What future do airlines have? Three experts discuss

Deep Dive

Airlines face an unprecedented international crisis in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimates that the global industry will lose US$252 billion in 2020. Many airlines are cutting up to 90% of their flight capacity. On March 1, more than two million...

Hybrid aircraft completes test flight

Quick Read

French startup VoltAero has successfully completed its first test flight. A French startup VoltAero is one step further on in its mission to create a commercially viable hybrid propeller-drive aircraft. Current battery tech has the limits for aircraft as it does for electric cars. Unlike a car,...

New V-shaped aeroplane will reduce weight and increase fuel efficency

Long Read

A new V-shaped aeroplane is being developed in the Netherlands by TU-Delft and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. The improved aerodynamics of the V shape reduces the weight of the aircraft and means it could use up to 20% less fuel than the Airbus A350 (the most advanced civilian...