The third test flight of the Solar Impulse 2 was performed from the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi's small Al-Bateen airport early on March 2, 2015. Organisers hope that Solar Impulse 2 may head off around the globe as early as March 7 but caution that the launch is dependent on the weather, even in the relatively cloudless Gulf.
Lufthansa and Airbus showcased a new Airbus A350X WB passenger plane at Munich Airport on February 27, 2015, in Munich, Germany. The A350 is a long-distance passenger plane that Airbus has developed to compete against the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
It was exactly a hundred years ago that airplanes were fitted with machine guns and the first fighter planes took to the sky. They were crucial to World War One battles then - and to combat ever since.