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With A330neo, Airbus gives new life to an older jet

New jets get a lot of attention at the Farnborough airshow, but Airbus believes there's demand for an older plane revamped with new, more efficient engines.

By July 14, 2014

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V-22 Osprey angles toward aerial tanker jobs

Some days, an aircraft wants to be more than just a troop transport. The Bell Boeing V-22 program is now trying out the tilt-rotor Osprey to see how it might fare as a flying gas station.

By September 5, 2013

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Fill 'er up, flyboy: Sky-high refueling, from biplane to B-2

Ninety years ago, a handful of aviators tried out a novel idea: running a gasoline hose from one biplane to another. Higher-tech adaptations of that maneuver keep 21st century aircraft going and going and...

By August 25, 2013

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Electric aircraft start finding a foothold in aviation industry

Don't expect an all-electric plane to carry hundreds of passengers soon, but in some corners of aviation, battery-powered aircraft are attracting industry interest.

By June 25, 2013

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Paris Air Show crowd greets third Airbus A350 test flight

It was a good day for Airbus publicity as its energy-efficient passenger A350 jet flew over the high-profile air show and the French president hitched a ride in an A400M airlifter.

By June 21, 2013

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Boeing's $30 billion tanker win: No flak from EADS

The European aircraft company says it won't contest the Pentagon's decision to award the hotly contested and very lucrative KC-46A tanker contract to Boeing.

By March 4, 2011

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3D disruption: How about traveling on a printed plane?

Just how far, and large, can 3D printing technology go?

By July 12, 2012

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Boeing KC-46A flies through early review

The next-generation aerial tanker, in a program that could eventually be worth $30 billion, will incorporate a digital flight deck that features, among other things, Boeing 787 Dreamliner electronic displays.

By May 12, 2012

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In 2011, these flying machines soared

From the space shuttle to Boeing's 787 Dreamliner and next-generation tanker, along a trio of drones, these were the aircraft and spacecraft that mattered most.

By December 26, 2011

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Siemens hybrid electric aircraft debuts in Paris

The serial hybrid electric drive train that powers the glider is similar in concept to that of the Chevy Volt.

By June 23, 2011