September 28th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Luke Workman, a prolific and innovative inventor, says that using the skin of an airplane as part of a battery may be the key to making an electric airplane that can transport people and cargo over long distances and at high speeds.
August 26th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Tom Moloughney is a big fan of the BMW i3. He says his has driven more than 56,000 miles on less than 50 gallons of gas, thanks to its onboard range extender engine.
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.
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.
July 7th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Siemens, Germany’s giant electronics company, has developed an innovative electric motor suitable for powering electric airplanes. The motor has 350 [&hellip
June 26th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
June 20th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Solar Impulse 2 left JFK at 2:30 am this morning headed across the Atlantic to Spain. It is the next to last leg of its round the world journey.
June 18th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
The NASA experimental electric airplane uses 14 electric motors to increase lift and allow cruising speeds up to 175 mph.
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.
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.
April 8th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
The Volocopter from e-volo flew with a human on board for the first time last week. The carbon fiber aircraft has 9 batteries and 18 electric motors. It has a top speed of 60 mph.
April 7th, 2016 | by Jo Borrás
This video is a shameless attempt by Qantas airlines to ride the Tesla Model S hype train for free PR- and it's awesome! Give it a watch
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.