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Uber signs contract with Nasa to develop flying taxi software

Ambitious plans for electric drone-like flying cabs take step forward as Uber announces plans to test flights in LA in 2020Uber has taken a step forward did not plan to make the drones itself, instead partnering with five manufacturers that are working on new types of vertical takeoff and landing

Electric commuter plane, backed by Boeing, could take off in 2022

Small airliner powered by two electric motors would seat up to 12 passengers and cheaply fly trips under 1,000 miles (1,600 km)A Seattle-area startup backed by the venture capital arms of Boeing and JetBlue Airways has announced plans to begin selling a hybrid-electric commuter aircraft by 2022. The small

Air Berlin cancels 100 flights after pilots call in sick

Bankrupt airlines hubs at Dsseldorf and Tegel badly affected by apparent wildcat strike against possible redundanciesAir Berlin has been forced to cancel about 100 flights after an unusually high number of pilots called in sick, in what is believed to be a wildcat strike against possible redundancies at the bankrupt