6 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Boeing

Boeing is known throughout the world for its iconic commercial jets, including the 747, 777 and 787. The U.S.-based company designs and manufacturers aircraft that are sold to commercial airlines as well as private and government organizations alike. But while … Read More

NASA’s InSight Spacecraft to Begin Studying the Red Planet

NASA has its crosshairs fixed on the Red Planet. In November, the space agency’s InSight spacecraft touched down on Mars. Considering that Mars is almost 34 million miles away from Earth, that alone is an impressive feat. However, NASA is … Read More

FAA Tells Drone Operators to Stay Away From Naval Bases

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is urging drone operators to stay away from naval bases. Granted, the FAA has prohibited operators from flying drones in and around restricted military airspace. But not all operators are complying with this rule, … Read More

Boeing’s First UK Manufacturing Facility Opens for Business

Founded in 1916 by William Boeing, Boeing manufacturers a wide range of aerospace products, including jets, rotary aircraft, rockets, satellites and more. For the past century, however, the company has performed its manufacturing processes within the United States. However, Boeing … Read More

Why Airplanes Have Extended Wing Flaps

The next time you fly in a commercial jet, look out the window during takeoff and you’ll probably see that a section of the wings extends by a few feet. Although there are exceptions, most commercial jets feature extended wing … Read More

Airbus Aiming for 2020 Launch of Racer Rotorcraft

Airbus is on track to launch its Racer rotorcraft in 2020. Last week, the aerospace manufacturing giant unveiled  a scaled-down model of the rotary-wing aircraft while presenting at the Heleitch International show. A spokesperson for Airbus described how the company … Read More

NASA’s Voyager 2 Probe Edges Past Solar System

NASA’s Voyager 2 probe is edging its way past the solar system. Originally launched more than two four decades ago, Voyager 2 is a research probe that’s designed to collect and transmit data back to NASA. In 2007, it entered … Read More

Airbus A350-900UL Performs Record-Breaking Flight

An Airbus A350-900UL has set a new world record for the world’s longest flight. Last week, Singapore Airlines flew one of its ultra-long-range Airbus jets from its home country to New York. With a distance of 9,521, that makes it … Read More

Boeing Secures $9.2 Billion Contract to Build Training Jets for Air Force

Boeing has secured a massive $9.2 billion contract to build training jets for the U.S. Air Force. Last month, the Department of Defense (DOD) announced that it was partnering with the aerospace manufacturing giant to build 350 Boeing T-X jets, … Read More