Ask the Editors: When Will You Blow The Whistle On SAF?
Production of SAF from many sources other than cooking oil is coming online.
What Are The Electric-Propulsion Challenges In Commercial Aviation?
Ask the editors: Longer-haul electric aircraft will depend on better energy storage, higher power densities and greater efficiencies.
Have COVID-19 Budget Cuts Negatively Impacted MRO Technician Training?
Ask the Editors: Despite pandemic budget challenges, MROs invested in technician-training technology to ensure regulatory compliance.
Will Airlines Require Pilots To Be Vaccinated For COVID-19?
Ask the Editors: Flight crews favor vaccination, but requirements depend on airline policies and local laws, which are changing quickly.
What Will Happen In The Regional Jet Market?
Ask the Editors: Embraer’s monopoly in regional jets could last for years, but that position is not as great as it sounds.
How Are Insects Affecting Parked Aircraft Pitot Tubes?
Ask the Editors: Aftermarket providers inspect all probes and ports to ensure they are not contaminated by insects or foreign objects.
Could A Rewinged, Reengined 737 MAX Compete With The A321XLR?
Ask the Editors: The 737’s baseline configuration has been remarkably resilient for decades, but it is unlikely to evolve beyond the -10.
Can Aviation Use Liquified Natural Gas To Reduce Its Carbon Footprint?
Ask the editors: Is it worthwhile to change aviation’s fuel infrastructure? The answer might be the use of LNG as a transition to SAF.
Does Reduced Airline Capacity Give General Aviation And Business Jets More Opportunity?
Ask the Editors: Private aviation providers report a spike in inquiries and increased sales to former first-class airline passengers.
Do Countries Plan To Reopen Borders As COVID-19 Vaccinations Progress?
Ask the Editors: Reopenings are expected to vary by region, as the distribution of vaccines and pace of vaccinations remains uneven.
Is The U.S. Military Prepared For ADS-B Out Implementation?
Ask the Editors: The military is gradually adapting to the FAA’s ADS-B requirements, though many of its aircraft are exempt from the new regulations.
Will Lessors Adjust Fleets Toward Narrowbodies And Regional Aircraft?
Ask the Editors: With demand for widebodies diminishing, lessors will abstain from placing new widebody orders for several years.
Are There Enough European Requirements For Two Sixth-Gen Fighters?
Ask the Editors: Exports will be critical for both the Tempest and FCAS programs.
Which Countries Beyond U.S. And Europe Will Mandate ADS-B Out?
Ask the Editors: Mandates are in effect around the world, and the Single European Sky ATM Research Deployment Manager has mapped them.
How Much Of The 737 MAX Grounding Can Be Attributed To COVID-19?
Ask The Editors: Regulators working on the 737 MAX were not buoyed by the pandemic, but COVID-19 was not a major factor on downtime.
Will Boeing 767 Stay In Service For 10 More Years?
Ask the editors: Aviation Week forecasts that the vast majority of Boeing 767 aircraft in the fleet now will still be operating in 2030.
Will U.S. Army Missile Buys Mean Fewer U.S. Air Force Bombers?
Ask the Editors: Warfare has changed over the decades, so what worked in previous conflicts may no longer be the way to go.
What Will The Aircraft Leasing Market Look Like When Growth Returns?
Ask the editors: The share of leased versus owned aircaft is rising, causing carriers to change course—a trend that may stay for a while.
Why Was The U.S. Air Force B-21 First Flight Delayed?
Ask the Editors: USAF pushed the Northrop Grumman B-21 bomber’s first flight from December 2021 to mid-2022. What does that mean?
Will Supersonic Business Jet Development Survive The Travel Slump?
Ask the editors: Despite the pandemic-related travel dip, demand for speed continues to propel development of supersonic business jets.
Why Wasn’t Michele Flournoy Chosen As Next U.S. Defense Secretary?
Ask the Editors: Joe Biden’s choice to name recently retired General Lloyd Austin as defense secretary seems both political and personal.
What Will Happen In The Western Military Transport Market?
Ask the editors: The C-5 and C-17 may seem dated and the A400M is small, but these aircraft still fulfill the needs of military missions.
Will Airbus And Boeing Adjust Aircraft Pricing To Stimulate Demand?
Ask the Editors: In theory, high production levels in times of low demand lead to low pricing. But the reality may prove more nuanced.
Do Emissions Goals Make Hydrogen The Only Choice For New Aircraft?
Ask the Editors: Progress on the production and liquefaction infrastructures for hydrogen could mean big things for aviation.