aircraft

In the XXI century, humanity is hard at work trying to adapt the airspace for private use. Major air companies and small startups alike are working on creating their own aircraft. Each year sees the introduction of ever more sophisticated working prototypes and even commercial models entering the market. Small vehicles that can carry several passengers across a relatively small distance are particularly gaining traction. Flying city taxis are a popular field of development. For example, Uber and NASA are working on a similar project together. Autonomous flying vehicles are another promising area. Facebook, Google and other big players are building their own versions.

Самый быстрый самолет в мире: как он будет выглядеть?

The world’s fastest plane: what will it look like?

US-based company Hermeus has announced plans to create a new ultrasonic commercial liner. If their official announcement is to be believed, the vehicle will have a maximum Mach number of 5 (approximately 6100 km/h) which will earn it a position as the fastest plane in the world.
Летающие такси стали еще на один шаг ближе

Flying taxis are one step closer to reality

German-based company Lilium Jet has been talking about plans to create an electric flying taxi service for a long time, with the ultimate goal of reducing traffic on the streets and harmful emissions in the air. Their prototype airplane has recently made its first flight.
BAE Systems тестирует уникальный самолет

BAE Systems tests unique plane

BAE Systems is a UK-based defense company launching a real revolution in the aircraft industry. One of their innovations is a plan to get rid of mechanical manoeuvring units on aircraft.  

Drones Learn to See Aircraft

Iris Automation has developed an automated course correction system for drones. It will enable safe use of UAVs at high altitudes facilitating their implementation and expanding their scope of application.

British company organizes first-ever jetpack race

British jetpack manufacturer Gravity Industries signed a contract with XBlades Entertainment to conduct the first jetpack race in history. The companies are also planning on creating a jetpack league. This initiative will benefit development of this technology and attract new investors into the industry.

P2 Xcursion amphibian plane passes all tests

Electric amphibian planes that can land on water are yet another trend in the world of technology, with many countries working on creating such vehicles. Their ability to land anywhere makes them extremely useful in emergencies.

Swiss Air Rescue Drones To Help Find Missing People

Drones can perform a variety of tasks  from tending agricultural lands to military operations. Rega is a Swiss organization dedicated to saving missing people. Its representatives have recently announced that they would be using Swiss Air Rescue UAVs for their missions.

Rhaegal Cargo Drones Ready to Take off

Drones are one of the most promising inventions of the 21st century, which can be used for a variety of purposes. Many people are waiting for the time when delivery services start using unmanned aerial vehicles, which seems to be coming soon.

Mars-bound Helicopter Passes First Tests

The mission called upon to find out whether life has ever existed on the red planet is scheduled to start out in 2020. It will be carried out by Mars 2020 rover accompanied by a small helicopter. NASA recently announced that the helicopter had passed its first tests.

Finalists for the best flying motorcycle contest named

Boeing has announced the second stage of the GoFly contest completed. The finalist startups will receive $50,000 apiece to create full-size motorcycles to compete in the contest’s finals for a $1.5-million prize.

Real flying saucer invented in Romania

According to the creator of the project, an engineer named Razvan Sabie, his device represents today’s shifting paradigm in aircraft construction. The invention is called ‘ADIFO’.

The first unmanned plywood drone created

Metal or plastic are usually selected as aircraft material. But drone production is not cheap, so sometimes engineers find rather extravagant solutions.

The Lazareth flying motorcycle lifts off into the air

Lazareth, a French motorcycle brand, has recently posted a video featuring the flight of the Moto Volante model presented last year. With this, the company has dispelled the skeptics’ assumption that the bike is not destined to fly.

SABRE Approved: Hybrid Jet Engine Project Defended

The United Kingdom and European Space Agencies have given the go-ahead to the manufacturing of SABER hybrid hypersonic engine capable of operating both in space and the Earth's atmosphere. As the next stage, individual parts of the future device will be tested.

Flying motorcycle Speeder now available for pre-order

Jetpack Aviation’s decision to release a flying motorcycle came as a great surprise to its clients; the company previously stated that it would focus its efforts on developing a flying automobile.

PAL-V unveils flying car production model

Many companies are currently working on developing prototypes of flying cars, but most of them are still stuck working on concepts, or test models at best. Liberty Pioneer Edition is the first such vehicle that has already been certified and is ready to fly.

Vahana Project: the flying taxi

Vahana is a project focusing on creating next-generation aircraft, launched by European company Airbus. The manufacturer has recently concluded the very first test flights of its Alpha Two prototype, which was developed as part of the program.

Shell and Alphabet to build flying power plant

News has just come in about plans to build a power station with wind generators in Norway. The project will be implemented by Shell and Makani, a subsidiary of Alphabet. Construction will be completed within two years.

Beta Technologies Developing an Electric Vertical Take-off and Landing Aircraft

The aircraft maximum speed is 300 km/h and the flight range is up to 250 km

A3 has successfully tested unmanned air taxi

A³, a subsidiary Airbus is working on a project of an unmanned flying taxi called…

Flying taxi from Hoversurf

The idea of using aircraft as urban transport is up in the air. The introduction…

Zunum Aero will create electric planes for regional flights

American startup, Zunum Aero, is developing a line of small hybrid propulsion aircraft. The company…