough to carry a passenger.



RANKED: The 10 best economy-class airlines in the world

January 1st, 2018 at 1:33 pm » Comments Off

Every year, Skytrax names the airlines with the best overall economy-class experience. Airlines from Asia dominate the list, taking 15 of the top 20 spots. Skytrax also named the airlines with the best food and seats in economy class.



Air travelers resisting the ‘incredible shrinking airline seat ‘

November 9th, 2017 at 2:05 am » Comments Off

Spirit Airlines, at least, is honest about the tight quarters on its planes. “We’re a cozy airline,” it says on its website. “We add extra seats to our planes so we can fly with more people. This lowers ticket prices for everyone, just like a car pool.”



Drones banned on beaches, must not be flown over people

November 6th, 2017 at 10:29 am » Comments Off

BZZZZZZZ: Concerns from the public, including some accidents where people got hit, are behind the tighter drone rules, the aviation safety authority said



Flying coach is so cramped it could be a death trap

September 17th, 2017 at 3:07 pm » Comments Off

As airlines pack seats tighter than ever, the tests supposed to show that passengers can get out alive in a crash are woefully out of date. The FAA won’t make the results public, and a court warns there is “a plausible life-and-death safety concern.”



GE made a real 3D printed plane engine and here is a gorgeous look at it

August 18th, 2017 at 9:12 am » Comments Off

The printed plane engine has arrived. This week GE released this great GIF of its 1,300-horsepower advanced turboprop (ATP) engine in which more than one-third of the components have been built through additive manufacturing, or 3D printing. The company is showing off its creation in real life at this week’s big air show in Oshkosh, […]



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