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Boeing 787 experiences A/C issues: a sign of more problems to come?

Boeing 787 experiences A/C issues: a sign of more problems to come?

Just after resolving the huge fiasco with the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the plane seems to be experiencing another issue. Japanese airline Nippon Airlines has reported that one of its 787s had issues with the plane's power supply, noting that a warning message popped up in the cockpit alerting pilots that the power supply was feeding power to the air conditioning in the plane.

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Airbus A350 maiden flight complete, looks to take on Boeing 787

Airbus A350 maiden flight complete, looks to take on Boeing 787

It may not be the biggest plane to ever fly the skies, but the Airbus A350 is the newest plane by the aircraft manufacturer and it comes touting some unique features. The A350 completed a four-hour flight earlier this morning, which marked the first time that the plane has taken to the skies. It will undergo 2,500 hours of testing before it goes into service starting late next year.

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Domino’s Drone aims for faceless pizza delivery

Domino’s Drone aims for faceless pizza delivery

Flying your way soon* is the AeroSight-carried pizza of your choice, courtesy of Domino's and the conceptual creators at the group T + Biscuits. Working with Domino's directly - for real, that is - as well as the UK-based drone group Big Communications, T + Biscuits have created the flying pizza. This machine is known as the DomiCopter and though it won't be hitting the side of your house this week, it might be out there eventually.

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Solar Impulse: interviewing a man on an 18-hour solar-powered flight

Solar Impulse: interviewing a man on an 18-hour solar-powered flight

This week CEO of Solar Impulse André Borschberg is piloting a solar-powered airplane from Phoenix Arizona to Dallas Texas in a record-breaking 18 hour flight. SlashGear got the rare opportunity to participate in this flight earlier today in an interview with Borschberg while he flew over Highway 85. This was an in-flight interview done from a Samsung Galaxy Note II to Solar Impulse's base station and up with a satellite connection to the plane.

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner back in service in the US

Boeing 787 Dreamliner back in service in the US

After a four-month-long grounding due to a battery issue, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is back in action in the US, with United Airlines announcing that the first flight since the grounding occurred today and took passengers from Houston, Texas to Chicago, Illinois. Boeing has fixed the battery issue, and is sticking with lithium ion, but they have changed the design to prevent overheating.

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US Navy makes history with first drone takeoff from aircraft carrier

US Navy makes history with first drone takeoff from aircraft carrier

As drones become more controversial, the government is digging deeper into the technology to make it more useful. Case in point: the US Navy make history by developing a specialized drone that can takeoff and land from and aircraft carrier. The X-47B, as it's called, is in its prototype stages, and it marked the first time that an unmanned aerial vehicle has taken off from an aircraft carrier.

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Boeing X-51A WaveRider achieves longest hypersonic flight ever

Boeing X-51A WaveRider achieves longest hypersonic flight ever

Boeing's unmanned X-51A WaveRider broke the record for the longest hypersonic flight ever, doing so on its fourth successful jaunt in the sky. The total scramjet power flight time clocked in at 3.5-minutes, with its speed topping out at a neck-breaking Mach 5.1, with the total flight time lasting in excess of 6-minutes. The flight came to an end with a controlled decent into the Pacific Ocean.

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Pilot to fly across US on solar-powered plane

Pilot to fly across US on solar-powered plane

A major milestone for solar technology is coming up, as one pilot will be taking on the task of flying from San Francisco to New York on a plane that's powered only by solar energy. Bertrand Piccard will be taking off in a plane that he and his design partner André Borschberg call Solar Impulse, which has been in the works for almost 10 years.

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