Tag: Blade

Airbus’ “BLADE” Laminar Flow Wing Demonstrator Makes First Flight

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus’ A340 laminar-flow “BLADE” test demonstrator aircraft (A340-300 MSN001) has made its successful maiden flight for the EU-sponsored Clean Sky “Blade” project. The aircraft, dubbed “Flight Lab”, took off from the Tarbes aerodrome in southern France at local time 11:00, and after a series of successful tests it landed at Airbus’ facilities in Toulouse Blagnac. […]

Uber is Working With Helicopter Startup Blade to Fly Californians to Coachella for $700 a Seat

Reading Time: 2 minutes Blade, the on-demand transportation startup sometimes called “the Uber for helicopters”, is offering a special service for users heading to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April. For $695 a seat, the startup will be shuttling people from Van Nuys Airport to Palm Springs, close to where Coachella will be taking place. Users […]