Boeing autonomous passenger air vehicle completes first flight

Boeing yesterday successfully completed the first test flight of its autonomous passenger air vehicle (PAV) prototype in Manassas, Virginia. Boeing NeXt, which leads the company’s urban air mobility efforts, utilized Boeing subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences to design and develop the electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and will continue testing to advance the safety and reliability of on-demand autonomous air transportation.

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Cirrus Aircraft Unveils Generation 2 Vision Jet

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Cirrus Aircraft today announced the launch of the next generation of theVision JetTM – ‘G2’ – enhancing performance, comfort and safety for the world’s first single-engine Personal JetTM. Increases in cruise altitude, speed and range join the newly-upgraded Perspective Touch+TM by Garmin® flight deck. Innovative technologies unique to G2 include a category-first Autothrottle, Flight Stream connectivity and more.

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Businessman and Philanthropist Adar Poonawalla takes delivery of India’s first Airbus Corporate Helicopters ACH145

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Airbus has delivered India’s first fully customised, ACH145 helicopter to Mr Adar Poonawalla, CEO and Executive Director of Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer by doses. This marks the entry of the highly successful twin engine helicopter into India’s private and business aviation market. The helicopter will be ready to fly in India by the end of January.

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Spreading our wings: Boeing unveils new Transonic Truss-Braced Wing

Designed to be more aerodynamic and fuel efficient, Boeing is studying the Transonic Truss-Braced Wing concept through a collaboration with NASA as part of the Subsonic Ultra Green Aircraft Research program. / Boeing Creative Services illustration

Boeing revealed the newest Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW), which researchers say will fly higher and faster than the previous TTBW concepts. The new configuration is designed to offer unprecedented aerodynamic efficiency while flying at Mach 0.80.

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Airbus delivers the 400th A320 Family aircraft assembled in Final Assembly Line Asia

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Airbus has delivered the 400th A320 Family aircraft from its Final Assembly Line Asia (FALA) in Tianjin, China. The A320neo was delivered to national flag carrier Air China, based in Beijing. Powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF latest generation engines, the aircraft features a comfortable two-class cabin layout with 158 seats: 8 business and 150 economy.

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El Airbus A321LR se revela como un avión idóneo para vuelos transatlánticos

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Airbus efectuó el pasado 15 de febrero con uno de sus A321LR, en proceso de certificación, un vuelo directo entre París y Nuevo York, solo 14 días después del primer vuelo del nuevo modelo. El fabricante quiere así demostrar que esta versión puede abrir nuevos mercados y operar en rutas del Atlántico Norte muy transitadas con los más altos niveles de eficiencia y comodidad.

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