FAA to Fund Emissions-Reducing Technologies for Airports

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has its eyes set on creating cleaner airports with fewer emissions. In August 2021, the FAA announced a series of grants to fund various airport projects, many of which seek to reduce airport emissions. … Read More

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Celebrates 9th Year on Mars

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Curiosity rover has clocked over nine years of service on the Red Planet. For nearly a decade, Curiosity has collected data about Mars. It’s been measuring the Red Planet’s climate and geology while … Read More

Boeing and NASA Prepare for Starliner Launch

Boeing and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are making the final preparations to launch the Starliner to the International Space Station (ISS). The Starliner, of course, is a reusable crew capsule. It was designed and manufactured by Boeing … Read More

What Is Flight Envelope in Aviation?

Aviation encompasses many different concepts, one of which is flight envelope. Whether propeller or jet engine-driven, all airplanes have a flight envelope. Pilots must familiarize themselves with the airplane’s flight envelope for safety purposes. What is flight envelope in aviation? … Read More

Virgin Galactic Completes First Manned Space Flight

Virgin Galactic has completed its first-ever manned space flight. On July 11, 2021, the commercial space tourism company sent six people into space, one of whom was the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Richard Branson. While the space flight was … Read More

What Is the Tailplane of an Airplane and How Does It Work?

The tailplane is an important part of most fixed-wing airplanes. Also known as a horizontal stabilizer, it typically consists of a pair of horizontal extensions at the rear of an airplane’s fuselage. Horizontal stabilizers live up to their namesake by … Read More

4 Common Types of Airplane Fuselages

The fuselage is an important part of an airplane. All airplanes have a fuselage. It’s essentially the body or shell that holds passengers and cargo. In some airplanes, the fuselage holds the engines as well. While all fuselages feature a … Read More

FAA Now Requiring Drone Operators to Pass TRUST Test

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is now requiring recreational drone operators to pass an examination. Known as The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST) test, it’s designed to ensure that drone operators understand how to safely, as well as legally, … Read More

United Airlines Agrees to Purchase 15 Ultrasonic Planes From Boom Supersonic

One of the country’s largest commercial airlines has agreed to purchase over a dozen supersonic airplanes. Earlier this month, United Airlines revealed that it had ordered 15 Boom Overture planes from the startup Boom Supersonic. Boom Overture aren’t your typical … Read More