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Drones: Next Big Thing in Aviation is Small

posted on July 18, 2014 at 11:33 AM

LONDON (AP) -- The next big thing in aviation may be really small. With some no bigger than a hummingbird, the hottest things at this week's Farnborough International Airshow are tiny compared with the titans of the sky, such as the Airbus 380... Full Story

Meeting Focuses on Creating Drone Industry Center

posted on April 17, 2014 at 10:09 AM

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Dozens of representatives from agriculture, aviation and higher education are meeting in northwestern Minnesota to discuss ways to promote the region as a center for development of the unmanned aircraft... Full Story

Ag secretary promotes biofuels at Chicago meeting

posted on January 17, 2012 at 3:54 PM

CHICAGO (AP) - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says biofuels are playing a growing role in the civilian aircraft and airline industry and in the military. Vilsack spoke Monday at a business roundtable meeting at Chicago-based... Full Story

Continental Airlines Uses Biofuel on Test Flight

posted on January 9, 2009 at 8:01 PM

Continental Airlines Inc ratcheted up the race to develop alternate fuel for passenger planes Wednesday as it successfully flew a Boeing 737 twin-engine jet powered partly by algae and weed. Full Story

Boeing 747 Flight Partly Run on Biofuel

posted on January 2, 2009 at 8:01 PM

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Air New Zealand has tested a passenger jet powered partially with oil from a plum-sized fruit known as jatropha, in efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and cut its fuel bill. Full Story

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