Aircraft

AeroMobil’s new electric flying car concept is a sporty 4-seater

Flying cars are more down to earth than ever – at least, in that their physical design is moving closer to something resembling a car. The AeroMobil 5th generation all-electric VTOL (vertical take-o

Watch the Airbus Project Vahana prototype autonomous air taxi take flight

Airbus recently had the first ever successful flight of its Vahana autonomous air vehicle, and now it’s released video of that pivotal moment in the aircraft’s development. The flight took

The Airbus Vahana flying taxi actually flew for the first time

Seems like just yesterday Airbus’ Vahana autonomous electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) craft was little more than a painted concept, but now it’s actually flown, during a full-s

DJI’s latest drone leaks ahead of launch

DJI is supposed to announce a new drone tomorrow but this appears to be it. Called the Mavic Air, the small drone looks to be a combo of foldable Mavic Pro and the affordable Spark. I’m interest

Boeing’s prototype drone can carry 500 lbs of cargo

Boeing just revealed a prototype drone capable of carrying much more than a camera. The company tasked engineers with designing and building a cargo drone and the prototype they came up with is able t

Intel’s drone lightshow now works indoors

Remember Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl halftime show with the drones that made the light show? A scaled-down version of that system now works indoors, Intel says, making it perfect for conferences, Veg

Aurora Flight Sciences demonstrates a fully autonomous helicopter in action

Aurora Flight Sciences is a company working on making full-scale autonomous combat craft a reality, and now some of its work is ready for prime time. The company showed off an autonomous helicopter cr

How Zunum Aero’s hybrid-electric planes aim to transform flight starting in 2022

Consumer passenger flight could be the next industry that's transformed by electric powertrains, and Seattle's Zunum Aero wants to be at the forefront of that change.

The Lily drone is kind of back

Remember the Lily drone? It was the drone a person could launch by throwing it in the air and then it would follow the user gallivanting around Dolores Park. It was also the company that couldn’

DJI launches bug bounty program for its software and drones

DJI wants security researchers to turn their attention to its software and drones and will pay for discovered bugs or exploits. Called The DJI Threat Identification Reward Program, the program aims to

A defense company put a machine gun on a drone

Duke Robotics, a military contractor, has produced a video for their unique and uniquely dangerous new tool, TIKAD. This drone platform looks fairly basic – a custom multi-rotor drone with a cha

DJI could reveal a tiny drone at New York event in May

DJI just emailed invitations to the media for a launch event in May. It’s likely this is the event where the drone company will launch the little Spark. Smaller than the DJI Mavic Pro, the Spark

Boom Supersonic raises $33M to build the fastest airplane for passenger flight

Boom Supersonic has raised a new $33 million Series A round, which it says is enough to build and fly its first supersonic jet, the XB-1 demonstration and testing craft, which will be a 1/3-scale prot

PAL-V begins pre-sales of its flying car – starting at $400,000

If you still feel like you were somehow “promised” flying cars based on Popular Science magazine covers in the 1960s then you’re in luck, because Dutch company PAL-V is now acceptin

The Luminox XCOR 5261 Chronograph wants to send you (and your wrist) to space

Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Your Wrist, whose bold 80+ year mission is to help you carry grocery bags and wear watches like the Luminox XCOR 5261 Chronograph. This

Turn a DJI Phantom 4 into a search & rescue drone with the EXO 1 exoskeleton

The DJI is a fantastic all-purpose drone, but with the EXO 1 exoskeleton, it becomes a dedicated search and rescue tool. The 3D-printed add-on quickly attaches to the drone and adds a host of features

FAA releases report detailing categories for drones flying over crowds

On Monday, the Associated Press got early access to a report commissioned by the FAA on how drones flying over or near people should be categorized and restricted. Today, that report was officially re

Boeing Patents Quiet Cabin Technology With Unconventional Design

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/boeingquiet2-660x355-620x333.jpg" />There hasn't been a radical change in commercial jet design since the first De Havilland Comet flew i

The Zephyr: The UK-built green military aircraft just flew for 2 weeks straight

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/zephyrr.jpg" />Some more aviation news for your edification. The British-built Zephyr is a solar-powered, unmanned aircraft that just fle

Freezing the Boeing 787 using weather control technology

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/index-1-660x438.jpg" />So where exactly are you supposed to go if you need to freeze one of largest passenger jet planes ever made? Well
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