Electric aircraft update

Date:
February 8th, 2017

Electric aviation may seem light years away. But with hybrid and electric cars becoming more and more visible on our roads, will electric jets be far behind? Many designers and innovators are already on the case,…

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Lilium: The flying car in your garage

Date:
May 18th, 2016

It’s electric; takes off vertically from the smallest of spaces; and avoids the traffic on the roads. Lilium just might be the best thing – since the car – to park in your garage. While currently only at…

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What will future private jets look like?

Date:
April 13th, 2016

Early aircraft models were experimental at best. Aviation pioneers did incredible things with the resources at their disposal. But when you look at some of the amazing flying machines now taking to the skies, it’s clear we’ve…

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When will supersonic private jets be a commercial reality?

Date:
July 28th, 2015

There has been much talk of a new era for supersonic aviation, ever since the demise of Concorde. And as with many other aspects of aviation, private aviation leads the way in the commercial sector.…

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E-Fan attempts historic channel crossing

Date:
July 7th, 2015

The all-electric aircraft from Airbus, the E-Fan, will attempt to cross the English Channel from Lydd to Calais this Friday (July 10th), reversing Louis Blériot’s historic feat from over 100 years ago. It will be…

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How will the world’s first electric aircraft transform aviation?

Date:
February 9th, 2015

With energy-efficient electric cars now becoming more of a mainstream option on the roads, it’s no surprise that there are now advanced stage projects looking to do the same in the sky. But is an…

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Will The Queen’s favourite airport survive a regulatory review?

Date:
February 3rd, 2015

London RAF Northolt is currently being targeted by some of its rival business aviation airports, who are asking for clarification on how it is regulated for safety. The rivals – led by London Oxford Airport…

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The flying car and the Sky Whale: Two visions of aviation’s future

Date:
March 27th, 2014

Innovation and aviation are two subjects very close to my heart. Aviation has a relatively short history – just over 100 years since the Wright Brothers first took flight in 1903. In that time, a…

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New ICAO emissions rules: Will China & USA delay?

Date:
October 14th, 2013

Members of the Montreal-based International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) recently agreed on a global mechanism regulating the carbon emissions caused by commercial aircraft. It’s due to take effect in Europe by 2016, and globally by…

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Solar Powered Flights

Date:
June 12th, 2013

In May 2013 a solar powered aircraft called Solar Impulse completed the first leg of a flight across the USA, from East Coast to West. The Solar Impulse team are hoping to be the first…

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