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.
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.
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.
Airbus may not have a new passenger jet to show off like Boeing has. However, it does have a new aircraft that just entered the service. This newest family member is the Airbus BelugaXL aka the flying whale.
By now, Boeing 737 MAX had pretty much smeared the reputation of Boeing. But we are not here to dig into that. There’s something a little more uplifting coming from the American aircraft maker over the last weekend.
In Spider-Man: Far From Home, the fictional swarming drones was as impressive as it is scary. And if you wish that is not the future we heading, well, we have bad news: the military wanted that kind of technology.
Despite the advancement in flight, mankind’s fascination of how birds soar the skies have not stopped. We have seen several examples of robots mimicking real creatures. There had been dragonfly, hummingbird, seagull (not the ‘pooping’ stiff one, btw), and more recently a bat, and now Stanford University’s Lentink Lab took it further with a pigeon […]
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.