AgustaWestland Rolls Out World’s First Electric-Tilt Rotor Aircraft

March 11, 2013 / No Comments

AgustaWestland’s electric-tilt rotor aircraft, the world’s first, can take off and land like a helicopter, but fly like an airplane – much like the more famous Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey. It’s called Project Zero, and it follows AgustaWestland’s belief that tilt rotor technology is the best layout for the future of fast vertical-lift aircraft. AgustaWestland has had experience with the tilt ...

Lockheed Stratoliner Hydrogen Jet Can Keep On Flying; Without Refueling

September 22, 2011 / No Comments

The fact that many of the automobile designs are inspired from swift moving animals is known to all. When it comes to aircraft, many birds share their design credit. No different is the zero emission jet concept from renowned designer William Brown. The Lockheed Stratoliner concept has taken shape with over-sized wings for the extra lift needed for the prolonged ...

Solar Impulse HB-SIA to Make 3 flights Across Switzerland

September 8, 2010 / No Comments

The Solar Impulse HB-SIA which uses no fuel, which had its first successful 24-hour flight in early July, will make three test flights across Switzerland - from Payerne to Geneva, from Geneva to Zurich and then back to Payerne.

Plane Makers Move Toward Eco-Friendly Initiatives

July 27, 2010 / No Comments

Airplane maker Boeing has unveiled an ‘ecoDemonstrator program’ – which aims at speeding up technological advances that will serve to heighten fuel efficiency, operational efficiency and noise reduction. The commercial aviation industry has been seeking to achieve carbon neutral growth by the year 2020.

SmartFish Aircraft to be an Efficient, Long-Range Flier

January 26, 2010 / No Comments

The people at Smart Fish have been working on an efficient, long range aircraft that would combine desirables like space, speed, efficiency, ease of use and lower costs. Considering what they are promising, and going by the figures on their website, the SmartFish aircraft could stir a revolution in the aircraft industry.