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Kitty Hawk autonomous flying taxi officially unveiled

Kitty Hawk, the same group of California dreamers who introduced the leisure-focused Flyer last year, has revealed an all-electric, self-piloted air taxi in New Zealand...

By Paul Ridden 2 days ago


Buses could be history sooner than you think - here's why

Buses have been a reliable feature of urban and rural landscapes for more than 200 years, but the end of the bus has already been signalled...

By Marcus Mayers, David Bamford 12 Mar 2018


Waymo self-driving trucks to start hauling cargo this week

Waymo has clocked up millions of self-driving miles since starting Google's autonomous vehicle project in 2009, celebrating five million of them by recently releasing a 360-degree video to demonstrate how its cars see the world around them...

By Paul Ridden 12 Mar 2018


Etihad exec's marathon round-the-world journey breaks Guinness World Record

Etihad Airways' high flying executive Andrew Fisher travelled around the globe in the fastest time and in the fewest number of flights...

16 Feb 2018


Boeing CEO says talks with Embraer making progress

WASHINGTON, US - Partnership talks between Boeing and Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer are making progress but there is "still work to do," Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg says...

16 Feb 2018


European group to bid for Malaysia-Singapore high-speed train

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A powerful European consortium that includes Alstom and Siemens has partnered with a Malaysian firm to bid for a high-speed train project connecting Malaysia and Singapore...

14 Feb 2018


New engine glitch prompts Airbus A320neo delivery delays

PARIS, France - A new glitch causing in-flight shutdowns of the Pratt & Whitney engines that power the Airbus A320neo has prompted some airlines to postpone delivery of the aircraft...

12 Feb 2018


New Airbus A350-1000 on demonstration for three weeks

The newest Airbus Widebody, the A350-1000, is currently on a three-week demonstration tour to the Middle-East and Asia-Pacific region...

31 Jan 2018


This Indian airport handled close to 1000 flights in a single day

We're not sure what you were up to Friday night, but an airport in India had no time for partying. In fact, Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport this weekend broke the record for the most number of flights handled in a single day by a single airport...

By Andy Walker 28 Nov 2017


Car-sharing firm zips across to petrol vans in bid to cut diesel use

We have all heard of car-sharing schemes. Until now they have been about cars and the ability to jump into a vehicle, drive to your destination and then park it for someone else to use. But what if you could borrow a van?

23 Nov 2017


Coming soon to a highway near you: Truck platooning

Platooning involves a number of trucks closely following one another, connected using vehicle-to-vehicle communication. Typically the lead truck does most of the driving "work"...

By Michael Milford 21 Nov 2017


Volvo to supply Uber with self-driving cars

Volvo Cars said it has signed an agreement to supply "tens of thousands" of self-driving cars to Uber, as the ride-sharing company battles a number of different controversies...

21 Nov 2017


Rolls-Royce taking steps into the future of civil aerospace

Rolls-Royce announced two new innovative developments at the Dubai Airshow and in tandem at AFRAA's 49th AGA...

15 Nov 2017


China signs $37bn deal to buy 300 Boeing planes

China signed an agreement Thursday to buy 300 aeroplanes from US aerospace giant Boeing valued over $37 billion, as part of a multi-billion dollar raft of deals announced during President Donald Trump's visit to Beijing.

10 Nov 2017


Waymo cars hit the road without drivers

Waymo said that its self-driving cars are hitting the road without anyone behind the wheel as the Alphabet subsidiary steers toward launching an automated ride service...

9 Nov 2017


Hurricanes hit global passenger demand for September

Global passenger traffic results for September showed that demand rose 5.7% compared 2016, the slowest year-on-year increase since February. Hurricanes Irma and Maria weighed heavily on the results...

3 Nov 2017


EasyJet to buy slice of Air Berlin's Tegel operations

British low-cost carrier EasyJet announced that it had agreed to buy part of bankrupt carrier Air Berlin's operations at the German capital's Tegel Airport for €40 million ($46.4 million)...

30 Oct 2017


Elon Musk's BFR will fly from London to Cape Town in just 34 minutes

His space exploration company SpaceX is pondering a new method of transporting people from one corner of the Earth to the other. And it involves a space vehicle/rocket system called the BFR...

By Andy Walker 2 Oct 2017


Etihad Aviation Group appoints Tony Douglas as CEO

Tony Douglas has been appointed as the new CEO of Etihad Aviation Group, effective January 2018...

29 Sep 2017


Tesla to reveal all-electric truck next month

Earlier this year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company would reveal its Tesla Semi truck this month. Musk has since announced that the reveal date has tentatively moved to 26 October 2017...

27 Sep 2017

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