NASA and Lockheed Martin to Design Hypersonic X-Plane

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Lockheed Martin are looking to produce a new airplane that’s capable of flying faster than the speed of sound. Dubbed the X-Plane, it could possible transform the way in which we travel. … Read More

Boeing Scores $2.16 Billion Contract from Qatar Airways

Boeing has just landed a massive contract with one of the largest carriers in the Middle East. Just last month, Qatar Airways announced plans to purchase six new aircraft from Boeing, a contract valued at $2.16 billion. The purchase order … Read More

FAA Asked to Consider Rollback of Aviation Safety Rules

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been asked to consider rolling back some of its aviation safety rules. As explained by TheHill, the FAA’s Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Board voted in favor of the report, which they say will help the … Read More

Airbus Opens First Manufacturing Facility in China

European airplane maker Airbus has completed the production for its first manufacturing facility in China. As explained by Reuters, the new facility is expected to manufacture Airbus A330 jets, which are medium- to long-range twin-engine airplanes. The A330 has origins … Read More

Boeing Wins Contract to Develop Next-Gen Air Force One

American multinational aerospace manufacturer Boeing has secured a $600 million federal contract to develop the next-generation Air Force One. The Chicago-based company was awarded the contract earlier this month, granting Boeing the right to create initial designs for the President’s … Read More

Why Your Ears Pop When Flying in an Airplane

It’s not uncommon for passengers to hear — and feel — a slight “pop” in their ears when flying in an airplane. Of course, this isn’t limited strictly to flying; it occurs at all high altitudes, including driving across mountings. … Read More

China to Acquire $1.1 Trillion in Planes, Says Boeing

American aerospace giant Boeing predicts China will play a key role in the industry’s future, investing nearly $1.1 trillion in new airplanes over the next 20 years. The investment will include the purchase of some 7,240 plans. In comparison, Boeing … Read More

The Top 5 Dirtiest Places on Airplanes Revealed

Nearly 2 million Americans travel via commercial flight every year in the United States, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Of course, there are certain advantages to air travel, such as a lower risk of injury, speed and convenience. … Read More

Airbus to Design Flying Cars

Ever since they were depicted in Back to the Future II, flying cars have been a thought-provoking concept. Instead of driving on congested highways, they would allow us to travel in the skies; thus, shortening travel times while reducing the … Read More