The world’s biggest plane, the Stratolaunch, may be flying by the end of the year. The giant twin-fuselage aircraft will act as a low cost air launch platform, but can also carry cargo with a range of 1,300 miles
Russian company Hoversurf has been riding ahead with plans for a flying motorbike since 2013. This hybrid machine capable of flying 30 feet (10 m) above the ground for half an hour is currently being tested in flight. So when will it be on the market? Later this year, if the manufacturer’s optimistic schedule is to be believed.
The SKYe SH09 helicopter was launched ten years ago by Swiss company Marenco Swisshelicopter. With its sleek design, this full carbon, single-turbine light helicopter has been undergoing full flight testing since late 2014. European deliveries are expected in 2018.
Boeing has introduced the 787-10 Dreamliner, the newest and longest member of its 787 family. Measuring 224 ft (68 m), the aircraft will carry 330 passengers over a range of 6,430 nautical miles (11,900 km) by 2018. Watch the video without comment. Read the article to find out what distinguishes it from its two siblings.
The world’s best-selling aircraft engine, the CFM56, is to be slowly phased out by the new LEAP engine. In order to ensure a smooth transition, CFM International is adapting its production - a process the Franco-American engine manufacturer has just started.