Double-bubble D8, Blended Wing Body, Transonic Truss-Braced Wing, Hybrid Wing Body and a small-airliner-size BWB – the configurations NASA is considering for planned ultra-efficient subsonic transport demonstrators....More
In this week’s Washington Outlook, American Airlines and others continue fight to overhaul the FAA; U.S. needs to move faster to counter Chinese and Russian space prowess; rethinking Syrian conflict; Boeing can sell aircraft to Iran....More
In this week’s roundup, a South Korean company agrees to market Israeli-made loitering munitions in the Pacific nation; the Argentinian air force buys a handful of training aircraft; BAE Systems advances microchip technology; and Orbital ATK shows off an extended-range version of the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile....More
The Air Force Association’s Air, Space & Cyber conference opened with a bang on Sept. 19, with several companies revealing new aircraft designs and weapons as the Air Force seeks leap-ahead technology to counter the increasingly capable forces of its foes.
In record turnaround time, the F-35 program office and Lockheed Martin will begin fixing the 15 F-35 aircraft that were grounded due to crumbling insulation inside the fuel tanks as soon as next week....More
Although the U.S. Air Force has been fighting for years to sunset the A-10 attack plane so it can move resources to newer fighters, Secretary Deborah Lee James tells Aviation Week the air arm may once again delay plans to retire the Thunderbolt II....More
In this week’s Washington Outlook, the U.S. will provide $38 billion in military to Israel over the next 10 years; business groups want to restore Ex-Im bank’s ability to approve major deals; and the Air Force needs more time to upgrade its air traffic avionics systems....More