The EHang 184 autonomous aerial vehicle was shown off at CES in Las Vegas. Photograph: AP

Stepping into a personal drone that will fly you to your destination seems like the stuff of science fiction, but one Chinese start-up proposes to do (...)

The ARJ-21 was cleared to fly in China at the end of 2014

China has been one of the biggest buyers of Airbus and Boeing aircraft for many years but, just like in the auto or smartphone industries, the priorit(...)

An employee prepares a cardboard box ready for distribution at the Amazon.com Inc. fulfillment center in Hemel Hempstead, UK . Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Amazon has unveiled what its unmanned drones for package delivery would look like with a video launched on the prototype of technology it ann(...)

Firefighters at an apartment building in Akron, Ohio where a small business jet crashed. Photograph: Scott Ferrell / AP

Nine people are feared dead after a small business jet crashed into an Ohio apartment building on Tuesday. The authorities have confirmed two d(...)

A Google drone vehicle lowering a package to the ground in Queensland, Australia. Photograph: Google

Internet giant Alphabet, the new holding company for Google, expects to begin delivering packages to consumers via drones sometime in 2017, the execut(...)

A handout photo from Twitter user Bradley Hampton used with permission shows British Airways flight 2276 en route to London’s Gatwick Airport on fire at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. Photograph: Bradley Hampton/Twitter/EPA

A British Airways jetliner engine caught fire as the airplane was departing on a London-bound flight from Las Vegas on Tuesday, forcing the pilot to (...)

A policeman and a gendarme stand next to a piece of debris from an unidentified aircraft found in the coastal area of Saint-Andre de la Reunion, in the east of the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion. Photograph:  Getty Images

Malaysia is “almost certain” that plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean is from a Boeing 777, the deputy transport minister said o(...)

The online video has been watched over 2.8 million times. Screenshot: YouTube

The US teenager who sparked an internet sensation by building a small drone capable of firing a handgun, has been arrested and released on a $20,000 b(...)

 US film composer James Horner photographed during an interview in Vienna, in 2013. Photograph: Georg Hochmuth/EPA

Oscar-winning Titanic composer James Horner has died in a plane crash in Southern California. A single-engine plane registered to the 61-year-o(...)

Flour power: Taoiseach Enda Kenny with presenter Alan Hughes and baker Catherine Leyden on TV3’s ‘Ireland AM’. Photgraph: Brian McEvoy
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Image of the week: Breakfast with Enda It was off to Ballymount this week for Enda Kenny, who dropped into TV3’s Ireland AM for the first time (...)