The aircraft of 2025 can go up to 85 percent of the speed of sound while carrying up to 100,000 pounds

Check out Boeing's concept drawings of a super-advanced aircraft in 2025. NASA gave Boeing, plus Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, contracts to study cleaner, safer, and more fuel-efficient aircraft designs for 14 years hence, and here's the first look. [NASA] » 1/14/11 3:00pm 1/14/11 3:00pm

Global Hawk Sets Robot-Plane Endurance Record

An RQ-4 Global Hawk broke the world record for unrefueled flight endurance by a full-scale uncrewed aircraft in a test at Edwards Air Force Base last week, staying aloft for 33.1 hours at altitudes approaching 60,000 feet. The Northrop-Grumman built plane costs $28 million each - there are currently three of them in… » 4/01/08 1:20pm 4/01/08 1:20pm