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25 Eco Aircraft Designs

From Futuristic Fuel Cell Flight to Bombastic Bio-Blimps

— September 6, 2010 — Autos
The era of eco aircraft is here! The range of creative thinking that goes into making eco aircraft practical and desirable is truly heart-stopping. There are personal planes and freight blimps and jets that run on bio-fuel. You can even pedal your way around the sky if you like.

With all of the eco aircraft innovation taking flight, it will be interesting to see if the cost of air travel and of owning personal air transportation will also become more affordable.
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Day-Long Solar Flights
Day-Long Solar Flights
The Eco 'Solar Impulse' Flies for an Impressive 26 Hours
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Eco Blimp Cleanups
Eco Blimp Cleanups
The US Navy MZ-3A Airship is Now Part of BP Oil Spill Cleanup Efforts
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Hydrogen Cell Airplanes
Hydrogen Cell Airplanes
The Antares H3 Aircraft is the Successor to the Antares DLR-H2
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Algae-Powered Aircraft
Algae-Powered Aircraft
The EADS' First Algae-Fueled Airplane Runs on Slimy Biofuel
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Solar Powered Planes
Solar Powered Planes
QinetiQ Zephyr Breaks World Record
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First Renewable Fuel Flight
First Renewable Fuel Flight
Virgin Atlantic Flies On Babassu & Coconut Oil
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Round-the-World Green Flights
Round-the-World Green Flights
Solar-Cell Hy-Bird
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Biodiesel Jet
Biodiesel Jet
Green Flight International Takes Off
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Heat-Sensing Aircraft
Heat-Sensing Aircraft
USFS' Unmanned 'Ikhana' Fire Scouting Planes On Standby
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Battery-Powered Airplanes
Battery-Powered Airplanes
Cessna 172 Skyhawk Electric Propulsion to be Tested in 2010
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Fuel-Sipping Aircraft
Fuel-Sipping Aircraft
The Yuneec Electric Sport Airplane is Eco-Friendly
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Virgin Galactic Spacecrafts Unveiled
Virgin Galactic Spacecrafts Unveiled
The White Knight Two
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Pedal-Powered Planes
Pedal-Powered Planes
Dutch Teen Designs Eco-Friendly Flying Device
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Eco-Friendly Air Travel
Eco-Friendly Air Travel
Boeing's Fuel Cell Airplane
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Freight Blimps
Freight Blimps
Helium-Powered Airships to Transport Cargo
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Quiet Supersonic Planes
Quiet Supersonic Planes
Lockheed Martin's Supersonic Green Machine
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Fuel Cell Flights
Fuel Cell Flights
Antares DLR-HT Glider Takes off Using Hydrogen Fuel Cells
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Solar Powered Spy Blimps
Solar Powered Spy Blimps
ISIS Military Recon Platform Watches More Than Football
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Eco-Stunt Planes
Eco-Stunt Planes
EADS Unveils Cri-Cri Four-Engine All-Electric Acrobatic Aircraft
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Sporty Flying Cars
Sporty Flying Cars
The Terrafugia Transition, a Car-Plane Hybrid, Gets FAA Approval
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Airplane Cars
Airplane Cars
The Milner AirCar Could Become An Eco-Friendly Mode of Transit
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Car-Inspired Personal Aircraft
Car-Inspired Personal Aircraft
The Hawker Beechcraft Teams Up with Matthew Palmer
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Human-Powered Helicopters
Human-Powered Helicopters
AHS International Hosts 6-Second Vertical Flight Contest
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Battery-Powered Airplanes
Battery-Powered Airplanes
The ElectraFlyer-C Delivers a Quiet Eco-Friendly Sky Ride
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Airplanes in 2093
Airplanes in 2093
Finnair's Futuristic Transportation Forecasting
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