Commercial Aviation


Higher And Faster: The Quest For Speed

  • Nov 25, 2015
    Aviation Week & Space Technology

    Lithium Battery Fire Demos at the FAA Tech Center

    The small lithium-metal and lithium-ion batteries we use everyday can pose big safety problems on aircraft, especially when carried as bulk cargo. This video shows the intensity of those fires when just a few batteries enter a state known as thermal runaway. FAA engineers at the William J. Hughes Technical Center have quantified the risks and are now testing methods to potentially mitigate them....More
  • Nov 25, 2015

    Bit by GIGO

    GIGO reared its head in the runway excursion by a Turkish Airlines A330-300 at Kathmandu in March. No one was killed but a very beautiful and expensive aircraft remains “prematurely destroyed” on the tarmac there...More
100 Years of Aerospace Achievements

As we embark on our centennial celebrations in 2016, we’ve begun an exciting project to chronicle a century of aerospace history as reported by our journalists.  

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