Saturday, January 25, 2020

60 Years Ago This Month: The Boeing 707 Flies to Paris

Though the jet engine had long been in use, the true jet age dates to October 1958 Photo-illustration: Stuart Bradford Dating the...

Prototype Electric Plane Built by Siemens and Magnus Aircraft Crashes in Hungary, Killing Both...

Earlier this year the late pilot had taken our reporter up for a spin in same model, the Magnus eFusionAn experimental electric plane built by...

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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