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Solar Impulse

In what must rank as one aviation's most fascinating projects, the Solar Impulse was on its way to Hawaii from China but it stopped in Japan after weather problems.  In typical fashion these days, you can watch the whole thing live. The aircraft has lights all over...

A future without fuel?

The world is seeing radical series of tests in flight to find alternatives to fossil fuels.  So much of an airline's costs are fuel driven, you can expect to see these tests monitored closely.  The USAF is deep into its own bio-fuels tests and pleased so far.  EADS is...

A Swiss solar powered truimph

What a wonderful aerospace success for the Swiss! A single seat plane powered by the sun completed a successful test flight and it shows that (in theory) it might fly indefinitely, recharging its batteries as it travels. The Solar Impulse craft landed at 8am this...

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