Sunday, December 16, 2018

Hybrid Electric Airliners Will Cut Emissions—and Noise

Electric propulsion will develop in the air as it did on the ground, by initially using batteries to assist a fuel-burning generator ...

Zunum Aero’s Hybrid Electric Airplane Aims To Rejuvenate Regional Travel

The startup is building short-haul aircraft for Boeing and JetBlue that combine gas turbines and batteriesIllustration: Jonathan Carlson Illustration: Jonathan Carlson...

CES 2018: Intel’s CEO Becomes First Passenger in an Air Taxi

Intel's partner, Volocopter, provided its multicopter and flew it by remote control in a hangar—a baby step, but still, a first stepImage: Volocopter Brian Krzanich,...

Flying-Car Company Terrafugia is Bought by China’s Geely

With real money behind its project, maybe Terrafugia will finally hit its latest deadline, in 2019. But it'll probably lose money anywayPhoto: Terrafugia “We wanted...

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Bombardier wins bid to build new NJ TRANSIT railcars

The NJ TRANSIT board of directors approved a contract with Bombardier for 113 new railcars, which includes the first self-propelled multilevel railcars in the...