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New Jet Engine Slashes Fuel Consumption, Lowers Emissions

August 18th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

Pratt & Whitney has developed a new jet engine that reduces fuel consumption and emissions by 16%. Each airplane equipped with the new engines would save 3,600 metric tons of carbon dioxide a year from getting into the atmosphere.

Solar Impulse 2 Soars Over The Pyramids

July 13th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

Solar Impulse 2 completed its journey from Seville to Cairo today in 50 hours and 50 minutes. Only one leg remains before the solar powered airplane completes its round the world journey while not using one drop of fossil fuel.

Solar Impulse 2 Makes Triumphant Flight To NYC

June 12th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

Solar Impulse 2 completed it journey across America yesterday with a 5 hour flight from Allentown to JFK. Next, it will cross the Atlantic on its way back to Abu Dhabi, where is flight around the world began.

Sun Flyer Electric Airplane Debuts In Colorado

May 12th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

A proof of concept version of the Sun Flyer electric airplane was presented to the public at Centennial airport near Denver, Colorado this week. Its inventor says it can fly for an hour on about $1 of electricity.

UK Firm Agrees To Buy 12 Hybrid Airships

April 6th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

A British company says it will buy 12 helium filled Hybrid Airships from Lockheed Martin for a half billion dollars. The aircraft can go where conventional aircraft cannot.

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