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Here’s your first look at Boom Supersonic’s faster-than-sound XB-1 demonstrator aircraft

Here’s your first look at Boom Supersonic’s faster-than-sound XB-1 demonstrator aircraft Boom Supersonic is closer than ever to its goal of introducing supersonic commercial aviation back tot he global stage – the Colorado-based startup unveiled the final design of its XB-1 demonstrator aircraft today. This is a fully functional prototype airplane, which will help the […]

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Virgin Galactic debuts design of future Mach 3 high-speed aircraft, signs deal with Rolls-Royce

Virgin Galactic debuts design of future Mach 3 high-speed aircraft, signs deal with Rolls-Royce Virgin Galactic is making strides towards its goal of creating high-speed commercial aircraft that operates a little closer to Earth than its existing passenger spacecraft. The company revealed the initial design of the commercial passenger airplane it’s creating that’s designed to […]

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Boom Supersonic enlists Rolls-Royce to help build the engines for world’s fastest commercial aircraft

Boom Supersonic enlists Rolls-Royce to help build the engines for world’s fastest commercial aircraft Boom Supersonic, the Colorado -based startup working on creating a supersonic passenger jet to continue and dramatically advance the legacy of the original Concorde, has signed on Rolls-Royce to build the propulsion system for its Overture commercial aircraft. Boom is getting […]

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The space in between: The stratosphere

The space in between: The stratosphere Tess Hatch Contributor Share on Twitter Tess Hatch hopes to travel to space, in the meantime she is a venture investor at Bessemer Venture Partners, investing in frontier tech. More posts by this contributor The evolving airspace ecosystem Space is open for business We have airplanes and drones in […]

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Volocopter extends Series C funding to $94M with backing from logistics giant DB Schenker and others

Volocopter extends Series C funding to M with backing from logistics giant DB Schenker and others Autonomous air mobility company Volocopter has added to the Series C funding round it announced in September 2019. The German electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft maker announced €50 million ($54 million at today’s exchange rate) in funding […]

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Loon and SoftBank’s HAPSMobile team with Airbus, China Telecom and more on stratospheric cell networks

Loon and SoftBank’s HAPSMobile team with Airbus, China Telecom and more on stratospheric cell networks A new industry alliance led by Alphabet’s Loon high-altitude balloon technology company and SoftBank’s HAPSMobile stratospheric glider subsidiary aims to work together on standards and tech related to deploying network connectivity using high-altitude delivery mechanisms. This extends the existing partnership […]

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Alphabet’s Loon and SoftBank’s HAPSMobile turn solar-powered drones into flying cell towers

Alphabet’s Loon and SoftBank’s HAPSMobile turn solar-powered drones into flying cell towers Alphabet-owned Loon, the company that had been focused on delivering internet communications to remote areas via stratospheric balloons, has completed development work on a new payload for partner HAPSMobile, a subsidiary of SoftBank that’s building high-altitude solar-powered uncrewed aircraft. The two companies jointly […]

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Wisk signs deal to deploy an air taxi trial in New Zealand

Wisk signs deal to deploy an air taxi trial in New Zealand Air mobility company Wisk has singed an agreement with the New Zealand government to set up and run an air taxi trial in the region of Canterbury, with the goal of flying passengers once its Cora aircraft is certified to do so by […]

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NASA’s advanced vision system for its supersonic test jet is undergoing a key stress test

NASA’s advanced vision system for its supersonic test jet is undergoing a key stress test NASA is keeping things moving with its X-59 program – the one where it’s developing a modern supersonic aircraft that proves the viability of lessening the traditional supersonic ‘boom’ to a mere supersonic ‘thump,’ in order to show that supersonic […]

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Boeing partners with Tactical Robotics to develop VTOL tech

Boeing partners with Tactical Robotics to develop VTOL tech Boeing has signed a new agreement with Israel-based Tactical Robotics, an exploratory deal that will see the two companies work together jointly on “developing, producing and marketing” aircraft with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capabilities based on Tactical Robotics’ ‘Fancraft’ enclosed rotor technology. Already, the Urban […]

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