Aviation

Robb Reader: Robin Page, Senior Vice President, Design at Volvo

He’s applied his creative nous for Rolls-Royce and Bugatti, and interior designed the State Limousine of British Queen Elizabeth II during a phase at Bentley, where he was responsible for the interior designs of the Continental and Mulsanne ranges. Now responsible for running Volvo’s design operations, Robin Page – pictured above, left, with colleagues Maximilian Missoni […]

Beechcraft’s New Special-Edition Turboprop Is Fit for a King

When Textron Aviation recently introduced the King Ranch edition of its Beechcraft King Air 350i twin-engine turboprop, it begged the question, what does one have to do with the other? Well, the co-founder and namesake of the vast, South Texas ranch was a pilot – a river pilot. Captain Richard King, who purchased the South Texas property and […]

Rolls-Royce Is Building the Fastest Electric Plane Ever

We’ve known for some time now that Rolls-Royce (the one that builds aeroplane engines, not luxury cars) has been working diligently on developing electric propulsion systems that it hopes will power a new generation of emissions-free planes freed from the expense of costly fuel. The company has partnered with Airbus and Siemens to develop the E-Fan X […]

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