The new aircraft reports being 20 more fuel efficient than today& 39;s airplanes.September 05, 2020This summer, a scale model of TU Delft& 39;s Flying V jetliner took flight. The new aircraft carries passengers in its wings and reports being 20 more fuel-efficient.RELATED: NASA EDGES CLOSER TO FIRST FLIGHT OF ALL-ELECTRIC X-57 PLANEProject leader Dr.
The company is testing the motors out on its hybrid electric plane, Cassio.March 13, 2020French electric hybrid company, VoltAero is testing out Safran& 39;s new ENGINeUS electric motors on its Cassio e-plane.The nine-seater plane is loosely based on a Cessna 337, but only uses one aft propeller and two electric motors mounted on the wings.
The jet will travel faster than the speed of sound and keep sonic boom sound at an all-time low.March 17, 2020The U.S. will soon have a supersonic jet, and it won& 39;t sound louder than a car door slamming shut.NASA and Lockheed Martin have been collaborating to design and build a new aircraft that will reduce the sound of supersonic boom noise.
The new system is made to make flying easier and safer.March 22, 2020Transportation technology firm Skyryse has released a novel flight system that can help anyone learn how to fly a non-commercial aircraft in 30 minutes, reported Business Insider. The system is called FlightOS, and it was built to make flying easier.
The company plans to run hypersonic tests for a number of customers.April 02, 2020It& 39;s quite the year for the world& 39;s largest planes. Stratolaunch, the company behind the world& 39;s largest plane, has shared its plans for hypersonic flight testing through its hypersonic vehicle, which is able to offer fast testing of advanced flight technologies to the company& 39;s customers.
What will aircraft look like 20, 50 or even 100 years from now? While we may have to wait to see them in reality, here are some very interesting futuristic aircraft designs that might just be the norm in the not too distant future.RELATED: 15 FUTURISTIC CARS WE CANNOT WAIT TO SEE ON THE ROADWhat futuristic planes are there that could soon be a reality?
The airline is converting both a Twin Otter and a Saab 340 into air ambulances.April 06, 2020Although COVID-19 is the cause of much despair in the world it has also been the cause of much hope with individuals and even companies getting creative to assist others during these trying times. Now, news has come of Scottish airline Loganair transforming its planes into special ambulances that can carry COVID-19 patients.
Boeing has uncovered two new flaws in the 737 Max planes and is working on resolving these issues before its planned return to service mid-2020.April 08, 2020The Boeing 737 Max airplane can& 39;t seem to catch a break. On Tuesday evening, the company shared the news that it would be updating two new software on the 737 Max& 39;s flight control computer.
Don Kirlin is the owner of Air USA, a government contractor that provides tactical aircraft services.April 11, 2020Don Kirlin is the owner of Air USA, the world& 39;s most advanced private air force. According to The Drive, Kirlin has been building this air force for over 30 years now.What can a private air force be used for?
As the airline industry suffers during the coronavirus outbreak, Boeing& 39;s 737 Max can& 39;t catch a break.April 15, 2020Boeing& 39;s best-selling airplane has suffered quite a few blows over the past couple of years, and it looks like that& 39;s a likely pattern for the foreseeable future. On Tuesday, the company reported that its 737 Max jet had to cancel the distribution of another 75 planes in March, according to Reuters.
The jet was flown for the first time on April 10, 1963.April 24, 2020There have been many impressive military and defense jets built over the years, and here you can watch as an EWR VJ 101C fighter takes off vertically back on April 10, 1963.The jet itself was a prototype and was never further developed, but it was an exciting prospect nonetheless.
It& 39;s still in its prototype phase, but it would help alleviate climate change ratesMay 06, 2020As land-based travel is turning more and more toward electricity and away from fossil fuels, so may the days of carbon-neutral air travel be just around the corner for us. As fossil fuels are at the same time unsustainable and unsafe, new methods moving away from using them are needed.
One fateful day in February of 1970, a jet plane of the United States Air Force astounded authorities and locals alike when it, seemingly magically, touched down safely in a field. While this might sound like your average emergency landing, the plane was completely pilotless.Forever known as the & 34;Cornfield Bomber& 34; after that day, this is the amazing story of the F-106A that refused to crash.
Flying is, statistically, one of the safest ways to travel. Yet, despite this, when things go wrong, they go very, very wrong.But these tragic events, on occasion, have had a silver lining leading to widespread reforms in thinking and design for current and future aircraft. Here are some of the most notable plane crashes that changed the aerospace industry forever.
War is a terrible thing, but the race to get one up on the enemy often leads to massive leaps in technological development. Originally designed for war, jet engines have changed the world for many millions of people today.Here then are some of the early pioneers of jet-engined planes that arose during WW2 and the years that followed.
The firm is now investigating the cyberattack.May 19, 2020On Tuesday, EasyJet revealed that a cyberattack had resulted in the hacking of nine million customer accounts, reported the BBC. The firm is currently investigating the breach and has also notified the U.K.& 39;s Information Commissioner& 39;s Office (ICO).
Along with the good comes some fairly grim news as Boeing cuts nearly 13,000 jobs.May 28, 2020Some good news for the aviation industry, and Boeing: the aircraft giant has resumed production of its 737 MAX planes, albeit at a low rate.At the same time, almost 13,000 Boeing employees, based mostly in the U.
The plane was magnified by a 750-horsepower (560 kW) magni500 propulsion system.May 31, 2020On May 28, a very special airplanetook off, one that is bound to change the aviation industry forever. A collaboration between magniX and AeroTEC, the Electric Cessna was the world& 39;s largest zero-emission aircraft to take flight.
The flying boat can reach a maximum speed of 200 km / h.June 12, 2020Russian researchers have invented the world& 39;s first unmanned solar wing-in-ground-effect vehicle and it is a doozy! If you are wondering what a wing-in-ground-effect vehicle is to begin with, it should be first noted that the vehicle is a cross between an airplane and a boat.
The invisible defense system would protect each passenger individually.June 17, 2020As the world is slowly trying to function with a semblance of normalcy, one big push is to make air travel safer during the COVID-19 pandemic. There have been a number of options put forward, like this one that offers screens in planes, or how specific airlines, like EasyJet, will tackle safety once its fleet takes to the skies once more.
The rocket reached an impressive altitude of six kilometers.June 15, 2020Edinburgh-based Skyrora launched its two-meter (6.5feet) Skylark Nano rocket from the Fethaland Peninsula at North Roe on the Scottish island on Saturday.The rocket reached an impressive altitude of six kilometers, marking the third time the projectile took flight.