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Suborbital Passenger Jet Will Make London To New York In Two Hours

Back in the 1940s, Hitler’s Nazi had explored the possibility of sub-orbital flight to achieve tremendous range that would afford Germany to “bomb anywhere in the world.” Fast forward to 2017, or rather 2016, mankind is again exploring the possibility of cruising along the lower reaches of space, but this time, it is for a peaceful mission: air travel. Unlike the technology of the 40s, this space-going passenger jet of near future won’t look like an intercontinental ballistic missile; instead it will look more like a flying wing, like the iconic B-2 stealth bomber, with a bulge in the center where a “theater-like cabin,” complete with galleys and baggage area, can be found – well, at least that was what Juan Garcia Manislla’s concept supersonic jet, The Paradoxal, proposed. Continue reading Suborbital Passenger Jet Will Make London To New York In Two Hours

Russia’s New Commercial Jet Sets To Go Head To Head With Airbus And Boeing

Russian aircraft manufacturer Irkut Corporation, under the wing of parent company United Aircraft Corporation, will soon have a new commercial jet that’s going to give existing big players’ medium range aircrafts a run for their money. The aircraft, dubbed MC-21, was officially unveiled back in June and marks a milestone in Russia’s aviation industry as the first medium-range passenger jet developed in Russian in this century. It has been a while indeed. Since the dissolution of Soviet Union, the country’s de facto flag carrier, Aeroflot, is mostly fleeted with western models. As of June 2016, Russian-made jets account for not more than 17 percent of Aeroflot’s fleet. But then again, that’s just Aeroflot and not accounting for other Russian airlines. Continue reading Russia’s New Commercial Jet Sets To Go Head To Head With Airbus And Boeing

Boom Supersonic Jet Will Fly From London To New York In 3.4H For $5,000

Since the demise of the world’s fastest commercial jet, Concorde, the world has been looking forward to a fastest way of traveling between continents. However, it is not until recent years that we see companies emerging to take on the challenge with some going to length to propose supercavitation submarine which could enable Shanghai-to-San Francisco travel in just 100 minutes and under-the-sea vacuum trains. While the latter two are more like future tech that will remain as theory for now, it is left to the aerospace industry to continue the legacy left behind by the Concorde. The latest to join the supersonic endeavor is a startup, Boom Technology. Continue reading Boom Supersonic Jet Will Fly From London To New York In 3.4H For $5,000

Soon, You Will Be Able to Fly in the Belly of R2-D2 on R2-D2-Decorated ANA 787-9 Dreamliner Jet

Millennium Falcon, it is not, but come this autumn, Star Wars fans around the world will be able to globe trot in perfect Star Wars style, thanks to a collaboration between All Nippon Airways (ANA) and the now Disney-own Lucasfilm as a cross-promotion for the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens film, which will be hitting the theaters this Fall. For this promotion, ANA’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will be be painted to look like the iconic droid character R2-D2 from the Star Wars franchise. But why R2-D2 and not C-3PO, or even Darth Vader? Well, apparently, R2-D2 motif, which consisted mainly of white with blue accents, are fitting match to ANA’s blue logo and also, “R2-D2 character has a reputation for strong, reliable service – one of the hallmarks of ANA’s 5-star quality service,” ANAGlobalCH adds. Continue reading Soon, You Will Be Able to Fly in the Belly of R2-D2 on R2-D2-Decorated ANA 787-9 Dreamliner Jet

HondaJet First Production Aircraft Enters Final Assembly

richie rich and private jet operators looking to add a new private aircraft to their fleet will soon have a new option. at the recent European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) held at Geneva, Switzerland, Honda aerospace division, Honda Aircraft Company has announced that the first production HondaJet has entered its final assembly and should be available right after the type certification which is expected to be sometime in the first half of 2015. key features this new kid in the private jet block include a convention-breaking over-the-wing engine mount that is said to increase cabin and cargo space, a composite carbon fiber fuselage offering weight saving and increase interior spaciousness, and a smart design, together with natural laminar flow wing and nose, that improves fuel efficiency and is therefore, economic and environmentally-friendly. Continue reading HondaJet First Production Aircraft Enters Final Assembly

Future Air Travel: AWWA Sky Whale

this appallingly massive concept passenger jet is appropriately named the AWWA Sky Whale. with a wingspan exceeding those of the Airbus 380 and sporting a three-story design, this will be officially the most outrageously huge commercial aircraft if it ever becomes a reality. conceived by Barcelona-based industrial designer Oscar Viñals, the AWWA Sky Whale boasts some 755 seats onboard, covering all three classes (First Class, Business Class, as well as Economy) and is said to feature ‘future technologies’ such as self-healing wings, virtual reality windows, solar panel roof and a design that purposefully separates the fuselage and the wings to facilitate ‘auto breakup’ in the event of an emergency landing to minimize the damages to the cabin section. Continue reading Future Air Travel: AWWA Sky Whale

Virgin Atlantic new Upper Class Suite

Virgin Atlantic new Upper Class Suite
(photos: Virgin Atlantic) Virgin Atlantic new Upper Class Suite | from US$3,988.20* | www.virgin-atlantic.com

we don’t know what’s your view on the price of air travel. would you go for the economy or first class, whenever possible? if the latter is your cup of English Breakfast, then British carrier Virgin Atlantic has just the right luxury to pamper yourself during the few hours in the air when you are traveling from London’s Heathrow Airport to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. what you will experience is the fruit of four years of research that brings together the best of both worlds: technology and creature comfort. Continue reading Virgin Atlantic new Upper Class Suite

Airbus envisions transparent aircraft for air travel in 2050

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(credit: Airbus S.A.S)

if you have an inherent fear for flying, then this concept pitched by Airbus is not going to make you feel any better. ahead of the upcoming Paris Airshow, Airbus unveiled the concept cabin of how we will travel in year 2050 – that is an aircraft constructed of bionic structure that mimics bird bones thus allowing for a lighter weight structure and open panoramic views – essentially making it transparent. well, more or less. however, the highlight is of course its amenities that will change the way we travel. Continue reading Airbus envisions transparent aircraft for air travel in 2050

buy a private jet and get a Lotus sports car for free

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(credit: Hawker Beechcraft) Hawker Beechcraft announced last week on its alliance with Group Lotus

we have heard of yacht that comes packaged with a purposed-design sports car but buying a private jet and get a sports car is probably the first. Hawker Beechcraft (HBC) announced last week, its alliance with Group Lotus which will see the two British manufacturers working together on a number of unique initiatives and giving away a Lotus sports car with the purchase of the Hawker Beechcraft aircraft happens to be one of them. Continue reading buy a private jet and get a Lotus sports car for free

$60 million iPad controlled Gulfstream G550 Visions Edition

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(credits: Stefan Radev)

we have seen iPad being integrated into yacht and automobile, but one integrated with an aircraft? it gotta be the first. seriously, do you trust an iPad-controlled aircraft? for me, it’s a yes as long it doesn’t fiddles with the flight control. conceived up by Spain-based industrial designer Stefan Radev, this reportedly $60 million Gulfstream G550 concept had a makeover that ranges from the exterior livery to the luxurious interior design. Stefan Radev called it the Visions Edition. Continue reading $60 million iPad controlled Gulfstream G550 Visions Edition