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“Future Aviation”

Jan 26, 2016 03:00 PM ET // Alyssa Danigelis
The FlyShip boat-plane combo can carry a crowd of 100 people over water, and reach 155 miles per hour. →
Nov 4, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Elizabeth Palermo, LiveScience
An aircraft dubbed the Skreemr can travel at 10 times the speed of sound, or just under 8,000 mph.
Jul 27, 2015 10:00 AM ET // Eric Niiler
NASA and other aircraft developers are looking for ways to drop the cost of fuel and lower the emissions for short-haul flights.
May 21, 2015 12:00 PM ET // Glenn McDonald
We kick off our 2035 series on technology predictions with a look at the perils of forecasting the future.
Aug 21, 2013 09:50 AM ET // Jesse Emspak
Transformer TX has ducted fans that tilt to give this "flying car" maneuverability. Continue reading →
Aug 23, 2011 10:23 PM ET // Alice Truong
Let's hope your pilot isn't playing Angry Birds in the cockpit. United Airlines announced Tuesday it will replace paper flight manuals with electronic flight bags, aka 11,000 in-flight iPads, Wired reported. This switch will save United 326,000 gallons of jet fuel and 16 million sheets of paper a y...
Jul 20, 2012 03:15 PM ET // Alexander Davies
For most people, the first time they fly a new airplane is an occasion for caution. For Chip Yates, it was a chance to set a new world record, which he did, setting the all time high speed for an electric plane, at 202.6 mph. Yates, who also holds the record for fastest run on [...]
Jan 9, 2012 03:25 PM ET // Jesse Emspak
An aircraft launches on a 60,000-mile odyssey to study the atmosphere and show how far a gallon of gas can take you.
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