NASA X-Plane Battery Passes Tests »

NASA X-Plane Battery Passes Tests

NASA says its engineers reached a major milestone this week, successfully testing the battery system that will power the all-electric X-plane expected to take flight next year. “This was an extremely critical milestone for the overall project,” said Tom Rigney, project manager for the X-57 Maxwell. “Without a safe battery system, we wouldn’t be able to execute our objectives. This test truly ensures a safe environment for the pilot and the test program.”


Aerion Partners With Lockheed »

Aerion Partners With Lockheed

Aerion Corporation, promoters of the AS2 12-seat, supersonic business jet concept, have partnered with Lockheed Martin to explore development and production feasibility for the project.


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Icom's New Handheld Radio Technology

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WWII Airborne Demonstration Team Foundation's C-49 Flies Again

The WWII Airborne Demonstration Team Foundation's Douglas C-49 Skytrain returned to the skies on October 14, 2017.

Aviation companies donate hangar for L.A. Unified School District event

Aeroplex/Aerolease Group and Tony Marlow Castle & Cooke Aviation have donated a 10,000-square-foot hangar at Van Nuys Airport as the venue for a fund-raiser that will allow Los Angeles Unified School District students to compete in SkillsUSA events.

Idaho Flight School announces ground-breaking Online Backcountry Ground School

Idaho Flight School launches first Mountain Flying Online Ground School for backcountry pilots everywhere.