NASA Reveals X-59 Quiet Supersonic Aircraft

NASA and Lockheed Martin formally debuted the agency’s X-59 quiet supersonic aircraft Friday. Using this one-of-a-kind experimental airplane, NASA aims to gather data that could revolutionize air travel.

World's biggest drone to launch satellites into space

US-based firm Aevum has unveiled a massive drone called the Ravn X that is designed to act as an autonomous, airborne launch system for small satellites.

Stratolaunch Shows Off its New Hypersonic Testing Vehicle

Stratolaunch has revealed the designs of two hypersonic aircraft plus a reusable space plane that will be launched from its giant Carrier Aircraft launch plane. The company hopes to begin test flights of these vehicles by 2022.

The Future of Aviation Will Be Greener and Faster Than Ever Before

Companies large and small are working on cleaning up the skies with electric airplanes, bringing back supersonic travel, and even flirting with the edge of space to transport passengers across the world.

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.