World's largest 3D-printed rocket engine

UK startup Orbex has showed off its Prime Rocket's second stage. Inside the engineering prototype's shell is the "world's largest" 3D printed rocket engine, which is also designed to run on bio-propane, a renewable fuel source.

Airlander gets production approval in USA

This hybrid hyper-efficient aircraft could be the future of low-carbon travel, being pushed through the skies by four little diesel engines in the present configuration, but which can be replaced with electric motors.

Engineers fly first-ever plane with no moving parts

Instead of propellers or turbines, the light aircraft is powered by an 'ionic wind' - a silent but mighty flow of ions that is produced aboard the plane, and that generates enough thrust to propel the plane.

By 2020 The Biggest Airplane Taxis Could Be Launching Rockets

In 2011, Stratolaunch Systems was founded with a simple goal: to reduce the costs of rocket launches by creating the world’s largest air-launch-to-orbit system. Recently, their aircraft reached a major milestone.

Scientists have created a new concept of hypersonic passenger aircraft

The research team developed a new design for high-speed aircraft, which may, according to the Creator, to fly from Beijing to new York in 2 hours.

The E-Fan X jet heralds an electric passenger plane revolution

The E-Fan X will offer partially electric powered flights that are cheaper, quieter, and more sustainable.

A Supercomputer Dreamed Up a Bird-Like Airplane Wing

Inspired by evolution in nature, Danish engineers used supercomputing to design a wing structure that resembles the interior of a bird’s wing or beak.

The World's Largest Laser-Powered 3D Metal Printer

Using powdered metal and high-powered lasers, this additive manufacturing machine can produce virtually any metal part within a one-meter cube area.

Paul Allen's Colossal Stratolaunch Aircraft Makes Public Debut

The Microsoft founder's Stratolaunch company has built the world's largest airplane, which is designed to launch rockets into orbit from the sky.

Planes will be made from wonder material graphene 'in 10 years'

Sir Richard Branson has raised the prospect of planes being made entirely from the so-called wonder material graphene within 10 years, as the airline industry battles a 50pc increase in fuel in the last 12 months, sparking a desperate need for ever lighter fleets.

Boeing's Starliner space taxi will have over 600 3D-printed parts

3D-printed plastics are expected to perform well under stress and in extreme temperatures.

NASA research is key to future of air transportation

In the future, aircraft will consume half as much fuel compared to today, generate one-fourth the emissions they do now, fly so quietly that airport neighbors won't hear annoying noise and fly passengers at supersonic speeds while burning biofuels.

Airbus Autonomous Air-Taxi Prototype Scheduled to Fly Next Year

Airbus Group says it is developing the CityAirbus, an autonomous air taxi for individual passenger and cargo transport, scheduled to fly late next year.

World's Largest Plane Will Launch Rockets into Space

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has an alternative idea about how to pave a commercial highway to space.

World's First Passenger Drone to Begin Testing

The electric Ehang 184 drone gets a shot at regulatory approval in Nevada.