Boeing has selected mach 5.0 as the top speed for a hypersonic passenger jet because that greatly simplifies the structural materials and the propulsion. Standard titanium alloys used in aircraft and jet engines today are strong enough to survive the
At the recent Farnborough Air Show 2018, aerospace engineers from Britain's University of Central Lancashire presented what they state is the world's first graphene-skinned aircraft. Known as Juno, the 3.5 meter-wide (11.5-ft) unmanned plane could be
Airport security is both slow and ineffective. The random testing of airport security finds that the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) fails to detect weapons 80-95% of the time. The 95% failure rate was from 2001 to 2015. Recent tests hav
Your daily commute could become faster, quieter and airborne if plans for a new flying car inspired by bird's wings come to fruition.
Shown some two years ago, an experimental all-electric airplane X-57 Maxwell, is being presented at the AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin (July 23-29). The X-57 is expected to fly for the first time in 2019.
A 2,000-strong fleet of supersonic jets serving hundreds of destinations around the world in a matter of hours is an achievable goal, according to the mastermind behind one project attempting to revive the Concorde era.
With a livery that reflects its namesake, the first of Airbus' five BelugaXL heavy transport aircraft completed its maiden flight today at Toulouse-Blagnac, France.
Pictured: Airbus's bizarre new giant cargo plane - the BelugaXL - takes to the skies for its maiden flight