Electrifying developments

From The Jetsons to Blade Runner, flying cars are icons of a future that never was, but don’t give up on door-to-door aerial commuting just yet: electric power and drone technology may be about to give a long-standing aviation fantasy its best chance of becoming reality. In April 2016 German …

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Bright future in focus

With talk of climate change, fuel shortages and ageing aircraft, it’s easy, and perhaps understandable, to feel pessimistic about what lies in store for aviation. The above video should cheer you up. Although it looks like science fiction, most of the projects it describes are either underway or plausible. The video …

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Airport Solar Tech Comes To Africa

South African Regional Airport George Leads ACSA’s Carbon Neutral Drive South Africa now hosts the world’s second 100% solar-powered airport. 2,000 panels, powering a solar generator, keep all its systems going throughout daylight hours. Positioned nearby, a solar power generator now runs every element of George Airport during daylight hours, …

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