The engine—which flew for 5.5 hr. in the No. 2 position on General Electric’s 747-100 flying testbed at Victorville, California, on April 29—becomes the third member of the family to reach the flight-test stage.
The magic of flight is not about Bernoulli’s principle, airspeed, altitude or technology … it’s not even about an artistic livery or lavish in-air accommodations. What matters is aviation’s impact on our lives and livelihoods. With that story, we can build support to ensure that both our fleets and the goods or families flown in them are maintained by the finest men and women....More
NASA plans to dynamically test flexible wing technology on a modified Gulfstream III later this year after successfully completing initial trials of a morphing flap at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California....More
The Qatari national airline already operates three daily services to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) with Airbus A340 and A380 aircraft, and now appears to have secured traffic rights to fly three times a week each to Nice-Côte d’Azur and Lyon-Saint Exupéry, respectively....More
The test, which culminated with splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean just offshore, marks a major milestone on the road to using the Crew Dragon for human missions to the International Space Station in 2017....More
The crew of an Aer Arann ATR 72 flying for Aer Lingus is credited with “good airmanship” in finding a way to remove salt deposits that had completely blocked the view forward from the twin turboprop’s windscreen while attempting to land at the Cork Airport in January 2014....More
The Citation Latitude is the latest proof that Textron Aviation is back on its feet, largely recovered from the Great Recession and fully competing for its historic share of the business jet market. For more than four decades, Citation engineers have been business aviation’s undisputed masters of iteration and the Latitude embraces this low-risk design approach to perfection....More
Unfortunately for the child pictured in this advertisement, he would never get to experience supersonic travel on 'America's SST' - the L-2000. The ad was placed in Aviation Week & Space Technology in 1967, before Lockheed lost the contract for the government-funded competition to Boeing's 2707, which was subsequently canceled for economic reasons....More