First Fuel Cell Powered Piloted Aircraft Flies


Antares DLR-H2, the first manned aircraft able to takeoff and fly powered by fuel cells took its first flight this week on July 7 in Hamburg, Germany.

The Antares is a motor glider with a very low noise footprint and zero CO2 emissions. It was developed as a testbed for fuel cell technologies by the DLR Institute for Technical Thermodynamics (Stuttgart, Germany) in collaboration with Lange Aviation, BASF Fuel Cells and Serenergy (Denmark).

Continue Reading

“Roadable aircraft” to be test flown soon

The Transition, a small aircraft that converts into a car is scheduled for testing by Terrafugia, a Woburn, Massachusetts based company. The vehicle’s wings can extend and retract and transform the roadable car into a fixed-wing airplane and vice-versa in only a few minutes.

As a car, the transition will be able to reach speeds of 90 MPH. As an airplane, it can fly at 115 MPH with a range of 500 miles.


Continue Reading

Garmin’s Synthetic Vision certified

Garmin International received FAA certification for its Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT) this week. The new technology will display 3-dimensional terrain information on Primary Flight Displays (PFD) of Garmin G1000 glass cockpits.


Continue Reading