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The Solar Impulse flying over mountains

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Avro Vulcan arrives at the Farnborough air show #FARN12

Credit: Billypix Out of the dark, low-hanging clouds over Farnborough this morning came the world’s last flying example of the Avro Vulcan bomber for a display validation flight over the airport in preparation for next week’s air show. Read moreView all the latest news and views from this year’s Farnborough air show

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The Solar Impulse aircraft arrives at Le Bourget Airport

  Photo credit: Mario Fourmy/ABACAPRESS.COM One of the biggest attractions of the Paris air show, the sun-powered Solar Impulse, has arrived in Le Bourget at its second attempt, after a 16h 5min flight from Brussels. The prototype, which is powered by batteries charged by the sun, will be on display at the show, where – […]

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Artist’s rendering of new hangars at expanded Farnborough

TAG Aviation has invested more than £100 million ($148 million) upgrading Farnborough airport since it became leaseholder of the site – home to the biennial Farnborough air show – in 2001.Building work on three new hangars (artist’s rendering, below) is scheduled for completion in September, giving the airport a further 11,150m2 (120,000ft2) of enclosed space. […]

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A380 at Farnborough

AirSpace user berniec took this photo of the Airbus A380 performing a flying display during this year’s Farnborough Airshow.

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Aero Sekur’s Package for Helicopter Survival

The Farnborough Airshow, the industry’s largest event, is only a few weeks away but here’s one sight to look forward to: Aero Sekur will display what it calls “integrated package for helicopter survival”.Here’s a photo from Aero Sekur:The company explains: The shock absorption/flotation system concept that will be previewed at the show isdesigned to increase […]

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Solar Impulse makes 350m hop

Usually on Monday we feature the Image of the Week from our AirSpace community. Due to this week’s cover featuring the top image of the year, there is no Image of the Week. Check back tomorrow for the results of the top photos from AirSpace.Using battery power, the Solar Impulse HB-SIA made its first flightwith […]

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Solar Power Aircraft to Fly Around the World with No Fossil Fuels

Check out this slideshow from Computer Weekly featuring the recently-unveiled Solar Impulse (registration HB-SIA), “the world’s first aircraft the first aircraft designed to fly around theclock without using fossil fuel or polluting the planet.” From a post on our Future Proof blog from earlier this year: The Solar Impulse HB-SIA, the first prototype of a […]

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