Boeing’s Drone Patent Will Allow Planes To Fly Forever (Literally!)


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Just keep flying, just keep flying.

This could very well become a reality since Boeing received a patent this week that could possibly allow planes to fly forever, literally. The patent – filed in March but just approved – is an autonomous drone which can be recharged in air with a power source that can be installed in the ocean or onto a moving vehicle.

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The drone would also have a retractable tether cable connected to a power source, then disconnects itself once it’s finished charging.


Typically, drones are limited by range and need to pause, land and recharge. Boeing hasn’t released any information regarding whether this technology will be fully developed, so we will have to wait and see. But if Boeings and drone are formed in one, it will certainly change the way we travel in the next century to come.

The video above posted by PatentYogi explains the patent in detail.

Boeing 787 runway

Source: Business Insider. Additional reporting by Jetset Times.

What do you think of Boeing’s new technology? Let us know in the comments.


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One Comment on “Boeing’s Drone Patent Will Allow Planes To Fly Forever (Literally!)”

  1. June 7, 2015 at 3:33 am #

    Reblogged this on AeroVision Canada.

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