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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.
Airbus Aircraft to Integrate Collins’ Next-Gen Sensor for Enhanced Visibility
Airbus Aircraft to Integrate Collins’ Next-Gen Sensor for Enhanced Visibility

12 Aug 2021, 08:25 UTC / Collins' advance sensor will offer Airbus aircraft enhanced visibility that can prevent fatal incidents, lower costs and even reduce fuel consumption.

 
ZeroAvia 600 kW Aircraft Powertrain Pulls 15-Ton Truck, in Milestone Ground Test
ZeroAvia 600 kW Aircraft Powertrain Pulls 15-Ton Truck, in Milestone Ground Test

11 Aug 2021, 04:21 UTC / It looks fun, but it's dead serious - ZeroAvia tested its innovative powertrain for hydrogen-electric aircraft, by pulling a military-inspired, heavy-duty truck

 
New Luxury Aircraft With Award-Winning Safety Tech Is the Ultimate Personal Jet
New Luxury Aircraft With Award-Winning Safety Tech Is the Ultimate Personal Jet

9 Aug 2021, 04:26 UTC / The latest personal jet from Cirrus Aircraft gets a performance boost, premieres top-of-the-line connectivity and features premium safety systems.

 
Cyclocopter Has a Unique Approach to Generating Thrust for Flying
Cyclocopter Has a Unique Approach to Generating Thrust for Flying

8 Aug 2021, 18:49 UTC / Rotors rotating around a vertical axis is what you see in conventional VTOLs, such as helicopters and the like. But there's another interesting way to go.

 
Russia Aims to Debut on the eVTOL Market, Unveils Future Hybrid Aircraft Engine
Russia Aims to Debut on the eVTOL Market, Unveils Future Hybrid Aircraft Engine

6 Aug 2021, 11:04 UTC / We might be hearing about the first Russian eVTOL soon enough - a hybrid engine is being developed specifically for the country's future innovative air vehicles

 
What Looks Like a Giant Bumblebee, Can Fly Anywhere, and Started Out as a Car?
What Looks Like a Giant Bumblebee, Can Fly Anywhere, and Started Out as a Car?

6 Aug 2021, 06:48 UTC / Yes, bumblebees are more yellow than black, but the Blackfly is close. This amphibious aerial vehicle is ready to take recreational flight to the next level.

 
$627k eFlyer 4 Could Replace the Entire Training Aviation Fleet in the U.S.
$627k eFlyer 4 Could Replace the Entire Training Aviation Fleet in the U.S.

5 Aug 2021, 08:55 UTC / Bye Aerospace continues to increase the performance of its all-electric, 4-seat aircraft that could replace the old trainer aircraft used in aviation today.

 
Watch NASA’s Experimental Supersonic Jet X-59 Come to Life at Skunk Works
Watch NASA’s Experimental Supersonic Jet X-59 Come to Life at Skunk Works

5 Aug 2021, 06:14 UTC / Lockheed Martin is getting close to the finish line in building the game-changing X-59, NASA-s first supersonic jet in over 30 years

 
DHL Will Operate eCargo Plane Fleet for World’s First Electric Express Network
DHL Will Operate eCargo Plane Fleet for World’s First Electric Express Network

4 Aug 2021, 08:30 UTC / DHL Express is breaking the norm by introducing the first electric delivery network in the world, powered by a fleet of Alice aircraft.

 
Japanese Aircraft Company Plans to Sell You Kits to Build and Fly Your Own eVTOL
Japanese Aircraft Company Plans to Sell You Kits to Build and Fly Your Own eVTOL

4 Aug 2021, 07:21 UTC / Japanese aircraft manufacturer Tetra Aviation will sell homebuilt, experimental eVTOL kits of its full-electric, single-seat Mk-5 aircraft.

 
Rolls-Royce to Open Advanced Facility for U.S. Army Next-Gen Aircraft Engines
Rolls-Royce to Open Advanced Facility for U.S. Army Next-Gen Aircraft Engines

4 Aug 2021, 06:47 UTC / Rolls-Royce will expand its facility in Indianapolis with a cutting-edge testing campus for advanced high-altitude tests and hybrid-electric engines.

 
Next-Gen Bell Military High-Speed VTOL to Match Fighter Jets in Speed and Range
Next-Gen Bell Military High-Speed VTOL to Match Fighter Jets in Speed and Range

3 Aug 2021, 07:04 UTC / Bell unveiled its newest high-speed, vertical takeoff and landing aircraft that will surpass the current generation in capabilities and technology advancements.

 
Armless Pilot Building Custom RV-10 Airplane That Can Be Controlled by Foot
Armless Pilot Building Custom RV-10 Airplane That Can Be Controlled by Foot

2 Aug 2021, 09:11 UTC / Armless pilot Jessica Cox has announced a new project to build a custom RV-10 that would allow for longer flights controlled exclusively by foot

 
New Battery Design Prevents Electric Aircraft From Turning Into Fire Missiles
New Battery Design Prevents Electric Aircraft From Turning Into Fire Missiles

1 Aug 2021, 08:57 UTC / The existing battery tech is extremely dangerous for eVTOLs, Luminati explains, so a new design to deal with potential fires is a must-have

 
“The Jetpack Guy Is Back” Flying Into LAX Flight Path, FBI Is Investigating
“The Jetpack Guy Is Back” Flying Into LAX Flight Path, FBI Is Investigating

31 Jul 2021, 07:02 UTC / A third sighting of a man in a jetsuit occurred this week, and the FBI and the FAA are investigating. The previous two sightings are still unsolved

 
Near-Mach Dassault Falcon 10X Getting GE Aviation Power and Control Systems
Near-Mach Dassault Falcon 10X Getting GE Aviation Power and Control Systems

30 Jul 2021, 07:52 UTC / Dassault Falcon 10X moves one step closer to completion, French choose GE Aviation to supply the primary and solid state secondary electrical systems

 
Volocopter 2X eVTOL Performs Its First Public Manned Flight in the U.S.
Volocopter 2X eVTOL Performs Its First Public Manned Flight in the U.S.

30 Jul 2021, 04:15 UTC / The Volocopter 2X prototype makes flight demonstration at the 2021 Oshkosh air show in Wisconsin, marks very important milestone in UAM development

 
Pioneering 7-Seater Electric Jet to Be Powered by Porsche’s Battery Manufacturer
Pioneering 7-Seater Electric Jet to Be Powered by Porsche’s Battery Manufacturer

29 Jul 2021, 09:11 UTC / A German startup is ready to launch an innovative 7-seater eVTOL, which will use batteries made by Porsche's partner in the Cellforce Group joint venture

 
Beechcraft King Air 260 Turboprop to Get Redesigned Luxe Interiors
Beechcraft King Air 260 Turboprop to Get Redesigned Luxe Interiors

28 Jul 2021, 11:49 UTC / Textron Aviation announced that its King Air 260 aircraft will get new interiors as early as 2022.They will feature new color schemes and state-of-the-art tech.

 
Pioneering Ultra-Short Takeoff Aircraft With Blown Lift Gets Backed by NASA
Pioneering Ultra-Short Takeoff Aircraft With Blown Lift Gets Backed by NASA

28 Jul 2021, 09:55 UTC / Electra is a company that is developing a groundbreaking electric ultra-short takeoff aircraft that has already been selected by the U.S. Air Force.