aeromobil

A flying car you will actually be able to buy this year

It may not be quite like the Jetsons, but for over a million dollars you too can soon fly around in a car. A Slovakian company called AeroMobil unveiled on Thursday its version of a flying car, a light-framed plane whose wings can fold back, like an insect, and is boosted by a hybrid engine…
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The hybrid plane : Boeing and JetBlue back hybrid-electric craft

Boeing and JetBlue have turned their sights to hybrid-electric planes. The two aviation giants revealed this week that they are investing in a little-known company called Zunum Aero , a startup developing alternative propulsion aircraft. Zunum is working to build 10-50 seat planes that ‘sip fuel only when they have to,’ and the firm claims…
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Embraer Flies the E195-E2, the Most Efficient New-Generation Jet in the World, Ahead of Schedule

Embraer Flies the E195-E2, the Most Efficient New-Generation Jet in the World, Ahead of Schedule

 Ten months after the first flight of the E190-E2, today Embraer performed the inaugural flight of another member of the E2 family, ahead of schedule. This Wednesday, the E195-E2, the largest aircraft of the family–and the most efficient aircraft in the single aisle jet market—took off for the first time. The flight, originally scheduled for…
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Airbus to run parcel-delivery drone trial in Singapore

AVIATION giant Airbus said it will reveal more details “in the coming months” about an unmanned parcel-delivery drone trial in Singapore, one that could be extended to transporting passengers too. Its comments come a day after the city-state’s Ministry of Transport told The Business Times that it is talking to some firms about trying out…
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The Wright One Jet Electric

How to make easy headlines with a jet electric

The Wright One jet electric, in dream form There is nothing not to like about an all electric short haul 150 seat jet providing emissions free flight within 10 years, apart from the chasm between concept and entry into service. Such a proposal, claiming the ‘interest’ of the large and very successful low cost Euro…
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Is this the future of personal transport in big cities?

The Geneva Motor Show has been the place to see the latest innovations in automotive technology since 1905. To no-one’s surprise, the 87th show has been awash with autonomous and zero-emissions offerings from the biggest names in the global car industry. Less predictable was the preview of a self-driving zero-emissions flying car concept. Designed by…
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Italdesign, Airbus prepping drone-carried flying car concept for Geneva

Italdesign, Airbus prepping drone-carried flying car concept for Geneva

The famous styling house Italdesign and jetliner maker Airbus are reportedly taking a new stab at imagining the old idea of the flying car, according to Automotive News Europe. Rather than making the vehicle itself capable of going airborne, drones would allegedly be able to pick up the body for carrying occupants away from traffic.…
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