If it lives up to initial projections, AMSL Aero’s recently launched Vertiia could have a top cruise speed of 186 mph and eventual range of 500 miles.
The Firenze Lanciare cruises at 500 mph as a jet and can out-accelerate a Lamborghini on the ground. It’s a whole new category of flying car.
The AlbatrossONE concept may revolutionize aircraft design, resulting in much longer wings and dramatic reductions in CO2 emissions.
The $440,000 “Mk2” suit, which its founder claims will make personal flight “intuitive,” has two mini-jet engines on each arm and a larger one on the backpack.
CycloTech is basing its Cyclogyro aircraft’s design around highly maneuverable Voith Schneider marine propellers used in commercial ships.
The man behind SolarStratos becomes the first person to skydive from an electric aircraft, though the real point of the “record” is about sustainable flight.
A scaled version of the V-Wing made its first flight, showing that alternative designs could become long-distance aircraft of the future.
The laminar-flow design of the Celera 500L gives it a 4,500-mile range while its operating costs are about a sixth of competitive business jets.
The simulator flight last week was a milestone for the business jet manufacturer, allowing it to test the aircraft safely in real-world conditions.