Commercial Aviation


Flying The A350: Airbus’s Most Technologically Advanced Airliner

  • May 22, 2015
    Aviation Week & Space Technology

    Sikorsky’s S-97 Raider First Flight

    Sikorsky’s S-97 Raider high-speed helicopter made an hour-long first flight on May 22 at the company’s development flight center in West Palm Beach, Florida. The rigid coaxial-rotor Raider hovered and maneuvered at low speed, with its pusher propulsor disconnected (but turning due to friction). The flight begins a year-long, roughly 100-flight-hour test program to expand to Raider’s flight envelope to meet Sikorsky’s key targets of 220-kt. cruise speed carrying weapons, hover at 6,000 ft. on a 95F day, and 3g maneuverability at speed....More
  • May 22, 2015
    Aviation Week & Space Technology

    Podcast: Top Performing Airlines of 2015

    Who are the top performing airlines of 2015? Based on our study, it may not be the size of the company, but how well the business is run....More
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