Taking off from Guangzhou City, the world’s first passenger drone completed its first public flight in China this month after being tested over 1,000 times. The EHang 184 drone was created by the EHang company, which specializes in the technology… Read More
This year’s World Economic Forum takes place from January 23rd to January 26th in Davos, Switzerland. Committed to improving the state of the world, the Economic Forum brings together leaders from various backgrounds and walks of life to influence positive… Read More
*Originally published in Flying Magazine by Ashley Burns The HondaJet shipped to 24 customers in the first half of 2017, making it the most delivered aircraft of its class. As if winning the inaugural Flying Innovation Award at AirVenture 2017 wasn’t… Read More
The Future of Aviation Starts Here: You Build It, They Make It Magellan Jets announced the launch of their latest cutting-edge technology platform, the customizable ‘Build-A Card’ tool. The first ever online program that will allow clients to address their own private travel concerns with one simple device. The concept behind the platform is to help alleviate the burden of shopping around for a solution to customer’s private aviation headaches. In today’s charter market it can be difficult to find a jet card provider that can fulfill every traveler’s specific needs. But with the Build-A-Card’s next generation technology it is now possible to assemble that solution with four easy steps right online.
Welcome to the future of travel! Gogo has launched its newest technology allowing smartphone users the ability to make phone calls and send text messages 30,000 ft in the air. Long gone are the days of isolation on-board a plane. Now passengers can be connected for the whole duration of a flight.
Sound travels at about 760 miles per hour. When a jet reaches close to those fast speeds it can cause some remarkable visual and acoustic effects. As you will see in this video, when the aircraft passes the sound barrier… Read More
The world’s first solar-powered aircraft, Solar Impulse, will attempt to fly coast to coast across the U.S. The Solar Impulse is set to complete its next challenge starting in May, and by 2015 they hope to fly a similar aircraft around the world! The plane is expected to make stops at a few major airports along its journey, so the pilots can display and discuss the aircraft with reporters, students, engineers and aviation enthusiasts. The Solar Impulse has 12,000 solar cells built into its 193-foot wings to charge its batteries and allowing it to fly day and night. That’s longer than an entire Boeing 747 airplane but it weighs just 3,500 lb, less than a car. It is powered by four electric motors. The single-seat private aircraft cruises around 40 mph and can’t fly through clouds. It travels so slow that sometimes when it turns into the wind, it appears to float in place on radar screens, or occasionally even slide backward. The makers recognize that solar will never power commercial flights, but this flight was meant to push people’s assumptions about what solar technology can do.
Since the beginning of time every self-respecting gadget geek has dreamed of flying as free as a bird via a workable jetpack. Today, that dream is a reality. The Martin Jetpack, which was showcased at Idex in February, is a collaboration between Emirates Advanced Research and Technology Holding (Earth), Khalifa University and the New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft Company.