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ESA-funded SABRE aircraft to travel 5x faster than the speed of sound

Flights on Earth and beyond are about to get really fast. UK company Reaction Engines just signed a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to …

Gulf Air reveals cabin details on future Airbus, Boeing fleet

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Emanuel announces plan to add new gates at O'Hare

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Friday that major airlines have agreed to build up to nine new gates at O'Hare International Airport and continue to negotiate on a more expansive plan that could yield far more spots for passengers to get on and off planes.<p>"New York, London, Berlin, Beijing — watch …

Piper Delivers First M600

Piper Aircraft delivered the first M600 single-engine turboprop yesterday, handing over the keys to the airplane to its new owners a day after <i>Flying</i> …

Meet The Researcher Who Wants To Make Airports More Efficient, Using Maths

Have you ever sat on a plane that taxis along the tarmac for miles, or one that idles on the edge of the runway in a queue? If so, you might be interested in some recent work from Dr Jun Chen from the University of Lincoln. He is obsessed with managing ground traffic in airports and has developed a …

This scientist can control a swarm of drones with his thoughts

What’s the only thing that could make a regular drone sound boring? A swarm of thought-controlled drones, of course.<p>As unbelievable as it sounds, …

The Brain

AT&T envisions drone-based LTE coverage

UAVs could provide LTE service in disaster areas.<p>AT&T has big dreams for its new national drone program, including the use of UAVs to provide LTE coverage in crowded or remote locations. In a blog post by company Chief Strategy Officer John Donovan, he said AT&T is expecting many "different drone …

The feds want to launch peanut butter drone strikes to save endangered ferrets

By Karin Brulliard<p>Karin Brulliard<p>Reporter and editor for Animalia<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Black-footed ferrets are America’s ferrets, the only ones native to this country — and they’re in trouble. What better way to help save them than with one of America’s favorite contraptions, the drone?<p>The U.S. Fish and …

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

WATCH: Drones could replace beverage carts on golf courses

Is this the best or worst idea ever? A service drone on a golf course seems like it could either be amazing or go really poorly.<p>It's happening, you …

Drone helps Airbus fly through aircraft inspection

Understandably, drones aren't usually welcome around airplanes, but Airbus is making an exception to that rule. The aerospace firm has been testing …

According to YouTube, NASA Just Covered Up "UFO Evidence"

But... not.<p>One of our favourite things to do when life gets a little overwhelming is watch NASA's International Space Station (ISS) live feed, which …

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A New Tool on the ISS Could Help Us Find Alien Life

The ISS is getting an incredible new tool: a handheld DNA sequencer. The questions scientists hope it will answer include whether life exists beyond …

Paranormal

'Land' on Pluto's Icy Plains in This Amazing New NASA Video

This may be the closest we ever get to landing on Pluto.<p>A new video takes viewers on a ride nearly down to the dwarf planet's surface, stopping just …

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Virgin Galactic Will Resume Flight Tests Of Its Commercial Spacecraft Next Month

Two years after a fatal accident that killed one person, Virgin Galactic is preparing to resume testing of its rocket plane designed to take tourists …

Space Travel

NASA to test faster, cleaner and quieter X-57 electric aircraft

NASA is planning tests of an experimental electric aeroplane, which it believes could lead to reduced flight times and carbon emissions for future …

The world’s largest jet engine is as wide as a Boeing 737 and more powerful than America’s first manned space rocket

As large in diameter as the body of an entire Boeing 737, the GE9X is the biggest jet engine in the world, and it delivers those extra fuel savings and more. GE Aviation has built the engine for the new Boeing 777X planes and started testing it in March. It's also one of GE's biggest draws at the …

Farnborough Airshow 2016: Five cool future planes | CNN Travel

Editor's Note — Future of Aviation explores the next leaps forward in the world of air travel, from jet technology to passenger experiences. Read CNN's sponsorship policy.<p>This article was originally published in July 2016.<p>Farnborough, England (CNN) — It's kind of like Fashion Week for aviation …

Solar Impulse: Zero-fuel plane lands in Cairo

<b>The Sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse has finished its penultimate flight, landing in Egypt's capital, Cairo.</b><p>It took off from the Spanish city of Seville at 04:20 GMT on Monday, taking just over 48 hours to make the trip.<p>The zero-fuel aircraft is now in the home straight of its bid to …

This is what the U.S. Navy wants its first carrier drone to do

Since at least 2007, the U.S. Navy has been toying around with the idea of adding drones to its carrier air wings. During the same period, the …

Military

This futuristic jet takes off vertically, so you can keep it in your backyard

Meet the TriFan 600.<p>Made by XTI Aircraft, the personal jet could change the way people travel with its ability to take off and land vertically.<p>Scroll down for a closer look:

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