A pioneering design for a Hybrid Electric Regional Aircraft which will deliver a technical and commercial entry point for sustainable mass air transport is being unveiled today. The disruptive design has been developed by the Electric Aviation Group (EAG), the UK-based engineering and development firm, which expects its first aircraft to be in service by 2028. Read more
The U.S. Commerce Department has slapped preliminary anti-subsidy duties on Bombardier’s CSeries jets after rival Boeing accused Canada of unfairly subsidizing the aircraft. As Laura Frykberg reports, the move is likely to strain trade relations between the neighbours and cause problems in Britain where Bombardier’s Northern Ireland factory employs thousands. Continue reading
DUBAI, UAE (SEPTEMBER 25, 2017) (REUTERS) – Dubai on Monday (September 25) showcased a flight for what it said would soon be the world’s first drone taxi service under an ambitious plan by the United Arab Emirates city to lead the Arab world in innovation.
Lilium, a German start-up with Silicon Valley-scale ambitions to develop a 5-passenger “flying taxi”, has raised a second, $90 million round of financing from top tech investors, as the race to to make electric-powered flying an every day event, hots up. Kate King reports. Continue reading
SOURCE:China Central Television (CCTV) – AG600 large amphibious aircraft built by China itself on Saturday successfully conducted its first glide test in the southern Chinese city of Zhuhai as it prepares for its maiden flight. Continue reading
Iran expects to get its first new jet within weeks under a multi-billion-dollar deal with Airbus for 100 planes, a senior official said on Monday, as Tehran and Western firms race to reopen trade
After developing self-driving cars, Google is set to bring its innovation prowess to the seas, with a novel new ship propulsion system that uses kite energy.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump took aim at another major defense contractor on Monday, saying the cost of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fighter jet program was too high. Conway Gittens reports. Continue reading
Lockheed Martin executive says company already cut F-35 costs in response to Donald Trump’s tweet against the company’s costs.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump criticizes Boeing’s new Air Force One as too expensive after earlier urging the government to cancel the company’s contract on Twitter.