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DOT Proposes Airlines Be More Transparent

DOT Proposes Airlines Be More Transparent About Fees and Other Costs

The Department of Transportation proposed rules on Wednesday that U.S. airlines should disclose ancillary fees for checked baggage, carry-on items and other services to make it easier for passengers to ascertain the actual cost of a ticket. The Transportation Department’s proposed disclosure rules, which build on consumer protections that were issued in December 2009 and [...]

Electric Aircraft E-Fan is the latest creation of Toulouse-based Airbus

World’s First Ever Electric Aircraft E-Fan Takes Flight

Airbus’ latest experimental small aircraft E-Fan powered completely by electricity has successfully taken to the skies for its maiden voyage in France. The environment friendly flight took off from an airport close to Bordeaux in south western France and its developers believe that their maiden flight could bring down the cost of air travel by [...]

SpaceX files lawsuit against US Air Force

SpaceX files lawsuit against US Air Force over federal rocket contracts

Billionaire tech investor Elon Musk now wants a larger share of the space market and he’s willing to sue the government over the space launch contract. Space Exploration Technologies, Musk’s Hawthorne, California-based rocket company announced Friday that it plans to file a lawsuit against U.S. Air Force over what he sees as a monopoly in [...]

(Image Credit: Red Bull)Peter Besenyei flies over the Kaafu Atoll in the Maldives on December 16th, 2011.

Return of the World’s Fastest, Insane and Fiercest Motorsport: Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2014

The Red Bull Air Race World Championship is back in the skies in 2014! The seven-race World Championship is set to stage in six different countries, the first of which was held in Abu Dhabi on February 28, 2014. The sport which was first held in the year of 2003 is since then watched by [...]

Moriarty, New-Mexico based 20 people startup; Titan Aerospace will be joining Google

Google Buys drone maker Titan Aerospace, the one Facebook was eyeing for months

Google Inc., has acquired solar-orbital drone marker Titan Aerospace, the one Facebook had been eyeing for months to compliment Project Loon which aims on delivering wireless internet to remote parts of the world. Facebook on the contrary settled for a 20$ million deal to purchase a U.K-based marker of solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicles company named [...]

Solar Impulse 2 has better batteries for storing energy soaked up from the sun by the roughly 17,200 solar cells that cover the huge wings, thereby making Solar Impulse 2 more energy-efficient.

Solar Impulse 2 to fly around the world fuel free in 2015

A futuristic flying machine built for an ambitious mission to try and fly around the world without using fuel has been unveiled. The plane is designed to fly around the world powered only by the sun. Pilots André Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard revealed the solar powered flight on Wednesday in a ceremony in Payerne Air [...]

Facebook plans to buy Titan Aerospace (estimated to be around $60 Million), the maker of solar-powered, high altitude drones which can stay in the air for up to five years at a time

Facebook in acquisition talks with drone maker Titan Aerospace

In an interesting business move, social-networking giant Facebook is reportedly going to acquire Titan Aerospace, the maker of a solar-powered high-altitude drone that can stay in the air for five years at a time. With these drones Facebook plans to offer an online connection to the five billion people who don’t have access to internet or [...]

The smartphone does not have a value or discharge rate yet, the company confirmed that it will be selling it to agencies only.

Boeing to Cash on Mission Impossible Style Spy Phone that can Self-Destruct

Cell phones that devilishly wait for warranty to be up before going on self-destruction mode now have a rival, Boeing’s Black Ultra-Secure Smartphone. The Chicago-based Boeing Company, primarily an Aerospace and Defense contractor known for making jetliners and fighter jets, will now make room for expansion of its existing ‘Communication Division’. The aerospace manufacturer already [...]

