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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …

airplaneSome details on China hypersonic engine factory

Fan Xuejun, head of Institute of Mechanics’ “scramjet” division – focused on using high vehicle speed to compress incoming air forcefully before combustion – was lead scientist for the hypersonic project. Fan told the South China Morning Post that …

airplaneSouthwest flight diverts and makes emergency landing due to cracked window

Southwest flight WN957 diverts and makes emergency landing in CLE due to busted window. This is two weeks after a woman was nearly sucked out a Southwest flight when an engine exploded midair, causing shrapnel to shatter the plane’s window. …

afghanistanDefense Secretary Gates messed up F-22 stealth fighter and other military procurement

Retired Air Force Chief of Staff General Norton Schwartz has stated in his new memoir that F-22 production was axed after building less than half the required number so that the flying force could get then-Secretary of Defense Robert Gates …

airplaneChina claims it has designs for a mass production hypersonic engine

China has designs for a mass production hypersonic engine for low-cost planes or spacecraft capable of traveling five times faster than the speed of sound. The plant that would be built in Hefei, in China’s eastern Anhui province, could give …