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Can flying in formation save fuel? Airbus trials concept on transatlantic flight

Airbus shows how wake energy retrieval can help save fuel on a demonstration flight across the Atlantic  ...


Viasat buys Inmarsat in $7.3B satellite communications shake-up

US group Viasat is buying Britain’s Inmarsat in a $7.3B deal to bring together space and Earth-based communication systems  ...


How global airlines plan to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 ‌ ‌

Global airlines have agreed a target to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, which they admit will be a huge challenge  ...


World’s first CO2-neutral e-kerosene plant opens in Germany

The world’s first CO2-neutral e-kerosene plant opens in Germany, with backers including Lufthansa   ...


Airbus inspired by soaring eagles for new shape-shifting wing tech

Airbus has launched a high-performance wing demonstrator project to trial new technologies that could help to cut emissions...


New blockchain technology-based project to extend slot swapping

European Union funds a new blockchain technology-based project which should extend the existing slot swapping capabilities between different airlines....


How dangerous is a lightning strike for an aircraft?

Lightning is a sudden high-voltage discharge of electricity that occurs within a cloud, between separate clouds, or between a cloud and the earth’s surface. On average, around 40 to 50 flashes of lightning happen every second around the world. Lightning is powerful and can prove to be deadly, but how dangerous is it to a plane and its passengers? ...


EA-18 Growler completes maiden flight with Next-Gen Jammer pods

The Naval Air System’s Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band (NGJ-MB) initial mission system flight onboard the electronic attack aircraft EA-18 Growler on August 7, 2020, was reported by the U.S. Navy as successful....


JAL introduced autonomous mobility service at Haneda airport

Japan Airlines (JAL) launched the world's first autonomous driving mobility service for elderly and disabled passengers at Haneda airport on July 1. The self-driving vehicle can bring passengers to th...


Airbus makes 1st fully automatic vision-based take-off [Video]

Airbus performed the first fully automatic vision-based take-off using an Airbus Family test aircraft on January 16, 2020....