Aurora unveils eVTOL aircraft
May01

Aurora unveils eVTOL aircraft

Uber has declared that by 2020 they plan to have a network of ‘flying cars’ in Dallas and Dubai. The new service will be called Uber Air. However, during the Uber Elevate summit of April 25-27 2017 in Texas Uber’s chief product officer Jeff Holden admitted that Uber is rushing the Uber Air initiative. A partnership with Aurora Flight Services might help Uber to reach its goal.

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The Airbus Zephyr
Apr05

The Airbus Zephyr

The Airbus Zephyr is a high-altitude long-endurance (HALE) UAV that runs solely on solar power and holds multiple records in this field. Its purpose is to provide a cheap and eco-friendly alternative for local satellite-like services. Flying at an altitude of 20km, the Zephyr is able to provide a high-resolution imagery to an area of over 1,000km2.

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The Current State of Electric Aircraft
Aug11

The Current State of Electric Aircraft

As the Solar Impulse arrives in Abu Dhabi, it is interesting to examine the electric aircraft on a conceptual level, as well as its current progress. Without judging the Solar Impulse team’s achievements, it is fair to say their main drivers were most certainly adventure and innovation. The latter being a pillar of aerospace engineering. It is the reason why aircraft continue to become more efficient year after year, and allow more...

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Airbus Pushes Towards High-Speed Compound Helicopter
Jun06

Airbus Pushes Towards High-Speed Compound Helicopter

Helicopters are fantastic. They can easily access remote areas, and are capable of vertical takeoff and landing. However, what they seem to be lacking is speed when in forward flight. A few aerospace companies have taken to combining the VTOL capabilities of rotary aircraft, with the the forward speed that turboprop airplanes offer. Although there are many challenges, one of the biggest is keeping the price down . Three years after...

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A Nuclear-Powered Passenger Aircraft
Sep20

A Nuclear-Powered Passenger Aircraft

The cruiser-feeder concept includes a cruise-optimized aircraft that stays aloft for extended periods while feeder aircraft transport passengers to the cruiser. The endurance of a cruiser aircraft that uses nuclear power to transport up to 1000 passengers is only limited by maintenance intervals.

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Solar Impulse 2: New record
Sep15

Solar Impulse 2: New record

Solar Impulse 2 set a new world record for the furthest flight for an aircraft, simply powered by the sun.

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