Four years after Boom Technology revealed its plan to develop a new supersonic jet, the Colorado-based aviation company introduces its first demonstrator, XB-1. Billed as the first independently developed supersonic aircraft, the XB-1 demonstrates the key technologies that will enable safe, efficient and sustainable supersonic travel.
Remember the radical Flying-V passenger jet conceived by KLM and TU-Delft? Well, those guys are not joking around when they imagine that we should all be flying inside a wing, along with cargoes and the fuel. They have successfully taken it to the sky… with a scale model of the Flying-V.
We have seen and heard many companies that are in the business of developing flying cars, but only a handful actually carried manned flight. Japan’s SkyDrive Project SD-03 is one of them that recently did so.
There have been many developments in supersonic commercial aircraft over the last few years, with the likes of Aerion Supersonic, Boom Technology, Spike Aerospace, and even Charles Bombardier all in the supersonic race.
We are totally not surprised that Kitty Hawk’s supposed flying car is no longer a thing. The plug has been pulled on that one. Instead, the company is embarking on an electric plane proper which it dubbed Project Heaviside.
Developed by Boeing in Australia for the Royal Australian Air Force, the Boeing Loyal Wingman Unmanned Aircraft Prototype uses artificial intelligence to extend the capabilities of manned and unmanned platforms.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just take off and soar the sky like a bird? Sadly, we are no X-Men and the closest a person can get to taking off just like that would be an air vehicle like the Watfly Atlas EVTOL.
While China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation wants to use rocket launchers to fight high-rise fires, another Chinese company, Guofei Aviation, is banking on drones to do the job. The company has carried out its first live fire fighting drill using specialized eight-rotor fire-fighting drones.
The radical KLM Flying-V passenger jet conceived by Delft University of Technology we saw last year has been shortlisted for the Crystal Cabin Awards 2020 for its innovative economy flat bed concept.
This is Airbus MAVERIC, a so-called “blended wing aircraft” demonstrator. MAVERIC, if you must really know, stands for Model Aircraft for Validation and Experimentation of Robust Innovative Controls.