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
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, 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
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 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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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 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
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
Environmental Protection Agency takes first step toward regulating emission of aircraft. Move is applauded by environmental groups.
Space September 5, 2014
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
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
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 confirmed that its 737 aircraft production will reach to up to 50 per month in 2017.
FUTURE TECH November 3, 2013