Tag Archives: Aircraft

27Sep/17

Bombardier loses battle with Boeing

The U.S. Commerce Department has slapped preliminary anti-subsidy duties on Bombardier’s CSeries jets after rival Boeing accused Canada of unfairly subsidizing the aircraft. As Laura Frykberg reports, the move is likely to strain trade relations between the neighbours and cause problems in Britain where Bombardier’s Northern Ireland factory employs thousands. Continue reading

17Dec/16

Google develops floating data centers propelled by windmill-like kites

After developing self-driving cars, Google is set to bring its innovation prowess to the seas, with a novel new ship propulsion system that uses kite energy.
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13Dec/16

Lockheed joins list of Trump Twitter take-downs

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump took aim at another major defense contractor on Monday, saying the cost of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fighter jet program was too high. Conway Gittens reports. Continue reading

04Jul/15

World record holder for longest duration solo flight says it was a childhood dream

The Swiss pilot who broke a world record with a five-day nonstop solo flight across the Pacific Ocean from Japan to Hawaii says he has fulfilled a childhood dream, and that they have proven solar powered technology works.

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20Jun/15

Drones, missiles, and fighter jets at Paris Airshow

LE BOURGET, PARIS, FRANCE / YUMA PROVING GROUND IN ARIZONA, UNITED STATES (REUTERS / TEXTRON) – Military flypasts are a highlight of the Paris Airshow.

The Rafale jet fighter wowed the crowds with an acrobatic display.

It’s the best jet of its kind, says Eric Trappier, CEO of Dassault, which made it.
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26Apr/15

First successful aerial refueling of a drone

IN FLIGHT,OFF THE COAST OF THE UNITED STATES (UNITED STATES NAVY) – This is the first time an unmanned aircraft has been refueled in flight. This the latest first for the U.S. Navy’s X-47B test aircraft. In 2013 it was the first UAV to take-off and land on an aircraft carrier.
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