Aviation

How Airbus Dreamed Up the Wild Design for Its Flying Car

For once, function follows form. The post How Airbus Dreamed Up the Wild Design for Its Flying Car appeared first on WIRED.

Icon A5 Crash Kills 2, Including the Unique Plane’s Lead Engineer

The loss of Jon Karkow and Cagri Sever is a reminder that aviation remains a dangerous pursuit. The post Icon A5 Crash Kills 2, Including the Unique Plane's Lead Engineer appeared first on WIRED.

America’s Plan to Somehow Make Drones Not Ruin the Skies

Lots of testing. And lots of questions to answer. The post America's Plan to Somehow Make Drones Not Ruin the Skies appeared first on WIRED.

Want Electric Airplanes? Sorry, But You Gotta Start Small and Boring

After the grandeur of Solar Impulse 2's round-the-world flight, André Borschberg is ready to start small. The post Want Electric Airplanes? Sorry, But You Gotta Start Small and Boring appeared first on WIRED.

Uber Really Seriously Promises Flying Cars by 2020

And it's not that crazy a plan. The post Uber Really Seriously Promises Flying Cars by 2020 appeared first on WIRED.

7 Ingenious Ways to Blunt the Horror of Modern Aviation

These concepts took the top prize for aircraft interior innovation. The post 7 Ingenious Ways to Blunt the Horror of Modern Aviation appeared first on WIRED.

Explore the Plane Graveyard Where Crash Investigators Train

Students learn to see the clues that can stop more crashes in the future. The post Explore the Plane Graveyard Where Crash Investigators Train appeared first on WIRED.

Zunum’s Hybrid Jet Could Finally Make Electric Flight a Reality

Zunum Aero wants to remake aviation with the Chevy Volt of planes. The post Zunum's Hybrid Jet Could Finally Make Electric Flight a Reality appeared first on WIRED.

Flight Lab: The Bizarre, Beautiful New Fliers of NASA’s Famed X-Plane Program

Inside the NASA lab where the future of flight takes off. The post Flight Lab: The Bizarre, Beautiful New Fliers of NASA's Famed X-Plane Program appeared first on WIRED.

United and Other Airlines Overbook Flights Because It (Usually) Pays Off

Despite United's horrifying debacle, airlines are actually getting better at this. The post United and Other Airlines Overbook Flights Because It (Usually) Pays Off appeared first on WIRED.

Airbus Plans to Stuff 80 More People Into Its Biggest Jet

The good news? Airlines may not be interested. The post Airbus Plans to Stuff 80 More People Into Its Biggest Jet appeared first on WIRED.

Flight Lab: Watch as I Flunk NASA’s Brutal Test Pilot Training Course

Before takeoff, NASA test pilots brave a battery of training and testing on the ground. The post Flight Lab: Watch as I Flunk NASA's Brutal Test Pilot Training Course appeared first on WIRED.

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