Boeing Soars Past Airbus in May

Boeing soared past its Airbus competitor in May of this year. It’s no secret these two companies are some of the biggest players in the aerospace manufacturing industry. And while they’ve been neck and neck for a while, Boeing appears … Read More

Do You Really Need to Turn Off Your Electronics When Flying?

If you’ve ever flown in a commercial airplane before, you may recall the pilot or flight attendant instructing passengers to turn off their electronic devices during takeoff and landing. Most commercial airlines have policies prohibiting passengers from using smartphones, tablet … Read More

A Pair of Airbus A380s Are Being Stripped for Parts

Two of Airbus’s most prolific modern jets are being stripped for parts. A German investment company recently confirmed plans to strip two A380 jets so that engineers can recover and salvage the parts, which is expected to net about $200 … Read More

Boeing Exec Dismisses Rumors About Mid-Size Jet Redesign

A Boeing executive has dismissed rumors that the aerospace manufacturing company is planning to redesign one of its mid-size jet. It’s no secret that Boeing is currently developing a new mid-size jet. While the company hasn’t officially released many details … Read More

How to Prepare for a Long-Distance Flight

Are you planning a long-distance flight in the near future? Whether it’s across the country or Atlantic or Pacific Ocean, you should take the necessary measures to prepare for it in advance. Here are a few tips to help you … Read More

Will Drones Soon Have License Plates?

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is taking new steps to regulate the drone market. Also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), drones have become increasingly popular in recent years. There are now more than 1 million drones operating over U.S. … Read More

Why Airplane Cabins Are Pressurized

Whether you’re flying in a massive Airbus A380 or a smaller regional jet (RJ), it probably has a pressurized cabin. With the exception of certain military aircraft, all airplanes have a pressurized cabin. It’s an integral part of designing an … Read More

FAA Gives Boeing the Green Light for Folding Wings

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given Boeing the green light to use folding wings in its  777-8 and 777-9 long-range, wide-body jets. Like other aerospace manufacturing companies, Boeing typically used fixed wings in its jets. On May 18, … Read More

Watch This 787-9 Dreamliner Being Towed By a Tesla Model X

With an average weight of about 77,000 pounds (35 metric tons), the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner isn’t light, nor is it easy to tow across the runway. However, that didn’t a top Tesla Model X from pulling the long-haul, mid-size widebody … Read More