Tag Archives: Aircraft

27Sep/17

Bombardier loses battle with Boeing

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

26Sep/17

Dubai starts tests in bid to become first city with flying taxis

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.
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05Sep/17

Flying taxi startup Lilium raises $90 mln

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

30Apr/17

China-made world biggest amphibious aircraft finishes 1st glide test

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

19Dec/16

Exclusive: Iran to land first Airbus jet within weeks under sanctions pact

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
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17Dec/16

Google develops floating data centers propelled by windmill-like kites

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.
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13Dec/16

Lockheed joins list of Trump Twitter take-downs

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

12Dec/16

Lockheed Martin says company already cut F-35 costs

Lockheed Martin executive says company already cut F-35 costs in response to Donald Trump’s tweet against the company’s costs.
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06Dec/16

Trump urges cancellation of new Boeing Air Force One plane

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.

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10Jul/15

Airbus flight becomes first electric plane to cross Channel

The Airbus E-Fan becomes the first twin-engine electric plane to cross the English Channel after completing its maiden flight between Lydd in Kent and Calais in northern France.

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