Your opinion

The best airline you flew
 
NASA to crash helicopter to test safety improvements
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 09:42

helicopter-drop-004NASA researchers will crash a 45-foot-long  helicopter fuselage from a 30-foot height for the second time in a year — all in the name of safety.

NASA is collaborating with other U.S. and international government agencies on the Transport Rotorcraft Airframe Crash Test Bed full-scale crash test scheduled for Oct. 1, weather permitting, at NASA Langley Research Center’s Landing and Impact Research Facility.

AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Read more...
 
Facebook Lays Out Its Roadmap for Creating Internet-Connected Drones
Monday, 29 September 2014 13:18

If companies like Facebook and Google have their way, everyone in the world will have access to the internet within the next few decades. But while these tech giants seem to have all the money, expertise, and resolve they need to accomplish that goal—vowing to offer internet connections via things like high-altitude balloons and flying drones—Yael Maguire makes one thing clear: it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Read more...
 
Airline boss suggests Malaysian tragedy could have been avoided
Friday, 12 September 2014 12:05

in UkraineThe boss of Emirates has told the BBC it would not have flown over Ukraine if the knowledge that high altitude missiles were there had been passed on.

Sir Tim Clark, said: "There was evidence that these missiles had been on site, in situ for a number of weeks beforehand.

AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Read more...
 
SportAir launches Name This Plane contest
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 09:30

Savage CubSportairUSA, the U.S. distributor of Savage Cub-S, Cub, Cruiser and Classic aircraft, has launched a contest to rename the Savage Cub-S.

The airplane is manufactured in Europe and sold world-wide as the Savage Cub-S. The light-sport aircraft is a callback to the original Piper Super Cub, according to company officials.

AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Read more...
 
MH370 relatives mark six months on
Monday, 08 September 2014 09:59

board for victimsChinese relatives of passengers on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have been marking six months since the plane disappeared.

In Beijing, about 30 relatives gathered at one of the Chinese capital's most famous Buddhist temples.

AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Read more...
 
General Atomics Readies for 'Detect and Avoid' Demo
Saturday, 06 September 2014 10:17

ikhana inflightGeneral Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) planned to conduct functional flight tests of an unmanned aircraft detect-and-avoid (DAA) system early this month in advance of trials on the NASA Ikhana Predator B slated to begin in November.

Perfecting the ability of unmanned aircraft to stay clear of other aircraft and avoid collisions is a prerequisite to enabling their use in unrestricted airspace.

AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Read more...
 
The next decade of LSA innovation
Thursday, 04 September 2014 09:30

aircraftAt AirVenture Oshkosh this year, the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) mounted a very visible celebration of Light-Sport or Sport Pilot-eligible aircraft.

The exhibit drew dense traffic throughout the week by offering a large cross section of the aircraft types and configurations available since the FAA loosened its control over the process of approving new aircraft for sale to the public. It was the 10th anniversary celebration of Sport Pilot/Light-Sport Aircraft (SP/LSA).

AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Read more...
 
Boris Island airport plan rejected
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 09:55

Boris Island airportA proposal for an island airport in the Thames estuary has been rejected by a commission looking into the UK's airport needs.

Sir Howard Davies, chairman of the Airports Commission, said the cost, economic disruption and environmental issues made the plan unviable. The estuary airport proposal was dubbed Boris Island, because of strong backing from Mayor London Boris Johnson.

AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Read more...
 
Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff after disasters
Saturday, 30 August 2014 12:41

Malaysia airlinesMalaysia Airlines is to cut 6,000 staff as part of recovery plan after being hit by two disasters this year.

The reduction in staff numbers represents around 30% of its workforce of 20,000. The airline will become completely state owned, and a new chief executive will be put in place.

AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Read more...
 
MH370: Indian Ocean search for missing plane refined
Thursday, 28 August 2014 12:54

signed an agreementAustralia says the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will focus on the southern part of the search area in the Indian Ocean.

Officials said further refinement of satellite data found the plane may have turned south earlier than thought. The announcement came as Australia and Malaysia signed an agreement on the search's next phase, which will see the two countries sharing costs.

AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Read more...
 
Start Prev
12345678910
Next End


Page 1 of 69