Designers looking for fuel savings and emissions reductions beyond those possible with today’s conventional tube-and-wing configurations face additional challenges when the aircraft are smaller, such as regional and business jets....More
While Boeing has already given plenty of signs that sales of new widebody aircraft have slowed to a crawl, the full extent of the order shortfall is becoming more apparent, thanks to internal figures obtained by Aviation Week....More
What was once a 13-hr. process to make sure all of the safety equipment hadn't expired now takes 1 min. and a click of a button. William Frick & Co. gave a tour of its facilities and broke down how RFID technology has revolutionized the airline industry.
An unmanned version of the U-2 Dragon Lady is among the list of platforms being considered by Lockheed Martin for the Missile Defense Agency’s stratospheric UAV-borne laser demonstrator program....More
The Luftwaffe completed 1,000 flying hours Aug. 20 with Airbus A310 Multirole Tanker Transports (MRTTs) refueling coalition aircraft operating against the so-called Islamic State in Syria and Iraq....More
Aviation Week editors routinely get blowback when they write about sensitive topics, and the best example of that may be an October 1957 story that revealed the U.S. had been tracking Russian missile launches from advanced long-range radar units in Turkey....More