News tagged with air travelers

Air travel and climate: A potential new feedback?

Global air travel contributes around 3.5 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions behind/driving anthropogenic climate change, according to the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). But what impact does a warming planet ...

dateJul 13, 2015 in Environment
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Is cyberjacking a new threat to air travel?

When Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 vanished en route to Beijing in March 2014, the horror and mystery of the story captivated the public. And as with any mystery, the lack of a definitive answer left a void for speculation ...

dateJul 13, 2015 in Security
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Jet engines are getting quieter

With no sign of our appetite for air travel diminishing, we need to create quieter aircraft that are easier to live with. In fact, while those living near airports may beg to differ, data included in the Airports Commission ...

dateJul 08, 2015 in Engineering
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Designing tomorrow's air traffic control systems

On a good day, flying can be a comfortable and efficient way to travel. But all too often, weather or overcbooking can cause delays that ripple through the system, inducing missed flights, anxiety, discomfort and lots of ...

dateOct 15, 2014 in Engineering
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Image: Testing electric propulsion

On Aug. 19, National Aviation Day, a lot of people are reflecting on how far aviation has come in the last century. Could this be the future – a plane with many electric motors that can hover like a helicopter and fly like ...

dateAug 20, 2014 in Energy & Green Tech
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Sustainable ways to keep us flying

The global aviation industry continues to expand, with over 3 billion people expected to fly commercially in 2014, along with 38 million metric tons of cargo. This activity will have a huge impact on the environment and requires ...

dateApr 09, 2014 in Engineering
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