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Aviation

Having been born at about the same time as automobiles, machines that can take to the sky through whatever means have quickly grown into pillars of the society we now know. From drones to supersonic passenger jets and VTOLs, you can experience this magnificent world here, in autoevolution's Aviation section.
All Russian Aircraft Manufacturers Officially Sanctioned by the U.S.
All Russian Aircraft Manufacturers Officially Sanctioned by the U.S.

1 Jul 2022, 02:54 UTC / The latest U.S. Treasury sanctions aim at the heart of Putin's war machine, targeting the infamous Rostec conglomerate and all aircraft manufacturers

 
Here's How Volocopter's First-of-Its-Kind Operating System for Urban Air Mobility Works
Here's How Volocopter's First-of-Its-Kind Operating System for Urban Air Mobility Works

30 Jun 2022, 09:18 UTC / Volocopter shared a video that explains how its VoloIQ, the "world’s first fully integrated digital operations platform for advanced air mobility" works

 
Miami-Based World Fuel Is Now an Authorized Distributor of Finnish SAF
Miami-Based World Fuel Is Now an Authorized Distributor of Finnish SAF

30 Jun 2022, 03:20 UTC / Sustainable aviation fuel is becoming more and more prominent in commercial aviation, as supply networks around the world are expanding

 
Russian Air Cargo Boss Resigns After Being Sanctioned by the UK
Russian Air Cargo Boss Resigns After Being Sanctioned by the UK

30 Jun 2022, 02:19 UTC / A Russian millionaire was recently sanctioned for his air cargo company allegedly having supported Kremlin in transporting essential goods

 
New Luxury Cabin Is Designed to Become a Sleep Paradise During Long Flights
New Luxury Cabin Is Designed to Become a Sleep Paradise During Long Flights

30 Jun 2022, 01:26 UTC / Air New Zealand unveiled several innovative cabin configurations that promise to be a game-changer for ultra-long flights

 
Prosperity I Air Taxi Prototype Owns the Sky in New Footage Released by AutoFlight
Prosperity I Air Taxi Prototype Owns the Sky in New Footage Released by AutoFlight

29 Jun 2022, 10:10 UTC / Chinese eVTOL developer AutoFlight released new footage of its second full-scale proof-of-concept air taxi. Prosperity I flaunts an upgraded design

 
Gulfstream's Longest-Range Jet Successfully Completes Maiden Flight
Gulfstream's Longest-Range Jet Successfully Completes Maiden Flight

29 Jun 2022, 01:01 UTC / Gulfstream's fastest, longest-range business jet, the G800, completed its maiden flight. The aircraft flew for two hours powered by a mix of kerosene and SAF

 
Russia Plans Drastic Switch to Over 80% Domestically-Produced Aircraft
Russia Plans Drastic Switch to Over 80% Domestically-Produced Aircraft

28 Jun 2022, 03:31 UTC / The Russian government allegedly declared that it has $14.5 billion available to boost its local aviation industry so that it override international sanctions

 
Insane Flying Hotel Concept Envisions the Future of Nuclear-Powered Luxury
Insane Flying Hotel Concept Envisions the Future of Nuclear-Powered Luxury

28 Jun 2022, 02:02 UTC / This huge flying hotel could carry 5,000 people and stay above the clouds for years, powered by nuclear reactors - is this the future of luxury travel?

 
Want a Private Jet With More Flair Than a Cessna? This BAC Strikemaster Will Do Nicely
Want a Private Jet With More Flair Than a Cessna? This BAC Strikemaster Will Do Nicely

27 Jun 2022, 15:59 UTC / Though it's most famous as a trainer, the Strikemaster could accommodate as many as two 7.62 mm machine guns with 550 rounds each plus bombs and rockets

 
Event 38 Proves the Benefits of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Power on Demo Flight of Its E450 Drone
Event 38 Proves the Benefits of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Power on Demo Flight of Its E450 Drone

27 Jun 2022, 12:14 UTC / Ohio-based aircraft manufacturer Event 38 demonstrated the benefits of hydrogen fuel cell power in a demo flight of its E450 fixed-wing VTOL drone

 
The E-Jets Freighters Are Embraer’s Solution for Sustainable Air Cargo Transportation
The E-Jets Freighters Are Embraer’s Solution for Sustainable Air Cargo Transportation

27 Jun 2022, 02:29 UTC / Old passenger aircraft are getting a new life as efficient and sustainable freighters, ready to handle the demands of future cargo transportation

 
Dragonfly-Like Electric Aircraft Completes a Flight Between Two Amazon Facilities
Dragonfly-Like Electric Aircraft Completes a Flight Between Two Amazon Facilities

27 Jun 2022, 01:49 UTC / A milestone flight between two Amazon facilities was successfully carried out by the Arctic bird-inspired eVTOL designed by Beta Technologies

 
H2 Clipper's Disruptive Airship Boasts Insane Specs, Can Carry 340,000 Lb for 6,000 Miles
H2 Clipper's Disruptive Airship Boasts Insane Specs, Can Carry 340,000 Lb for 6,000 Miles

24 Jun 2022, 07:50 UTC / H2 Clipper is working on an amazing hydrogen-powered airship that is meant to disrupt the air freight industry, with its insane capabilities

 
EHang Displays a Prototype of Its 80 MPH eVTOL to Be Used by Spain’s Police Force
EHang Displays a Prototype of Its 80 MPH eVTOL to Be Used by Spain’s Police Force

24 Jun 2022, 05:00 UTC / The Spanish Policia Nacional will be operating the Chinese manufacturer's short-range eVTOL, currently showcased at two major events

 
Formula One Experts to Develop an Ultra-Light Rear Fuselage for the CityAirbus Air Taxi
Formula One Experts to Develop an Ultra-Light Rear Fuselage for the CityAirbus Air Taxi

24 Jun 2022, 04:08 UTC / Two reputable German experts in the field will be working on the Airbus future eVTOL powered by a Californian motor, to make it even more efficient

 
Rolls-Royce to Boost Hybrid-Electric Flights With Turbogenerator Technology
Rolls-Royce to Boost Hybrid-Electric Flights With Turbogenerator Technology

24 Jun 2022, 03:31 UTC / Rolls-Royce is gearing up to take air taxi transportation to the next level by boosting battery power with top-level turbogenerator technology

 
Volocopter Equips Its Air Taxi With Safer, Optical, Fly-by-Light Flight Control System
Volocopter Equips Its Air Taxi With Safer, Optical, Fly-by-Light Flight Control System

23 Jun 2022, 15:24 UTC / German eVTOL developer Volocopter aims to equip its VoloCity air taxi with a fly-by-light control system that's going to be developed by Diehl Aerospace

 
Regional Aircraft Flies Powered by 100% SAF in Both Engines for the First Time in History
Regional Aircraft Flies Powered by 100% SAF in Both Engines for the First Time in History

23 Jun 2022, 02:16 UTC / Many test flights using SAF in one engine were carried out before, but for the first time in history, an aircraft flew with SAF in both engines

 
First Airbus Helicopter Powered by 100 Percent SAF Takes to the Skies
First Airbus Helicopter Powered by 100 Percent SAF Takes to the Skies

22 Jun 2022, 16:04 UTC / Recently, an Airbus H225 helicopter successfully performed a test flight using 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)