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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.

Long days on Long Wings

Article | Nov 23, 2015

A select group of NASA pilots fly the WB-57, a Cold War holdover that operates (strictly for science) much like the more famous U-2.

Perlan 2, carefully shaken

Article | Nov 11, 2015

The Perlan 2 glider, built to reach the edge of space and unlock secrets of the upper atmosphere, was in California for ground vibration tests.

(Back to) the future aircraft battery

Article | Oct 29, 2015

Electric aircraft will need new batteries to realize their potential, and current research is revisiting the use of elements other than lithium.

Automating aviation

Article | Oct 07, 2015

The skilled aviator's mind will remain the primary safety device on aircraft for years to come.

New diesel engine gets first run

Article | Sep 24, 2015

Engineered Propulsion Systems started a new Graflight V-8 on a test stand near its New Richmond development facility on Sept. 20.