Do Airplanes Dump Fuel in Midair? Get the Facts

With an average cost of about $5 to $6 per gallon, jet fuel isn’t cheap, especially when you consider that a typical 737 airliner holds about 5,000 gallons. Nonetheless, it’s not uncommon for commercial airlines to intentionally dump fuel when … Read More

FAAs Drone-Tracking System Goes Live

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has officially launched its drone-tracking system. Known as the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC), it’s designed to provide authorization of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in near real time. Rather than going through … Read More

Boeing Edges One Step Closer to Completing 777X Jet

Boeing is one step closer to completing its massive 777X jet. Earlier this month, the aerospace manufacturing giant unveiled the first test model of its massive twin-engine jet in Evernett, Washington. This was the first time that Boeing has revealed … Read More

NASA Launches New Satellite to Track Earth’s Ice Levels

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has launched a new satellite to track Earth’s ice levels. The aptly named ICESat-2 was launched via a Delta II rocket off the coast of California on September 15, 2018. While NASA has … Read More

Boeing Receives FAA Certification for KC-46

Boeing has received certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its KC-46 tanker. Earlier this month, the FAA approved the aerospace manufacturing company’s application for a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC). This means that Boeing can now take the … Read More

The Airbus A350-1000 Is Now in Active Service

Passengers can now fly aboard Airbus’ A350-1000. Earlier this year, Qatar Airways became the first airline to include the new fuel-efficient jet in its fleet of commercial aircraft, thereby signaling a new market presence for Airbus. Of course, Airbus isn’t … Read More

NASA’s CO2 Conversion Challenge Offers $1 Million Reward

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is hosting a new contest with a $1 million reward. Known as the CO2 Conversion Challenge, it seeks to pioneer new ways to convert carbon dioxide into glucose. Anyone who has an idea … Read More

Virgin Australia Orders 10 Boeing 737 MAX 10s

Virgin Australia has become the latest customer of Boeing’s 737 MAX 10. Last month, the airline said that it was converting 10 orders for the smaller 737 MAX 8 into orders for the larger 737 MAX 10. Of course, Virgin … Read More

FAA to Fund Airport Development Projects Throughout the US

While the exact number fluctuates, there are currently roughly 15,000 active airports throughout the United States — a number that doesn’t account for the countless unpaved runways. As more and more people fly, either for business or leisure, the country … Read More