Will Boeing’s Upcoming 797 Require Just a Single Pilot?

Commercial airplanes are typically operated by two pilots in the cockpit. There’s the captain, who sits in the left seat while performing all major controls, and there’s the first officer, who sits in the right seat while performing tasks instructed … Read More

Do Private Jets Fly Higher Than Commercial Jets?

Both commercial jets and private jets are characterized by the use of one or more jet engines. This is in stark contrast to propeller-powered airplanes, which feature one or more propellers to create propulsion. With that said, there are some … Read More

NASA’s Artemis Mission Aims for Manned Moon Landing By 2024

On Dec. 11, 1972, the Apollo capsule landed on the Moon, allowing astronauts to experience firsthand the Moon’s low gravity. Since then, however, neither NASA nor any other government or private organization has performed a manned moon mission. But that … Read More

Airbus Launches Satellite Imaging Startup UP42

The aerospace manufacturing company Airbus has launched a new startup to provide satellite imaging services. Known as the UP42, it’s designed to help government entities, as well as private organizations, collect and use satellite imaging data. UP42 won’t necessarily build … Read More

Boeing Performs Parachute Test for Starliner

Boeing has successfully completed a parachute test for its Starliner crew capsule. On May 10, 2019, the aerospace manufacturing company shared a video on its Twitter account. In the video, a Starliner capsule is shown falling to Earth under the … Read More

Bye Aerospace Reports Nearly 300 Orders for New Electric Airplane

Bye Aerospace has received nearly 300 orders for its new electric airplane. Known as the eFlyer, it’s a not traditional airplane that’s powered by a combustion engine. Rather, Bye Aerospace’s new airplane features an all-electric design, giving the Colorado-based aerospace … Read More

Airbus Shares Time-Lapsed Video of A330neo Assembly

Ever wonder how exactly Airbus builds the massively sized A330neo airliner? Originally introduced January 1994 with Air Inter, the A330neo has become one of the most recognizable jets in the world. Available in several variants — including the 300, 300HGW, … Read More

BYU Researchers to Develop Quieter Airplane Lavatory Toilets

Researchers at Brigham Young University (BYU) are on a quest to solve a decades-old problem encountered by passengers when flying on an airplane: loud lavatory toilets. Because lavatories use high-efficiency vacuum toilets, they require minimal water to operate. As a … Read More

Why Airplanes Use Kerosene Rather Than Plain Gasoline for Fuel

From small airplanes like the Cessna to large twin-engine jets like the Airbus A380, all combustion-powered airplanes require fuel to operate. Like combustion-powered automobiles, they burn fuel to create the power needed to achieve and maintain a safe flying speed. … Read More