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Boeing may kill the 747 as widebody aircraft fall from favor; Airbus A380 also at risk

Boeing may kill the 747 as widebody aircraft fall from favor; Airbus A380 also at risk When Boeing introduced the 747, the four-engine jet quickly became an icon of modern air travel.Now, with orders falling, Boeing is considering halting production on one of the most successful and long-lived jet families in history.

Airbus just pulled the wraps off its ‘flying car’ concept, and it looks amazing

Airbus just pulled the wraps off its ‘flying car’ concept, and it looks amazing If you rolled your eyes and uttered a cynical “yeah, right” last year when you read about Airbus’s plan for a futuristic flying car, then guess what showed up at the Geneva Motor Show this week.It works like this: Say you’re at home and you need to head across town for an appointment.

Flying Car Aims to Ease Traffic Congestion

Flying Car Aims to Ease Traffic Congestion Italdesign and Airbus are moving into the third dimension with their Pop-Up concept vehicle.The modular, fully electric, zero-emissions system can be operated on the ground or in the air, in an attempt to ease traffic congestion in global megacities.

The Airbus Pop.Up is the autonomous car/drone mashup of your dreams

The Airbus Pop.Up is the autonomous car/drone mashup of your dreams When you really need to beat traffic, do you ever wish your car could just take flight and soar above the streets right then and there?Up design is built around a small capsule about the size of a two-seat car cab.

Airbus wants to get rid of cabin classes and make planes totally customizable

Airbus wants to get rid of cabin classes and make planes totally customizable In 2011, Airbus revealed its vision for the future of flight, as seen from the passengers' perspective.It imagined a plane body that's self-healing and transparent, with zones replacing cabin classes.

Watch a Porsche Cayenne set a record by towing an Airbus A380 jet airliner

Watch a Porsche Cayenne set a record by towing an Airbus A380 jet airliner A Porsche Cayenne S Diesel just set the Guinness World Record for heaviest aircraft pulled by a production car.The aircraft in question was an Air France Airbus A380 jumbo jet, which the Cayenne towed 42 meters (137 feet) at France’s Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

China's first large passenger jet takes its maiden flight

China's first large passenger jet takes its maiden flight The country's aerospace industry has only recently started to make its own large passenger jets.3 million users on China's Weibo social network tuned into the official livestream of the flight.