Aviation

Boom Supersonic Commercial Jets to Take Wing

November 14, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The only obstacle in front of humans in their quest to travelling faster than sound is a shockwave called sonic boom. Caused when an object reaches the speed of sound, it lets out a very loud, disturbing, thundering noise. It can even crack glass and split plaster. Hence, supersonic flights were banned from flying over […]

NASA’s Shape-morphing Airplane Wings Pan Out Well in Initial Tests

May 22, 2015, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

NASA’s latest testing with aircraft equipment had centered around a shape-morphing wing, which they have been working on along with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). The initial flight-test for these were carried out at Armstrong Flight Research Center, California. And as it seems, conventional flaps may soon be paving the way to the new […]

Emirates App for iPhone Lets You Book, Select Seats and Do Much More

November 19, 2014, By Alex Badinici

Emirates’ flight to App Store has added one more route. Further to bringing to flyers the convenience of an app for the Apple iPad last year, the airline major has now added to the mobile presence with the launch of the Emirates App for the iPhone. The new Emirates App for iPhone, which is currently […]

Insitu Looks Beyond Military Handlings with the Newly Launched ScanEagle 2 UAV

November 5, 2014, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

ScanEagle 2, the progeny of Insitu’s unmanned aerial vehicle launched back in 2002, will be displayed  at the Exhibition and Conference in Paris this week. Quite a lot of work has gone into the new UAV which retains the charismatic capabilities of ScanEagle while being more affordable and reliable. The newbie matches in specs with […]

[Video] Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso crashes: 116 dead

July 25, 2014, By M Sohini

Though no hypothesis of it being a terrorist attack have not been excluded, the Air Algerie flight AH5017 carrying 116 passengers crashed on July 24, 2014 risking the life of all on board passengers. It is being suspected that the plane was caught in bad weather conditions and that was the reason behind it catching […]

Airbus E-Fan Aircraft Soars to the Skies; Powered by Electricity

May 13, 2014, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Whoever has bought tickets for a flight in an Airbus creation would nod in agreement when asked about the awesomeness it offers. Commercial aircraft made by Airbus have been the chosen ones by many operators across the world. What if Airbus went miles ahead and decides to make a flying machine that would be powered […]

The Amazon Drones Are Coming To Your House! [video]

December 2, 2013, By Daniel Rapcencu

In the past year, drones have been prominent in the news. Aside from wartime use, the domestic use of drones has been on everyone’s mind. Homeland Security has drones and they are also being adopted by police departments. It is frightening to think a drone equipped with infrared imaging could fly up to your 5th […]

Control this Smart Plane with a Smartphone

December 2, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

A German company has launched a new plane. Wait a minute! This is not just some ordinary plane, but a SmartPlane, which can be controlled by a smartphone. In fact, that is the tagline used by TobyRich, a company which specializes in smartphone-controlled gadgets. PowerUp kit’s developers can dispute TobyRich’s claims as they also have […]

Cruise at Mach 6 in a Lockheed Martin Skunk Works SR-72!

November 5, 2013, By Daniel Rapcencu

The once unknown super-secret Lockheed Martin Skunk Works is developing a new spy plane. Affectionately known as the Son of Blackbird by insiders, the new aircraft will be designed to fly higher and faster than anything made on this earth. The hypersonic aircraft will be used for strike capabilities as well as surveillance, intelligence gathering […]

Watch the Earth From Up Above; Go on a Balloon Ride for $75,000

October 26, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Do you have $75,000 to spare? Well, if you are that rich, you need to spend the amount on something unique, right? Okay, here’s the deal.  A $75,000 per ticket will soon be offered for those wealthy adventurists among you so as to let you go on a balloon ride to nearly 100,000 feet into […]

Bombardier Learjet 85 is Luxury in Flight

October 16, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Bombardier Aerospace is now ready to provide you with the last word in luxury. The Learjet 85, the latest private jet from the aircraft manufacturer is the largest, tallest and widest Learjet ever built. The aerial vehicle, which comes with improved transcontinental range, is made to provide the highest level of luxury to passengers. The […]

iPads Board American; Electronic Flight Bag Implementation Completed

June 25, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Tablets have found a permanent place in all cockpits during all phases of flight at American Airlines. The Electronic Flight Bag program, kicked off some time ago, has now been successfully completed and thus has effectively begun utilizing tablets in all aircraft owned by the airline. According to a spokesperson, American Airlines has “completed testing […]

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