Showing posts with the label #zero emissions planes

Airbus' Solar Plane Redefines Flying

  Zephyr S Flying Non-Stop For Nearly 3 Weeks                                                       Source:  Airbus Zero Emissions Flying Airbus' solar-powered, non-crewed airplane Zephyr S has been flying non-stop for about 20 days gliding on numerous routes from Arizona to the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean and Belize in Central America. The unique aircraft is designed to fly in the stratosphere for months at a time.  The pace is a leisurely 30 knots (estimated).  The solar plane is a drone and a pseudo-satellite. A primary purpose for the aircraft is to serve as a sensor platform for the US military but the potential uses go way beyond that. Big Capabilities According to France-based Airbus, Zephyr is a truly revolutionary piece of aviation technology.  They say it will bring new "see, sense and connect" capabilities for both commercial and military customers.  It will be able to provide connectivity to unconnected parts of the world.  It could revolutionize disaster ma

The Future of Flying by Edward Kane

  Briefings on Exciting Flying Concepts                                  Source:  Amazon Kindle  ASIN : B093J89VF5 Now Available on Amazon and Kindle Edward Kane's latest book "The Future of Flying" has just been published by Amazon and Kindle.  It provides journalistic briefings on the most exciting flying concepts under development including hypersonic and supersonic passengers planes, zero emissions aircraft, flying cars, wing suits, jet packs and more.  To take a look go to      I co-authored the book with Ed.