ELECTRIC cars are clean, quiet and, it seems, the way of the future. Tesla, an American firm that has done much to help electric cars shed their museli-munching image, is struggling to meet demand for its mid-market Model 3...READ MORE
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The aviation industry has made steady progress in cutting its fuel use and carbon emissions. Planes have become lighter, engines more efficient, and airlines are starting to use biofuel blends and... READ MORE
Airline passengers around the world could begin flying on hybrid or even electric aircraft in 2022, soaring high in the sky on thousands of short-haul regional routes that aren’t currently economically feasible with traditional planes, and saving time while they do it. READ MORE
It's more than 100 years since the Wright Brothers. But humanity has never stopped dreaming of flying free like a bird....READ MORE
Iran Air took delivery of the first of its 100 Airbus aircraft on order, an Airbus A321, on Jan. 11, 2017, 18 months after an international agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program ended economic sanctions against...READ MORE
In this special issue, you are invited to travel through the air to the future. This flight passes through the most recent theoretical developments and emerging technologies that will make future air transportation greener, quieter, safer, and more economical.READ MORE
Forget the High-Speed Rail Fiasco: Whisper-Quiet Electric Airplanes Will Transform Travel in America
Suddenly all those little airports across the country left for dead will bounce back to life as whisper-clean new airplanes recall a golden age of American air travel.READ MORE
With so much talk of electric cars, it’s easy to overlook another segment of the transport industry that is seeing an influx of electric projects: aircraft. There are probably a dozen electric planes in development, and some are set... READ MORE
We’ve seen a number of companies come out with designs for electric planes, with all of them seemingly hampered by the limitations of current battery technology. Suffice to say, our current batteries just aren’t suitable for enabling... READ MORE
The aviation industry is slowly warming up to batteries and has been testing some interesting two- to four-seat airplanes these past few years. READ MORE