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The most high-flying aerospace innovations of 2021
A major airline turns to artificial intelligence for help, a drone that can refuel fighter jets, and more airborne innovations are the Best of What’s New.
This new Air Force helmet won’t be such a pain in the neck for pilots
The Next Generation Fixed Helmet should take a weight off fighter pilots' heads—especially at nine Gs.
The 100 greatest innovations of 2021
The 34th annual Best of What’s New awards.
Poland’s new anti-aircraft system will hit stealth targets at supersonic speeds
The ground-based missile defense technology comes from the United Kingdom.
Inspired by a seed, this rotating drone will make your head spin
A small folding monocopter could someday conduct reconnaissance missions.
Watch a C-130 cargo plane grab a drone out of the sky
Catching a drone with a large aircraft can help the military reuse these flying robots—and perhaps even someday deploy swarms of them.
This solar-powered British drone will surveil from the stratosphere
The PHASA-35 has a wingspan of 115 feet—the same as a Boeing 737—but it weighs just 330 pounds. The goal is to keep in the air for a year.
United fliers can soon use PayPal’s new QR codes to buy chips and booze in the sky
The company is partnering with United Airlines to roll out in-flight QR code payments, starting at Chicago O’Hare.
How the stunt crew in ‘No Time to Die’ pulled off the film’s astounding motorcycle jump
A conversation with the special effects supervisor about that bike scene, donuts in the Aston Martin DB5, and a stunning seaplane shot.
Rolls-Royce’s zippy electric airplane wants to break speed records—and power air taxis of the future
The goal is to fly faster than 300 mph.