World's first aircraft with serial hybrid electric drive
Together with partners, Siemens has built the worlds first aircraft with a serial hybrid electric drive system. The two-seater motor glider DA36 E-Star is presented by Siemens, Diamond Aircraft and EADS ...
Pterosaur-inspired aircraft makes sharper turns
Aircraft systems in the environmental chamber
How can air transport be made more environmentally compatible, economical and sustainable? The Fraunhofer flight test facility in Holzkirchen is soon to be expanded with the installation of a thermal test ...
Noise research to combat 'wind turbine syndrome'
(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Adelaide acoustics researchers are investigating the causes of wind turbine noise with the aim of making them quieter and solving 'wind turbine syndrome'.
Research aircraft Polar 5 returned from spring measurements in the high Arctic
The research aircraft Polar 5 of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association returned to Bremerhaven from a six-week expedition in the high Arctic on May 6. Joint flights with aircraft ...
Swiss solar-powered aircraft lands in Brussels
Pioneering Swiss solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse landed in Brussels on Friday after completing its first international flight, 13 hours after it took off from Switzerland.
Swiss solar aircraft makes first international flight (Update 2)
Pioneering Swiss solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse ambled over Europe into Belgium on Friday on its first international flight, with the pilot reporting that everything was running smoothly.
Northrop Grumman unveils new intel airplane
(AP) -- Northrop Grumman Corp. on Monday unveiled a new type of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft that can be flown either robotically or with a pilot aboard.
Scientists measure Arctic soot in bid to slow global warming, oceans' rise
American scientists working on an island far above the Arctic Circle have been launching unmanned aircraft and digging snow samples to measure how soot helps melt Arctic snow and ice.
The 70 kilo single person plane
Engineers test for damage to commercial aircraft
Hail, ice, and ground service equipment vehicles can cause severe but hard to detect damage to components of commercial aircraft made of composite materials.
Micro aircraft IMPULLS improves avionic systems and sensors
Myriad sensors and systems provide modern aircraft with data for flight control. But a bird's eye perspective is also of great benefit when measuring pollutants, searching for missing persons and even in archaeological ...
GREAT spectrometer readied for flight on SOFIA
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists recently completed a series of nighttime, ground-based testing of the German Receiver for Astronomy at Terahertz Frequencies, or GREAT, spectrometer in preparation for a series ...
ONR moves a modular space communications asset into unmanned aircraft for Marines
Successfully taking a small radio receiver intended for space applications and creating a full-featured radio frequency system, initially designed for a Marine Corps unmanned aircraft, would not have been possible without ...