Why Planes Take Off Into the Wind

As any experienced pilot knows, planes take off into the wind. Whether it’s a small cessna 172 or a massive Airbus A380, pilots typically take off into the wind instead of with it. Conventional wisdom may lead you to believe … Read More

Boeing and JetBlue Invest in Hybrid-Powered Jet

Two of the world’s leading commercial airplane manufacturers have invested in  Zunum Aero, a small company with big plans to develop a hybrid gas/electric-powered jet. This isn’t just any ordinary hybrid, however. According to reports, it’s capable of traveling for … Read More

Airbus Manages to Add 80 More Seats to its Biggest Jet

Airbus has somehow managed to squeeze 80 additional seats into its massive A380 jet. This places the double-decker’s new passenger capacity to an impressive 575 in a traditional three-class setup. When accounting for all economy class, however, the A380 can … Read More

Boeing and NASA to Launch New Space Station

Boeing and NASA have teamed up to build a next-generation space station that will orbit the area between Earth and the moon. Dubbed the “Deep Space Gateway,” the new space station will serve as a research hub so astronomers and … Read More

Comparing the Different Types of Aircraft Fuselage Structures

The fuselage is a critical component in aircraft. Typically found in the middle section, it’s responsible for securing crew, passengers and cargo. Depending on the number of engines the aircraft has, it may contain the engine as well. Furthermore, the … Read More

Sneak Peak at Boeing’s Latest Plane, the 737 MAX

Boeing is making the final touches on its latest jetliner, the 737 MAX. With the first delivery scheduled later this year to Southwest Airlines, the 737 MAX is already out of the “prototype” stage. In fact, Boeing has already sold … Read More

SpaceX Wins Contract to Launch Satellite for the Air Force

The American aerospace manufacturer and services company Space Exploration Technology Corporation, or what’s more commonly known as SpaceX, has won a contract to launch a satellite for the United States Air Force. When competing with United Launch Alliance, SpaceX ultimately … Read More

Colorado-Based Aerospace Companies to Produce New Airplane

Two aerospace companies based in Colorado have joined forces to develop a new airplane. XTI Aircraft Company announced earlier this month that it will work with By Aerospace to create a new gas/electric hybrid airplane. This isn’t just any ordinary … Read More

US Navy Orders 12 Aircraft from Boeing

The United States Navy has placed an order for 12 combat aircraft to be produced by Boeing. According to UPI, the exclusive contract calls for 7 EA-18G and 5 F/A 18E combat aircraft, as well as electronic attack kits to … Read More