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air pollutionPlans for Regional Hydrogen-Electric Passenger Aircraft

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HES Energy Systems revealed its plans for Element One, the world’s first regional hydrogen-electric passenger aircraft. They have been developing hydrogen propulsion systems for drones for the last 12 years. Element One merges HES’ ultra-light hydrogen fuel cell technologies with …

airplaneNine-passenger all electric regional passenger aircraft by 2021

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Israeli startup Eviation is making a nine-passenger all-electric regional passenger aircraft by 2021. It will take 9 passengers up to 650 miles at a cruise speed of 240 knots. Alice uses distributed propulsion with one main pusher propeller at the …

airplaneElon has four year old idea for supersonic electric plane and Hypermach continues in stealth mode

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On 2014, Nextbigfuture covered Elon Musk describing his belief that an electric supersonic vertical take-off passenger jet could be built. Elon Musk talked about the supersonic electric passenger VTOL plane in an interview with Joe Rogan. Other have patented VTOL …

airplaneCommercial wing in ground effect plane

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The Wiget Works AirFish 8 (AF8) is an 8-10 seater WIG (Wing in Ground effect) seaplane with a 17 meter x 15 meter footprint. It is designed to be operated by 2 crew and carrying capacity for 6-8 passengers in …

air forceChina receiving the remainder of an order of twenty-four SU-35 Russian jets in 2018

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China paid US$2.5 billion for twenty-four SU-35 fighter jets which have thrust-vectoring engines for super-maneuverability. The Su-35 is powered by two AL-117S turbofan engines and fitted with thrust-vectoring nozzles enabling it to perform post-stall maneuvers at low speeds. The Su-35 …

airplaneCommercial 1000 horsepower Gravity human flying suit will add 3d printed wings and AR displays

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The first Gravity human flying suit was sold for 300,000 euros. Current versions of the suit sell for $440,000. They will add 3D printed wings for more efficient and faster flight. They will add AR displays. They will create an …

air forceRussia cancels stealth Su-57 but will make improved Su-35

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Russia is cancelling the Su-57 (aka T-50) stealth fighter. They built 11 planes in early production but India has dropped out as a partner. Russia will apply the stealth technology and other advancements for an improved version of the SU-35. …

airplaneBoeing reveals hypersonic passenger jet design and works with DARPA on spaceplane

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Boeing revealed its first passenger-carrying hypersonic concept plane at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics conference in Atlanta this week. The passenger concept can be used for military or commercial applications. It is just one of several hypersonic vehicle …

airplaneLearn to fly Larry Pages seaplane flying car in under an hour

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The Kitty Hawk Flyer is the first personal flying vehicle. The Flyer is 100% electric and the first step to making flying a part of everyday life. The 250-pound Flyer can fly up to 20 mph and flies between three …

airplanePassenger planes doubling by 2036 and a key plane will be the Boeing 797

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The number of passenger and cargo planes will nearly double over the next 20 years. One of the key planes will be the new Boeing 797. The Boeing 797 is expected to be a new airplane releasing from 2024-2027. Boeing …