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Experts propose UK Government focus on air freight

August 29, 2019

The UK government has completed its consultation on the aviation strategic plan for 2050; in the form of…
6 hours flight from Amsterdam to Amsterdam – what happened?

August 21, 2019

6 hour flight is not that bad. You can watch a movie, eat, sleep and you’ll reach your…
How powerful are catapults of aircraft carriers? Well, very powerful

June 3, 2019

Some aircraft carriers use catapults to help accelerating airplanes for them to take off easier. Current carriers are…
Why seats in airplanes are not lined up with windows? Sometimes it hurts your neck

May 25, 2019

Long flights can be quite boring. However, there are ways to entertain yourself. For example, you could spend…
In many places in U.S. you can see these large concrete arrows – what are they for?

May 23, 2019

If you ever found yourself traveling in U.S., look around – in some places you may find large…
Training AI to Win a Dogfight

May 9, 2019

Trusted AI may handle close-range air combat, elevating pilots’ role to cockpit-based mission commanders. Artificial intelligence has defeated…
Engineering an accurate, affordable model for turbulence in air and space travel

April 1, 2019

The future of space travel could hinge on the management of tiny swirls of air turbulence. But first,…
Risk modeling, data integration drive NASA next-gen air travel safety project

January 10, 2019

Low visibility, bird strikes, incorrect landing approach speed, runway debris, airframe icing, engine fires, unexpected weather and sensor…
Can Boeing 747 fly on one engine only? Three dead engines could cause trouble

September 29, 2018

Airliners are incredibly safe. They have been engineered through decades of hard work and are not going down…
Why the sky over North Korea always appears to be empty? Where are all the planes?

September 17, 2018

You see a plane passing over you and you just cannot help but wonder where it is going.…
The EU Is Developing New Aviation Concepts to Reduce CO2 Emissions

September 16, 2018

The European Union (EU) set what could be seen as a lofty goal. But, if successful, it’ll have…
The Sky’s the Limit Challenge

August 28, 2018

The aviation industry needs a fuel that will cut pollution and fight climate change. Can you supply it? We…
Singapore Airlines AppChallenge 2018

August 17, 2018

The Singapore Airline AppChallenge is back for its 4th edition with attractive prizes seeking the most innovative business…
Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2019

August 16, 2018

At the dawn of a new era in aerospace, with Fly Your Ideas, Airbus offers a unique opportunity…
NASA Technologies Significantly Reduce Aircraft Noise

June 27, 2018

A series of NASA flight tests has successfully demonstrated technologies that achieve a significant reduction in the noise…
NASA Flies Large Unmanned Aircraft in Public Airspace Without Chase Plane for First Time

June 13, 2018

NASA’s remotely-piloted Ikhana aircraft, based at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, successfully flew its…
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…
Why airliners don’t have parachutes for emergency landings?

February 25, 2018

Ultralight planes have quite simple yet effective parachute systems that can be deployed during an emergency. One big…
UK Royal Air Force hails Eurofighter capability improvements to create ‘world’s most potent fighter’

February 7, 2018

The UK Royal Air Force has predicted 2018 will be the ‘Year of the Typhoon’ with weapons upgrades…
Belgium to have a voice in future aircraft development, if Eurofighter selected

January 23, 2018

Industrial proposals as part of the Eurofighter offer to Belgium would create opportunities to participate in the future…
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…
Army Sensors Can Now Detect Aircraft Damage As It Happens

November 27, 2017

For the first time ever, a team of researchers successfully developed and tested networked acoustic emission sensors that…
NASA, Boeing Testing Synthetic Vision Technologies

November 2, 2017

NASA and Boeing are working together under a new Space Act Agreement to improve flight training and aviation…
Understanding The Aircraft Spark Plug

May 30, 2017

The mighty Aircraft Spark Plug gets a lot of blame for many things that can go wrong in…
NASA Drone Traffic Management Tests Take Off in Reno

May 30, 2017

NASA and its partners are in the midst of testing the next, more complex version of its Unmanned…
Frequent flyers beware: Radiation risk may be on the rise

May 10, 2017

A heads-up for commercial air crews and other frequent fliers: The risk of exposure to radiation particles screaming…
In-Flight Hydrogen Production from Water and Aluminum could Drastically Reduce CO2 Emissions

April 28, 2017

Engineers from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology had devised and patented a safe and inexpensive technique for generating…
EAA Founder’s Innovation Prize

February 17, 2017

Introducing the Founder’s Innovation Prize. The goal of the prize is to keep the spirit of innovation alive…
NASA Studies Cosmic Radiation to Protect High-Altitude Travelers

January 28, 2017

NASA scientists studying high-altitude radiation recently published new results on the effects of cosmic radiation in our atmosphere.…
The destructive effects of supercooled liquid water on airplane safety and climate models

November 5, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Supercooled  water sounds smooth enough to be served at espresso bars, but instead it hangs out in…
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