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MagniX gets set for electric flight tests in December

Redmond, Wash.-based MagniX, which aims to become the Tesla of aviation, is gearing up for the first flight tests of an all-electric Harbour Air seaplane in British Columbia next month, the company’s CEO says. But that’s not all: In addition to supplying a 750-horsepower … Continue reading

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Voom helicopter service expands to Bay Area

Voom has officially extended its app-based, on-demand helicopter service to the San Francisco Bay Area, confirming that the Airbus subsidiary is now active in the United States as well as in Brazil and Mexico. Today’s announcement comes months after initial reports that … Continue reading

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Boeing and Safran boost electric aviation venture

Boeing HorizonX Ventures and Safran Corporate Ventures say they’ve made a joint investment in Utah-based Electric Power Systems, a company whose energy storage products are blazing a trail for electric airplanes. It’s the latest tie-up for Boeing and Safran, which have partnered up in … Continue reading

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Bell shows off its autonomous delivery drone

When it comes to self-flying drones capable of delivering packages, Amazon isn’t the only game in town. Today Bell reported that it’s begun putting its Autonomous Pod Transport 70, or APT 70, through test flights at a facility near its … Continue reading

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There’s a new twist in Blue Angels’ air show

The sights and sounds of the Blue Angels flying their aerobatic fighter jets through August skies are a Seattle tradition – but this weekend, there are a few new twists. The biggest twist in the Boeing Seafair Air Show takes place … Continue reading

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German team wins Hyperloop race (again)

The name may have changed, but the result is the same: For the fourth time in a row, a German team registered the top speed in SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s Hyperloop pod race for college-level engineers. The TUM Hyperloop team from the Technical University … Continue reading

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Uber shows off its latest concept for air taxis

Uber says it’s on track to start flying its first all-electric air taxis on a demonstration basis next year, with commercial service due to begin in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Los Angeles areas in 2023. It’s also planning to focus on … Continue reading

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