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Who’s first? Airbus or Cri-Cri?

Article | Jul 11, 2015

Airbus’ electrically powered E-Fan twinjet crossed the English Channel on July 10, but the story certainly hasn’t ended there.

Electric Cri-Cri gets jump on E-Fan

Article | Jul 10, 2015

After all the drama and hype behind the Airbus E-Fan’s July 10 crossing of the English Channel, another chapter emerged the night before. That’s when an electrically powered Cri-Cri piloted by Hugues Duval made a crossing of its own, denying the E-Fan the title of first electrically powered airplane to cross the Channel.

Siemens denies e-motors to Pipistrel

Article | Jul 07, 2015

In a strange turn of events, German electrical giant Siemens has abruptly told the Pipistrel Aircraft Co. that it cannot use its Dynadyn motor in its Alpha Electro trainer.

Five-day flight complete

Article | Jul 06, 2015

Solar Impulse 2 pilot André Borschberg proved perpetual flight is possible, and logged just under 118 hours over the Pacific en route to Hawaii.

Solar Impulse control center opens in Monaco

Article | Feb 10, 2015

Solar Impulse II, the upgraded version of an all-electric airplane that toured the United States, is set to circle the globe starting in March.

Balloonists claim trans-Pacific records

Article | Feb 05, 2015

Two balloonists who flew a helium-filled craft across the Pacific Ocean have staked their claim to new distance and endurance records.

Field of seven vies for Collier Trophy

Article | Feb 04, 2015

Seven aviation and aerospace endeavors are in the running for the 2014 Robert J. Collier Trophy, awarded annually by the National Aeronautic Association.

Balloonists cross Pacific in bid for distance record

Article | Jan 26, 2015

Two veteran balloonists were aloft above the Pacific Ocean in a bid to break the world’s distance record for a gas balloon flight.

‘Seattle II’ to retrace 1924 epic flight

Article | Jan 22, 2015

It has an engine from the Golden Age of Aviation, an open cockpit, and a long-range cruise speed of about 90 mph. For the Seattle II, a Douglas World Cruiser reproduction, a brief first flight in December started a new chapter in a Seattle couple’s quest to fly it around the world in 2016.

Around the world, over the poles

Article | Jan 22, 2015

During a 24-day pole-to-pole adventure filled with dynamic weather conditions and unanticipated routing changes of thousands of miles in a modified Lancair IV single-engine airplane capable of carrying 361 gallons of fuel in nine tanks, 68-year-old Bill Harrelson landed in North Carolina Jan. 21 unofficially shattering the pole-to-pole speed record.