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UP.Summit Recap: The Future of Mobility, from Flying Cars to ‘Ziplined’ Sandwiches to Aerial Wildland Firefighting

by | Oct 6, 2023
The three-day, invitation-only 2023 Up.Summit wrapped up today at the Perot family's Circle T Ranch in Westlake. Here are some of the flying cars, autonomous dump trucks, drone-show drones, and "neighborhood electric vehicles" showcased at the summit—which was attended by global CEOs, former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and VCs seeking to get in on the ground floor of the future of mobility.
Boeing and NASA Are Building This Eco-Friendlier ‘X-Plane’ with American and Southwest Airlines Support
by | Jul 31, 2023
NASA's first X-plane could reduce fuel consumption and emissions up to 30% compared to today's domestic fleet of airplanes, Boeing said. The design could be used by planes of different sizes and missions and may benefit from folding wing tips to accommodate existing airport infrastructure.
oneworld Alliance To Move Its Global HQ from NYC to American Airlines’ Fort Worth Campus
by | Oct 13, 2022
The alliance—aimed at frequent international travelers worldwide—has member airlines from around the world, including American plus seven others that fly out of DFW Airport: Alaska Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Qatar Airways, and Qantas. Other international airlines are in oneworld as well. "With our new home in Fort Worth, we anticipate even closer collaboration with American and our member airlines as we work side by side to further grow and strengthen oneworld," says CEO Rob Gurney.
Follow the Money: Southlake Biotech Raises $14.9M, American Airlines Invests in Innovative Engine Maker, and More
by | Aug 8, 2022
Plus: 7-Eleven acquires last-mile delivery startup; American Heart Association invests in $43M healthcare innovation fund; Fort Worth real estate investors raise $32.4M for new fund; Dallas College Lands $8.8M to boost biotech workforce; UT Southwestern researchers land funding for hypothermia therapy study; and more North Texas deals.

Why Airline In-flight Tech will Continue to Soar

by | Apr 7, 2016
The state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner transmits about 28 megabytes of transmittable data on an average flight. A portion of that is the demand from the more than 200 passengers surfing the web, downloading movies or checking email.