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New airplane doesn't need an airport



They're called tilt-rotor aircraft. They hover like helicopters -- but they fly faster and farther -- like airplanes. The military has flown them for years.

 

Now -- for the first time -- a production model is on track to be approved for civilian roles such as emergency medivac flights, search-and-rescue operations and executive travel.

Billionaire and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg reportedly has said he wants one. An executive like Bloomberg could board a tilt-rotor near his home and fly at speeds higher than 300 mph to a meeting a thousand miles away. About three hours later, it could land on a helipad at the meeting location.

No airports required.

 

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