Congress Approves FAA Bill to Improve Commercial Flight Conditions

If you regularly travel via commercial airline, you’ve probably noticed how little legroom they offer. Unless you fly first class, you’ll be packed into the cabin along with dozens or even hundreds of other passengers. The good news, however, is … Read More

World’s First Boeing 777 Lands for Retirement at Arizona Museum

The Boeing 777 has become synonymous with commercial air travel. First taking off on June 12, 1994, the twin-engine jet is one of the most popular planes used by airlines. Boeing has sold thousands of 777s to airlines throughout the … Read More

Airbus Partners With Australian Space Agency

Airbus has partnered with the Australian Space Agency to improve the country’s foothold in the increasingly competitive space exploration market. This isn’t the first time that Airbus has worked with the Australian Space Agency, however. The aerospace manufacturing company has … Read More

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