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Erik Lindbergh unveils VerdeGo air taxi venture

A new entrant in the market for electric-powered air taxis is getting a boost from one of aviation’s oldest family names: Erik Lindbergh, the grandson of pioneering pilot Charles Lindbergh, is announcing the formation of a venture called VerdeGo Aero. VerdeGo Aero is … Continue reading

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Why Amazon patented a self-destruct drone

Most inventors look for ways to make their machines more robust, but Amazon has won a patent for delivery drones that fall apart more easily. Why? For safety reasons. The patent application, filed last year and published last week, lays out … Continue reading

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Elon Musk will bid to build Chicago transit ‘loop’

A loop to the Loop? It could happen: Billionaire Elon Musk says he’s willing to build an express transit system that links downtown Chicago with O’Hare International Airport. Musk’s expression of interest came in response to Chicago’s “request for qualifications” relating to … Continue reading

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Pacific Hyperloop keeps chugging along

Pacific Hyperloop is moving ahead with its concept for tube travel between Seattle and Portland, in hopes of riding in the slipstream of the Pacific Northwest’s growing interest in ultra-high-speed transit. “If Seattle and Portland were just 20 minutes apart, … Continue reading

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Elon Musk unveils Tesla Semi and a new Roadster

Tesla CEO Elon Musk rode in with revelations about his company’s all-electric Semi truck, but walked off with an even bigger surprise: a new version of the Tesla Roadster that breaks records for speed and range. Tonight’s unveiling at Tesla’s … Continue reading

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Boeing and Airbus duel for multibillion-dollar deals

There’s nothing like an international air show to bring out the multibillion-dollar sales, and the 2017 Dubai Airshow is setting a new standard. Boeing’s big deal of the day was an agreement with flydubai, the hometown airline, for the purchase of up … Continue reading

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Alaska Airlines is ending flights to Cuba

Less than a year after Alaska Airlines began daily flights to Cuba amid a burst of red-white-and-blue fanfare, the Seattle-based airline says it’ll end them in January. Alaska said demand for the flights to Havana has faded after an initial burst of … Continue reading

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