Until now, the military has driven development of unmanned aerial vehicles. But the U.S. Navy X-47B’s recent aerial refueling demonstration could be a transition point for the fledgling industry, in which commercial players are increasingly pushing the technical edge....More
Because runways are in constant demand due to the increase in travel, airports sometimes have to get creative with how they extend and manage aircraft landings. Here are six unique runways from around the world.
Blue Origin sent its New Shepard suborbital human spacecraft to an altitude of 307,000 ft. over West Texas, with a “perfect” first developmental flight of the crew capsule but loss of the reusable cryogenic booster to a hydraulic-system failure....More
This advert appeared in Aviation Week & Space Technology a little over eight years after the iconic Dart engine powered the maiden flight of the prototype Viscount. The engine helped make the Vickers Viscount one of Britain's best-selling aircraft....More