Aircraft fuels must be sustainable in the future
In the near future car traffic will be able to run on electricity but air traffic remains dependent on liquid fuel. The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark aims to develop new and environmentally ...
Testing turbines to save energy
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. But a little knowledge can also be comforting. For anyone who has sat on a jet airplane at takeoff, tense and sweaty-palmed, wondering how in the world this ...
Boeing and Chinese firm to turn 'gutter oil' into jet fuel
US aircraft maker Boeing has set up a facility with a Chinese firm to transform waste cooking oil—the source of repeated food safety scandals—into jet fuel, it said Wednesday.
Simulations helps scientists understand and control turbulence in humans and machines
Aerospace engineers from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign are using the National Science Foundation-supported Stampede supercomputer to explore how jets in general, like those on modern aircraft ...
Navy completes 1st unmanned carrier landing (Update)
The U.S. Navy says it has landed a drone the size of a fighter jet on an aircraft carrier for the first time.
Paris Air Show peek: Wide-body battle and drones (Update)
The Paris Air Show, which opens for business on Monday, brings hundreds of aircraft to the skies around the French capital, the usual tense competition between aircraft manufacturers Boeing and Airbus, and ...
US Navy launches unmanned aircraft from carrier
The U.S. Navy for the first time Tuesday launched an unmanned aircraft the size of a fighter jet from a warship in the Atlantic Ocean, as it wades deeper into America's drone program amid growing concerns ...
Company unveils small personal-sized hydroelectricity generator
Hunting for high life: What lives in Earth's stratosphere?
What lives at the edge of space? Other than high-flying jet aircraft pilots (and the occasional daredevil skydiver) you wouldn't expect to find many living things over 10 kilometers up—yet this is exactly whe ...
China 'needs 4,960 planes by 2031'
China will need 4,960 commercial planes over the next 20 years, representing a value of $563 billion, the official Xinhua news agency said Tuesday, as air travel demand is expected to increase.
World's first biofuel jet flight to take off in Canada
The world's first flight powered entirely by bio jet fuel will take off next month from Ottawa, the fuel makers announced Thursday.
Protection against wing icing
When ice builds-up on the wings of aircrafts, it drives up costs and impedes safety – and in the worst case scenario, could even cause an aircraft to crash. At the ILA Berlin Air Show from September 11 - 16, researchers ...
Solar plane leaves Morocco for Spain
A solar-powered aircraft left the Moroccan capital on Friday for Madrid on its return journey to its home port in Switzerland, an AFP correspondent reported.
CU team's efficient unmanned aircraft jetting toward commercialization
Propulsion by a novel jet engine is the crux of the innovation behind a University of Colorado Boulder-developed aircraft thats accelerating toward commercialization.