Stratolaunch has successfully completed the first flight of the world’s largest all-composite aircraft. This highlights the company’s position as a contender in the market for air-launching small satellites.
Space April 15, 2019
Amelia Earhart sent calls for help days after her plane disappeared, and several people around the world heard them. Experts said this is the best evidence yet that Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan died as castaways on an uninhabited island.
July 26, 2018
Remains that were previously said to be that of a male are now said to be the remains of Amelia Earhart. The remains were originally found in 1940.
Viral March 8, 2018
Malaysia Airlines will be the first airline to use space-based satellite technology to track its planes. Malaysia Airlines is still reeling from the 2014 disaster when its Flight 370 disappeared in the Indian Ocean.
Business Tech April 19, 2017
The results of a NASA study on effects of cosmic radiation on the atmosphere in high-altitudes have been published and the research is expected to improve radiation monitoring, creating alerts to protect frequent flyers from high-radiation environments.
Space January 30, 2017
Due to a slight technical glitch, the maiden flight of the world's largest airship has been postponed at the last minute. The airship is prominent for its bulbous front end.
August 15, 2016
The Solar Impulse 2 recently completed its journey across the Atlantic, making the 15th leg of its journey to circumnavigate the world a success. The 15th stage started in New York on Monday and ended on Thursday in Seville, Spain.
Energy June 23, 2016
A British Airways aircraft descending onto London's Heathrow Airport on Sunday afternoon hit an object believed to be a drone. The plane has since then landed safely, and no injuries were reported.
Society April 19, 2016
The four BASIC countries on April 7 expressed opposition towards the aviation industry's plan to propose carbon emission tax on airlines. Officials said it would place unfair economic burden on developing countries.
Earth/Environment April 11, 2016
How airplanes manage to survive in cold temperatures is a puzzling concept. Various explanations exists, including a recent study involving a Namib desert beetle.
Energy January 25, 2016
Boron nitride nanotubes are believed to help produce better, more efficient fighter planes and space shuttles in the future. Researchers credit the outstanding strength of BNNT-epoxy interfaces for this possibility.
FUTURE TECH January 8, 2016
Increasing automation on the flight deck puts strain on human pilots tasked with monitoring automated flight, a study suggests. The results of loss of attention can be disastrous, they suggest.
October 3, 2015
The success of Perlan 2 glider's maiden flight is an important step towards the ultimate goal of flying at the edge of space. The aircraft could pave way for new discoveries such as those that unravel the mysteries of weather, ozone depletion and climate change.
September 24, 2015
NASA announced the winners of a contest to design an electric-powered airplane — and they're not even old enough to rent a car.
FUTURE TECH August 3, 2015
Sugarcane can be a source of biomass for producing 'green' alternative jet fuel, researchers say. The resulting fuel burns cleaner than fossil fuel, they report.
Energy June 10, 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
A Menzies Aviation baggage handler frantically calls 911 when he finds himself stuck in the cargo hold of a plane already in the air and making its way to Los Angeles. The reason: he fell asleep on the job.
Internet Culture April 17, 2015
National Geographic Studios recently announced that actor Harrison Ford will be narrating a documentary for the company about aviation. This comes as Ford recovers from his own recent plane crash.
Movies/TV Shows March 20, 2015
NACA was founded 100 years ago, paving the way for NASA. What advances did this organization make for aviation?
Space March 3, 2015
A group of 13 flight attendants said they were illegally fired by United Airlines after refusing to fly a Hong Kong-bound Boeing plane that had been scrawled by what they described as threatening words and images.
Society January 9, 2015
Scientists in the UK have developed an environment-friendly hybrid-electric airplane. The aircraft took its test flight recently, but it will be a while before the technology becomes commercially viable.
FUTURE TECH December 30, 2014
Pavlof volcano in Alaska started erupting in Wednesday last week. By Saturday, the height of the ash cloud has risen to 30,000 ft. above sea level prompting authorities to warn planes to avoid the airspace near the volcano.
Animals November 17, 2014
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
Emirates Airlines head Tim Clark believes that the doomed Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 did not end up in the Indian Ocean. He said that control of MH370 may have been taken over.
Society October 11, 2014
Environmental Protection Agency takes first step toward regulating emission of aircraft. Move is applauded by environmental groups.
Space September 5, 2014
Lava fountains at Iceland volcano briefly puts aviation alert at red, the highest level. Level then reduced as amounts of ash produced said not a danger.
Animals September 3, 2014
Earthquakes, movement of magma suggest Icelandic volcano may be getting ready to erupt, experts say. Flooding, disruption of air traffic a possibility, officials warn.
Animals August 19, 2014
According to a new study, evolution is a biological and physical phenomenon that can be predicted. Based on evolution patterns and physics, future airplanes may be predicted.
Earth/Environment July 25, 2014
The Grasshopper prototype rocket of Elon Musk's SpaceX had a successful test launch on October 7. Its flight and successful return to its launchpad was recorded by a hexacopter drone.
Photo Gallery October 16, 2013