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An Indiana inventor on Nov. 1 received a U.S. patent for his design of an antigravity space vehicle, which would theoretically be powered by a superconductor shield that changes the space-time continuum to defy gravity, Nature reported last week. Engineers and physicists have objected to the patent for what they say is an impossible design...

NASA is testing a 12-foot-wide scale model of its blended wing body aircraft design in the Langley wind tunnel in Hampton, Va. During tests, pilots "flew" the 12-foot wingspan, 80-pound model in the tunnel's wind stream, constrained only by a tether cable. The flying wing is the biggest model ever free-flight-tested in the Full Scale Tunnel, NASA said...

Garmin last week announced four-color digital weather radar that interfaces with Garmin's G1000 avionics suite and the Garmin MX-20 MFD...

Spirit Airlines is offering a fare sale with prices as low as $9 for trips out of Dallas, but the sale ends tonight...

A N.J. man pleaded guilty to pointing a laser beam at an airplane; sentencing will be in February...

New Airbus A318 Elite will serve as an entry-level aircraft to the Airbus ACJ family, with space for up to 18 pax.