Rolls-Royce is an exclusive supplier of Boeing’s coming twin-engine 777x. The jet is due to enter service in 2020. Its Trent XWB is the sole engine used for the long-range Airbus A350

Rolls-Royce Unveils Gen-Next Jet Engine Designs

British engineering company, Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC has unveiled design plans  of its cutting edge gen-next engine designs, which it trusts will be utilized to power long-range commercial aircraft for Airbus Group NV and its U.S rival Boeing Co. The world’s second largest creator of commercial and military jet engines after General Electric Co. showcased two [...]

S512 will have a curved, full-length HD screen that spans the entire fuselage instead of windows

Supersonic Jet S-512 Spike Replaces Windows with Massive Live Streaming Screens

In an ideal world who wouldn’t fancy hovering every day between Fifth Avenue and Oxford Street, spending weekends on the Greek island of Santorini and Amalfi nights in Italy without questioning the paucity of time? Boston-based aerospace firm Spike Aerospace seems to have taken the challenge of blessing  us with the lavishness of flying between [...]

2014 Winter Olympics will be held in Sochi Russia on February 7-23

U.S. joins forces with Russia for the upcoming Winter Olympics

In response to threats against the upcoming Winter Olympics from North Caucasus jihadists, who seek to institute a Caucasus Emirate separate from Russia, the Pentagon has agreed to aid Russian security forces with counter-terrorism technology.

Billionaire Branson’s commercial spacecraft underwent a successful test flight during 2013 over California

Space tourism, have you booked your ticket?!

If you thought that space tourism a was distant achievable enterprise, 2014 will change your mindset for Branson’s Virgin Galactic is finally poised to lift off this year. Furthermore, a new Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket will help humanity get to Mars three times faster than the existing spacecrafts. Every day science fiction comes closer to reality!

Japan Airlines

JAL – Airbus deal to be one of the Biggest Aircraft deal

Japan Air line placed a deal with Airbus. Airbus, Giant Aircraft maker has too agreed with the deal for 31 long-haul A350 jetliners having a price of $9.75 billion. The agreement on Monday predicts that the deliveries will start in 2019 and new planes will be rolled over six years.

American Airlines Bankruptcy

American Airlines’ Plan to Exit Bankruptcy gets Federal Judge’s Approval

The federal judge approved American Airlines’ bankruptcy plan of merging with US Airways Group Inc. (LCC). He said a U.S. antitrust lawsuit who is seeking to block the deal was no reason to delay it. The government has argued that American can arise from bankruptcy and compete on its own even without the airlines merger.

Department of Justice building

What is happening with American Airlines – US Airways merger?

US Airways and American Airlines, which have been planning to combine the two airlines by the end of September, hit a major merger roadblock. The Justice Department filed a lawsuit on Tuesday to block the proposed $11 billion merger between American Airlines and US Airways, which would create the world’s largest airline.

Terrafugia, The flying Car

Terrafugia, the Flying Car makes its first public flight

Terrafugia the carplane finally takes flight. Its first public demonstration took place in the afternoon air show on the first day of EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

EADS Renamed

EADS set to reorganize, to be renamed Airbus Group

European aerospace giant EADS on Wednesday confirmed its plans to change its name to Airbus. In a bid to unite its businesses and boost shareholder returns Airbus Group will combine defence and space activities in one division that will also contain the Airbus Military business currently twinned with passenger jets.

3D-gun printing info removed for the website

State Department points gun at Defense Distributed to delete 3D gun print info

As expected, the US State Department has set things straight by directing the non-profit group Defense Distributed to remove all content related to the printing of handguns using 3-Dimensional printers from its website. Defense Distributed is the brain-child of Cody Wilson, an anarchist, who has been outspoken on 3D-gun printing ever since the recent gun-shooting sprees at schools that led to the death of several innocent students and teachers.

Ford Focus - the best-selling car in 2012

Ford Focus beats rivals and becomes best-selling car in 2012

Newest data showed that the Ford Motor Co.’s Focus model had beaten its rivals in 2012 global car sales. The Focus model became the world’s best-selling car due to sharply increasing demand in China. The findings of the survey by R.L. Polk & Co. indicated that three models of Ford Motor Co. were in the world’s top six.