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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.
B-17 Flying Fortress Has Been Hiding in a Barn for Years, Waiting to Be Restored
B-17 Flying Fortress Has Been Hiding in a Barn for Years, Waiting to Be Restored

27 Jul 2021, 16:50 UTC / Parked in a junkyard after World War 2, this Flying Fortress was saved in the 1980s. Dubbed "Desert Rat," it's being restored in a barn in Illinois

 
Enjoy Adventure Flying With the Amphibious Icon A5 - Comes With Its Own Trailer
Enjoy Adventure Flying With the Amphibious Icon A5 - Comes With Its Own Trailer

28 Jul 2021, 07:20 UTC / If you've never tried flying for sport, maybe now is the time. This amazing aircraft with foldable wings is ready for the perfect weekend escapades.

 
Airbus A330 Is Turned Into Giant Stage for Upcoming Desert Rave
Airbus A330 Is Turned Into Giant Stage for Upcoming Desert Rave

26 Jul 2021, 14:00 UTC / The Monegros Desert Festival is preparing for next year’s edition, including a “secret” stage for 1,000 guests where they will “fly without wings”

 
Single-Engine DA50 RG to Make Its Debut at the EAA AirVenture This Summer
Single-Engine DA50 RG to Make Its Debut at the EAA AirVenture This Summer

26 Jul 2021, 13:18 UTC / Diamond Aircraft will debut its single-engine five-seat aircraft, the DA50 RG, in special livery at the 2021 EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh.

 
Surf Air Orders 150 Cessna Grand Caravan EX, Wants to Electrify Them by 2024
Surf Air Orders 150 Cessna Grand Caravan EX, Wants to Electrify Them by 2024

23 Jul 2021, 15:06 UTC / Los Angeles-based electric aviation company Surf Air Mobility announced plans to purchase 150 Cessna Grand Caravan EX from Textron Aviation.

 
Rolls-Royce Completes  Generator Tests for Hybrid-Electric Propulsion System
Rolls-Royce Completes Generator Tests for Hybrid-Electric Propulsion System

22 Jul 2021, 16:03 UTC / Testing on Rolls-Royce generator was completed at the company's plant in Norway. The engine was moved in U.K. to be integrated in a powerful propulsion system.

 
Single-Engine Cessna Denali Becomes Beechcraft Denali Ahead Maiden Flight
Single-Engine Cessna Denali Becomes Beechcraft Denali Ahead Maiden Flight

22 Jul 2021, 13:57 UTC / Textron Aviation announced that its Cessna Denali single-engine aircraft will be rebranded as the Beechcraft Denali ahead of its maiden flight.

 
Flying Cars Are Coming, but They Will Be Terribly Expensive
Flying Cars Are Coming, but They Will Be Terribly Expensive

21 Jul 2021, 10:27 UTC / Study highlights what everyone else knew already: if flying cars do become a reality, they will be another toy for the rich, with prohibitive starter pricing

 
Student Pilot Loses Airplane Engine Mid-Flight, Aces Emergency Landing
Student Pilot Loses Airplane Engine Mid-Flight, Aces Emergency Landing

20 Jul 2021, 16:11 UTC / Brian Parsley was going on a cross-country journey in a Cessna 150J when the engine suddenly started to lose power. He acted fast and aced the landing.

 
The World’s Biggest LEGO Airplane Took 10 Months to Build, With 40,000 Pieces
The World’s Biggest LEGO Airplane Took 10 Months to Build, With 40,000 Pieces

20 Jul 2021, 05:35 UTC / Guy builds an insanely accurate Airbus A380 Superjumbo, the world's biggest two-deck airplane, using 40,000 LEGO pieces.

 
NASA Is Making Airplanes Friendlier for our Ears, Using Shape-Memory Alloys
NASA Is Making Airplanes Friendlier for our Ears, Using Shape-Memory Alloys

19 Jul 2021, 12:12 UTC / NASA and Texas A&M University researchers are close to developing an innovative solution, based on a very flexible material, for making aircraft less noisy.

 
Prince Harry Is a Member of a Secret Airport Service, The Private Suite
Prince Harry Is a Member of a Secret Airport Service, The Private Suite

19 Jul 2021, 04:45 UTC / The Duke of Sussex was seen using the PS service at LAX after his return from London earlier this month. PS is the most luxurious way to fly commercial

 
XPeng Shows Voyager X2 Flying Car, With Autonomous Capabilities
XPeng Shows Voyager X2 Flying Car, With Autonomous Capabilities

17 Jul 2021, 05:05 UTC / The cars of the future aren’t just meant to drive on the road, they can fly too, XPeng believes. The company is now at the fifth generation of the flying car

 
America’s First Sustainable Aviation Fuel Plant to Be Built, Backed by Boeing
America’s First Sustainable Aviation Fuel Plant to Be Built, Backed by Boeing

16 Jul 2021, 08:20 UTC / Boeing has just announced its investment in what will become the first production facility in the U.S. to be dedicated to SAF, coming in the near future.

 
Ready to Island-Hop Aboard an Electric Airplane? United Airlines Just Bought It
Ready to Island-Hop Aboard an Electric Airplane? United Airlines Just Bought It

15 Jul 2021, 12:57 UTC / World's first fully-electric regional aircraft is here, and United Airlines purchased 200 of these innovative 19-seaters.

 
Black Hawk Down on Busy Boulevard, as Helicopter Malfunctions During Exercise
Black Hawk Down on Busy Boulevard, as Helicopter Malfunctions During Exercise

15 Jul 2021, 10:15 UTC / The U.S. helicopter was flying in formation during rehearsals for Romanian Aviation Day when it was forced to make an emergency landing

 
This Guy Built the Legendary Concorde Supersonic out of LEGO
This Guy Built the Legendary Concorde Supersonic out of LEGO

12 Jul 2021, 16:31 UTC / Someone built a spot-on version of the legendary Concorde supersonic passenger aircraft and it looks just as good as it did in the air.

 
Your Private eVTOL Is Ready to Fly You Anywhere. Just Relax, No Pilot Needed
Your Private eVTOL Is Ready to Fly You Anywhere. Just Relax, No Pilot Needed

9 Jul 2021, 16:00 UTC / Choose your destination and you're ready to go. No pilot, no other passengers, no ridiculous costs. This innovative eVTOL is changing air mobility

 
After 16 Years of Service, the Last S-3B Viking Will Fly Off Into the Sunset
After 16 Years of Service, the Last S-3B Viking Will Fly Off Into the Sunset

9 Jul 2021, 12:28 UTC / NASA Glenn’s S-3B Viking will is retiring after 16 years of service. Received by the space agency in 2004, the S-3B has been used as a research aircraft.

 
Long Routes Won’t Be an Issue for This Extended Range, New Generation Airplane
Long Routes Won’t Be an Issue for This Extended Range, New Generation Airplane

9 Jul 2021, 11:26 UTC / New-generation aircraft are a game-changer in terms of both range and sustainability, providing high-level comfort and opening up new possibilities.