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There's a New Nissan BladeGlider Video

The 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon might be remembered as “the one where Nissan decided to go nuclear”, bringing (as it did) the most exciting new racing concept of the past twenty (thirty? forty?) years to life in the form of a forward-looking, aggressively styled, zero-emissions electric supercar. I’m talking, of course, about the Nissan BladeGlider, […]

November 30th

Elektra One Solar Plane Takes Aviation Off the Grid

It’s official:  with its new Elektra One electric aircraft and “SunAirport” hangar, aviation company PC-Aero has taken recreational flying off the grid. Billed as “one of the most efficient transportation devices ever conceived”, PC-Aero’s Elektra One employs advanced composite materials and battery technology to keep its dry weight to approx. 400 lbs, which allows the tiny […]

August 14th

Farther and Faster: More Electric Aviation Records Fall

These are exciting days for aviation. In the last few weeks, we’ve seen transatlantic crossings made – for the first time! – on clean, renewable fuels. We’ve seen new developments in powertrain technology, and we’ve seen daring pilots in featherweight electric planes push themselves to new limits and new speeds …

July 10th

A Diesel Airplane with Glider-like Efficiency

Gliders may seem girly, until you consider that we basically landed an entire army with parachutes and gliders during World War II’s Operation Market Garden. So a diesel-powered plane with glider-like efficiency might be just what we need. With five seats and a 200 horsepower engine, the Synergy concept will tip the scales at just […]

First Ever Manned Hydrogen-Powered Aircraft Takes to the Air

[social_buttons] Earlier this week, the world’s first piloted aircraft powered solely by hydrogen fuel cells, took to the skies above Hamburg Airport, Germany, producing zero carbon dioxide emissions. The Antares DLR-H2, jointly developed by the German aerospace centre DLR, Lange Aviation, BASF Fuel Cells and Denmark’s Serenergy, has a range of 750km (390nm) and can […]

July 10th