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  • Solar Impulse grounded for repairs until spring 2016


    Bad news turned worse for the Solar Impulse round-the-world flight attempt as estimates of the time needed to repair “irreversible” battery damage caused by overheating jumped from “two to three weeks” to “several months” – leaving the all-solar aircraft grounded in Hawaii until spring 2016.


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  • Electric Channel crossing no mere publicity stunt


    When Airbus’s e-Fan demonstrator made the first-ever battery-powered crossing of the English Channel, the flight made...


  • Japanese P-1 MPA to make first international trip to UK and Djibouti


    The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s Kawasaki Heavy Industries P-1 maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) will make its...


  • Rosetta mission boost as comet lander wakes up


    ​The European Space Agency's Rosetta comet-chasing mission has taken another dramatic turn with the awakening after...


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  • Electric Channel crossing no mere publicity stunt

    News | 15 Jul 2015 16:52 | Dan Thisdell

    When Airbus’s e-Fan demonstrator made the first-ever battery-powered crossing of the English Channel, the flight made headlines but the exercise was far more than a barnstorming publicity stunt.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Electric-Channel-crossing-no-mere-publicity-stunt-414680/
  • Solar Impulse grounded for repairs until spring 2016

    News | 15 Jul 2015 13:46 | Dan Thisdell

    Bad news turned worse for the Solar Impulse round-the-world flight attempt as estimates of the time needed to repair “irreversible” battery damage caused by overheating jumped from “two to three weeks” to “several months” – leaving the all-solar aircraft grounded in Hawaii until spring 2016.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Solar-Impulse-grounded-for-repairs-until-spring-2016-414672/
  • Solar Impulse grounded in Hawaii for battery repairs

    News | 13 Jul 2015 12:26 | Dan Thisdell

    The Solar Impulse round-the-world flight on solar power only has been grounded in Hawaii – because its five-day/five-night flight from Japan overcooked its batteries.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Solar-Impulse-grounded-in-Hawaii-for-battery-repairs-414558/
  • Electric rivals duel over Channel crossing

    News | 10 Jul 2015 12:50 | Dan Thisdell

    Airbus this morning claimed a historic second, by crossing the English Channel with a “twin-engine electric plane taking off by its own power”. The company’s all-electric e-Fan demonstrator – which flew at the Paris air show in June – made the 40nm (74km) crossing from Lydd to Calais in about 37min.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Electric-rivals-duel-over-Channel-crossing-414505/
  • Japanese P-1 MPA to make first international trip to UK and Djibouti

    News | 07 Jul 2015 17:10 | Beth Stevenson

    The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s Kawasaki Heavy Industries P-1 maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) will make its international debut in July, following confirmation that it is due to fly at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in the UK followed by tropical testing in Djibouti.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Japanese-P-1-MPA-to-make-first-international-trip-to-UK-and-Djibouti-414374/
  • Rosetta mission boost as comet lander wakes up

    News | 14 Jun 2015 14:42 | Dan Thisdell

    ​The European Space Agency's Rosetta comet-chasing mission has taken another dramatic turn with the awakening after seven months of hibernation of the lander it sent down to the surface of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko – which had operated for just 60hr before running out of power.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Rosetta-mission-boost-as-comet-lander-wakes-up-413512/