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11 Nov
Israeli startup AIR unveiled its first "easy-to-operate" electric, vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft that it aims to sell directly to consumers predominantly in the United States starting in 2024. AIR has been working with the U.S. Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) for two years and expects to obtain certification by the end of 2023 for the AIR ONE, a two-seater, 970 kg (2,138 lb) eVTOL, which will have a flight range of 110 miles (177 km), Co-Founder and Chief Executive Rani Plaut told Reuters.
3 Aug
Foreign paragliding pilots fly over Syria's war-scarred city of Homs, as part of a festival to showcase the safety of Syrian skies after years of civil war.
10 Jul 2020
As Indians board domestic flights, protocols are being put in place to protect passengers. However, some travelers say they feel unsafe as rules are ignored and airlines play down health risks.
16 Mar 2019
Sundays crash of an Ethiopian Airline MAX 8 plane that killed all passengers and crew member has drawn attention to the safety of the MAX 8. Many countries including UK, Australia, Nigeria, South Africa, China have suspended the operation of the Max 8 pending when civil aviation authorities give it clearance to take flight again.
3 Jan 2019
Russia has launched a new hypersonic missile system nuclear head and will be commissioned in 2019. The Avangard hypersonic system has an intercontinental range and the ability to fly as fast more than 15,000 miles per hour and 27 times faster than the speed of sound.

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