Sci-Tech Learjet 85's private, high-tech luxury to cost a mere $20.8M. The aircraft maker talks to CNET about advances made in the 50 years since its first private jet took to the skies.
It's built from a variety of composite materials, including carbon fiber, to help keep the overall weight down. Even so, it's quite a chunky chap and will manage a leisurely 0-60mph time of around
Boeing today announced the 787-10 Dreamliner, the third and longest plane in the often-troubled 787 family, and an aircraft that the aviation giant said will be the most fuel-efficient in the
Like the Boeing 787, the A350-1000 is designed for optimal efficiency. Its fuselage is made from composite materials and has a blunt nose. It will be able to seat between 369 and 400 passengers
It powers the aircraft when the engines aren't running and is used to start the engines before flight. As it's made of composite materials, the A350 is almost entirely pale yellow. Don't worry
Made with extensive use of lighter composite materials instead of metal, the airliner would use 20 percent less fuel than other airplanes. Boeing had not approved any all-new airplane program
Boeing's next-gen planes are assembled in Washington or South Carolina, but the front sections are made in Kansas. CNET Road Trip 2014 visits the aviation heartland to see the manufacturing process.
The 787 uses lots of composite materials like carbon fiber for its wings and fuselage, but the A350 sticks with traditional aluminum. "It's a lot lower risk," Moores said, and it'll still sell
From analog to digital. The Learjet 85 is made up of primarily composite materials, as opposed to the more traditional use of metals. This allows it to fly faster, burn less fuel, and run faster
Boeing's new 787-10 had its world premiere at the Paris Air Show. Climb aboard with CNET to experience this strikingly modern aircraft.
Ready for JAL. Here is a 787 destined for Japan Airlines JAL . Since the Dreamliner is made of composite materials, its skin doesn't have the same sea green color that Boeing's metal aircraft
In rural France about an hour outside the southwestern city of Toulouse is a large parking lot set between fields. Here is where a truck convoy carrying six pieces of a giant A380 airliner rest
The 787 is said to be one of the most fuel-efficient airplanes in history thanks to its use of composite materials and advanced propulsion systems, as well as other advances. It is said to offer