Aviation

Inside the Factory Building the World’s Smallest, Cheapest Private Jet

See how the five-passenger Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet comes together. The post Inside the Factory Building the World's Smallest, Cheapest Private Jet appeared first on WIRED.

Paul Allen Built the World’s Largest Plane to Fling Satellites Into Space

The twin-hulled behemoth has a wingspan three times that of a Boeing 737, and should make space launches cheaper and more flexible. The post Paul Allen Built the World's Largest Plane to Fling Satellites Into Space appeared first on WIRED.

The Age of Electric Aviation Is Just 30 Years Away

Barring a miracle, chemistry takes time to advance. The post The Age of Electric Aviation Is Just 30 Years Away appeared first on WIRED.

The Only Victor in the Search for MH370? Ocean Science

And if it doesn't, it's still good news for science. The post The Only Victor in the Search for MH370? Ocean Science appeared first on WIRED.

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.

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.

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.