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Solar Impulse in California

Article | Apr 25, 2016

Solar Impulse 2 completed the Hawaii-to-California leg of its round-the-world journey April 23.

Siemens electrifies power discussion at AERO

Article | Apr 21, 2016

The all-electric Magnus eFusion two-seat airplane made its first flight on April 11 in Hungary and was first seen at AERO Friedrichshafen in Germany on April 20.

Drone risk in sharper focus

Article | Apr 20, 2016

A reported collision between a drone and a British Airways Airbus A320 over London prompted a flurry of media coverage and fresh concern.

Drone designed to save lives

Article | Mar 17, 2016

The Vapor 55 unmanned helicopter can spot sharks near beaches, drop life rafts to swimmers in distress, and carry life-saving medical supplies to wounded soldiers.

NASA targets return to supersonic passenger flights

Article | Mar 01, 2016

NASA announced a new project that could bring the return of supersonic passenger air travel “one step closer to reality.”

EPS diesel advances

Article | Feb 03, 2016

Engineered Propulsion Systems reports no major issues with its clean-sheet, refined, pre-production Graflight V-8 diesel engine after 100-hours of ground testing. The engine is expected to surpass the 360 horsepower it has already produced in testing.

Racing to catch drones

Article | Jan 13, 2016

Airbus made a bit of a splash at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, displaying a system made to capture and control rogue drones.

Carter pitches copter partners

Article | Jan 07, 2016

Carter Aviation Technologies is seeking joint venture partners to build small-scale versions of the CarterCopter as it talks with manufacturers about producing large machines.

Catch a drone for cash

Article | Dec 09, 2015

MITRE Corp. is offering up to $100,000 to any person or team who devises a way to detect and capture a drone.

Terrafugia takes unmanned turn

Article | Dec 02, 2015

Terrafugia, the Boston-area startup working to build flying cars (or “roadable aircraft”) will soon fly an unmanned version of its latest design.