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Solar Powered Plane Flies Over Swiss Skies

April 7, 2010 / 2 Comments

Solar powered plane prototype, the Solar Impulse recently took a flight over the Swiss skies. Flying at an altitude of 3,937 feet, the plane managed to remain airborne for 87 minutes. Thus, the Solar Impulse took another step closer to its goal of flying around the world without the use of any fossil fuel, a feat the plane is hoped ...

Solar-Powered Plane Sees its First Flight

December 4, 2009 / No Comments

The Solar Impulse, a solar-powered plan that's planned to go on a 20-25 day trip around the world, was recently tested on a runway and the test was a success. And just yesterday, the plane made its first actual flight, proving that the concept works.

Yuneec E430: The first electric plane to be commercially produced

June 26, 2009 / 2 Comments

The battery powered electric commuters have finally embraced the  skies. [caption id="attachment_5739" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Yuneec E430 - First Electric Airplane to go Into Commercial Production"][/caption] Yuneec E430 is a name you will remember for entering the history books as the first electric airplane to be commercially produced. While the giant airplanes will still fly on battery packs, Yuneec E430 a two seater ...

Airlines to Charge Customers Based on Their Weight?

June 7, 2008 / No Comments

If this i's true, more and more Americans may not be able to afford plane travel before long. With oil prices soaring and the prices breaking record after record - $139.12, do I hear $140? How about $150?, the airline companies are taking crazy measures to make sure they're not going bankrupt. With prices having tripled in the last eight years ...

Aircraft manufacturing giants to test biofuels

March 19, 2008 / No Comments

by aslaugsvava If last month Virgin Atlantic tested a Boeing 747 running with 80 percent normal fuel mixed with 20 percent biofuel, but Continental Airlines wants their own piece of the pie.The company  partnered with Boeing and GE Aviation to demonstrate in the first half of the next year (2009)  an aircraft running on bio-fuels. From what I understand it's ...