Future aviation

The future: Airplanes that fix themselves?

The future: Airplanes that fix themselves?

Inspired by human skin, scientists have developed technology that could enable aircraft to repair their own cracks
Could seaplanes be the future of transatlantic flight?

Could seaplanes be the future of transatlantic flight?

Rather than slamming down on a runway, passengers could soon find themselves landing along the coast in a jumbo seaplane
Touchscreen airplane windows: Coming soon to a flight near you?

Touchscreen airplane windows: Coming soon to a flight near you?

Airbus and Boeing have some amazing plane ideas to shape the future of flying
Triple-deck plane of future could hold 800

Triple-deck plane of future could hold 800

The AWWA-QG Progress Eagle is a concept aircraft that would generate its own electricity
Is this the airport of the future?

Is this the airport of the future?

Future airports will be more like large, sustainable parks, according to one travel industry firm
Spaceport wants to revolutionize travel

Spaceport wants to revolutionize travel

Despite a recent test flight tragedy, you can still buy a ticket to the edge of space at this New Mexico spaceport
Future of Travel: See how 3D printers are building jet engines

Future of Travel: See how 3D printers are building jet engines

The coming generation of engines is quieter, cleaner, cheaper ... and incredible to watch being put together
Japan to launch new commercial passenger plane

Japan to launch new commercial passenger plane

The Mitsubishi Regional Jet, aka the MRJ, is Japan's first new commercial jet in over 50 years
Sun-powered plane can 'fly forever'

Sun-powered plane can 'fly forever'

After 12 years of complex designs and intense training, aviation pioneers Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg are set for the first solar flight around the globe
Look inside: Airbus unveils new A350 XWB passenger cabins

Look inside: Airbus unveils new A350 XWB passenger cabins

Including: Eighteen-inch seats, near-vertical walls, bigger overhead bins, more foot-space and LED lighting
Flying cars move closer to reality

Flying cars move closer to reality

A Jetsons-like flying car could be in, and hovering over, driveways within two years

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