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NASA wants to play a big part in the development of electric aircraft

NASA wants to play a big part in the development of electric aircraft

While everyone’s eyes are trained on its mission to Mars, NASA is also working to make flights back here on Earth more eco-friendly. By way of a new partnership with the aviation industry, the space agency wants to advance design and modelling tools for future aircraft that use an Electrified Aircraft Propulsion (EAP) system. It’s …

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Amazon Buys Planes From Airlines Struggling With Pandemic Slowdown

Amazon Buys Planes From Airlines Struggling With Pandemic Slowdown

File photo of a Boeing 767 branded with Amazon’s Prime Air Photo: Ted S. Warren (AP) Amazon has purchased 11 passenger planes from Delta and WestJet that will be converted into cargo jets, according to a press release from the Seattle-based online retailer. It’s the first time Amazon has purchased planes outright rather than just …

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Your FedEx Packages May Soon Arrive By Autonomous Cargo Plane

Your FedEx Packages May Soon Arrive By Autonomous Cargo Plane

A FedEx worker stacks packages on a cart on December 02, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images) It’s 2020, and while the skies aren’t full of flying cars like we thought it would be by now, something else straight out of science fiction just got closer to reality: pilotless cargo planes …

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