FAA to Investigate Airbus A380 Engines After Midair Failure

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has opened an investigation into the Airbus A380 engines following an incident last month in which one of the superjumbo engines exploded during flight in midair. Produced by Airbus, the A380 is a double-deck , … Read More

Google’s Project Loon to Restore Cell Service in Puerto Rico

Causing an estimated $95 billion in damages in Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria has wreaked havoc on the U.S. island. Its strong winds uprooted trees, toppled buildings and brought several feet of flood waters. It’s been several weeks since Maria hit, … Read More

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