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MIT engineers fly first-ever plane with no moving parts

November 23, 2018

Since the first airplane took flight over 100 years ago, virtually every aircraft in the sky has flown…
Aircraft Microbiome Much Like That of Homes and Offices, Study Finds

June 8, 2018

What does flying in a commercial airliner have in common with working at the office or relaxing at…
Engineers develop new method to recreate fibre-waviness defects in lab

May 29, 2018

A new technique developed by Liverpool engineers could improve how aircraft are manufactured leading to lighter aircraft and lower emissions.…
The Naval Air Systems Command Unveils a Breakthrough Alternative to Chromate-Based Primers for DoD Aircraft

April 13, 2018

In 2009, the Department of Defense acquisition chief John J. Young, Jr. issued a mandate requiring the military…
This is a Jesus nut – what kind of part is that? Why does it have such a bizarre name?

March 27, 2018

Imagine a small part of any mechanism that is so important, that its failure would bring entire thing…
Researchers Determine Routes of Respiratory Infectious Disease Transmission on Aircraft

March 22, 2018

A recent study conducted by researchers from Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology found that an…
Study finds drones more damaging than bird strikes to planes

December 7, 2017

As part of a multi-institution Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) study focused on unmanned aerial systems, researchers at The Ohio State…
Crossing drones with satellites: ESA eyes high-altitude aerial platforms

November 28, 2017

ESA is considering extending its activities to a new region of the sky via a novel type of…
Optimal aircraft wing designed on Europe’s biggest computer

November 17, 2017

Four DTU researchers have calculated how to achieve the best and most resistant aircraft wing structure using the…
Hovers Like A Helicopter And Flies Like A Plane

August 21, 2017

A team of students from the Singapore University of Technology and Design introduced the Transformable Hovering Rotorcraft (THOR).…
Engineer looks to owl wings for bio-inspired ideas for quieter aircraft, wind turbines

August 14, 2017

Anupam Sharma pulled an accordion folder from the bookshelf above his Iowa State University desk. Inside was the…
Nikola Tesla’s $1000 Aircraft

July 24, 2017

Did you know Nikola Tesla invented and patented a flying machine that he called helicopter-airplane? Tesla is popularly…
Robotic Falcon Will Chase Birds

May 17, 2017

It is very important for airport to handle birds, that they wouldn’t smack into flying aircraft or be…
Swarms of Autonomous Aerial Vehicles Test New Dogfighting Skills

April 23, 2017

Aerial dogfighting began more than a century ago in the skies over Europe with propeller-driven fighter aircraft carried…
Developing New Techniques for Repairing Composite Aircraft Components

December 19, 2016

When Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines Inc. announced plans to purchase scores of new airplanes from Airbus and Bombardier,…
Drone That Flies Like a Copter and Like a Plane

November 21, 2016

Quadcopters requires less space to take off and land, but fixed-wing drones are more energy-efficient, flies quicker and…
Boeing patents first solar powered plane that can fly forever

June 10, 2016

Boeing patents first solar powered plane that can fly forever. This plane stays aloft powered solely by sunlight.…
Personal aircraft aiming to take off from your home

May 9, 2016

A start-up company hosted in an ESA business incubator is developing the world’s first vertical takeoff and landing…
What guitarfish and aircraft wings have in common

May 6, 2016

Recent research by a team led by Jonathan Cox and Zhijin Wang shows how water flows through the…
360-degree View From The Top Of A Plane

December 14, 2015

The firm Windspeed Technologies designed The SkyDeck, that will give passengers 360-degree views from a transparent bubble installed on the…
Efficient flying – periodic pulses of air control flow over aircraft wings

November 18, 2015

Larger and more powerful engines are making flying more efficient. These gigantic main engines take up more space…
Super Sleek Personal Aircraft

November 16, 2015

A private aircraft manufacturer Cobalt Aircraft launched fully-certified its first models: Co50 Valkyrie and Valkyrie-X. The CO50 Valkyrie places an extra…
Engineering researchers seek remedies for threat posed by drones to commercial airliners

October 29, 2015

Virginia Tech researchers are urging changes in how commercial aircraft engines are designed in the wake of a…
PCAS Prototype Completes Successful Tests on A-10 Thunderbolt II Fighter

September 21, 2015

As program approaches completion, results suggest that digital air-ground coordination technology has the potential to provide an unprecedented…
PRSEUS Composite Survives Torturous Testing

August 8, 2015

An aircraft section built by sewing together layers and rods of composite material was recently bent, twisted and…
Radiation Safety for Sunken-Ship Archaeology

July 9, 2015

About 42 miles southwest of San Francisco and 2,600 feet underwater sits the U.S.S. Independence, a bombed-out relic…
NASA, Partners Test Unmanned Aircraft Systems

June 25, 2015

NASA, working with government and industry partners, is testing a system that would make it possible for unmanned…
NASA, German Aerospace Center Partner for Research into Advanced Aircraft

June 17, 2015

NASA and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) have signed agreements to work together to reduce aircraft noise and…
NASA Tests Aircraft Wing Coatings that Slough Bug Guts

June 2, 2015

Bug guts create drag, and drag increases fuel consumption. But aircraft of the future could be made more…
Green Aviation Project Tests Shape Changing Wing Flaps

May 15, 2015

In this image a NASA F-15D flying chase for the G-III Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge (ACTE) project can be seen. This…
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