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  • Watch The 787-9 Tear Up The Skies Like A Fighter Jet

    Boeing is preparing to make a big splash with its stretched Dreamliner at the Paris Air Show this year. How do they plan on doing this? The old school way, by putting the 300,000 pound beast through its paces in front of a huge crowd, max performing the carbon fiber jet like it was an F-15, as […]

  • The A350 XWB tours Asia: May 2015

    The A350 XWB tours Asia: May 2015 Airbus’ A350 XWB jetliner visited Taipei, Taiwan and Manila, Philippines during May 2015 on an Asian demonstration tour. Experience the sights and sounds from the trip, as Airbus showcased the benefits of this highly-efficient next-generation widebody jetliner in the region.

  • Mercedes-Benz and Lufthansa are designing the ultimate luxury private-jet interior

    Mercedes-Benz and Lufthansa are designing the ultimate luxury private-jet interior For more than a century, Mercedes-Benz has the been the go-to purveyor of fine luxury automobiles. Now, the German automaker is stepping to another kind of luxury by teaming up with Lufthansa Technik — the aviation engineer arm of the Lufthansa Group — to design […]

  • The Airbus H160 Helicopter

    The Airbus H160 Helicopter Is a Technological Tour de Force   Airbus unveiled the all-new Airbus H160 medium-sized helicopter—previously known as the X4—at a recent industry event in Orlando, Fla., proudly claiming that it represents a new generation in cutting-edge design and operating efficiency. The aircraft’s fully composite airframe reduces weight without compromising strength, requires less […]

  • NASA Says Electric Aircraft Are the Wave of the Future

    NASA Says Electric Aircraft Are the Wave of the Future Personal aircraft of the future will use electric propulsion, according to NASA’s Mark Moore—and that future might be here sooner than you think. Moore, an aeronautical researcher at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., is working on leading-edge asynchronous propeller technology (LEAPTech), which will […]

  • The Bell 525 Relentless Helicopter Cabin Is Worthy of a Bond Villain

    The Bell 525 Relentless Helicopter Cabin Is Worthy of a Bond Villain The Bell 525 Relentless super-medium-class helicopter—now in development and expected to fly for the first time this spring—was designed to meet the grueling demands of offshore oil operations, but it also will be available with a variety of luxurious cabin interiors. The 525’s commodious 88-square-foot […]

  • Solar Eclipse viewed from a Private Jet

    A trio of Dassault Falcon 7X executive jets, packed with observation equipment, journeyed to the North Atlantic at nearly 50,000 feet in order to chase a rare chance to see the black sun. On March 20, 2015, a group of eclipse-chasers and scientists, led by amateur astronomer Xavier Jubier, climbed above the Faroe Islands to […]

  • Solar Impulse 2 Begins Its Around-the-World Flight

    The Solar-Powered  Impulse 2 Airplane Begins Its Around-the-World Flight  The brainchild of the Swiss pilot and adventurer Bertrand Piccard, the Solar Impulse 2 airplane has finally—after 12 years of research, development, and testing—embarked upon its journey to circumnavigate the Earth using only solar power. The huge, lightweight airplane gathers energy from 17,000 solar cells covering the top […]

  • Shuttle Enterprise Separates from 747 In-Flight – 1977

     Shuttle Enterprise Separates from 747 In-Flight – 1977 The Space Shuttle Enterprise never flew in space. It was the first Space Shuttle built (completed on September 17, 1976), and was used only for aeronautical flight testing. The Enterprise arrived at Dryden in January 1977 for a flight program involving a Boeing 747 airliner that had […]

  • Airbus Announces a Plug-In All-Electric Airplane

    The Jet Maker Airbus Announces a Plug-In All-Electric Airplane Electric power is the future of flight, according to Airbus, which has teamed up with Daher-Socata to start production of small, battery-powered airplanes for the flight-training market. On the success of the first public flight of the E-Fan prototype early last year, the two companies plan to […]