Facebook is building a helicopter to help deliver internet access in emergencies

After building a solar-powered plane to help deliver internet access nearly two years ago, Facebook is once again building another aircraft to deploy the internet — this time, in the form of a helicopter.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/19/facebook-is-building-helicopter-to-help-deliver-internet-access-in-emergencies.html

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Solar plane will soar to 'edge of space'

A Swiss team unveiled the futuristic solar-powered plane on Wednesday which they say will be the first aircraft of its kind capable of carrying a pilot into the stratosphere.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/08/solar-plane-will-soar-to-edge-space.html

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CPSC and Samsung will investigate the safe Galaxy Note 7 that exploded on a plane

The unthinkable has happened, a Galaxy Note 7 blew up on a plane before takeoff in the US, prompting a swift evacuation.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/06/cpsc-and-samsung-will-investigate-safe-galaxy-note-7-that-exploded-on-plane.html

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Amazon's Prime Air Brand Takes Flight

Amazon unveiled its first Prime Air plane during the Boeing Seafair Air Show in Seattle. The company has undertaken an ambitious effort to gain control of its massive distribution network for delivery of goods to its retail customers. The plane, dubbed “Amazon One,” is a Boeing 767-300 operated by Atlas Air. Atlas and ATSG have partnered with Amazon to fly a total of 40 cargo planes under separate agreements. Amazon currently has a total of 11 cargo planes in service on flights in the U.S., with additional aircraft schedule for introduction.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83790.html?rss=1

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Drone that hit Heathrow plane may actually have been a plastic bag, official says

There was understandable alarm in the U.K. earlier in the week when a drone reportedly hit a passenger plane coming in to land at London’s Heathrow airport.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/04/22/drone-that-hit-heathrow-plane-may-actually-have-been-plastic-bag-official-says.html

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Japan unveils stealth plane, may combine with next-gen jet

Japan unveiled its first homemade stealth plane Thursday as it tries to catch up on the technology and enhance its reconnaissance and intelligence capabilities as China expands its own military presence in the region.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/01/29/japan-unveils-stealth-plane-may-combine-with-next-gen-jet.html

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Airbus patent detaches the cabin from the airplane

Plane manufacturers have come up with some interesting ideas. The latest: Turn cabins — the part of the plane where you sit — into detachable modules separate from the planes. Then mix and match ‘em, and you save all kinds of time and money, Airbus says.

The original article can be found here: http://rss.cnn.com/c/35492/f/676960/s/4bdb609e/sc/15/l/0L0Scnn0N0C20A150C110C270Ceurope0Cairbus0Edetachable0Ecabin0Cindex0Bhtml0Deref0Frss0Itech/story01.htm

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Lockheed Martin developing U-2 spy plane successor, report says

Lockheed Martin is developing a successor to the U.S. military’s legendary U-2 surveillance plane, according to a media report.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/08/26/lockheed-martin-developing-successor-to-u-2-spy-plane-report-says/

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The supersonic plane that could get you from London to NYC in 1 hour

Want to fly on a plane that can take you to London from New York in only an hour? While it sounds like an vehicle straight out of “James Bond,” aircraft manufacturer Airbus has filed a patent with the U.S. Patent Office for the development of an “ultra-rapid air vehicle and related method for aerial locomotion.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/08/05/airbus-patents-aircraft-that-could-reach-speeds-up-to-mach-45/

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US military's hypersonic jet could fly 5 times the speed of sound

The U.S. military is reportedly developing a hypersonic jet plane that could soar at up to five times the speed of sound — faster than a bullet, which generally travels at Mach 2, or twice the speed of sound.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/07/02/us-military-hypersonic-jet-could-fly-5-times-speed-sound/

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