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Emirates Orders Up To 36 Airbus A380s Planes Worth $16B, Ending Shutdown Concerns

Emirates struck a new deal with Airbus, agreeing to order up to 36 A380 planes worth $16 billion. The airline agreed to 20 firm orders, with the option to get 16 more.

Business Tech January 18, 2018

Biofuels Can Reduce Aircraft Particle Emissions And Contrails: NASA Study

A study by NASA that analyzed aircraft contrails has found the use of biofuels can slash aircraft emission by 70 percent and curtail contrails. The results of the ACCESS project may spur the wider use of biofuels in aviation.

Earth/Environment March 16, 2017

Airlander 10: World's Largest Aircraft Crash-Lands During Test Flight

Airlander 10, the largest aircraft in the world, suffered damage when it crash-landed during its second test flight. Hybrid Air Vehicles said no one on board the aircraft was hurt.

August 25, 2016

Chemtrails Are Just Harmless Clouds: Scientists Debunk Secret Spraying Program Conspiracy Theory

Atmospheric chemists and geochemists who surveyed the allegedly secret largescale atmospheric program did not find evidence that could prove that the chemtrail conspiracy theory is true. Experts attributed the evidence to something else.

Earth/Environment August 15, 2016

Hypersonic Jet Can Fly From Sydney To London In Less Than Two Hours

Hypersonic travel could soon become a reality after the successful launch of a new type of aircraft at a site in the Australian desert. The new jet could transport passengers from Sydney, Australia to London, UK in under two hours.

May 19, 2016

Lufthansa Jet Nearly Collided With Drone Near LA Airport

A Lufthansa jet plane nearly collided with a drone near the Los Angeles International Airport. The police department is still looking for the owner of the unmanned aircraft.

Society March 19, 2016

Aviation Industry Approves Standard To Limit Aircraft Carbon Emissions

The aviation industry agreed to set standards to limit carbon emissions. The standards will be adopted by companies for new aircraft designs by year 2020.

Earth/Environment February 11, 2016

Boeing Rolls Out First 737 MAX 8 Airplane

Boeing unveiled its new single-aisle aircraft 737 MAX 8 to its employees. Aptly named the 'Spirit of Renton,' the 737 MAX 8 has 20 percent reduced fuel usage and the lowest operating expenses to date.

FUTURE TECH December 10, 2015

Fifth-Generation Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Stealth Fighter Jet Gets A Machine Gun

Lockheed Martin's F-35A's 25mm Gatling gun impresses in its first aerial fire tests. However, the multipurpose machine gun is not yet ready for testing in production F-35As.

FUTURE TECH November 6, 2015

Scottish Airport Uses Star Wars-Inspired 'Lightsabers' To Prevent Bird Strike

Dundee Airport tried out laser technology to prevent bird strikes. The Aerolaser system served as an alternative to pyrotechnic bangers and other conventional bird-scaring techniques, which are loud and can disrupt the local community.

Animals October 10, 2015

Supersonic Plane That Can Reach Speeds Of Mach 4.5 Patented By Airbus

The U.S. has awarded Airbus the patent for its Mach 4.5 speed passenger plane, which can reduce a typical 11-hour flight to three hours. More impressive than its speed is the plane's no-noise feature, observers say.

FUTURE TECH August 7, 2015

Future Airplanes Will Have Self-Healing Wings Using Technology Inspired By Human Skin

Scientists at the University of Bristol have developed a new self-healing technology that promises to fix damaged aircraft wings even during a flight. The concept behind the self-healing wings was based on the regenerative capabilities of the human skin.

FUTURE TECH June 8, 2015

NASA Working To Improve Aircraft Efficiency By Taking On A Squishy Problem – Bug Guts

NASA and Boeing test non-stick coatings for aircraft wings. The goal is to reduce the problem of bug residue and its effect on an aircraft's drag and fuel consumption.

June 2, 2015

Security Expert Claims He Hacked And Controlled A Commercial Jet's Flight: In The Name Of Aircraft Safety?

Chris Roberts, a computer security expert, revealed that he was once able to hack into the systems of an aircraft and forced it to fly sideways.

Computers May 19, 2015

Not Just In The Movies Anymore: Boeing Patents Force Field To Protect Vehicles

Boeing has received a patent for a design named "Method and system for shockwave attenuation via electromagnetic arc," which is similar to the force fields seen in science fiction movies such as Star Wars and Star Trek.

FUTURE TECH March 23, 2015

Solar Impulse Plane Begins Pioneering Around-The-World Solar Flight

Solar Impulse has launched the first attempt at flying around the world without even a drop of fuel. The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft features over 17,000 solar cells and runs entirely on solar energy.

FUTURE TECH March 9, 2015

Amelia Earhart disappearance mystery may finally be solved as sleuths find new clue

An old Miami Herald photo hinted that a sheet of aluminum discovered in Nikumaroro island in 1991 was part of Amelia Earhart's Electra plane.

Society October 31, 2014

EPA zeroes in on aircraft greenhouse emissions

Environmental Protection Agency takes first step toward regulating emission of aircraft. Move is applauded by environmental groups.

Space September 5, 2014

Security expert says he can hack a plane's systems through in-flight Wi-Fi

Security consultant Ruben Santamarta says he has found a way to break into a plane's navigation and security systems through the in-flight Wi-Fi. The manufacturers of aircraft communication equipment disagree.

Life August 6, 2014

Airplanes followed a pattern of biological evolution, physics study says

Evolution of bigger, more efficient aircraft mimics that of development of living creatures that fly, study finds. Finding suggests some aircraft, like supersonic Concorde, strayed down evolutionary "dead ends".

Space July 23, 2014

U-2 spy plane did not cause mysterious computer glitch that disrupted LAX air traffic: U.S. Air Force

A massive computer glitch affected tens of thousands of flyers. The Air Force denies a U2 spy aircraft in the area caused the problem.

May 7, 2014

Boeing 737 production to ramp up to nearly 50 planes per month in 2017

Boeing confirmed that its 737 aircraft production will reach to up to 50 per month in 2017.

FUTURE TECH November 3, 2013

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