The aerospace industry must be feeling the heat of competitions. In addition to “traditional” competitors, aerospace companies now have deal with automakers getting into the business of flying too. The latest to join the short range air superiority race is Japanese automaker, Toyota.
Remember the fictional spacecraft SKYJET from Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets? Well, as it turns out, that won’t be the last time Lexus had its hands in designing spaceship. It has done it again.
Remember the airship/aircraft hybrid from UK-based aviation company, Hybrid Air Vehicles, Airlander 10? Of course, everyone remembers. Who can forget a giant flying bum, right? Anywho, there’s an important update.
Its no secret that Uber has been eyeing the sky for future of personal transportation and what you see here is a baby step towards that vision. Folks, this is the Hyundai S-A1, a destined-for-ridesharing personal air vehicle (PAV).
To be clear, Aston Martin is not making helicopters. The marque does have a vision of a flying car, but that’s for the future. For now, the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition is as close as you will get to a flying Aston Martin.
While aerospace companies are thriving to develop electric aircraft that has practical range, aircraft engine maker and luxury car maker, Rolls-Royce, is gunning for the world’s fastest all-electric plane.
Among the glitz and glamor of last night (December 17) world premiere of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in Los Angeles, there was another ‘star’ that wasn’t picked up by the press. That ‘star’ was the Tri-Wing S-91x Pegasus Starfighter.
If you were at the official opening of new Star Wars Rise of the Resistance attraction at Disney World, or have watched the footage of the ceremony, you would have noticed a pair of X-Wing Starfighters taking flight.
At the recently concluded Tokyo Motor Show, there was a particular exhibit that was not quite an automobile. It was a Hoverbike and it is called XTurismo from Japanese startup A.L.I. Technologies.
This is not the Sikorsky SB>1 DEFIANT nor is it the Sikorsky S-97 Raider. It is the Sikorsky RAIDER X Coaxial Helicopter and yet another showcase of Sikorsky’s coaxial technology.