Craft Aero proposes a new type of blown diamond box-wing 9-seat eVTOL

Craft Aero's nine-seat hybrid-electric VTOL aircraft promises 1,000-mile, 345-mph roof-to-roof inter-city hops – and it does so using a diamond-shaped blown box wing configuration and flap-vectored thrust design different to anything we've seen.

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Fin-lined nozzles could greatly reduce jet engine noise

Whatever other qualities they may possess, jet fighters are not known for their quiet engines. They could soon become considerably less noisy without any loss in performance, though, thanks to a relatively simply alteration.

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Pegasus hybrid-electric VTOL promises massive range, no redundancy

Superyacht designer Steve Kozloff has turned his hand to next-gen aviation with a twin-prop VTOL aircraft that promises a monster 1,380-mile range, as well as the ability to take off and land conventionally where there's a runway.

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USAF funds testing of what will be the world’s fastest reusable aircraft

The US Air Force has awarded US$60 million to aerospace startup Hermeus for flight testing of its hypersonic aircraft for military and commercial applications. Capable of flying at Mach 5, the Quarterhorse will be the world's fastest reusable aircraft.

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DHL Express to fly packages in all-electric Alice eCargo airplane

Though Eviation's nine-seat all-electric passenger aircraft is not due to make its first flight until later this year, the company is already looking to diversify into cargo hauling, with DHL Express placing an order for 12 eCargo variants.

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Tetra Aviation debuts single-seat buy ‘n’ fly personal eVTOL

Japan's Tetra Aviation won a hundred-grand "disruptor award" at the GoFly personal flight contest last year, and has now presented its first commercial product at OshKosh: a 33-rotor Mk5 personal eVTOL it hopes to begin delivering to buyers in 2022.

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Shape-memory alloy component could make for quieter aircraft landings

Although an airliner's engines may be very loud on takeoff, its wings also create a lot of wind noise when it's landing. According to a new study, the latter problem could be addressed with the addition of a shape-memory alloy filler within the wing.

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Internet sleuths find evidence of Copterpack video tampering

Last month, we reported on astonishing first flight footage from the Copterpack, an Australian electric personal flight device. Now, eagle-eyed pixel peepers have scrutinized the video and presented evidence that a tether wire has been edited out.

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Alice electric plane ditches a motor as it gears up for first flight

As it edges towards the first flights for its Alice aircraft, Eviation has finally unveiled what it says is the production version of its all-electric nine-seater, with the first test flights now slated for later in the year.

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Rotor X’s big-blade quad-rotor eVTOL promises extreme efficiency

Rotor X plans to break into the air taxi market with an aircraft that's "dramatically more efficient and less expensive than all other eVTOL concepts being proposed or developed today," capable of hovering for 45 minutes or flying 200 miles.

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